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Official Name Wódbehaeri
Common Nicknames Wódbeast, Wolond Stampler
Classification Mammal
Habitat Kathar territory of Sileria and Altaleï
Domesticated Yes
Current Status Uncommon

An essential though terrifying piece of Kathar society, the Wódbehaeri are a species of massive Elephau that dwarf all other types. Their impressive size and strength make them fantastic beasts of transport and war. The most common use is for transport, however they are also sometimes hunted or used as war mounts during conflicts, and if a Kathar noble family can spare the expense of transporting such a huge creature to the frontlines. The Wódbehaeri are generally left alone by other sentient Races, given their presence is solely within the boundaries of the Dread Empire. They are a hard beast to fell, but with the march of progress in Alorian society, this ancient creature is unlikely to endure, even if the Kathar mutate it even more than they already have.


The Wódbehaeri is an ancient creature and is believed to have survived through the last two Void Invasions. In the past, as displayed in Meraic ruins excavated by the Allorn Empire, the creature was even larger than it is today, but with time has gradually reduced in size. During the formation of the Allorn Empire, however, the creature was unknown to the Teledden. When it was officially discovered is unknown but it is generally placed sometime during the height of Allorn power when high civilization reigned and Elven populations expanded dramatically. It is believed that the Wódbehaeri either lived in Altaleï’s deepest jungles, or out in southern Sileria. Regardless, Allorn expansion brought them into contact with these massive land animals. The creatures proved domesticable due to their limited intelligence and served the upper classes well as a symbol of their power. Over subsequent millennia, the animal gradually grew rarer and rarer, their ugly features ultimately seeing them fall out of favor while the jungles they called home were gradually reduced in size. How the lumbering animal became attached to the Void cults that would one day become the Kathar is unknown, but in these dark jungles, the Void helped the Kathar to further fortify the Wódbehaeri into the true titans of strength and stamina they are known as today.

When the Wildering came, the Wódbehaeri survived among the Kathar. For a time, they were forgotten by all as they were already so unbelievably rare, but then came the birth of the Dread Empire. Tales soon bathed the world of immense, savage beasts of the Kathar-controlled jungles, and back in Altaleï, Teledden came to know these beasts again, but now commanded by Kathar warriors. The Suvial also soon came to know the Wódbehaeri, and while some initially refused to kill it, thinking it some horrific mutation of their beloved elephants twisted into service for the Kathar, they eventually realized the difference between the animals, and eagerly took to felling these monsters whenever they appeared in Kathar raids. By the time of the Dread War however, it would seem the age of the Wódbehaeri is at an end. While these colossal beasts initially lead the charge through Altaleïn defenses, and into even Regalian forces, cannons, potent Elven Magic and more ultimately forced the Kathar to abandon the use of the animal on the frontline of the war, instead turning it into a transport animal, much to the annoyance of the animal's keepers who begrudgingly followed the policy. That war is now long ended, and the great mystery of the Wódbehaeri has largely been undone in the modern world. Even so, for those soldiers and civilians who faced and suffered a charge of these great beasts, they will not soon forget the fear these colossi struck in them.

Physical Appearance

The Wódbehaeri is an incredible creature to behold, standing anywhere from 15 to 30 feet tall, 30 to 40 feet long, and weighing anywhere between 20 and 30 tons. Its head features a beak-snout that is covered in the same thick, dark grey skin as the rest of its body, in addition to large nostrils and two large eyes colored yellow or red that are located laterally on the head. They also have ears that sharply stick up on either side of their heads. Additional features of the head appear to likely be a result of Void mutations, with sharp, upward-pointing tusks emerging from the mouth. The most common addition is a series of sharp spines along the top of the head and along the back of their sizable necks. Curled-forward horn arrangements with thick facial plates are other possible Void mutations that appear on the creature. As for their necks, they are thick and between six to eight feet in length, protruding the head out forward from the animal’s large and heavy body. Their body is rounded with support derived from four column-like legs that end in circular feet. The front feet each have three toes, whilst the back feet have four. Their shoulders and hips are elevated when compared to the section of their spine that spans their back. Their spine ultimately ends in a short pointed tail, similar to other Elephau species. This main body is covered in thick skin, with the sturdiest skin being along the legs and feet, where the flesh is often so thick that it is brittle, and often solid black when compared to the dark grey flesh on the rest of the Wódbehaeri’s body.


Wódbehaeri are functionally uniform between the two sexes, with the only differences in appearance being whatever unique mutations might exist on their heads. However, their gender population has a much larger number of males when compared to females, which causes an intense mating season. It also serves as a reflection of the Kathar’s empire as a whole, where females are often above direct combat and warfare while males are steeped in it.

Life Span and Development

The gestation period for a Wódbehaeri is anywhere from 18 to 20 months, after which a single calf is liveborn. They then develop over the course of four to five years, keeping close to their mother and sometimes her Kathar caretakers, learning to trust them in the process. During the first four to five years of their development, they eat around twice their body weight in vegetation and grow at a rate proportional to the lifestyle they live. Sedentary herds (those most often used in transportation) often see calves that develop to full adulthood in around five years, while the more active ones used by the Kathar in their raids won’t see their calves develop for ten to twelve years. Wódbehaeri have a lifespan of roughly two hundred and fifty years, making them some of the longest living animals in Aloria. However, most die well before that, felled in combat against the enemies of the Kathar, or in the aggressive mating rituals the species undertakes.

Mental Overview

While some Wódbehaeri have proven to be intelligent, they are largely creatures of habit and necessity with little development of the mind. Wódbehaeri only do things because they need to be done, and not for some form of purpose, though the Kathar can direct their actions thanks to domestication. The species was originally a herding sort, and while the Kathar have helped to foster an aggressive spirit of high competition and utter dominance within a species which naturally likely lacked one (their ancient herds described by many as docline and calm), they still do cooperate when required. They care for their young fully and can grow aggressive, even to Kathar, should a calf be removed from their side before the time is right. However, they are still a dull-minded species, and their small array of grunts and noises for communication has been learned by the Kathar to aid them in their control of these massive creatures.

Territory and Groupings

While it is likely that there were once Wódbehaeri that were not under the influence of Kathar, they have since fallen entirely under the control of this Race. As a result, in their domesticated state, they travel as directed by the Kathar with any sense of their original herd mentally broken by centuries of domestication and mutation by the Void. Those who still live in the wilds do so in the territory of the Dread Empire, the Void-soaked jungles of Sileria.


  • Wódbehaeri bones are routinely incorporated into structures and ritual spaces of wealthy Kathar, the immense bones easily shaped and twisted for many uses by the Kathar.
  • The Centaurs are often the chief hunter of the wild Wódbehaeri who thrive in Sileria's southern wilds.

Writers HydraLana
Processors WaterDruppel, birdsfoot_violet, MantaRey
Last Editor HydraLana on 01/3/2024.

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