They are famous for their enormous horns and deadly trample. Upon killing, they provide beef and leather and their horns can be stripped from their massive skulls.
They roam the chalky grasslands of Dorwinion and the Rhúdel in herds of typically 4 animals. In the inhabited Dorwinion main lands their occurence is about 40% of that of the horses found there. Their occurence on the Emyn Winion however, is 4 times as high. Small herds can also be encountered in neighbouring Wilderland, but the occurence in that vast region is smaller.
These creatures will passively wander through their habitat, in herds of up to four animals. If provoked will charge their attacker and use their massive shoulders and horns to make any unfriendly visitor fly and hurt really bad. They can be lured and fed with wheat, which makes them have very happy feelings about their provider. Bringing two of those happy creatures together, provided they're of different gender, instantly leads to reproductive behaviour and big baby bovines.
- These Kine are believed to have been descended from the cattle of none other than the Vala Oromë the Hunter, whose Sindarin name was Araw.
- These beasts were also once the quarry of Vorondil of Gondor, an ancestor of the line of Ruling Stewards of Gondor. After, hunting and finally defeating one such creature he cut from it a horn, which was then fashioned into the Horn of Gondor. This was later carried by Boromir son of Denethor, until it was broken during his final battle upon Amon Hen.
- The Kine of Araw were for some time after the release of Public Beta 28 the focus of a very popular meme and in-joke, often with the caption of "So you wanted _____". This is largely because the menacing look that they have.
Animals of Middle-Earth
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