Bestiary

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Horse breeds & Mounted Animals

(In Daeneri and High Daeneri, horses are called Eques)

Eques in Mobrin are rarely differentiated by breed, but rather by use. This has led them to be described, for example, as "chargers, destriers, and striders" (war horses), "palfreys and walkers" (riding horses), ponies, cart or packeques. Reference is also given to their place of origin, such as "Darfield Eques."

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Darfield Destrier - Large stocky horse, often used by Heavy Cavalry. Darfield Destriers are bred in the Duchy of Darfield, and are often have a coat referred to as a Paint or a Pinto, often black and white. Although, sometimes they have other colors as well, including brown and cream, all white, or all black. They generally stand 16-17 hands, making them one of the largest horses in the world. Their gate is natural and smooth, while their demeanor in battle is fierce and intimidating. Darfield Destrier are used all over Daeren for many purposes, from pulling large items and plowing farms, to warfare. Darfield horses are popular with Knights, due to their large size and ability to carry extra weight, as well as their fierceness in battle.

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Sutherland Strider - A long, beefy horse with amazing stamina and speed. This horse is commonly used by Light Cavalry and Scouts. The Sutherland breed of eques is one that excels at sprinting. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races. This eques has a small, short, refined head with a straight profile, and a strong, well-muscled body, featuring a broad chest and powerful, rounded hindquarters. They usually stand between 14 and 16 hands high, although some cross-breeds may grow as tall as 17 hands. The Sutherland strider comes in a wide variety of colors and shades, but the most common color of a Sutherland eques is white or cream.

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Weston Walker - This breed of gaited horse is known for its unique four-beat "running walk" and flashy movement. It was originally developed in Weston for use on farms and manors. It is a popular riding horse due to its calm disposition, smooth gaits and sure-footedness. The Weston Walker is popular as a pleasure and trail riding horse. The Weston Walker is described as "refined and elegant, yet solidly built." It is a tall horse with a long neck. The head is well-defined, with small, well-placed ears. Weston Walkers are usually gray with a black mane and tail.

Forest Draft Eques - Features of the Forest Horse include a dark chestnut coat with a flaxen mane and tail, a short head, strong neck, well laid back shoulders, wide croup (hindquarters) and expansive gaits. It stands from 15 to 18 hands high. It has very strong hooves and joints. Forest Eques were originally used for work in the forest and pulling carriages and carts. They are good-natured and gentle and recently have become popular riding horses.

Skingaard Mustang - The only wild horses known to exist are on the island of Skingaard. The population of Skingaard is thin, as it is mostly frontier and requires a hearty sort to settle it. These horses are not feral descendants of domesticated horses. Instead, they are are a wild breed that has been in Skingaard since Dyfans first stepped foot on the mysterious island. Occasionally, they are caught and can be turned into a great horse for someone wild enough to ride one.

Stowfos Trotter - These are cart horses that are also used for riding. They were bred because of their gate. They unusual habit of trotting on the diagonal, which makes for a perfectly even trot and long powerful strides. The trotters are not aesthetically pleasing they have larger slightly heavy head which speaks of their draft ancestry. Despite this they are not an unattractive breed. Their neck is a proportional length to their body and their shoulders are broad and sloped. Their Withers are rounded and their back broad and they have strong muscular quarters. They normally stand between 15 to 17 hands and their coats are usually solid in color and range from chestnut to bay.

Belysberry Warmblood - These horses are known for their athletic ability and are used on the hunts and have been used as war horses. They have stamina and their body lends to athletic movement. They have long heads with a straight slightly convex profile. They have a neck that is sturdy and arched and withers that are low and broad. Their chest is wide and deep and muscles well defined. Their legs are well muscled and they have broad joints. Their hooves are small and tough. They usually stand between 14 to 16 hands.

The breed is slow to mature and it is normal for them not to be introduced to the weight of a rider until they are between the ages of 6 and seven. They are usually born black and bay and turn and they turn grey as they age, the greying process takes anywhere from 6 to 10 years. It is very rare to have one of this breed remain bay or black.

Kundari Eques - Stamina and the ability to hand the intense heat of the desert is what these horses are known for. These horses have refined, heads that have a broad forehead and large eyes and nostrils. They also have a very distinctive concave profile to their heads. They also have a slight bulge to their eyes. Their necks are large and arched. They have deep, well angled hips, short backs, and short cannons and their bones are dense. Their muscles are leaner and longer. This breed usually stands between 14 and 15 hands. Their coats solid and are usually bay, grey chestnut and black.

The Bedoiuns of Kundar are the only ones who are prejudice (and extremely so) against horses of color within the Kundari Eques breed. It is said that a bedouin would not let a pinto or palomino type into his camp for fear it would corrupt the breed. Kundari have the purest lineage of any breed.

Redham Pony - Redham Ponies were originally bred in Redham, a town in Laniveer. This is a small eques, usually only 8-12 hands. They are dark grey and have a black stripe down their backs. They are very sturdy and strong and they have very strong tough hooves. They are used often on farms, and in the mines or as pack animals. They are also used to train children how to ride.

Kundari Camel - Camels are unique and they are used as beast of burden like the Equs. They stand about 18 hands tall and they live to be fifty years old. The Kundari also drink the camel’s milk and use the milk to create both butter and cheese. Some even eat the animal for it’s meat. Unlike the Equs a the Camel withstand extreme temperatures and survive extended periods of time without water.

Mules - Mules are a cross between a Horse and a Donkey. Mules have short heavy heads, long ears and are thin limbs. Their hooves are small and narrow and their mane short, these characteristics are shared with a Donkey. But in height, body, neck and croup and uniformity of their coat and teeth are very similar to a horse. Mules come in many shapes and sizes depending on what type of horse the Donkey was bred with. Mules are known for being sure-footed and strong. They are preferred for pack trains and because there are harder than a horse and survive on rougher forging. They are smart animals and curious by nature, they have the ability to stay calm in many situations and have the ability of striking out in any direction with their hooves, including sideways.

Companions

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Canines - Dogs (Canis familiaris) have been "man's best friends" since the beginning of time. This timeless relationship continues to evolve into new kinds of human-dog interactions that increasingly benefits society.

Traditionally, dogs have aided humans in tasks such as hunting, livestock herding, and guarding. Throughout the years, dogs have helped to locate missing persons and have assisted in locating criminals of the realm. Dog participation in warfare activities have been particularly successful over the last 100 years. Today, dog companionship has taken on a new meaning as Mobrinites increasingly consider their dogs another member of the family rather than just property.

There are many different breeds of dogs on the continent of Daeren. Their sizes range from tiny to huge, and they are used for everything from warfare to being a lap dog.

If you want to include a dog with your character, give it a realistic name, and go for it.

Felines - In the land of Daeren, there are many breeds of felines. In the Kundari Desert, there are huge beasts, lions as they are called. In Jadda, in the jungles and plains there are tigers and other kinds of lions. However, in Laniveer and Mobrin, where people live in a civilized manner, there are house cats.

If you want to include a cat with your character, give it a realistic name, and go for it.

Livestock

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Darfield Bison - Bison in the Duchy of Darfield are furry animals with horns. Their hair runs shaggy, and they can typically grow to well over fifteen hundred pounds. They are used for meat, clothing, and their bones and antlers are used in various gadgets and trinkets.

Big Horn Sheep - Big horn sheep are a staple in the County of Greenshire. The region is perfect condition for these animals, and as a result, they thrive in that area. They are usually brown or white, and are used for milk, cheese, and meat, although a farmer has been known to use a few to clear land.

Pig / Hog - With around 100 million alive at any time, the domesticated pig is one of the most numerous large mammals on the planet.

The ancestor of the domesticated pig is the wild boar, which is one of the most numerous and widespread large mammals. Its many subspecies are native to all but the harshest climates of continental Daeren as well as the Eastern Isles, and Skingaard. The pig is everywhere.

Goats - Goats can be both domesticated and or wild. There are many breads of goat, each breed is recognized by a specific weight and ranges in height, which vary from over 300 lbs for mountain bucks of larger, to 45 to 60 lbs for the smaller domesticated breeds.

Goats naturally have two horns. Usually goats will have their horns removed right after birth in a process called polling. The horns are normally removed to reduce injury when to the human handlers. Unlike cows female goats only have an udder and two teats. Some of the wild mountain goats look similar to sheep and can be distinguished from the sheep because their tails are short and point upward. Goats come in a variety of colors and have a variety of marking.

Goats are used for the following purposes: leather, milk, cheese and meat.

Coney -This is the name for a rabbit that is domesticated and is used for food purposes though many a child has had one as a pet at one time or another. The Coney is grey-brown in color and can grow up to 30 inches in length not counting its tail. They can weigh as much as 7 pounds. They have four sharp incisors two on the top and two at the bottom and they grow throughout its life. They have long ears, large strong hind legs and short fluffy tail. Their fur is extremely soft and is used to create both clothing and bedding.

Other Livestock: There are other livestock that exist in the world that are not mentioned here such as chicken, geese and dairy cows

Game

A commoner must have permission from the local Lord in order to hunt on their land.

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White Deer - White deer are only in Lakeshire and Sky Forest. They are large beasts, with white fur and huge antlers. White deer are very rare, in comparison to their counterpart, the spotted deer. White Deer usually run in herds of 8-15, with one or two bucks. Killing a white deer buck will require a roll of 'Great Success' or higher. White deer furs are very expensive, and will yield a very generous profit for anyone who can get a fur and a rack of antlers.

Spotted Deer - Spotted deer are abundant in Mobrin, especially in Darfield and Lakeshire. They are smaller than White Deer. They are typically brown with black or white spots on their rear flanks. The also have antlers, though their crown not as large as white deer. Killing a spotted deer buck only requires a 'Success' roll, or higher. Spotted deer skins are very popular in Mobrin, among commoners.

Wild Boar - The ancestor of the pig, the wild boar is similar to the pig in many ways, but leaner, more muscular, with large tusks which they can use for defense or attack. They are very numerous, the most common game animal on the continent is the wild boar.

Black Bear - The black bear is abundant in the forests of Lakeshire and Sky Forest. Some have also been spotted as far as the Pine Mountains in the east. They are ferocious creatures, very large in size, with sharp teeth and long claws. Their furs are worth a pretty penny on the markets, and they yield a lot of meat.

Dire squirrels and other Dire animals- Any Animal including birds can have a dire subtype. Some say this is the work of Inouv as he twist and changes the the appearance of what the other gods had created. Many of these dire creatures are greatly feared by both the noble and commoner alike.

Longtooth - there is the legend of Longtooth a dire squirrel of great cunning. Many humorous stories have been told about this creature. Some say he still haunts the forests of Lakeshire.

Birds

Raptors - These are bird of prey and they include owls, hawks and falcons. These birds can be tamed and used for hunting. The art of using birds to hunt is called Falconry.

A hawk cannot snatch birds from the air, instead it hunts wild rabbit and other vermin on the ground. It will spot its prey from up in the air and then it dive down and snatch it while it sits on the ground. This movement both grabs the prey and stuns the prey.

Falcons usually snatch small birds out of the air. They are quick and they are agile they have the ability to hover. They also can hunt on a lure, they never hunt on the ground.

Owls hunt in similar fashion to hawks.

Scavengers - Ravens, Crows and Vultures are scavengers. They are classified carrion eaters.

Other Birds - This world if filled with a variety of birds that range from sparrows and robins to wrens, finches and skylarks. In some of the foreign countries they have parrots and toucans.

Other Animals

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Sea Creatures

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Legends of the Sea

It is important to note that there is no proof if these creatures exists. There are many tales that have been told about these creatures, but none have proof. Some say they are figments of the imagination while others say they are hidden from man and they live in the unseen world.

Kraken- Coming Soon!

Selkies - Legends of the Sea, they are women who are seals or seals who are women. It is said that a selkie can shed their seal pelt and turn into a woman. Their woman form is extremely beautiful they have eyes that are as dark as night and their hair is the color of their pelt, their voices are ethereal and their skin soft as silk. If the pelt is found and hidden the selkie will be the wife to that person. If the selkie is mistreated she will leave or drown herself the sea if she does not have her pelt. If she finds her pelt she will be compelled to return to the sea. They are said to be the creation of Umbra.

Mermaids - Half fish and half human. Their human half is as is god like in its beauty. It is said that they will save sailors from drowning and often times will lead them to their death if the sailor becomes enthralled by them. They swim with the dolphins. There are many tales of this creature.

Creatures of the Night

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Supernatural and Things of Legends

It is important to note that there is no proof if these creatures exists. There are many tales that have been told about these creatures, but none have proof. Some say they are figments of the imagination while others say they are hidden from man and they live in the unseen world.

Old Ones - These are faires creatures of the underworld.

Ghosts - Those would have died and their spirits still haunt this lands. There are many a good and bone chilling stories that has been told about ghosts and many who have claimed to have seen them.

Knockers - These are small goblin like creatures who haunt both new and old mines. Miners swear they can hear them knocking before they find veins of precious metals or gems and they also said to be heard knocking before disaster strikes.

Will O’ Wisp - Many have said to have seen these creatures. They are said to be glowing balls of light that are usually white or blue, it is said that they appear near swamps and lakes. There are tales of them leading lost children home and tales of them leading many travelers astray as they become mesmerized by the blue and white lights.

Red Caps - They are a cross between a troll and a giant. They a haunt lonely abandoned keeps, castles and rocky mountains. It is said that their favorite prey is man and they dye their wool caps in the blood of their victims.

Bean Nighe - This is a type of Banshee found in Greenshire and Lakeshire folklore. The stories say she appears in both dreams and in person. When she appears she is a an old bent crone who is a washerwoman. Beside her is a basket of clothing and she is always washing clothing at a stream or lake side. It is said that she is washing the clothing of the person who is supposed to die in the family.

Jenny Greenteeth - She is a hag or witch who haunts lonely streams and and ponds. It is said she lures young children to their death.

Apple Tree Man - They call him one of the old ones children. He protects the apples from frost from and from rot. Many a farmer will leave an number of autumn apples for him to live off when winter comes. If he does not get his fill he will cause pests and rot to destroy the trees.

Brownies - These are one of the old ones. They are creatures who delight in helping farmers prosper and houses found in rural areas. They only payment they ask for is milk, bread and honey. Many a goodwife will place a small bowl of cream and heel of bread with honey out for the brownie to appease them. If a brownie is offered more they will leave the farm or house. If a brownie does not receive payment they turn into a Boggie. A boggie does the opposite of a bownie, they cause misfortune.

Phooka - This is a also called a Nightmare. This creature appears as a horse and lures individuals to think they can catch it or ride it. The horse then will lead the individual into quicksand, bogs and or cliffs thus killing them.

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