|Dungeons & Dragons creature|
|First appearance||The Isle of Dread (1981)|
Rakasta typically live in warm climates, such as the Isle of Dread.
Typical physical characteristicsEdit
Rakasta appear to be anthropomorphic felines. They are often armed with kasa, a set of metal war claws which are worn over the paw like a glove.
A rakasta is usually neutral in alignment.
A special caste of mounted knights ride tamed saber-toothed tigers into battle. These warriors serve as the personal guards to the chief. They are able to leap from their mounts while riding and attack.
An article in Dragon described various "tribes" of rakasta as resembling different species of feline, with the most numerous resembling the domestic cat, but others including Simbasta (lion-people), Sherkasta (tiger-people), and so on.
Rakasta in various campaign settingsEdit
Rakasta in GreyhawkEdit
In the World of Greyhawk setting, the rakasta went extinct on the Isle of Dread some time ago.