Aloria is rich in both fauna and flora. This page specifically is dedicated to all recorded, extinct or still living, animals that roam the world of Aloria. All animals are split into their relevant categories. Keep in mind that this list is not final and will be added to when necessary. As a player you may claim one of the animals and try to write a Player Lore Prompt, though remind yourself to consult Lore staff about any relevant descriptions! Anyone is permitted to Roleplay a domesticated feline, canine, or songbird where applicable. For any other wild animal, please consult Lore staff as some animals are too wild and hostile to survive in an urban city like Regalia.
Includes all simians such as monkeys, apes, hominins, lemurs, lorisoids, and tarsiers.
Ogres are grey or blue Human-like creatures found in the north of Aloria
in areas of southern Ellador
as well as northern Essalonia
. Their history is ancient, going back as far as the days of the Drovv
, to more recent times, in which they harassed Velheim Ailor
who dared to encroach the territory of their Truggs, or groups. These Truggs are led by Chieftains, who speak for their Truggs in the annual “Great Horn” debates across the north. Ogres are known especially for their alchemically-valuable blood, and for their heavy, durable bones, which are sought after by artisans and Orcish
The Troll, a smaller and more reclusive cousin of the Ogre
, is a monstrous beast found in southern Ellador
and eastern Jorrhildr
. Trolls are well known for their fierce attitudes and cannibalism among their own species. The finer details concerning Trolls are unknown due to this aggression and their pension to live underground. They are marked as a danger by both Ogres and Alorian Races
alike but as they breed and live underground, it is unlikely their numbers will sufficiently dwindle.
Unique among the alien fauna of Solangeria's
lush rainforests, the Orantrang is a rather peculiar ape, with unique adaptations to help it survive in its harsh environment. The Orantrang was first observed shortly after the Qadir
found Solangeria and was later also found by the Altalar
. The Orantrang are extremely docile, in stark contrast to the unforgiving landscape. The adaptation that keeps such a friendly creature alive, however, are scent glands which emit chemicals into the air that essentially pacify all nearby living things, resulting in predators simply ignoring the apes as they swing from tree to tree. In fact, hostile feelings seem to be repelled from the area entirely, which prevents others from even thinking about attacking anything. The apes were revered almost as spiritual beings to the ancient Qadir and some degree, even modern animal keepers upkeep this respect.
Within the jungles of Hadaria
, many explorers who stumble across the wrong cluster of trees are soon bombarded with hard fruits and screeches, a typical greeting from the Tree Basterion. These odd primates are exotic to say the least, with large hands, odd green fur, and an interesting hoarding instinct. The oldest records of the Tree Basterion date back to around 2900 BC, and come from the Elven Empire
; while the oldest non-Elven records are from 295 AC. As its name implies, the Tree Basterion has a great affinity for climbing in the jungle and often only comes to the ground to collect rocks and fallen fruits. While reclusive in its present state, the Tree Basterion continues to showcase Hadar’s exotic fauna as well as its scarred past.
|Long Tail Leasier|
The Long Tail Leasier is a monkey well known for possessing a tail that is twice its own body length, which lives in the jungles of southern Ithania
. Contact between them and the outside world has been frequent, from the time of the Varran Empire
to the recent Elven War of 302 AC
, which saw their population drop as their forest home was harmed by the conflict. They are also a highly sociable animal but react viscerally to any aggressive attempt to hold or squeeze their tails, though domesticated varieties often grow accustomed to such incidents. It is likely that the Long Tail Leasier will soon be openly thriving in the jungles once more while their domesticated compatriots raise their profile overseas and across Daen
The small and intuitive Capuchini monkey, native to Montania
, is something of a bane to local merchants. Their dexterous hands and curious disposition contribute to a seemingly kleptomaniacal nature; fruits, trinkets and assorted rubbish all fall prey to their inherent greed. An annoyance and inconvenience to the native population, the Capuchini monkey is loved by children and sailors but scorned by vendors and commercial travelers.
The Frosthorn makes up a trio of well known northern primates in Aloria
along with the Troll
and the Ogre
. What makes the Frosthorn unique, however, is its naturally present forked antlers growing from its forehead while its massive size is also notable. In addition, the animal is shrouded in mist, having lived at the edges of major civilizations for several centuries if tales and wall art is to be believed. The animal is also notable as having recently appeared at the Battle of Curag Fields
, furthering the mystery around them just as many more mysteries of the past begin to reopen across Aloria in recent years.
Includes animals with two incisor teeth on both the top and bottom of their mouths, such as mice, rats, squirrels, prairie dogs, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs, hamsters, and capybaras.
The Squirrel, along with the Rat
and the Mouse
, is one of the most populous mammals in Aloria. The Squirrel is common in the pine forests of The North Belt
, the boreal forests of the Regalian Archipelago
, and some have even made their way to the jungles of Daen
. Easy to domesticate but also easily returned to the wild, the animal is most often a children’s pet or a trick animal of traveling entertainers when they are domesticated, or living wild in nearby parks. Their numbers took a hit recently due to the Bone Horror Crisis
but they are expected to bounce back quickly.
The Vile Rat is a large and aggressive rodent endemic to the sewers and poor districts of Regalia. Standing between 5 and 9 inches at full maturity and boasting two vicious underbite tusks, this disease-ridden cousin of the Regalian Sewer Rat
has been known to strike fear into the hearts of even the most accustomed sewer-dwellers.
One of the most resilient species in all of Aloria
, the Common Rat is prevalent everywhere from the frigid forests of Ellador
, to the sweltering jungles of Hyarroc
. The Common Rat is seen to some as a pest, though it is likely one of the most important creatures in all of Aloria. They live alongside people of any and all cultures and have proven time and time again to be resilient. Also one of the most diverse and intelligence species of mammals, they are used by every aspect of science and Magic
to solve complex problems and act as test subjects.
|Regalian Sewer Rat|
The Regalian Sewer Rat is not nearly as widespread as its other vermin counterparts, because of its habitat -- The Regalian
Sewers. Distinguishable from its relatives by the patchy, black fur and constant smell, the Regalian Sewer Rat has proven to be one of the dominant species in the sewers. Because they are much more intelligent than their cousins, they are very difficult to domesticate. Despite the attempts to quell the population, the Rats responded each time by increasing their numbers and have even been seen working together in large packs to chase off exterminators.
The Mouse is a common Aloria
mammal which has existed across the world for millennia. Over time, its subspecies have developed unique physical adaptations, from a flaming tail to a long and bushy one. Through all of this, though, the Mouse’s mentality has remained the same. It is a skittish animal, though three of its five subspecies are open to domestication. The animal is best known as a pest alongside its larger cousin, the Rat
, due to its penchant to eat vegetation, stored grains, or pantry foods, though it is also well known as a cute but short-lived pet.
The Anglian Beaver is an ancient creature to the Anglian
people of the Regalian Archipelago
. A familiar sight along the shores of their land’s many rivers, hunters often make a point of tracking down these creatures due to this plentiful nature. They are highly developed divers, able to submerge for over ten minutes when their adults and are distinct from other forms of beaver by possessing a vertically flat tail which they use as their primary propulsion underwater. They are likely to remain an everyday part of Anglian river life for the far foreseeable future.
Norldas are dangerous tunneling mammals similar to moles with a notably high intelligence. Mutated during the Fifth Void Invasion, they are now one of the many deadly creatures hunted by the Drowdar in their fight against the Void on Drowda. Highly resistant to toxins yet poor at digesting, Norldas act as pests for the Drowdar while their body parts are eagerly sought after by alchemists.
Includes domestic dogs, wolves, foxes, jackals, dingoes.
The Northern Wolf is a staple animal in the iconography of Velheim
culture and the entire Ailor
-occupied North of Aloria
. They have existed for centuries alongside northern settlements, preying on the weak and covered in a black fur coat. They are also monogamous creatures and are known to be made subservient to Dire Wolves
. Due to their wide dispersal, it is unlikely that the canine will suffer any population decreases for a long time, not unless a more concentrated effort is paid to hunting them.
Direwolves are among the largest animals in the Northern regions, standing proud and hungry at the top of numerous food-chains. Aggressive and clever, these solitary hunters are nearly apex predators. If not for said solitary nature, they would likely overrun larger settlements and cities given their indomitable size and ferocity. Few first hand encounters are survived, leaving many to speculate about what exactly these massive wolves are truly capable of.
|Drowdan Dire Wolf|
The Drowdan Dire Wolf has become the subject of many Drowdar
bogeyman-like tales, using the wolf’s fierceness to quell young children's curiosity of venturing outside their citadels. Vicious and hyper-aggressive, this beast is a constant threat to the dark-skinned elves that patrol their Void
-infested lands and a prime example of how planar essence can change apex predators into something even worse. The beast was an unwanted discovery, found by an elf who’d only just escaped its clutches. These wolves are known for their fierce bite and their infamous overcoats that act almost like a natural armor. To this day, the Drowdar still hunt these creature in an everlasting struggle against the mutant canine ferocity, though more often than not, the Drowdan Dire Wolf is actually hunting them.
|Ceardian Silver Wolf|
Terror of many, symbol of some, the Ceardian Silver Wolf is a group predator, originating in Old Ceardia
and has since then migrated to the harsher regions of the Regalian Archipelago
. The Silver Wolf has been incorporated in much imagery and folklore as a symbol of fear and strength for the Old Ceardian people, as well as serving as a raging example of the saying “strength in numbers”. While a wolf on its own is not a particularly fierce creature, it's organized pack mentality and hunting strategies is what makes it a terrifying sight to behold, and if a pack of Silver Wolves descend on your sheep herds, you can do naught but watch.
|Rust Fang Wolf|
The Rust Fang Wolf is the cousin of the Common Silverback Wolf
, though has notable differences. The smaller, and far less spotted cousin of the Silverback is exclusive to the Regalian Archipelago
and continues to become rare as its habitat is taken over by human activity. The Rust Fang Wolf formerly was a commonly hunted animal, much like its cousin, but was hunted so much that it was nearly run extinct. Now, the Red Fang Wolf is slowly recovering from its over-hunting and predating on the smaller creatures of the Archipelago.
|Common Silverback Wolf|
Perhaps one of the most intelligent non-domesticated canines in Aloria
, the Common Silverback Wolf has been a nuisance to livestock herders and farmers of all races. Being one of the most elite hunters in its categories, it is nearly uncontested in its dominance on the food chain, only being threatened by the sentient races. Without any natural predation, the Common Silverback Wolf population has spread across Aloria, being found on every single continent, but remaining especially common in areas with woodlands and mountains, which is the native habitat of this species. Recently, the value of their pelt has increased and the hunting of these animals has exploded from only farmers hunting them to hunters going out of their way to kill them and take their pelts.
|Beedr Desert Wolf|
Renowned for hunting in large packs, Beedr Desert Wolves are incredibly deadly once they’ve outnumbered their prey. Congregating in groups of ten or twelve, these beasts are almost impossible to spot due to their sandy fur and skinny bodies. They’ve been known to harass anything that dares travel the barren wastelands of Farah’deen
, leaving few survivors to tell the tale of these conniving scavengers that plague the land. The wolves will eat almost anything, seeing as roaming the endless sands would be extremely draining. The presence of the Beedr Desert Wolves and the packs they gather in only adds to the danger of traversing the dried wilderness.
|Red Fur Fox|
The Red Fur Fox of Dragenthal
is a common sight for anyone on the western side of the Regalian Archipelago, including Anglia
. A long loved sigil of the Dragenthaler people, the red fox has and will continue to be a symbol that represents the Heartland. As a savvy and beloved animal, it continues to thrive in captivity as it has been recently domesticated and is now a frequently hunted animal in Dragenthal Due to their rather recent integration into Ailor
societies, only the wealthy or extremely patient are able to truly domesticate a fox into forming a bond. Many foxes either outright reject the owner’s attempts to bond with it, or despise them so much that they attack them. The reason for their investigative domestication is due to this trait, where they almost exhibit some form of judgement or sentient thought, though no progress has been made nor are there any set guidelines for what a Red Fur Fox prefers.
|Gold Fur Fenneque|
The Golden Fur Fenneque is a truly unique fox whose fur has a chameleon ability that assumes the color of the surrounding environment. When it is killed, this pelt turns Gold
-like and reflective. The animal was once viewed as sacred when the Oldt Fayth
reigned in Aloria
but when Unionism
arrived in the region the Fenneque is native to, the Forriesta Natal
of the Regalian Archipelago
, its population plummeted to near endangerment. While local laws and customs help the species survive, it will continue to be threatened as the civilized population of Aloria grows, and the hidden, dark and unexplored places of the world like the deep forest of the Natal are revealed.
|White Calemberger Fox|
The White Calemberger Fox is seen by many as the defining image of the Calemberg region of the Regalian Archipelago. The canine has roamed the snowy terrain for nearly four hundred years, and has been noted by the local Ailor for its unique ability to disguise its fur color by rolling in the earth and snow. The animal has the patronage and protection of the ruling family in Calemberg, who are one of the largest suppliers of the fox’s soft white fur to the wealthy and affluent across Aloria.
The Snowpaw Felicis is a canine creature that originates from the snowy plains of Ithania. It bears a close resemblance to the many wolves of Aloria, though it is drastically different in its behavioural patterns. The Felicis plays a part in the Ithanian way of life and culture, especially through interaction with the highborns of the realm who prize the creature for various reasons; not limited to merely its fur, but also for its loyal behaviour and mating patterns. Richer families also have been known to involve the Felicis heavily with any hunting sport they may partake in, although the animal is less than ideal for this. The canine is especially close to the Valeur population of the Ithanian culture, and it is hardly uncommon to see an Ithanian family crest decorated with the animal.
Among the breeds of dogs in Aloria
, none is as iconic to war as the Ceardian Bloodhound. It’s mysterious origins are often forgotten as it has become a staple of protection and war all throughout Regalia
. It’s loyalty and intelligence has caused it to become one of the most sought after dogs in Aloria. The large dog is the size of a bear cub and just as powerful as one, striking fear into the hearts of all that face it. Despite it’s apparent ferocity it is also a sociable animal, making it popular among noble families and warriors alike.
The Calemberger Beagle is a relatively small hounddog, made notorious across Aloria
for its proficiency in detecting and killing simple game in large amounts. They were bred initially as companion pets, but over time, as the best hunting hounds reproduced more, they developed an outstanding sense of smell. Often raised and released by owners in packs, they will sniff out: hares, squirrels, and on occasion, foxes, and then proceed to take the animal down, bringing the carcass back in one piece for their master. Since being specifically reared to hunt since their initial discovery, they have even been used for entertainment by the rich who have competitions on whose group acquires the most prey.
Throughout the vast amounts of canines that find their ways in Aloria
, the Calemberger Dachsl is a rather unique one, for its small size, though this never discourages it from being a famous enemy of small prey. Despite its humble size, the Dachsl holds a rather brave and feisty temperament, rarely being frightened away by bigger beasts. The Dachsl is around the size of an average Ailor
infant, and weighs only a little more. The Calemberger Dachsl is a famous hunting dog, used mostly for rabbit hole hunting and it can be proudly said that the canine excels in this skill.
The Anglian Shepard is an animal that holds a rare mark of note in the annals of Alorian history. Along with the Common Farm Chicken
and a handful of other animals, it is said to be one of the first animals the Ailor themselves tamed. It is notable for its loyalty and intellect, serving both public and agricultural interests well over the years as an attack hound and herd dog. Today, the dog is mostly kept as a pet within the cities while rural Anglian
farmers still put the animal to use as they have for the past 300 years and more.
The Anglian Laster is one of the several sheepdogs bred by the Anglian
people of the Regalian Archipelago
. This animal has a long history, being one of the last species of wild dog the Anglians domesticated. The Anglian Laster is highly protective, as only after all the sheep and other animals have been securely locked up will this dog settle down. The Laster is popular among homes across Dorinn
, with a few reaching the urban centers of other areas.
The Anglian Caelorulv is an old breed that has both high prestige and a long history of being a common pet among the nobility and shepherds of the Anglian plains. The Caelorulv was originally one of the many shepherd breeds at the start of the Regalian Empire
, though quickly gained popularity as the Western Plains became inhabited by the Anglian
people. Interbreeding with other species eventually split the domesticated dog breed into the “Royal” and “Common” Caelorulv, each having their own unique characteristics and popularities.
|Ithanian Sucre Cien|
The Ithanian Sucre Cien is an Ithanian
breed of dog, produced by selective breeding and auctioned off around urbanized areas. Its rapid growth in numbers and unique appearance has earned the dog the name “Sucre Cien”, which directly translates to “Sugar Dog” in common. This is accounted for the fact that a laying Sucre Cien resembles a pile of sugar, due to their flourishing, long, snow-white hair and small figure. The dogs are most commonly carried, as when they walk their hair picks up dirt and other things that require it to be cleaned out. With love and compassion, this dog is a mixed bag; loyal to its owner, but needy. It is antisocial to others when not properly introduced to the world. This, and its ear-piercingly renowned high-pitched bark that classifies as more of a ‘yapping,’ earns the Ithanian Sucre Cien more than its fair share of infamy. Even then, any of high wealth or prestige seeking to pamper a loving and fluffy, tiny companion, often get directed to this breed, and end up happy with it.
|Ithanian Puffe Cien|
Includes domestic cats, tigers, lions, jaguars, and leopards.
The Tsarr Cat is a rare species of feline found only on Etosil
, and specifically most often in the homes of Vladno
citizens. Formerly existing as a naturally occurring feline on Etosil, rigorous domestication and breeding led to them becoming a close reflection of the Vladno culture. The Tsarr Cat is one of the largest domesticated cats in Aloria, and retains many of the traits of its wild ancestor. Today, the Tsarr Cat is a trademark to the home of every Vladno family and serves them loyally as a living cultural reminder.
|Daendroque Jungle Cat|
These large prowling cats—native only to the Jungles of Daendroc—are responsible for a large number of deaths of Altalar
wildlife. They are the bane of travelers, as their immense size and climbing prowess makes them a hazard to even the most wary of Altalar. A nuisance to the Nelfin, the Great Jungle Cat has been known to fearlessly bound into Elven settlements in the dark of the night, looking for whatever food they can find, be it animal or Elf. Many fear or loathe these prowling beasts.
The Black Panthor is an animal native to Daendroc
and it is well known for its cool attitude. It was often confused with the Great Jungle Cat
before the rise of the Elven Empire
, which saw the feline as the idealized version of a Varran
slave: silent, and obedient. Following the Cataclysm
, the distinctions between the Black Panthor and its larger cousin were lost for a time, before eventually being distinguished as separate species once more. The two animals share many similar features; however, the Black Panthor lacks the prominent oversized canine teeth that perpetually force open a Great Jungle Cat’s mouth. Today, the animal remains a symbol of the aloof jungle hunter, and is unlikely to once again be confused for its wilder and fiercer relative.
The Long Shiveaux has a long history behind its decades of attempted domestication, resulting now in a medium-sized cat that is often found on the streets of Ithania
as a rugged, urban street cat. With the ability to form close bonds with others, its complacent attitude and friendliness makes it a great companion. However, in cities or tight spaces, they progress to a more aggressive and feral state, making them quite a challenge for city-living owners of the Paintbrush Cat. Despite these issues, its long-haired face can win over many hearts, and some even say that by nuzzling against them, the feline can hear the other’s thoughts.
The Sibraxas is one of many hazards in the hostile regions of The North Belt
. It is a nuisance to both travelers brave enough to traverse the snowy landscape, and to those who live there. Originating in Jorrhildr
, they later traveled across the north and adapted to the ever-growing harsh terrain. But to many pretentious Ithanians
, the creature is merely proof of the savagery of the Varran Race
and their lackluster origin. They propagate this opinion by pointing to the Sibraxas’ similarities to the Yarran Varran
, and claiming unknown Magic
or simply time allowed this savage animal to adapt into the Yarran and then the Warran
, all relatively recently in Alorian history as a way to deny the Varran their ancient past. The Sibraxas, however, is ignorant to all of this and traverses the harsh environments it lives with amazing speed and stealth, which has allowed this saber-toothed feline to be one of the most efficient hunters of the northern land masses.
The Ceardian Bobcat is a medium-sized wild cat native to Oldt Era
, though the feline has since spread to Essalonia
following the Destruction of Old Ceardia
. Its name comes from its short tail.The Bobcat dwells in forests, often keeping away from sentient races unless the lure of an unattended Common Farm Chicken
or two is too much for a starving individual.
|Ithanian Bearded Desert Cat|
The Ithanian Bearded Desert Cat is a feline that has weaseled itself into the households of countless Alorians. Its small size, friendly attitude, and distinctive beard-like tuft have earned it a reputation as one of the best pets in the world. Their appeal was quickly exploited upon their first discovery due to its popularity, and the feline remained an animal exclusive to Ithania
for only a few months before being shipped overseas. The former hunting instincts of the Bearded Cat have since left them, instead they have been replaced by a disposition to lay about and wait for someone to feed them. With the popularity it holds nowadays, one would be hard-pressed to have not seen at least one of these animals in the any village they come across.
For centuries, cats have been the apex titleholder of domesticated pet animals, flourishing in the Elven Empire
as the choice household companion, and subsequently the Regalian Empire
. The domesticated Tabby Cat is an affectionate animal, known for its ease of living harmoniously and forming co-dependency wherever they may be found as useful vermin hunters. In modern times, they continue to be doted upon and cherished by many denizens of Aloria
|Long Fluff Ithanian|
The Long Fluff Ithanian is a large, long-haired domesticated cat native to Ithania; known and prized for its heavy coat of fur. They are found very commonly in more wealthy homes in Ithania, but have recently begun becoming more commonplace in Regalia, mostly among Ithanian families and those who have travelled to Ithania and purchased a cat as a souvenir of sorts. These cats are quite expensive, require high maintenance, and are hard to find outside of Ithania, meaning they can only be sighted in Regalia in the homes of the wealthy—be it Ithanians or Nobility.
The Anglian Missier is truly a sight to behold with eyes more colorful and flamboyant than any other cat that they remind Alorians of the night sky. An animal commonly associated with Anglian
culture, this particular feline is a bright-furred cat with eyes that have commonly been described as “out of this world”. Though originally from sparse forests near the Dragoncrown Peaks of Anglia
, the Missier has since become entirely extinct in the wild, as it only survives from Anglian domestication and breeding. While It’s never been a plentiful animal, it has always been a well-known one due to its striking appearance. Nowadays, wealthy Anglian farmers and Anglian nobility keep these cats around because of their unique looks and powerful pest-catching capabilities.
The Elven Longear is an ancient species of cat known to the early Elves
of Teled Methen
before they spread out into wider Daen
and even nearby Hadar
. Sadly while their population was recovering well, nearing levels of their existence pre-Cataclysm
, warfare has cut down their numbers in Daendroc and extinguished it entirely in Hadar. The Elven Longear is well known for its pointed ears and diverse, distinct breeds in domesticated areas. It is closely tied to the Cielothar
, but does exist in some Ailor
areas, especially the recently developed “New Breed.” It is likely the animal will continue to survive and slink through urban and wild environments for many years to come.
The Ularen Lion was once one of the most deadly predators of the Ularen Wastes
, harassing and hunting all who entered their domain. Unfortunately, time has not been kind to them, reducing them in physical size but also spreading them up to Ithania
and possibly elsewhere. They are most notable for their large size, the manes that appear on males but also their highly complex human social groups. The Lion is also known for its pale coats of fur, particularly white, which is used by the extravagant School of the Lion Pelt
as part of their uniforms. While the animal is not as populous as it once was, its capacity to survive undoubtedly means it will be around for years to come.
Includes aquatic mammals such as seals, sea Lions, walruses
The Imperial Seal, colloquially known as the Great Seal, is renowned for its immense size and illustrious black coat of fur. It resides in the Drixagh region primarily within and along the body of water directly between the Czabri Bone Shores and the Throatcaps and Walds. There was once a time where this animal was ample in number, yet throughout the years, Kalmarran raiders have taken it upon themselves to hunt the Imperial Seal for its valuable blubber. They do so without regard for overexploitation, which has caused its subsequent near-extinction.
As chubby as they are smart, Blubber Seals are a frequent traveler of the seas around Ellador
and the Far North
. They are often sought after and used by hunters for their blubber-like flesh reserves, which are easily converted into oil for lighting lamps or as food during tough times. They are also known to become semi-feral should they live near and be fed by Humans
. Despite having an awkward appearance, the animal is swift underwater and fully capable of feeding itself. The Blubber Seal will no doubt continue to contribute to the blubber business and provide light for many houses for years to come.
The Starv Seal is a sleek and common seal found throughout the northern regions of Aloria
. It long avoided civilization, and it was only near 100 AC that it was discerned to be a separate species and not just young Blubber Seals
. The animal is notable for its unique teeth that help it feast on krill, as well as for its competitive nature, performing diving contests to retrieve notable animals or other prizes from the depths to prove themselves. As whaling increases, their competitor for food being the various species of northern whales, are unlikely to reassert themselves thus allowing the Starv Seal to continue to grow in population.
The Rockskin Walrus is an animal which has been revered by northern fishermen since its first discovery. Over the years, many negligent hunters have underestimated these beasts’ strength and have fallen victim to their sharp tusks. The Walrus has a small part in Velheim
stories told to children in hopes to keep them away from the shores they occupy. Despite being a victim to the many brave hunters who manage to take them down, their population has maintained itself in recent years. Many find the Walruses extremely useful due to the amount of ivory, fat, and meat that even one of them can yield.
Includes four-legged animals such as horses, ponies, donkeys, and zebras.
The Elasmo is a creature thought to have lived since the dawn of civilization in Aloria
but is more well known today as the only species of overtly hostile horse to live. It is a short horse too, with thick but short legs as well as a sharp horn that emerges from the center of its forehead that it uses to charge and strike at enemies. Highly territorial, anyone who faces down the Elasmo should take care not to get themselves impaled by its horn or kicked by their hard, thick hooves. Spread across the world, their numbers have been suffering the last few years as urban environments expand themselves into the equine’s territory. While some groups have almost vanished, others survive and the species will likely continue to survive in the years to come.
The Whitebred Elladorian is a pure white horse that hails from Ellador
and is highly sought out by the wealthier men and women of the Regalian Empire
. While there exists several minor theories as to possible other locations of origin, Ellador has remained its origin point in the scholarly community. The animal became well known during the Skagger Wars
and remains a symbol of valor and power for the Regalian Empire itself. The horse is noted for its odd hooves and a thick coat of hair, both of which help it survive in the freezing wilderness of its natural home. It also possesses blue eyes like a variety of other Elladorian wildlife. Given recent turbulent events in the North, some fear that the animal will be rendered extinct in reprisal for the Regalian Empire, but their popularity and the sums nobles are willing to pay for them is sure to force many to reconsider their actions before a blow is struck to stain the white coat red.
|Pure Black Calemberger|
The Pure Black Calemberger is a loyal mount and a symbol of military superiority. This breed of horse is exclusively bred in Calemberg
and Hinter Calem
, and are highly revered war beasts. Taller than a man when on all fours, and built for power and stamina in the field, these steeds tend to be found in the possession of key military figures or the cavalry of wealthier high nobility across the Regalian Archipelago
. They have also been the turning point in many past battles, giving the cavalry a decisive edge with their longevity and speed.
The Spotted Ceardian is an old horse breed that originated on Ceardia
, from which it was subsequently spread across the entire Ailor
world. While its homeland is now gone, consumed by dark forces, the horse still lives across the world. While not the fastest animal, it is built for endurance and is friendly with most people. It is often used by the lower class and is also noted for its large ears that help it hear very well but can lead to deafness in their old age. They are also clearly recognized by their spotted bodies.
The Chestnut Dredger is a powerful, stout horse breed known for their stoic, workaholic nature. Their bodies are perfect for the draft work many put them to, and they are used in various water-logged soil regions of the Regalian Empire
in addition to living in all Anglian
populations across Aloria
. They are also known for their aggressive mating periods, which work the males of the breed into such a frenzy they might break barn doors just to get to the mares. The animal is likely to remain well and alive in Aloria unless something disastrous strikes the strong and silent breed.
One of the fastest stallions in Ithania, the Painted Lancierron is a horse known for its skinny physique and chestnut brown spotted fur. This stallion has made a great impact on jousting and the world of racing, the skinny horse making up for its lack of power with speed. People believe the Lancierron has great importance - mostly because there is currently no other breed of horse that can compete with the steed. In the present day, the Painted Lancierron is being domesticated and has started showing up in a manner of events; some even being chosen as a Viridian Knight’s preferred species of horse.
The Casecabillas Stallion has been part of the lives of Elves
since the dawn of their civilization. Evolving into a beast of war, the devastation of the Cataclysm
saw their usage reduced to only the Avanthar
who have remained their primary trainers and riders today. The horse is well known for its large, powerful body as well as the variety of colors its coat can come in, save white. The animal is also noted for its complex mind and high intellect, as well as for a currently unexplained fear and dislike of magic despite serving as the animal of choice for a military filled with mages for centuries. While recent military events have disrupted the balance of the Ularen Wastes
, it is unlikely it will hurt the animal in the long term considering how much they have survived through.
The Two-Horned Horse has an unknown past and an unfortunately bleak future. Despite having survived an attempt to kill them off by Unionists
, the animal has managed to survive for now in the wild areas of Basta
. They are incredibly skittish animals and easily spooked, capable of wielding their two horns well if forced into a position that they need to use them. The animal is also domesticated but has few riders except some members of the School of Villiers-Eclaire
The Jungle Rhino is relatively unknown to the wider world despite its large size and role in the Sendrassian Civil War
. It was a horrific tool of infanticide, used by both sides, which resulted in those populations on the Frzzsollona Peninsula being annihilated, and those nearby to flee from revenge carried out by the Void
at the end of the war. The animal is known for its bulky size, heavyweight and a single horn on the end of its snout. While rare to outsiders, with no specimens surviving off of Sendras for more than a few years, the animal is pursued for its valuable horn which is unique as it is not made of ivory, but keratin. However, given the vastness of Sendras
, it is unlikely the animal will be hunted to extinction by the vengeful Void converts or nefarious poachers.
|Drowda Vas Pirion|
The Drowda Vas Pirion is an incredibly large and dangerous bat native to Drowda
, specifically originating from the region closest to Estel's Grave. They feed off of the blood of their prey, and their appearance will shift based on their primary food source. This bat also carries a highly toxic venom, which is injected through its needle-like teeth. The creature's only apparent weakness is its need to sleep for around six hours a day, as it is very difficult to wake a sleeping Vas Pirion during this sleeping cycle.
The Jungle Veneerion is a large, herbivorous bat native to the jungles of Daendroc
, known for its sharp fangs, thick black fur, and large wings. Its demonic appearance has served as a cause for fear among locals, closely linking it as something of superstition. In reality, the creature’s most menacing features, its fangs, serve to puncture the cacao pods which constitute the majority of its diet. Once commonplace in Daendroc, it has since been killed on sight resulting in a dwindling of its numbers. The Veneerion is rarely seen outside of the jungle, only venturing out to civilized areas when the food supply falls too low in their natural habitat to sustain them.
Includes elephants, mammoths and other huge land-based mammals.
|Three Tusk Tuverophant|
The Three Tusk Tuverophant is a large land mammal from Sendras
known to both outsiders and natives for centuries. While its numbers were damaged by the Sendrassian Civil War
, they still remain on Sendras in a wild,but also domesticated form on Hadaria
. Their three tusks are what gives them their name, though they are also known for their red-brown coat that traps moisture to cool them, which also allows plants to grow on their body. They are also known for their aggressive defense, as if you devote to engaging them; they will not stop until you’ve fled or you are dead. It is currently known if the Sendrassian Empire
has mutated specimens of this race or if they even make use of it, but it is known well in wider Aloria
|Gargantuan Stoneback Phant|
Having been named for their immense size and partial rocky coating, the Gargantuan Stoneback Phant is both a remarkable and feared titan of a creature from the deserts of Farah'deen
. It is common for Stonebacks to be mistaken for dunes or rocky hills while resting. When mobile, however, their thundering footsteps and immense size make them stand out like a sore thumb among the landscape. Stonebacks have had minimal impact on the world, other than having been a thorn in the sides of Qadir
settlements for as long as the dragons that once soared the skies were. However, in stark contrast to the dragons, the Stoneback Phant remains a menace to this day, and is responsible for the demolition of cities and more lives than one can count.
|Pygmee Trunk Truuker|
An essential, though terrifying, piece of Wolathar
culture, the Wódbehaeri are a species of hornless Elephau. Their impressive size and strength make them fantastic hosts for the homes of the Wolathar. Mostly docile creatures that are only prompted to action by those reliant on their size, the Wódbehaeri are generally left alone by other sentient races, and even some predators that could match their size. They are common in the dense jungles between Hyarroc and Daendroc, and spend most of their days eating and resting.
Includes kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, possums, opossums, wombats, Tasmanian devils, and the recently extinct thylacines
The Jaded Roo is a large marsupial well known to the Colonial Ailor
and Midlands Url
. A curious animal for its size and capability to hop quickly across the local plains, the Jaded Roo is also perpetually seen as an aggressive animal. Patches of black fur above its large eyes give it a look of constant annoyance though the animals only lash out with kicks or swipes in the mating season or when members of their “mobs” (the term assigned to groups of the animal) are threatened. They remain populous, but that might change when the New Ceardian Colonies
push into their home of rolling, grassy hills.
The Daendroque Possum is one of the few marsupials in Aloria
and is also the smallest. It has a recent history, being tied to Daendroque
political and military ideas which has given it part of its name. The animal is nocturnal and is reported to constantly hang by their tails though this is only possible with young members of the species. The Daendroque Possum is also capable of a unique body function, “playing dead,” to avoid hostile interactions with large predators who would likely kill them otherwise.
Similar to the Ogres
in that they are a near-sentient mammalian species the Thylan have been a non-dominating feature of Jorrhildr
times. As tall as a Dwarf
and easily outnumbering the Url
and Velheim Ailor
that live alongside them, Thylan are nevertheless badly adapted for the various demanding climates of Jorrhildr. Due to their failure to adapt properly, the Thylan are currently considered a common, though manageable threat or, in some particularly well-fortified areas, a pest. In recent years, however, Jorrhildr’s numerous Seraph
ruins have garnered ever more scrutiny from the outside world, though reaching them requires a long and dangerous trek through Thylan-infested lands.
Includes bison, African buffalo, water buffalo, antelopes, gazelles, sheep, goats, muskoxen, and domestic cattle
The Anglian Cow is a diverse species of bovid with a long history alongside the farmers of the Regalian Archipelago
. With the expansion of the Regalian Empire
, the Anglian Cow and its three different Breeds have proliferated across Alorian agriculture. The animal - whose milk generates dairy products and whose meat feeds the masses - is known to all peoples across the world.
The Ithanian Lait-Blanc is a bovine of elegant poise originating from Ithania, where it survived and was refined from an earlier species which was lost in the Cataclysm
that consumed Daen
. The animal is well known for its links to the moon in Ithanian Culture
, as well as for its pure, pre-pasteurized milk produced thanks to a unique internal organ and the consumption of Fireweed
. As a result, it is usually used as a dairy cow and the goods made from its pure white milk give it its name and some fame in the culinary world.
|Lesser Wooly Narggoth|
Shuffling through the dense forests that line the western coast of Daendroc
, the Lesser Wooly Narggoth lives among the undergrowth of the towering jungle. Having been originally discovered by nelfin hunters from the Early Elven Empire
, the Lesser Wooly Narggoth is a smaller subspecies of Narggoth that survives off eating the roots of various jungle plants. Kept by some Orcs
as guard pets, Lesser Wooly Narggoth are an aggressive little ball of fur capable of goring larger opponents with their horns. Today, they are common among both Orcs and Cielothar
as a commodity, used both domestically as pets, as well as a food source and, are often raised by both races to produce milk and other products.
|Greater Wooly Narggoth|
Shaking the earth with each terrible step, the Greater Wooly Narggoth is the heaviest mammal that roams the fields of Daendroc
. Standing at an impressive ten feet tall and weighing more than a metric ton, these beasts of burden are trained by the Orcs
of the region to serve both in the various holds of different harrkh and on the battlefield as a terrifying mount. Its appearance is similar to that of a large bison, though with much greater density of muscle mass, three pairs of horns, and a third eye on the top of the head. Records show that the species has lived in the region that now makes up the Orcish homeland for millennia, with scholars and hunters of the Early Elven Empire
keeping records of when to avoid the area to prevent being trampled by the beasts during mating season. As the Orcs entered into the region, they found the beasts pleasantly aggressive and began attempting to domesticate them. After a few decades, and several dozen deaths, the beasts were finally tamed. Today, the shaggy bison is a beast of burden for the green skinned Orcs, and can occasionally be seen being ridden into battle by raiding parties.
The Gallovian Geep is a creature covered in dark colored wool that has adapted to the rocky terrain of Gallovia
. The Geep has unknown origins, with some assuming the Elves
brought it to the region from elsewhere in Aloria
while others feel they are native to the mountains that cover the island in which they inhabit. Regardless of their origins, the Gallovian Geep has provided milk, wool, and meat for the native Gallovians for over two centuries. In recent years, their numbers near the main cities have been reduced as the Gallovians pull them back to the mountains to prevent them from being bred into average sheep and goat stocks.
The Shadow Bovine is one of the most unfortunate animals in Aloria
and is the primary source of meat for the Kathar
-led Dread Empire
in the Far West
of Aloria. The beast was produced through carefully applied Void
mutations on a long-dead species of bovine, making the animals larger, forcing them to mature rapidly and reproduce at an amazingly quick rate. They also became extremely aggressive and serve as the pinnacle of domesticated Void wildlife for the Kathar, proving to their population that anything can be twisted into the perfect tool through the use of the Void.
Sheep are long domesticated animals well known to the Ailor
, likely originating from the ancient continent of Ceardia
. Useful for their shearable wool, which can be made into cloth for garments, the animal spread with Ailor across Aloria wherever they went and has diversified into several breeds based on region and cultural taste. The animal is also useful for its meat, with mutton being a common meat next to fish, pork and beef in the culinary creations of many Races
. Their extreme herd mentality can be somewhat troublesome, but it also makes them easily controlled.
Goats have been a longstanding member of the agricultural community across Aloria
. Likely originating on Ceardia
with the ancient Ailor
, they were spread as the Ailor spread, from within the holds of Altalar
slave ships to the ships of those departing Ceardia for better pastures beyond the constant warfare. Eventually, the Goat became widespread to the point of commonality and it is now used by many Races
, the result being several different breeds suiting a variety of climates, terrains, and tastes.
Includes Deer and Elk
The Northern Moose is a massive mammal that openly roams the landscape of Jorrhildr
. Standing taller than the average Ailor, the Northern Moose is truly a majestic sight to behold, given it’s popularity among the locals. Due to the animal’s resistant nature, it has come to be widely accepted as the symbol of Jorrhildr and its denizens, acting as a testament to their much-bolstered hardiness.
|Imperial Stag Deer|
The Imperial Stag Deer is one of the few creatures in Aloria
privileged to be one of the few animals hunted exclusively by the Imperial Family
of the Regalian Empire
and have long been cordoned off in Imperial Hunting Grounds. They suffered under Justinian I
as Morgann Kade
hunted them extensively to fuel his own personal opulence; they have been recovering ever since and exist in the popular consciousness through a variety of fantastical works of art, both visual and oral, which describe these kings and queens of the forest.
Elegant, yet somewhat unintelligent, the Antelluion are similar to the common deer in all but a few aspects of their appearance. They are much larger than a typical deer and possess a single curved horn that is frequently prized for its strength and beauty. For years, they have lived in the Archipelago and in the grasslands of Ithania, mainly existing as something pretty for hikers to spot. While they are sometimes hunted for their horns and kept as menagerie creatures, there are not many other uses for the animal besides aesthetics. Today, Antelluion thrive as simple beasts, roaming and surviving as they have throughout generations.
The Stand Antler is one of the North Skags
most notable woodland herbivores. They have been present in Aloria
before the wildlife of their homes were touched by colonists, Altalar
alike. The Stand Antler also has a role in winter and Velheim
regional folklore. Its behavior makes it an easy animal to track and hunt, but its hunting is strictly controlled by stern rules put in place by the Kingdom of Nordskag
’s upper classes.
While it is not completely unheard of to stumble across a Qilin in the wilds of the Yang Tzu
, it is always a stunning sight. Lithe in their build and seemingly otherworldly thanks to their shimmering fur, these animals are hailed as some of the most beautiful in all of Aloria for good reason. These skittish deer are a rare find, but their pelts and horns make them a value to both the Island's inhabitants, and hunters from abroad.
Includes weasel, badger, otter, marten, ferret, mink, stoat, and wolverine
The Anglian Weasel is a small mammal native to Anglia
in the Regalian Archipelago
. An animal known to have lived in the Archipelago for some time, it has thrived in the plains of Anglia since the Ailor
first arrived and has been a pest to farmers for years. A predatory animal, the Weasel commonly hunts mice and small birds, but the reason they are annoying to farmers is their other hunting target, the Common Farm Chicken
. They are most noted for their seasonal changes in fur color which some say vary the most of any animal. This changing coat color, in turn, has also resulted in shady business practices where some buy furs supposedly of the highest quality only to have them be that of the Anglian Weasel, a common animal. Despite the fur industry in Anglia and Dorinn, as well as angry farmers, none have been able to halt the large population of this mustelid.
|Calemberger White Ferret|
While the Calemberger White Ferret’s pelt is well known by the many denizens of the lordship, not many know of their origins. Despite the native region being known for its furs and rustic clothing style, the Calemberger White Ferret isn’t an animal the regular citizen is likely to see on the isle. In reality, the ferret is kept in captivity and harvested for its furs; leaving it unable to roam the wilds properly with a population of next to zero outside of captivity, save for small pockets that escape to the wild accidentally. Calemberger White Ferrets are specially bred for their pure and much sought after white fur, and any ferret exhibiting a dull grey or any other colour fur are either slaughtered without a chance to affect the precious breeding genepool. Despite being kept in captivity, the ferrets are nowhere close to domesticated, and aren’t suitable for a home setting. Since their captivity, the animals have become increasingly feisty, resulting in the reputation of being infamously hard to breed.
The Ithanian Minque is a common mustelid sharing resemblance to a ferret that can often be found rushing about the waterways and riversides of Ithania. As the ever elusive and pursued furred devil of the fresh riverbanks, Minques are held in fond memory by most who share their continent. A very common sight by lakesides, a dear friend to some and good money waiting to be made to others, the Ithanian Minque is well-known on its home continent, and for good reason.
The Elladorian Badger is an animal known for close-knit familial bond as well as their underground burrows known as setts. They are an ancient creature, with ties to half a dozen different peoples through the centuries, from recorded sightings by the Elven Empire
to a degree of importance from the Velheim Ailor
. They possess a black and white coat, and hibernate throughout the long Ellador
winters. The Isldar invasion of Velheim settlements possibly threatens their population, but as of yet, no reports of frozen furry animals have been reported.
The Daendroc Weasel is a pesky rodent which infamously dwells in the harbors of Daendroc
. The weasel is often seen on most seafaring vessels, being loved by the sailors. It is hated as much as it is loved, however, largely due to their frequent theft of food. This weasel is often at odds with the Ghor Ka Bloodscale
; when these two creatures meet, it more often than not leads to a violent fight to the death. Daendroc Weasels today are seen in almost any harbor, always near their owner.
|Northern Brown Bear|
The Northern Brown Bear is a large mammal that inhabits the entire northern region of the Regalian Archipelago
. These bears are highly respected by the members of the School of Skagger
, as well as the Velheim
tribes as a whole. Much of Velheim culture is derived because of their proximity and respect for the Northern Brown Bear, which is considered one of the mightiest animals in the northern wilderness. It features a wide range of pelt colors and so the Northern Brown Bear is sometimes referred to as the Grizzled Bear for these unique fur patterns, however as the name dictates, these patterns and colors always keep a brownish tint to them. The Northern Brown bear was originally thought to be a wide variety of species but was eventually reclassified into the single species that exists today. While bears have a popular spot in folklore as a whole, no other bear is as represented as the Northern Brown Bear.
The Grey Bear is one of the more common bears in Aloria
, inhabiting the southern regions of the Regalian Archipelago
. Known for centuries by the locals, they once ranged as far as Calemberg
but hunting has reduced them to now only live in and around their homeland. Grey bears are notable for their grey fur, and they teach their cubs the ways of the world while carrying them around on their backs.
|Gallovian Black Mountain Bear|
The Etosian Bear is a small species of bear native to the dry island of Etosil
, where it has been known for years to the Ailor
settlers. With time, the stories of this animal were exaggerated to fit outsider expectations for a bear, and when the Vladno
came, they were initially disappointed but ultimately still molded the animal into a creature that would still help represent their culture. As such, the animal is commonly associated with the Vladno as it is also one of the most common animals they hunt. The Bear is also well known for its dark fur, which helps it blend into the dark stone of Etosil but also for its white “mask” of fur, the pattern genetic and widely varying in composition.
Includes pigs and boars
The Ridgeback Boar is a complex creature, existing as a form of wildlife across the entire stretch of the Regalian Archipelago
since before the Cataclysm
. As a result of this event and the rise of the Regalian Empire
, the animal receded into the many thick forests of the island group. They are most noted for their prominent mohawk of hair, running from their head down their back which gives them their name. Some even feel the Ridgeback Boar is the creature that inspired the fashion of shaving the sides of one's head topped by an uncut mohawk. Many simply know the animal as a proud creature of the hunt and a challenge to any competent huntsman looking for a good story to tell.
Bathoggs are commonly known for their uncanny resemblance to their close relatives: pigs. However, they tower over their pink-skinned brothers. These creatures are great in size, hitting four feet in height, several feet thick, and a staggering five hundred pounds when they reach their adult age. The Bathoggs have powerful tusks with a cone-like shape, used in fights and during the mating process. While these creatures surely are a sight to behold, they’re docile creatures, occasionally kept in captivity and bred by farmers.
|Pygmee Arloran Pig|
The Pygmee Arloran Pig is a diminutive swine once bred exclusively in the Kingdom of Arlora
. No one is quite sure how the animal came to live in the region, but in recent years it has been undergoing extensive studies by biologists attempting to determine why this species of swine was so much smaller than other pigs. The pig's other notable trait, aside from its diminutive size, is a set of fleshy wattles on the side and underside of their neck. Due to the recent Bone Horror Crisis
, the animal's population has continued to drop, and it may go extinct someday soon if the Bone Horrors
have their way.
The Urdthogg is a sleek, swift beast inherently found among the Urdweld
subspecies of the Dwarves
. Newly surfaced with the Urdwelf, the wider Dwarven population is very interested in these beasts and their capabilities to traverse underground and navigate tunnels almost like second nature. Kings and Warlords within Dwarven hierarchies are paying top coin for Urdwelders to breed these creatures and train them for military use. Even then, Urdwelds are being paid to teach these lords how to successfully use these beasts themselves, as the Urdthogg is surprisingly responsive to the Dwarven tongue, and commands if taught properly. Today, the Urdthogg numbers are beginning to grow steadily as the demand for them also grows.
Includes Rabbits and Hares
The Antelabbit is a terrifying creature, thought to be a Void
corruption of some ancient rabbit unfortunate enough to be within the energy’s corrupting reach in the Fifth Void Invasion
. It appeared like any other common rabbit but hidden just barely beneath its surface are savage features that aid it in its hunting and consumption of meat. The animal has even been known to eat other members of its species and those hunters who are paid enough to pursue them know to never underestimate these little furry beasts.
Includes aquatic mammals such as whales and dolphins.
|Gat Bulb Back|
|Air Pocket Whale|
Bursting from the long, slow waves of the Western Calms
is the Air Pocket Whale, a playful, aquatic mammal that calls the warmer waters around Ithania
home. The species’ peculiar name comes from the unique characteristic of the animal, which are two large air sacs that dominate the back of the creature. These air sacs act as special ballasts, granting them superior control of the animal’s depth in the water. Original citings of the Air Pocket Whale come from the early years after the Cataclysm
, roughly 40 AC. Early records demonstrate the incredibly friendly nature of the species, which often jump and play along with boats that sail in the region. To this day, tourists who travel to the Western Calms often take special day trips out to popular gathering places for Air Pocket Whales, so that they may witness the spectacle of the graceful creatures as they bob and dive among the surf. There are several small coastal towns in Ithania that survive solely off of such tours, as well as selling the surprisingly delicious flesh of the animals.
|White Fair Fin|
A highly intelligent social species, the White Fair Fin has existed relatively undisturbed in Aloria
for countless centuries. Occasionally caught by accident in a fisherman's nets, these medium-sized creatures live in large groups called pods and feed on small fish and mollusks. They are noted as having cultural importance to the Daendroque Ailor
, being seen as carefree features of the sea, which they exemplify in their friendliness and relative abundance.
The Rockback Whale is a unique species of whale endemic to the coasts of Sendrass
and the western coast of Farah’deen
. The creature was only known in Elven
myths, as tales told of islands growing on the back of huge fish before they vanished into the waves once more. It was only after the Cataclysm
that these myths were proven right, if not somewhat exaggerated, when Allar
vessels first ventured out beyond their shores to seek a refuge from the Mu-Allar
. Known to the wider world ever since, these creatures have inspired beauty and mystery as they possess a unique skin on their backs that help clams, barnacles and sea moss to grow. With the Bone Horror Crisis
unleashing a horde of undead bone sea monsters out from Hadaria
into southern waters, the Rockback Whale’s future is uncertain.
|Salt Sea Spinphin|
The Maiar are a unique species well known to the Regalian Empire
as one of their allies in the Chrysant War
. Fleeing the deep after the Slizzar
used their ancient magic to awaken the Deep Sea Serpents
, the Maiar now dwell much closer to the surface, and often live in warm waters though some tribes have ventured into colder regions. They are also well known for their physical diversity, caused by their unique “Evolutionary Physiology” that gives them the ability to rapidly adapt to their surroundings when compared to other races (taking as little as three years). While the species tetters on and off from being considered a full sentient race due to certain animalistic aspects remaining in their ideology and actions, most simply wait the day that these issues evolve out of the animal race and they are capable of joining society fully.
Includes Innocent birds that like to sing.
Regalian Spriggans are beautiful, fairy-like birds native to the Regalian Crown Isle
. This strange bird is a feature of many fairy tales and superstitions told to children, namely due to their appearance, which is often likened to a pixie’s, or a sprite’s. Their uniquely green colored bodies are a result of the birds’ incessant need to coat their bodies in moss, foliage, and any other green matter, using a pointed beak to assist with this. They are common bird in Regalia
but are also very difficult to spot, due to their impressive camouflage.
|Common Imperial Pigeon|
Throughout the many Major Cities
which cover the land of Aloria
, the most recurring animal is the Common Imperial Pigeon. It has made itself known due to the abundant amount of flocks which inhabit every nook and cranny of a populated city. The Common Imperial Pigeon has been around since the first days of the Regalian Empire
. They have made their presence known as an invasive species and have little to no benefits to an ecosystem. Decades have passed since they’ve cultivated into the birds they are now, and have not grown short in numbers either.
The Dragged Crow is an easily distinguished bird despite its similarities to the common crow. Larger and more formidable than its cousin, these creatures are capable of forming hostile murders in the wild, they are known for their shrill shrieking cry. Making for excellent messengers in captivity, they currently serve as a valuable means of communication across the Ithanian Sovereignty and the Regalian Empire at large.
The Black Feather is an undersized songbird that originates from the Regalian Archipelago
, and can now be found throughout Corontium
. Known for their unique ability to replicate speech, these birds are difficult to spot but are easily heard throughout Regalia
. In recent years, they’ve been domesticated and kept as household pets by Ailor
The Red Breaster is known across the farming world for many things. Its greatest claim to fame is its close relation to the now extinct junglefowl that helped create it and its close cousin, the Common Farm Chicken
. It is also noted for its shrill, powerful cry that marks the rising of the sun each day, said to be the most powerful of any bird. They are also known for their fiery-colored plumage, the Red Breaster is a staple of many farms in Anglia
Ducks are waterfowl well known in Aloria
, existing in domesticated and wild surroundings across the world. It is unknown where they originated from, but today they are a common creature seen in parks, on farms and in the forest rivers on many continents. These animals are well known for often possessing a pronounced dichotomy between male and female members of the species, but also for playing a common role in Sihai
culinary dishes (though a number of other Cultures
also likes to incorporate Duck in their dishes).
The Hinterlandic Raven is a very peculiar bird that displays extremely odd habits. The raven is generally seen as a very mischievous, intelligent bird, that is acutely aware of its own surroundings and the people that live near its nest. Strangely enough, this bird is also poetically suicidal and even downright self destructive, for reasons unknown as of yet. This bird has become a reviewed curiosity for animal scholars, using it as a hallmark example of trying to understand illogical animal behavior.
|Common Farm Chicken|
From the lowest beggar to the highest nobleman, most residents of Aloria
have laid their eyes on the Common Farm Chicken. One of the most ordinary animals you can find on nearly every continent, they have made their way as livestock on farms the world over. Originally hailing from Daendroc
, the enslaved Ailors
brought the wild ancestors of today’s chicken with them as they escaped their Elven
captors. The Chicken is favored for providing plenty of food for those even with a small amount of coin. Even then, they still have a remarkable effect on different cuisines from all types of cultures.
Includes birds that hunt other fauna.
The Nimbinoldor is a hawk universally renowned for its hunting abilities. Often the choice hawk for those looking for a friendlier and submissive breed, this bird was extracted from eastern Daen
, being sold throughout Aloria
as the ideal specimen for an inexperienced falconer just getting started. Due to these birds’ innate ability to cooperate, they have often been used by rangers in large quantities.
The Imperial Hawk is an animal native to the Crown Isle
and has rarely left its homeland. The animal has always been a part of life in the imperial capital, living there since before the Cataclysm
when the city was founded by the Regalian Kingdom
. The hawk has colorations similar to that of the Common Imperial Pigeon
, but this is a deception tactic used to put prey at ease before striking. As the capital grows and expands, this bird is likely to be there right alongside it, nesting and gliding across the skies of the City of Light.
|Ceardian Long Talon|
The Ceardian Long Talon is named somewhat ironically as it does not actually have long talons, but rather long feathers. The bird has followed Ceardians
for centuries; first in the period of Ceardian Warlords, then to the Regalian Archipelago
as trade ties were established between the two nations, and finally to Essalonia
itself fell to Void
forces. The Long Talon is now a common breed favored among falconers and is unlikely to dip in population unless the forests it calls home are drastically cut down.
The Calemberg Adelaar is one of the animals known to symbolize the aristocracy in Aloria, particularly of the Ailor race. The bird has ties back to the old Wirtemcaller Kingdom
and, having survived an attempt by the Skagger Horde
to drive them into near extinction, are now recovering in number across the three Calem regions of the Regalian Archipelago
, Opper Calem
, and Hinter Calem
. With its large size, crested head, and an attitude of superiority over other bird species, it serves as the perfect example of the Alt-Regalian
culture which formed out of the fallen Wirtemcaller state.
|Calemberger Black Hawk|
The Calemberger Black Hawks are a carnivorous bird native to Inner CalembergWald, or more commonly known as Calemberg Forest. At first glance they can be described as elongated birds with a shiny black coat of bristle feathers, having a grey angular shaped patch of feathering on their lower panel. They are a common predator in Calemberg forests, being discreet hunters that often hunt during the daylight hours.
The Crow Eagle is one of the animals known widely for its symbolic value to the aristocracy in Aloria
, particularly the Ailor
race. The bird has ties back to the old Wirtemcaller Kingdom
and after having survived an attempt by the Skagger Horde
to drive them into extinction, are now recovering in number across the three Calem regions of the Regalian Archipelago
, Opper Calem
, and Hinter Calem
. With its large size, crested head, and an attitude of superiority over other avian species, it serves as the perfect figurehead of the Alt-Regalian
culture which formed out of the fallen Wirtemcaller state.
|Throatcapswald War Owl|
Includes birds that spend a lot of time in or around the sea.
The Common Gull is an infamous seabird known as a crying terror of the coasts, though only in the most dumbed-down sense of such terms. While it serves occasional use to sailors and fishermen, these days it is known solely as a nuisance; an overpopulated one, at that. Considered the “rooster” of cities of port, these birds often wake sleeping residents early in the morning, and crowd coasts in high numbers. The overpopulation of this bird is a notable fact, to the point where there have been recent tales told by sailors of flocks thick enough to scatter sunlight and last a full five minutes before passing entirely.
Includes birds that spend long periods of time up high in, close or above the cloud cover.
|Givrais Thunder Bird|
The Givrais Thunder Bird is a unique animal from northern Farah’deen
known for its strange habit of gathering around areas where lighting is about to strike. A long-lasting feature of the region, the birds survived the Great Storm
and have also managed to survive the latest bout of warfare in their region. They are still hunted, however, because Ithanians greatly enjoy the myriad of colors their feathers possess. These same feathers make it hard to see them as they fly in the blue sky however they are much more obvious when they nest in the canyons they make their homes in.
Includes penguins, ostriches, chickens, peacocks, and ground owls.
Mooan are large, wingless birds found roaming the expansive grasslands of Daen
. They eat a simple diet of insects and seeds, which is just about as simple as their brain. Known for their distinctive “Mooan” cry that gives them their name and their tactic of falling over as a distraction, the Cielothar
have managed to tame a population of the animal in their settlements and overall the Mooan has survived countless harrowing events. It is unlikely that the animal will vanish from the Ularen Wastes
that they call home any time soon.
Ollivear resemble large, birdlike Ogres
with arms and long feathers. They are hostile and dangerous predators that grow as tall as an Orc
in height and far wider in girth. While native to Guldar
, they have also made nests in Daendroc
due to the Orcs transporting eggs during their great exodus.
|Common Farm Chicken|
From the lowest beggar to the highest nobleman, most residents of Aloria
have laid their eyes on the Common Farm Chicken. One of the most ordinary animals you can find on nearly every continent, they have made their way as livestock on farms the world over. Originally hailing from Daendroc
, the enslaved Ailors
brought the wild ancestors of today’s chicken with them as they escaped their Elven
captors. The Chicken is favored for providing plenty of food for those even with a small amount of coin. Even then, they still have a remarkable effect on different cuisines from all types of cultures.
Includes extinct giant/mythical birds.
The Rokha is a winged titan, stalking the plains of Daendroc
below it from the skies with keen vision, and painting the lands red with precise dives and strikes from the deadly claws mounted on its feet. The Rokha has for centuries inspired terror into the hearts of the people who lived near the mountains of Daendroc, inhabiting the northwestern regions of the Zuimobragan Peninsula. These enormous predatory birds have been a plague on the Altalar
cities built into the mountainsides for millennia, and the Elves
best efforts to eradicate the bird has severely decreased their numbers. To this day, its feathers and claws are prized trinkets among the Elven population, and the Daen
humans as well.
Viewed as a strange beast by both the Varran
and the Elven Empire
, this native Ithanian species is rarely, if ever, interacted with by any being outside of its own species. Later into the time of the Elven Empire, the beast became symbolic of Ithania itself, subsequently causing their image became a standard architectural feature. In the years since the Cataclysm
, the animal has retreated deeper into the Ithanian forests they reside in. The creature’s most notable feature is its inability to fit into neither avian nor mammalian, simply defined as a feline head connected to a bird-like body. Today, they are most commonly seen set in stone as a minor animal in the pantheon of architectural symbolism the highly cultured Ithanians make use of though some Ithanian nobles do seek the challenge of hunting down this beast.
Includes dinosaur-esque reptiles.
An agile nightmare to some, and a loyal companion to others, the Two-Claw Raptors have been used as battle-mounts and hunting dogs for almost as long as the Mu-Allar
have existed. It would seem as if the two reptilian hunters share a bond not only through physical appearance, but by their like-mindedness. They live in large packs in the jungles of Sendras
, and are prone to conflicts with opposing raptor packs.
|Sendrassian Long Maw Saurian|
The Sendrassian Long Maw Saurian is a relentless predator, dominating the continent of Sendras
for centuries despite the Allar trying to force it away at one time. Infamous for being one of the largest and strongest predators on Aloria
, this enormous creature has had a great impact on the Mu-Allar
culture and lifestyle in the form of the tale of the first hunters who took a Long Maw down. They are also known for possessing several unique body features suspected to have gifted to them by their ancient Yellow Sky Dragon
prey and the Void
converts who won the Sendrassian Civil War
. As a result, its body parts are highly sought after by Allar
A tenacious body and a vicious bite, the Crú’áellë’ciádenö is a small airborne reptilian from Sendras
that was brought to Daen
, via the first Elven
expeditions to the ancient continent. It is one of the few reptiles capable of flight, by use of its extended arms with a sail of muscle membranes attached to it. It has caused many Elven and Allar
biologist to bicker over the name, since the most widely known name for the species was made by the Elves, however the Allar claim to have named it first.
Includes freshwater tropical or saltwater reptiles.
Long, with a savage toothy maw and an equally powerful tail, the Saltwater Snapper is a crocodile of large proportions and infamous reputation, known to inhabit the waters of Hadaria
, and the coastline of Teled Methen
. Known to be quick to temper and constantly hungry, Saltwater Snappers are symbols of ambition and ferocity but also of the Cro-Allar
who share many features with these wild beasts.
|Sweet Water Snapper|
The Longtail Croque is an aquatic reptile indigenous to Ithania
. It has been part of that region’s history since the Varran Empire
, where it harassed the Varran
people and was possibly tied to their ancient religion. With the rise of the Elves
and later Ithanian Ailor
, the creature was actively hunted out of the major waterways of the nation to help maintain the peaceful culture Ithanians are known for. The animal is notable for its long tail, its “pack” societies as well as regional colorations and gender populations.
Includes all snakes and serpentine creatures.
Feared as a merciless killer, and told of in the oral tales and stories of Nordskagian people, the Medskala is a slithering predator from the Kingdom of Nordskag
. Although similar in more ways than one to their serpentine cousins, these snakes are much bigger, more dangerous, and extremely cunning. The Medskala is reputed throughout Nordskag and generally given a wide berth by Nordskagians out of fear of being consumed.
|Common Grass Snake|
The Grass Snake, as implied in the name, is a hilariously common and widespread animal. The combination of its near refusal to die, as well as the heavy emphasis its body has on reproduction, has made the animal something of a marvel. Known for its annoying habit of nesting in gardens and bushels, the Grass Snake has a reputation for scaring adults and children alike due to its unsuspecting nature. The population of the Common Grass Snake has no rate of declining; in fact, biological experts state the opposite, that the population is increasing at an alarming rate.
The Cobravv is one of the more iconic animals of the Farah’deen
deserts. Tales warn of these venomous snakes all throughout the folklore of the Qadir
people alike. This nocturnal animal hunts lizards and other prey at night, but if you step on its burrow you are sure to fall to its deadly bite. Despite their legendary dangerous traits and territorial ways in the wild, the animal has been tamed and used in street performances and can even be domesticated as pets. Those that use this animal in performances call themselves ‘snake-charmers’ and use a flute to command the Cobravv on what to do.
The Rainbow Snake exclusively inhabits the dense jungle continent of Sendras
, where the Allar
used it for decades in the creation of alchemy products before these practices ended following their civil war. The animal is rare, with a high youth mortality rate, but once it has matured and starts producing its bad-tasting slippery black reflective oil, it is guaranteed to survive for a long time. The animal is also known for rarely hunting prey, instead going after the dead of Sendras first. Their spread is so vast, across the entire landmass, that it is unlikely they will slip into the darkness of extinction any time soon.
|Stone Forest Snake|
The Stone Forest Snake is often feared by the wider public and the inexperienced scholar as a fierce beast made of stone that haunts Llíü’raëth, the stone forest of Hyarroc
, and serves as the vanguard to the even fiercer serpent, the Basilisk
. In actuality, it is an underwhelming creature when singled out due to its tendency to hunt small prey rather than the uncommon larger creatures who mistakenly wander into the stone forest of Llíü’raëth. However, they are in the Basilisk's thrall and can aid in restraining or driving such larger animals somewhere desired by the much larger snake. They also possess a camouflage ability, though only against rocky surfaces, that make them difficult to spot and feed the myth they are made out of stone.
Includes iguanas, geckos and multiple varieties of small or medium sized reptilian life.
|Ghor Ka Bloodscale|
In the eyes of many, Ghor Ka Bloodscales are odd creatures. These curious creatures are thought to be the result of several failed Allar experiments that could not be eradicated by the alchemists and scientists who created them. A small reptile with red scales, the Ghor Ka Bloodscale is intelligent enough to converse with other members of their own species, have a primitive form of written communication, and even make crude weaponry. Though they are native to the jungles of Sendras, Hadar, and Teled Methen, Ghor Ka Bloodscales can often be found on pirate and slaver vessels due to their ability to make mutually beneficial pacts with sentient races such as the Allar, Slizzar, Varran, and Altalar.
The Green Lizard is possibly the most common quadruped animal in Aloria
, existing across multiple continents. It is a small green reptile but also known for the streaks of blue and red that mark males and females apart. It is a rare example of a domesticated lizard, kept as pets by some Allar
. It has been present throughout many world events, yet remains alive and unaffected today.
Elusive and ferocious, these camouflaged killers strike their unsuspecting prey from above. Not much is known about these mysterious predators, resulting in their status as the source of many wandering tales and ghost stories. Because of this, these large lizards have gained an infamous reputation, leading to them being hunted over the years. The lizard’s elusive nature and rock-like scales, however, have allowed them to hide away in the rocky cliffs and caverns that defines most of the southern New Ceardian
Anyone who wishes to cross the deserts of Farah’deen
will no doubt encounter this deadly reptile along the way - If they can spot it. This lizard is infamous for its venomous bite and perfect camouflage, capable of killing a victim in minutes while staying hidden amongst the sand. Outsiders easily underestimate the Hagaan, but most locals know to be extremely wary of this territorial animal, especially if they are traveling at night.
Includes reptiles that possess many mammal-like traits.
The unfortunate souls that stray too close to a swamp's edge often find themselves the meal of a Kyanprat. There are few beings, animal or otherwise, that pose any danger to this horrifying creature. Ranging between sixteen and eighteen feet tall with an odd mixture of reptilian and mammalian features, these swamp-dwelling beasts are a lethal sight to behold.
Though its prickly appearance may suggest otherwise, the colorful Pastalid is a popular pet among Aloria’s artists and performers. Despite their unusual and inhospitable habitat, the Pastalid has captured the attention of the Alorian public far from its Ithanian home. With its rainbow-hued, scaled appearance, the Pastalid continues to bedazzled and surprise desert travellers in Ithania
while guiding them when needed.
Includes turtles and other reptiles that live in the water.
The Mossassarios is a primeval terror primarily found beneath the Western Calms
, stalking the waters in search of prey. This marine reptile bears some similarity to lizards, with four limbs and a tail. For as anyone can remember, the Mossassarios have been a danger to the ships around the western landmasses since the early Elves
first took to the waters. To hunt such a beast is a dangerous undertaking, but those who manage to bring one down can be greatly rewarded. Mossassarios have not made much of an impact beyond the west, but are a risk any sailors in those waters may face. Currently, they’re most infamous for the sinking of merchant vessels in the area.
|Great Bog Snapper|
The existence of the Great Bog Snapper is unquestionably not a great one, being so lackluster that it spawned the common saying “Only swamp rocks and water today”, which remains to be used to Anglian
hunters to describe a lackluster tripBaring a size far more massive in comparison to an everyday snapping turtle, the snappers are exclusive to only the swamps and bogs of Anglia and its surrounding regions. They are relatively easy to find due to their sheer size and lack of migration. Because they are dormant for the majority of the day, and only to snap out at any small prey to come near, it is no wonder these turtles are described as large stones.
Swift and majestic, a wild Sea Swoof is truly a sight to behold. A strange mix of a snake and a skate with iguana-like scaly skin, this creature has mystified casual beach-goers and swimmers for generations. Usually found in the oceans of Aloria
, this strange-looking aquatic snake has been regarded as bad luck by sailors for as long as they’ve been discovered.
|Gargant Hadar Trunkrond|
The Gargant Hadar Trunkrond has a well-deserved reputation as the largest turtle in Aloria
. Having survived since the rise of the Slizzar
and past their fall, the Trunkrond is now rare due to the damage wrought by the Chrysant War
. They are now slowly making a return once more as their large size deters people and animals from hunting them. They are also known for returning to certain beaches to lay their eggs, carrying on a legacy somehow known to them despite rarely ever visiting these spots previously. Unless Hadaria
suffers another disaster, these giant reptiles will still be around and swimming through the seas for centuries to come.
Cunning and deceitful, the Kelp of Aloria
were only recently discovered by the colonial regions of the Regalian Empire
. Prone to taking on magical guises, they are notorious for luring their victims to secluded places and killing them via drowning. They predominantly dwell in underwater caves, away from the outside world and were once confused for Maiar until this fact was cleared up by the Maiar race itself. Kelp are rare and fascinating, but a person should take the utmost care when in contact with these creatures.
The Maerrow are small, Maiar
-like fishpeople that hail from Essalonia
. These carnivorous beings are known to steal the bounty of fishermen on the ocean and in rivers for themselves while also hunting down singular or small groups of targets. They are also known for their hideous, tooth filled grins which they maintain throughout their lives. Figures of malice in Colonial
culture, it is likely that they will go extinct in the coming years if they maintain their low population density, spread across the waterways of Essalonia.
Includes large and otherwise mythical reptiles.
Very few creatures are as vilified and dangerous as the great Basilisk. This colossal serpent, known as the Great King of Snakes, patrols the stone forests of Llíü’raëth
searching for rare metals, treasure, or prey to feast upon. Though its origins are unknown, many attribute the Basilisk to be a final descendent of the Green Dragons that occupied Hyarroc thousands of years ago. The Basilisk lives in a massive sinkhole called The Maw
, thought to be a burial site of the snake’s ancestors. Today, the ancient serpent wanders the stone forest, exerts control over the Stone Forest Snakes
, and is considered to be one of the most deadly monsters in Aloria.
|Deep Sea Serpent|
The Deep Sea Serpent is one of the largest creatures in all Aloria
, certainly in the Alorian Oceans
. For centuries they were worshipped as divine beings and living gods by the Slizzar
, but their numbers diminished after the Cataclysm
. With the fall of the Essa Empire
, Deep Sea Serpents were declared extinct after the Regalian military’s victory at Fesso Hualla. Unknown to many, the Deep Sea Serpent still lives on in the depths of the ocean, but they have become very scarce following the Bone Horror Crisis
that filled their waters with undead monstrosities.
|Shallow Sea Serpent|
The Shallow Sea Serpent was once a powerful cousin to the Deep Sea Serpent
; an apex predator that infested the freshwaters of Daen
and beyond. Unfortunately, the rise and ultimate decline of the Allorn Empire
ended their superiority, rendering the animal extinct. It was mostly known for its mythical ability to breathe fire - in reality, this was a unique hunting system that involved rapidly boiling the water and air around its neck. Their skin developed to resist such heat. While the creature is formally considered to be extinct, rumors persist of surviving specimens though most have been confirmed to be nothing more than seals, trees rotting in the water, and overactive imaginations.
Includes all frogs and toads.
|Silver Poison Toad|
Gazing into the jungles of Fendarfelle
, one can easily sense glistening metal far in the swamps. Most travellers know better than to investigate, for those gleaming pieces of silver are likely to be Silver Poison Toads, sitting in their marshes, unafraid of anything that might hunt them, for they will enact their bowel-ripping vengeance from beyond death. From the time the explorers of Fendarfelle first set foot on the continent, this seemingly harmless creature has always been a mystery. Even today, the toads fill the swamps and wetlands of Fendarfelle by the dozen, colorful, but unthreatened due to their toxic nature.
Most commonly known for startling hunters during the beginning of spring, the Highland Creaker is a common frog that is infamous for its unique mating call. The particularly lumpy creature is large compared to many of its relatives, measuring at roughly 12 inches in length on average. However, even it’s size does not give it away while it hibernates under the snow, having been discovered only by a chance encounter when one frog was unfortunately stepped on. To this day, it remains infamous among Gallovians
and has been used as a cautionary tale to always watch one’s feet.
|Common Plains Toad|
Known for their rather camouflaged features, Common Plains Toads likely came from Ithania
but then infested the fields of Anglia
and beyond, though the locals limited the numbers of these creatures so they no longer threaten the local ecosystem. They are considered to be the most lethargic out of all the Alorian
amphibians. They are often found gathered in bunchings in rainy weather and storms, known for hiding beneath trees to blend in during the harsher weather.
Includes salamanders, newts, and other lizard-like amphibians.
The Salas’maïdar is by far one of the most common creatures known in Aloria
. It’s unique life cycle and long lifespan have caused it to be the subject of research and curiosity since it was discovered. This species has remained hidden from the gaze of biologists for some time despite its large size due to its coloration, and unique burrowing habits. Its life cycle is nearly constantly researched by young, aspiring biologists.
The Effhlekh Salamander is a mysterious jewel of Farah’deen
, an amphibian that makes it’s home in desert-covered lands with little water, and an animal that is of particular fascination to Qadir-Almae
engineers. This salamander makes its home in the oases and on the coasts of Farah’deen, though the scarcity of water and its inhospitable habitat have begun to wear down its population. Documented even before the Great Storm
, this amphibian has been a part of Farah’deen’s history for centuries. One of the most interesting parts about this salamander is it’s color-shifting skin in the presence of high concentrations of Binral Essence
, a trait that has surrounded species in superstition. Despite the population decline in the wild, the Effhlekh Salamander remains a mysterious link to the past and is often now found in captivity as an exotic pet.
While the cities of Etosil
often come alive at night with the flickering of hundreds of candles, the hills and pastures of the countryside are often speckled with the glowing embers of the Phlarkie. A small amphibian with a natural affinity for fire, Phlarkies have a natural combustible compound that is created in a special organ located in their back. They were originally discovered when the first settlers arrived in Etosil, who were drawn to the mysterious lights that dotted the rocky terrain, only to find a bizarre six legged creature that was warm to the touch. Phlarkies are found across Etosil, found even in farmer’s homes as they lie among the embers of the hearth. They do not bother local citizens much more than simply being in the way and they do a wonderful job keeping the bugs away. Etosians have come to appreciate their little companions, and because of that, the Phlarkie is often considered one of the symbols of Etosil.
Includes all fish who primarily live in freshwater such as ponds, freshwater lakes, rivers and swamps.
Large, swift and cunning, the Flats Glider is both a prized and dreaded catch for any fisherman. Often found in freshwater rivers in New Ceardia
, the Flats Glider is a large freshwater stingray, notorious for its difficulty to catch. It is named for its ability to glide through the water. These large, typically docile beasts are prized for the unique flavor of their meat, and the amount of said meat on them makes them all the more valuable of a catch. Nowadays, their numbers dwindle, but they breed rapidly enough to endure the constant fight to get them out of the water and onto a plate.
|Red Fairfin Fish|
The Red Fairfin is an iconic fish commonly found in meals from the cities across Daen
. The Elven Empire
once served the fish to its leaders, but now it is commonly found throughout the towns that dot the continent. The Fairfin’s flashy fins and obvious brood give it no chance to stand against its Ailor hunters. Its large numbers and steady population have caused it to surge in popularity, and nobles want it as a live pet but have failed to domesticate it as the animal requires moving water to live. Predators on its native continent often feast on it due to the fish not having any defense mechanisms, save for remaining in large groups at all times.
The Meetok Fish is a freshwater fish from Sendrass
, and is one of the most populous animals on the jungled landmasses. With origins dating back centuries, the animal has remained unchanged over the years, as it has near-perfectly adapted to the swamps and vegetation-filled rivers of the region. It is most known for its brilliant emerald, ruby and sapphire colorations as well as having an incredibly brief life cycle. Today, people and animals across Sendrass enjoy this fish as a food source, greatly enjoying the simple but tasty creature while the wealthy must pay out of the nose for the same experience.
The Poison Koi, specifically known as “Yǒudú Jīnyú”—which roughly translates into “poisonous goldish” in Common—among the inhabitants of the Yang-Tzu Islands
, is a treacherous, seemingly harmless fish that lives in familial schools, and are often kept in special types of ponds. This type of fish is unfortunately one of the most deadly creatures to keep around or even remain in vicinity of due to its constant secretion of toxins. When not found in the wild, they are often captured and sold for high bargains to the wealthiest houses, often those of royalty.
Includes all fish who primarily live in saltwater such as oceans, seas and saltwater lakes.
Barnacle Trout are common saltwater fish that have lived in Aloria
for millenia. They are notable for their diet of crustaceans, principally barnacles, which they eat using their flat teeth. They are also notable for the purple stripe that runs the length of their ocean blue body. They migrate across the world, following ships and feeding on barnacles to stay alive. Though this habit can lead to problems despite seeming like a good thing for ships on the surface.
|Eelboor Man of War|
Mystery and intrigue surround the Eelboor Man of War as it glides in the wake of ships in the night and into the history texts of studious scholars intent on understanding this peculiar jellyfish. The Eelboor Man of War attracts the eyes of curious onlookers, educated or not, due to its immense size and odd appearance when compared to other oceanic creatures. While the exact date of its discovery is unknown, the Eelboor Man of War has reached its venomous tentacles through history upon its discovery off the coast of Farah’deen
in the Great Middle Sea
. Despite its large size, the Eelboor Man of War is quite fragile and prefers the Great Middle Sea due to its general lack of storms. Upon its initial discovery, fishermen were quick to spread tales of this gigantic creature haunting the depths of the ocean waiting for the inattentive sailor to slip from his perch.
|Pahltu Reef Cracker|
A fearsome predator of the sea, the Pahltu Reef Cracker is one of the largest fish to currently exist in Aloria
. With tough armor and a seemingly obstinate need to destroy, these fish are found scouring the reefs around Hadaria
, endlessly seeking out their next meal. Part of their name came from the term given to them by the Maiar
, however, the rest was decided based on their behavior. While people have attempted to use them as food, this has been concluded to be not worth the time; they aren’t very tasty and have a layer of armor to get through before they can be considered edible. Their numbers have been dropping considerably due to the amount of prey in the waters decreasing, both from their predation and due to commercial fishing, causing a lack of sustenance to maintain their large bodies and stay alive.
|Crescent Sickle Shark|
|Sweet Water Sea Leopard|
|Great Reef Masscar|
The Blubvoldta is a cold-water bottom-dwelling fish with a hideous appearance. While their bloated body gives the appearance of a lazy creature, its quick reflexes, and dangerously sticky tongue make it a fearsome animal. Rarely seen outside of their deep water habitat, they are valuable to alchemists and craftsmen because of their internal body slime. While the substance on its own is disgusting, diluting it with Vocadine
or other alcohol-based alchemy mixtures often produce an excellent flame resistant lacquer.
The Kalmian Spineback is a fish unique to the Inner Kalm Sea in The North Belt
. An anadromous fish, they swim up the various streams and rivers that feed the Sea to breed. As a result, all of the nearby Velheim
nations are supplied with food every autumn in a predictable fashion. In ancient times it was said to be easier as the fish never “fought back” like they do today; their sharp spines are known to hurt animals hunting them as well as fishermen, causing damage to their tools as well. Regardless of this, the Kalmian Spineback remains a constant source of food for the local people around the Sea.
Includes all coral and starfish.
|Walking Sea City Coral|
An oddity in the Oceans
, the Walking Sea City Coral appears true to its namesake. A staggeringly large coral entity, this oddity wanders the warmer oceans of the world. The Walking Sea City Coral is a conglomerate of smaller corals belonging to the same species, clumping together to form one larger animal. The smaller Walking Sea Cities are typically one hundred-fifty to three hundred feet across, although they have been known to get as large as several hundred square feet. The Walking Sea City Coral has found itself home to schools of Maiar in the past and undoubtedly will continue to do so. This coral, in particular, holds relative importance for Aloria on an ecological scale. An essentially a nomadic marine ecosystem, it acts as a carbon and nitrogen fixer in the ocean.
|Sponge Frill Coral|
The Tentacle Coral is the only believed species of coral known to have no exoskeleton. It will congregate in fields of the invertebrate, wafting in the water along with the current, seemingly harmless. For a long while, it was considered a popular snack for the Maiar
in the middle deep of the oceans around Hadaria
, until they had to vacate. However, consuming the wrong parts of this creature can cause near-fatal injuries. The poisonous creature now remains largely untouched by those with the knowledge to keep them safe, but unaware organisms are still falling for its unimposing appearance to this day.
|Crust Rock Coral|
A common sight among the aquatic wildlife in Essalonia
, the Staryon Starfish is truly one of a kind. This little invertebrate comes in a variety of colors which all depend on the temperature of their habitat and the composition of their diet. Although they have a relatively short and uninteresting history in the eyes of most scholars, the Staryon has a special place on the coasts of Essalonian states and the waters surrounding it. The Staryon can also be used to produce vibrant dyes but many of these are only available to merchants of the Songaskian Masaya and insular states, making them rare in other areas of Aloria
. Many scholars in the field of aquaculture continue to study the Staryon and its remarkable ability to convert different materials into a natural dye.
Includes all crabs and lobsters.
Many fishermen and people who posses a general love for the sea will know the Nordskag Kreb. One of larger of the crab species, many inhabitants of the North adore catching and eating this crustacean. Populating the majority of the waters in Nordskag
, the Nordskag Kreb has been a delicious meal for the Velheimers
that caught them since they began catching them centuries ago. With a somewhat spiky and hard shell, all predators of the crab tend to be way bigger than it, as is custom with crustacean species. The Nordskag Kreb is rather abundant, and has a sweet flavor when their meat is properly cooked, the Kreb’s primary use is as a generic food product across Aloria, though focused in areas dominated by the Velheim.
While regular Alorians may be more accustomed to folklore of beasts and creatures on land or soaring through the skies, menacing creatures such as the Whale Crab are revered by pirates and privateers alike. These crabs are like no other crustacean, having an enormous size that dwarfs Alorians. In the years following the Cataclysm
, sea-travellers have repeatedly reported sightings of these colossal crustaceans, despite disbelief from some of their land-dwelling acquaintances. Most, if not all, seafarers have a certain fear of these beasts in their heart, unsure when the crabs will strike. Like many other mythical leviathans, Whale Crabs are seen in folklore across coastal cultures and any individual who claims to live on the open sea.
Includes all invertebrate bugs such as beetles, bees, ants, and more.
Buzzing, bobbing, bumbling; the Common Sunstripe is, as the name suggests, incredibly common, and is the best known member of the bee family found in Aloria
. The Common Sunstripe is found in all temperate climates of Aloria, including most of the Daen
supercontinent and the Regalian Archipelago
. Their nests can be found in the high branches of trees, and even sometimes in the dense grasses of a prairie. Common Sunstripes were first domesticated in Anglia around 9 AC, starting the wonderful trade of bee-keeping. Today, Common Sunstripes can be found across the Regalian Empire
and its client-states, raised by farmers and enthusiasts alike to produce honey for the citizens of the Empire.
The Anglian Bee is known across the Regalian Archipelago as one of the most important animals to the Anglian
ecosystem, despite being one of the smallest. The Anglian Bee, named after the place they are assumed to have originated from, are responsible for the pollination of the majority of the plants found in the Regalian Archipelago
. Farmers in the region of Anglia often have great respect for these bees simply due to the fact that they allow the farmers to have a profitable crop, and without them much of the Regalian population would starve. Through Anglian migration, the Anglian Bee can be found in areas across the Archipelago and in pockets across the Regalian Empire
. Their honey is said to be the sweetest in the world and the animal shows no sign of decreasing in numbers.
Hadar Wasps are large diptera insects found in Hadar as well as the coastline of Sendras. These giant creatures served as a formidable menace to the various Hadarian kingdoms in their earlier years, and because a minor obstacle to Regalian troops and sailors during the Chrysant Wars. Today they remain unaffected by the frequent wars of the continent, and are now one of the most prevalent forms of life on the islands.
|Saruhanna Sand Ant|
The Saruhanna Sand Ant is a massive insectoid predator, preying on anything unfortunate enough to blunder into its territory. Sporting a silver carapace, these arthropods are perfectly suited to prey on the less fortunate denizens of Saruhanna
. However, they once ranged far and wide until the Great Storm
wiped many of them from the great desert continent of Farah’deen
. Their large size is also thought to be tied to the past, with the consensus standing that the feature is a result of a previous Void Invasion
though many uneducated people believe it was a result of the Cataclysm
. Regardless, they are a serious threat to any explorer seeking to venture into Saruhanna’s dry regions, especially ones who are foolish enough to stray into the ants’ cavernous colony networks.
The Fendar Rotbite, while not particularly dangerous, is certainly an unpleasant creature. This vile arthropod thrives on rotting bodies, the cause of its loathing. Rotbites were first discovered on Fendarfelle
in 263 AC by an Ithanian
logging company, whose workers called it “La Pourriture”. They make homes for themselves in graveyards and the dense jungles of the region. In modern times, the bugs are fairly uncommon due to their reclusive behavior, but still a nuisance that most graveyard workers must deal with.
|Common Red Ant|
As one might assume by their name, the Common Red Ant is rather widespread and known to exist on every continent containing a tropical climate, but their population is mainly centered in Daendroc
. The Common Red Ant is an integral part of the ecosystem, assisting in the breaking down of leaves and killing other pest insects such as cockroaches and termites. For most, the fire ant is a pest that often burrows into the grounds near their homes and when agitated, whether accidentally or on purpose, sting their victim mercilessly. These ants are of great interest to scientists, though, due to their polymorphism, ability to survive, and mutualistic relationships with other insects and species that they appear to form.
The Grand Papillon is a vibrant butterfly that can possess colorations of yellow, green, red and brown in a black framed body. It has survived many disasters, from the devastating war between the Varran
Empires, to the Cataclysm
, to the recent military conflicts of the last two decades, such as the Rangers Crisis
. It is also known for its large size and currently stands as a symbol of nature to the Faith of Estel
while others view it as an excellent pollinator.
The Southern Longwing is well known in Daendroque
culture as a symbol of movement but also disease. Supposedly carrying a plague that affected Elven
society, this preconception remaining after the Cataclysm
while the animal as a symbol of movement came both from its own frantic flitting over the waters and that it took a massive jump to southern lordships in the Regalian Archipelago
. It is well known as the largest species of dragonfly, with enormous wings longer than their own bodies.
The Regalian Lilaspitze is a purple butterfly well-known to the Regalian Archipelago
in which it resides. While it was once heavily connected to the Emperor and royal power, it has since declined into a general symbol of Empire commonly employed by those not educated in its eating habits. The Lilaspitze moves from north to south with the changing seasons to avoid the cold, blessing many with the sight of a group of these winged insects fluttering through the air on their way to warmer areas or their old home.
|Common Bloat Fly|
With its shiny, metallic colouring, the Common Bloat Fly is often seen around most parts of the Regalian Archipelago
. Armed with an irritating sting, these creatures are viewed as nothing more than pests, feeding off of the waste of the Regalian Empire
. This insect is often studied by scientists and scholars alike in an attempt to rid the world of its abhorrent presence.
|Sewer Corpse Fly|
|Sewer Bloat Fly|
Horrifically mutated insects equipped with acidic bile whilst carrying the debilitating Mind Rot, the Sewer Bloat Fly is among the most feared predators of the Regalian Sewers. This scavenging fly has a body the size of a fist, thought to be the result of exposure to Void Essence or alchemical runoff, making it a terrifying sight to behold. It's highly defensive behaviour, coupled with their fast reproductive rate makes Sewer Bloat Flies very difficult to contain or remove from any one place. This creates a big problem for those who dwell in the Regalian Undercity; it is becoming increasingly difficult to prevent these insects from taking over more and more of the sewer systems, eventually rendering them completely uninhabitable.
|Sewer Rot Fly|
Found in large swarms, the Sewer Rot Fly finds and consumes unattended corpses in a matter of days. These horrific flies live in large cities, and can reduce a corpse to nothing but clean bones. It’s a commonly known fact that the insides of the flies are exceedingly dangerous. Every fly is filled with a rank sludge that will cause gangrene if it comes in contact with the skin. This makes combating swarms highly dangerous, and possibly deadly. Wherever there is death, the Sewer Rot Fly will be close by.
|Haelstram Jungle Scuttler|
The Bugutza is a creature very few Regalians would like to consider exists on Aloria
, namely because of how disgusting it is. A large grub creature the size of a man’s arm, the insect has been a source of food for the Naylar
inhabitants of Hadaria
for years, making it an integral part of their cuisine. Surprisingly, despite the Chrysant War
, this bug is still prosperous and is also known to be easy to find after a rainfall.
|Farah’deen Dune Worm|
Ever-violent and vicious titans, the Farah’deen Dune Worm lurks deep beneath the sands of Farah’deen
, exploding out of the ground without warning to swallow up prey. The Dune Worm is a creature of unbelievable size and appetite that will consume almost anything in its path, including other Dune Worms. These rare monsters are some of the most feared things in all of Farah’deen, able destroy any caravan traveling on the sands within an instant.
The Eartheater Skall is a worm native to Ellador
, with white, matted fur, and tissue dense enough to endure the ragged drag of the underearth it crawls in. The now-absent Dakkar treated Skalls like mundane pests, while the Dwarves
struggled against the creatures since their discovery. The Dwarves of Ellador took arms against the Skall, but stumbled upon the realization axes and swords were of little effect to the Skall’s resilient hide. Scholars accredit the Skalls as a major power player in the downfall to the Dwarven Empire of Ellador, with many leather workers accrediting the Skall for their hides.
Hadarian Beetles are over-sized insects treated as a common delicacy to the Allar
. The insect emerged from the depths of Hadar
during the last Void Invasion
, sprouting from the earth and remaining topside as the archipelago formed around them. During the foundation of the Essa Empire
, the beetle became renown as a Naylar delicacy and was widely consumed. With the fall of the Essa Empire the Hadarian Beetle's population in the wild has doubled since what it once was. The animal is most common in the eastern regions of the island chain today, with the more recent use as a carnival oddity. When prompted with food, the insect can perform simple tasks such as pushing and pulling small items and this is often done for the amusement of others.
Includes all joint-legged invertebrate animals such as spiders and scorpions.
|Giant Drow Spider|
While the Giant Spider
may inspire terror in the average adventurer, the Giant Drow Spider is a terror of an entirely different sort. The result of direct intervention from the Archdemon
, the Giant Drow Spider is a twisted variant of its Fendarfelle cousin. While not as common as some of the other corrupted fauna of Drowda
, this is rarely viewed as a problem - a Giant Drow Spider is certainly not something you would want to go searching for.
Triton Scorpides are large scorpions native to the desert of Ithania, which have likely lived there since the time of the ancient Varran Empire
. However, they remained unconfirmed as late as 85 AC due to the disbelief in Varran
competency, as well as the legitimacy of half-crazed and water-parched traders who barely escaped from the creatures. They are well known today, primarily for the trident formation near the end of their tail and for their yellow coloration. They are also known for their complex mating ritual and accompanying sexual cannibalism should a male not leave their mate fast enough.
Ekhton Rafiquas are small arachnids originally from the deserts of Farah’deen
and were first discovered by the Qadir
centuries ago. The animals are considered by some to be the inspiration for Soul Spiders
invented by the Qadir but have older, mythical origins in the former Qadir religious beliefs. They are odd arachnids as they cannot spin webs, lack venom, but are targeted nonetheless as pests by many Songaskians
The Giant Spider is considered one of the most terrifying creatures on the continent of Fendarfelle
. This fact has baffled scholars, since this is true merely because of the fact that is a Giant Spider, and not really considerate of the fact that it is dangerous. Although creatures like Kyanprat
and other, much larger, fauna are the source of many horror stories and tribulations, the Giant Spider is often the go-to for many novellas and tall tales. Even in comparison to the rest of Fendarfelle’s native fauna, the Giant Spider is a classically terrifying beast for most any Alorian.
Includes all snails, slugs, squids, and octopi.
The Grashobaig are a species of huge and deadly snails. They are slow and docile creatures with a powerful defence mechanism in the form of toxic excretions in their slime trail and in their spit. They are normally found along the southwestern coastlines and central regions of Daen
(roughly speaking made up of Hyarroc
), slowly moving forward in an endless quest for new food sources. The gastropod is extremely diverse, from their colour to the shape of their shell. It’s these shells as well as their poison that have driven the Grashobaig into rarity, and each product can be sold for a hefty price.
|Deep Sea Giant Loptus|
While the Oceans
have been barely explored, the Deep Sea Giant Loptus lurks in the depths of all of them. The Deep Sea Giant Loptus is a gigantic squid, using two large tentacles to move swiftly through the water by propelling itself forward in a spiral motion. For many years these leviathans have remained hidden, only shown in folklore throughout many cultures. Many seafarers claim they’ve spotted the creature, though the validity of this is tenuous, as the Deep Sea Giant Loptus are uncommon and few in number. The size of this creature has taken the interest of scholars, and its ferocious mentality has been adapted to folklore in some cultures.
Although it is one Aloria’s better known mollusks, the Squiggs Octovin is still widely regarded as one of the quirkiest creatures to live in the sea. It is odd-looking, decorates patches of the sea floor with underwater debris, and sprays clouds of ink at anything that is unfortunate enough to frighten the creature. It is found throughout the shallow seas of Corontium
and along the Eastern shores of Daen
, but nowhere else in the world. The Octovin is considered a meal by some, and a source of luxury ink by others. But, like all of Aloria’s mollusks, not a whole lot is known about the Octovin.
The Redknobed Octopus is a medium-sized octopus with a long history in Hadaria
. From the time of the Meraic
, this mollusc has swam the waters of the region and is known to many races. Their last point of prominence was when the Essa Empire
attempted to use their natural venom sacks as alchemical weapons of war. However, the dominance of the Imperial Fleet
and rise of the Maiar
in the Chrysant War
saved the animal from this oceanic farming. They are also notable as a hermaphroditic species, taking on the roles of male and female only when they need to. Today they are once again common in the waters around Hadaria.
Includes mythical and otherwise magical creatures.
If there ever was a creature that deserved to die, it would be the Haurmann. Haurmann have no purpose in life other than to eat and annoy whomever they cross paths with. They resemble small walking eggs with horrific, almost balloon-like features on their faces, eyes that look like they could fall out of their sockets and crooked teeth that make one wonder how they can even consume anything. Haurmann are frequently the butt joke of comedy shows, and some particularly unentertaining bars or cafes have one behind the bar for cheap entertainment.
Subject of many tales, myths, urban legends, and even religious fanaticism, the Nenya are an extinct species of sentient trees. These great Magus
mysteries were thought to be taller than most Regalian
buildings, and capable of walking—and even talking—with others. The Nenya have played an important role in Nelfin
history; they are thought to have preceded the Elven Empire
, and to have been magical emissaries of Estel
herself. Unfortunately, the Nenya haven’t been seen since before the Cataclysm
; during the Night of the Fallen Star
, the Shendar
ensured that the few remaining emissaries were driven into hiding, or further eradicated.
The Temple Orphan is the greatest horror which stalks Solangeria
and is responsible for the vast majority of deaths among explorers who dare to venture into its deep jungles. Temple Orphans are relatively rare, but seek to draw intruders to them with their mimicry, especially those who enter Solangeria’s mysterious ruins. Various mythical tales as to their origin exist among various peoples who have made contact with them and survived. Temple Orphans carry their name because, while passive, they emit a whine which sounds eerily similar to a crying baby. As soon as their prey comes close enough, the sound stops, their head turns, and death follows shortly. It should be noted the Temple Orphans do not actually hunt their prey for sustenance; these creatures have never been witnessed to consume any of their victims or indeed any food at all. It simply kills for the sake of killing.
The Frost Wyvern is a mysterious creature endemic to Ellador
that serves as the primary mount of the Isldar
race. These winged animals were never seen before the Cataclysm
, leading most to assume that the creatures were beasts left over from the Fifth Void Invasion
or somehow the lesser offspring of the Great Ice Dragon
. Regardless of their origins, the creatures have proven dangerous in combat against wild animals and other sentient races. Given the recent conflict in Ellador, some Northern
nations fear the day that snowstorms will come bearing these creatures hiding inside them.
Bone Horrors did not exist beyond the nightmares of the common folk until a year ago. While Undead do exist on Aloria
, they are rarely as fast or as murderous as stories make them out to be. However, following the Battle of Adelaar Cliffs in the Regalia-Arloran War
, the Bone Horror Crisis
began. A worldwide event, it saw all rotting flesh and bones on several continents coalesce into creatures known as Bone Horrors. Filled with a mindless hatred for the living and even the Undead
, these creatures did considerable damage to multiple nations and their people. An unknown magical event rendered them killable while simultaneously, Qadir
mechanists crafted new weapons to defeat the monsters, turning the tide against them. Today, Bone Horrors still survive in pockets throughout the world, always on the move toward the living.