The World is Ruled By Cats (at Least My Corner Is)
I'm a firm believer in this. If you have a cat, you do for them. Dogs do for you. Kinda.
My little girl is a talker, she's extremely vocal. Her different cries all mean something, and I've learned them over the last few years. At the moment she is telling me to go to bed.
She understands a number of words... well, more like a handful then a number. We each speak in our specific language, so we use two languages for one set of communication.
Damn, that seems like a crap load of work.
Still, it makes a lot of sense in a fantasy setting. The Rock Trolls communicate with grinding noises, yet they understand the Gnolls and their yapping / barking language. Maybe not word for word, but they get the ideas that are being communicated.
Alright, the lady is getting pissed, and she's just a cat. Just wait until I actually understand women ;)
The Minotaur for Old-School Essentials
*Requirements:* Minimum STR 9, Minimum CON 9
*Prime Requisite:* STR and CON
*Hit Dice:* 1d10
*Maximum Level:* 8
*Armor:* Leather, including shield...