A wild creature appears!#167
The telusiv is a predatory creature that often lives in the desert, but has been spotted in many other environments. Telusivs have a long, snake-like body and, although they spend most of their life on the ground, they are able to briefly swim through the air if necessary, enabling telusivs to move rapidly from one place to another. Its diet consists primarily of small rodents, insects, and other animals. Telusivs often travel in family packs, where the strongest will typically hunt and bring back large quantities of food for the others in the traveling "nest". Telusivs can also spit a paralyzing venom at prey or enemies, but this has a limited range, so they usually save it for special occasions.
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#113 Vune Ballow
Small vune ballow dragons are commonly found throughout the world. They are covered in beautifully prismatic scales and are able to fly short distances, but tire quickly. Depending on the color of their eyes, they can typically breathe a small amount of fire or ice. They very greatly in size depending on the region, ranging roughly from the size of a caterpillar to the size of a snake. While some vune ballows are hostile and dangerous, many are friendly and playful.
The alale is a muscular creature the size of a human that lives in swamps and marshes. They are very territorial and will use their ability to manipulate water to create hazardous barriers to keep other animals out of their territories. Alales are capable of budding off more of themselves to keep their species alive and thrive in areas after driving all other life out.
Hadgeits are a rare, holy creature that are believed to be the physical manifestation of an ancient god of light. They are extremely rare and are typically found in the presence of other holy creatures. They have a variety of magical abilities, including the ability to create light and to heal themselves and others. When threatened, they can also use their light to blind their attackers and scurry away.
The brilliant fire of a fyrial's eyes can be seen for miles and are the source behind many religious stories originating in ancient deserts. Although they are typically solitary creatures, they will sometimes come together in pairs or small groups to feed on a massive kill, earning goodwill within their local community. When a fyrial dies, its body is consumed in a violent explosion that burns it to ashes.
The large havough bird towers above trees, hills, and mountains with its imposing stature. Although havoughs typically fly into outer space to hunt for food, they often prefer to relax for weeks at a time in our atmosphere between meals. Although havough aren't malicious, they are dangerous simply due to their sheer size: the wrong footstep can crush entire towns, a gust of wind from their wings can blow over structures, and the sound of their mating call can rupture eardrums from a close enough distance. For these reasons, havoughs are typically classified as a pest even though there is nothing that can be done to shoo them away.
Adyx are extraterrestrial beings from an unknown galaxy in another dimension. Adyx are most notable for two things: one, the black hole within each of their bodies, and two, the incredible variance in size adyx display. These creatures instantaneously shrink to the size of a pebble, then instantly grow to a being larger than our sun in the span of mere minutes. Adyx are a menace in most star systems due to the collateral damage they cause. Even if the adyx's changing size doesn't directly impact nearby celestial bodies, their gravitational fluctations will almost always have a destabilizing effect on otherwise-stable orbits and systems, sometimes causing the destruction of entire solar systems by mere accident.
#299 Galla sprii
The galla sprii's official origin is unknown, but scientists believe it was genetically created centuries ago for use in agriculture. Galla sprix are hulking, two-headed mammals that keep a strict, independent diet per head. Farmers nowadays use them for a natural cross-cultivation of biofruit after introducing each sprii head to a specific fruit. Galla sprix are then free to roam the fields freely, where they also keep large predators and thieves away.
Flarthogs are a species of wandering, burrowing creatures that look like tiny pink hedgehogs with giant ears. They have no concept of personal property and will take whatever they want from each other or people's homes, though once they have an object, they usually carry it around with them everywhere. Each flarthog has a unique personality, and some are known to be very aggressive. Their only source of food is a slimy bacterial organism that they grow on the underside of their quills, which commonly leads to bouts of cannibalism in some areas.
Originally from the far east, mimcrees have been domesticated and controlled by the government for centuries due to their unique ability to shapeshift into any animal within their line of sight. This replication has been confirmed to be accurate down to a molecular level and tests have shown that almost every animal cannot tell the difference between a shapeshifted mimcree and the real thing. Although most people aren't aware of mimcrees, many people see them every day at zoos, where zookeepers typically rent a herd of mimcrees from the government to stand in for rarer species the zoo could otherwise only afford one of. Public grants make the rental fees of mimcrees more accessible, but zoos that choose to rent any shapeshifters must hire an official handler to make sure they don't get loose, or else they might never be seen again.
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