The rats of Sapience can be found in five of the six city-states - Ashtan, Shallam, Mhaldor, Hashan and Cyrene. The forestal village of Eleusis is lucky enough to be free of the vermin, but is instead inhabited by many types of butterfly.
Rats have limited, yet very important purposes. They can come as a reliable source of income for anyone out to make some easy gold, or as food for falcons of Knights. The process of hunting and slaying rats is known as ratting.
There are five types of commonly seen and sought-after rats. Each of these are accepted by the various rat collectors around the cities, in return for a gold reward.
- Baby rat - 7 gp
- An infant rat, barely growing hair yet. Almost pet-worthy.
- Young rat - 14 gp
- Not an infant, not an adult. A teenager in adventurers' years, if you will.
- Rat - 21gp
- An adult grey rat. Enjoys scamping through the sewers and garbage. Dislikes: newbies.
- Old rat - 28gp
- The battle-scarred old man of the rat world.
- Black rat - 35gp
- Black-furred and red-eyed. The thug of all rats.
Each city-state with rats also has one rat collector to take care of the vermin. Simply approach one of these collectors, and they will take your offerings without any qualms, paying you in return.
These rats are found outside the urban city-states of Achaea and are not accepted by ratmen at all.
Brown rats, small grey mice, and young country rats call the tunnels of the Black Warren home.
Enormous greasy rats crawl amongst the filth of the deprecated sanatarium of the Northern Vashnars Mountains.
Plague rats of the misty marshes afflict any who approach them with disease.
The huge, extraplanar rats of the dendritic Yggdrasian highway are by now infamous amongst travellers around the great bulk of the World Tree's illusory branches.