[RPG] Can you milk an Ivory Goat


The Figurine of Wondrous Power (Ivory Goats) Magic item can produce Giant Goats.

Having recently acquired this item, I was wondering if you could obtain goat milk from the magically produced Giant Goats, provided that said Goats are fed properly.

Best Answer

The weird and RAW answer should be yes, but it's probably not.

Before anything, I must say that I'm genuinely amazed and surprised by your thought process and found your question funny.

A figurine of wondrous power is a statuette of a beast small enough to fit in a pocket. If you use an action to speak the Command Word and throw the figurine to a point on the ground within 60 feet of you, the figurine becomes a living creature.

If it is a living creature it has it's basic life functions and mammals have the capacity to produce milk.

Unfortunately for you, only a portion of mammals can produce milk, that portion are the lactating female representatives of the species. I'll not lecture anyone in biology here, but I believe you know the prerequisites to reach that condition, right?

So, it's impossible?

I never said that. It's just highly unlikely. It becomes a living creature resembling the actual figurine. Then, if the artisan made a lactating female figurine of a goat, you have a lactating female goat and there's your milk.

My goat is a male, then I won't have milk.

Your goat still becomes a living creature with normal (and extraordinary) living functions. You can buy the females and have a breeding program of your own.

But yeah, unfortunately you most likely won't have your safe everyday goat milk in the middle of a dungeon.

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