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|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered|
The Steef are a legendary breed of centaur-like creatures, native to western Mudos, that appear to have the lower body of a horse, the upper body of a gorilla, and a head similar to a lion's. Grubbs have always held them to an almost Religious view considering steefs were once the protectors of the meek Grubbs. Ancient statues have been erected in their honor. One tribe of Grubbs believed their Steef Guardian to have been killed by a "demon" called Sekto.
Steefs used to be a proud people and would roam in herds. They also took a liking to the tribal Grubbs who can barely defend themselves. Thus steefs who protect their villages out of a unknown respect.
Steef have become a favored game animal for hunters from Oddworld's industrial races, which puts Steef in danger of extinction. They used to roam in herds until their near extinction, with only a few known to remain. While high value prices are a factor contributing to their near extinction, the biggest is the greed or insanity of a evil Octigi named Sekto. Sekto found a certain personal or financial value to steefs, and has gives high rewards to hunters who can bring him a steef head. By the events of Stranger's Wrath, his steef head collection is the largest of all steef trophies rooms.
By the events of Stranger's Wrath, Steefs are a near extinct breed, with only a few remaining. One such steef, Stranger, never truly deems himself to be a steef, as he feels unfit to be one. He even seeks surgery to remove his back legs. However, he finally embraces his kind when he destroys the evil Sekto's dam once again refilling the Mongo River to its original amount. This fulfills the ancient Grubb prophecy, and the any remaining steefs need to worry less of being hunted on account of Sekto's banishment.
Notable Steefs Edit
- Stranger's Wrath (First Appearance)