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Animals are nonhumanoid creatures that are a natural part of the fantasy ecology. Some of them have magical powers, but most are unintelligent and lack any society or language. Animals include all varieties of ordinary animals with several subtypes: amphibian, arthropod, avian, mammal, primeval, and reptile. Many animals have zero scores for mind or spirit. Unless otherwise noted, animals of zero quality will automatically fail any preservation save.
The notable group exception is primeval animals. Perhaps one of the most powerful defenses of the dire beasts is their resistance to mind and spirit attacks. Any preservation save of involving sleep, charm or fear will automatically save for all members of the primeval sub group.
Other subgroups of animals are amphibian, who can swim and live both on land and in water; arthropoid, who gain +2 against being knocked prone unless the description states otherwise; avian, who can fly and lay eggs; mammal, who have hair and usually give live birth; and reptile, who also lay eggs but are covered in scales.