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|officialname = Ghor Ka Bloodscale
|officialname = Ghor Ka Bloodscale
|nicknames = Redscales, Ro-Allar
|nicknames = Redscales, Mirahati
|classification = [[Reptile]]  
|classification = [[Reptile]]  
|habitat = [[Hadaria]] and [[Sendrass]]
|habitat = [[Hadar]] and [[Sendrass]]
|domesticated = Yes  
|domesticated = Yes  
|status = Rare
|status = Rare
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The Ghor Ka Bloodscale are a strange race of animalistic lizardmen that fall behind the line of an intelligent race. Most likely a failure of [[Al-Allar]] alchemical manipulation of their own race long ago, these creatures now live in the wilds in tribes made up of their family. They’re known not only for their creation of simple tools but also for their ability to be turned into simple servants in the halls of Digmaan and other wealthy [[Allar]]. Fiercely territorial, anyone who crosses into their land will be quickly be met with an assault of stones and teeth.
The Ghor Ka Bloodscale is a species of diminutive lizardmen that fall behind the line of an intelligent [[Race]]. Most likely a failure of [[Allar]] alchemical manipulation of their own Race long ago, these creatures now live in the wilds in tribes made up of their immediate family. They’re known not only for their creation of simple tools but also for their ability to be turned into menial servants in the halls of the wealthy in [[Hadar]] society. Fiercely territorial, these lizardmen will assault anyone who crosses into their land with stones and teeth.


==History==
==History==
The exact origins of the Ghor Ka Bloodscales are largely unknown, but a widely accepted theory is that they are the unfortunate result of Al-Allar alchemy on another caste of Allar. The Ghor Ka Bloodscale is believed to have originated in [[Sendras]] during the [[Sendrassian Civil War]], though there are very few written records of this period. The first true records of these creatures originate in 23 BC from the Allar who fled Sendras and landed in [[Hadar]]. The native [[Slizzar]] of Hadar confirm this, and their few records state that the Ghor Ka Bloodscales were transported in the holds of Allar ships like cattle. After the long voyage, the Ghor Ka Bloodscales were restless, and many of them quickly escaped their cages and fled into the wild. While the Ghor Ka Bloodscales originally traveled with the Allar as servant creatures, the majority of the population now exist as tribal packs along the coastlines of [[Hadaria]] with a minority of them kept as the property of Allar and Slizzar. During the events of the [[Chrysant War]], their resemblance to Allar paired with their homes along coastal waters proved disastrous for the Ghor Ka Bloodscales took a dramatic drop during the [[Regalian]] invasions and still is struggling to recover. The pollution of waters due to alchemical warfare did drive a sizable portion inland, though smaller tribes still manage to survive on the coast. The remaining populations residing in the wild are often hunted for sport by wealthy Ailor on vacation for their bright red scales. As such, the skin of the Ghor Ka Bloodscales has become a valuable export from [[Hadaria]] in recent years. However, in recent years it has also been revealed that some Ghor Ka Bloodscales remain on [[Sendrass]], though they are rare to see and located in and around the coastlines of [[Solangeria]].
The origins of the Ghor Ka Bloodscales is unknown, lost to even the Allar who largely interact with them. A number of theories exist, the most prominent being that they emerged from whatever ancient situation caused [[Kelahiran]] to be adopted among the Allar. The idea goes that somewhere in this experimentation with children, a substance was used that stunted the young Allar, which proved resilient and binding into the blood of the creatures the Allar now call the Mirahatai. Another theory suggests that the Ghor Ka were a former subspecies of Allar who chose to abandon the practice of Kelahiran, which, while it did free them of their dependence on [[Alchemy]], led to their Race reverting to a state they existed in before the experiments with their eggs and offspring began. The last most believed theory is that the Ghor Ka Bloodscales were the result of some event unknown during the course of the [[Sendrassian Civil War]], possibly involving [[Magic]], which forever corrupted and stunted a group of Allar into the creatures seen today. Many Allar favor the first theory, while [[Altalar]] and arcane theorists favor the third, with the middle theory something only recently proposed and gaining traction among the scholars of the [[Regalian Empire]]. Ultimately, where the Ghor Ka emerged is unknown and does not matter to most given that whenever it was, it does not account for any lacking trait or spread of the Bloodscales in the modern day.  
 
Following the Sendrassian Civil War, a not insignificant number of Ghor Ka Bloodscales fled with the non-[[Void]] Allar into Hadar, where the [[Slizzar]] noted the creatures with fondness. There are some who believe the Ghor Ka was already in Hadar before the arrival of the Allar, with vague claims of contact with the little lizardmen speaking of such truths, but this is ultimately unknown. Additionally, a massive exodus, or perhaps a final wave of an ongoing spread out along the eastern coastline of [[Sendras]], led to the Ghor Ka populating a number of coastal holds well away from the practical territory of the [[Sendrassian Empire]]. For many years, the Ghor Ka Bloodscales remained populous. Some were “domesticated” and kept as servants or entertainers to the Digmaan, while others went to live in and around Allar settlements, apart yet interacted with, while yet more shunned contact with the outside, even though the Allar and Slizzar often appeared similar to Ghor Ka Bloodscales. Ultimately, it was the [[Chrysant War]] that ended this vast spread. The species’ resemblance to Allar paired with their homes commonly existing along coastal waters proved disastrous for the Ghor Ka Bloodscales, whose numbers took a dramatic drop during the [[Regalian]] invasion. Another issue was and still is the pollution of waters due to alchemical warfare, which have driven many Ghor Ka to flee into the wild, though smaller tribes still manage to survive on the coast. With the arrival of Ailor interests in recent years, the skin of the Ghor Ka Bloodscale has become a valuable export from Hadar due to its bright coloration, and unscrupulous Allar hunters will not hesitate to earn a fair price from the pelts they can bring in. However, the Ghor Ka Bloodscales on Sendras remain populous, some even seen to exist on the coastline of [[Solangeria]], with recent sightings showing corrupted, but still identifiable Ghor Ka serving the Sendrassian Allar in the 308 to 309 AC invasion of Hadar. Ultimately, the animals are rare in wider [[Aloria]], though they will likely survive as strong as ever.


==Physical Appearance==
==Physical Appearance==
The Ghor Ka Bloodscales can be best described as small lizard men with brilliant crimson scales, standing at a meager four to four and a half feet. Their heads are reptilian with bulbous eyes that possess a fused eyelid allowing for pinhole vision. These peculiar eyes are also capable of moving entirely independently from each other. A bony ridge runs along the center of their skull. They also have a tail that reaches back behind their body and can be moved about, most often seen when they are in the water and quickly moves it for momentum. Bloodscales are mostly bipedal and have strong hind legs to support their weight. To run faster, they will often drop to crawl on all fours while relying on their sharp teeth for attacking. Each limb has four webbed fingers with small claws on the fingertips which assist them in swimming. Their underbellies are cream colored and are much smoother than their backs.
Ghor Ka Bloodscales can be best described as small lizard men with brilliant crimson scales, standing at a meager three to four and a half feet. Their head is reptilian, featuring a long muzzle, sharp teeth occasionally protruding from a wide mouth with bulbous eyes that possess a fused eyelid allowing for pinhole vision. These peculiar eyes are also capable of moving entirely independently from each other. A bony ridge runs along the center of their skull and vanishes after the top of their head. They have a short neck connecting this head to the rest of their body. Ghor Ka Bloodscales are generally bipedal, with two upper limbs close to arms and two strong legs capable of supporting the body’s weight. However, they will commonly drop down onto all fours to crawl faster, while using their mouths to either hold their tools, or to be the tool when attacking. Each limb is tipped by four webbed fingers with small black claws. Their body then ends in a long tail that can reach up to two feet long, though it often curls up and appears smaller than it actually is. It is also capable, much like the hind legs, of supporting the entire body weight, though only for short periods. The Ghor Ka Bloodscale’s body is covered in bright red scales, with the only other colors being the black of the bony skull ridge, the black of the claws, and the cream underbelly the animal possesses, which extends onto the base of the tail for a few inches. This underbelly is also far smoother than the scales on the rest of the body.
===Diversity===
===Diversity===
Groups of Ghor Ka in any particular region have been seen to show off the same patterning on their stomachs and backs. Those that live deeper in the jungles have lighter underbellies and darker scales, while those closer to the coast have darker underbellies. Males and females are in equal numbers across the south of Aloria and have virtually no sexual dimorphism appearance wise.
The Ghor Ka Bloodscales of Hadar have been shown to have some minor diversity, however this is not down gender lines since they lack sexual dimorphism and have equal birth numbers. Instead, it appears to be based on geography. Those of [[Sendrass]] appear to often be on the larger spectrum of the species, while those of Hadar are often on the shorter side. Additionally, those of the coastlines and riverbeds have lighter tones to their underbellies and red coloration, while those away from the shoreline have darker shades to both.
===Lifespan and Development===
===Lifespan and Development===
Ghor Ka Bloodscales are born in clutches of four or five eggs close to sources of water. The brown eggs, speckled with red blotches, hatch after four to five months. Mothers will protect the eggs only until the eggs hatch, at which point the children must learn to fend for themselves within their tribe. The hatchlings must then survive the wilderness; because their scales are soft at this time, they are very vulnerable to the dangers of the wild. Most Ghor Ka take up to a year or more before they grow to at least a foot tall in their “teenage” period. They then reach full size at around year three in their life. They can mate at age two and are thought to live for up to 15 years in the wild. Unfortunately, they do not make it past ten if held in captivity.
Ghor Ka Bloodscales are born in clutches of four or five eggs close to sources of water. These brown eggs, speckled with red blotches, hatch after four to five months of incubation. Mothers will protect the eggs only until the eggs hatch, at which point the children must learn to fend for themselves within their tribe, the mother, father and others only doing them the service of not eating them immediately. The hatchlings must ultimately survive the wilderness while engaging in the hunt. Because their scales are soft at this time, they are very vulnerable to the dangers of the wild. Most Ghor Ka take up to a year or more before they grow to at least a foot tall, in a stage considered their “teenage” period. At this stage, they gain more social respect among the tribe, who sometimes share extra meat and materials with them should they know they will put what has been given to good use. Ghor Ka Bloodscales reach their full size at around the third year of their life, and are thought to live for up to fifteen years in the wild. Unfortunately, they do not make it past ten if held in captivity.


==Mental Overview==
==Mental Overview==
Ghor Ka Bloodscales are in a curious position of being much smarter than the majority of animals of Aloria, but lacking the intelligence of any of the accepted races of the world. Feats of their limited intelligence include the creation and use of flint tools, ability to count to ten, a language consisting of different gurgling sounds, the creation of primitive clothing from animal skins, and a writing system of eight different characters. In captivity, Ghor Ka Bloodscales are often trained to do simple tasks like sweeping a floor or carrying a tray of food. However, they often retain a wild nature and must be shown acts of force to keep them in line. Despite regular attempts, it is clear that they are unable to speak any other known languages or remember names. While these creatures can be made docile, they are naturally quite violent to outsiders and are known to bite and claw at things they do not understand. This makes stumbling upon a pack of them a hazardous situation to those not prepared for their animal-like ferocity.  
Ghor Ka Bloodscales are in a curious position of being much smarter than the majority of animals of Aloria, but lacking the intelligence of any of the accepted Races of the world. Feats of their limited intelligence include the creation and use of flint tools, ability to count to ten, a language consisting of different gurgling sounds, the creation of primitive clothing from animal skins, and a writing system of eight different characters. In captivity, Ghor Ka Bloodscales are often trained to do simple tasks like sweeping the floor or carrying a tray of food. However, they often retain a wild nature and must be shown acts of force to keep them in line. Despite regular attempts, it is clear that they are unable to speak any other known languages or remember names. While these creatures can be made docile, they are naturally quite violent to outsiders and are known to bite and claw at things they do not understand. This makes stumbling upon a pack of them a hazardous situation to those not prepared for their animal-like ferocity. The Ghor Ka Bloodscales seem to respect strength, and ultimately, those in their society with many kills, or fearsome hunts, are greatly honored with leadership and power.
===Territory and Groupings===
===Territory and Groupings===
Both males and females mark territory along rivers and the coastlines with pheromones specific to their genetic family. Ghor Ka Bloodscales live in groups of ten to thirty consisting of their extended family exclusively by rivers and on the coast, though with the majority of the population surviving inland. Their small territories are often quite easy to see as they are dotted with underground burrows, often very disorganized. Ghor Ka Bloodscales are known to be fiercely territorial to the point where trespassing on their land will cause the entire family to rally and attack until the trespasser fleas or dies. Skirmishes between families are commonplace, though the borders of territories often remain the same. Ghor Ka Bloodscales often live sedentary lives, only leaving their homes at risk of their own lives. It is common for the burrows they live in to become graves as they will struggle to return home to die.
Both males and females mark territory along rivers and the coastlines with pheromones specific to their genetic family. Ghor Ka Bloodscales live in groups of ten to thirty consisting of their extended family on the banks of rivers, along the coast, though other recent populations now survive inland. Their small territories are often quite easy to see as they are dotted with underground burrows, often very disorganized from the surface, but following a regimented pattern underground. Ghor Ka Bloodscales are known to be fiercely territorial to the point where trespassing on their land will cause the entire family to rally and attack until the trespasser flees or dies. Skirmishes between families are commonplace, though the borders of territories often remain the same. Tribes are led by the strongest and most powerful in Ghor Ka society, with “old age” seeming to not affect the relatively short-lived species.


==Trivia==
==Trivia==
*One of the most intelligent Ghor Ka Bloodscales ever known to exist was named “Nestor” and was kept in the Imperial Menagerie of [[Regalia]] until it died at the age of twelve. A gift to [[Emperor Justinian II]] after the Chrysant War, Nestor could juggle three balls while balancing himself on a forearm. It also had a knack for escaping in its youth, getting out of three separate cages before age tempered him.
*One of the most intelligent Ghor Ka Bloodscales ever known to exist was named “Nestor” and was kept in the Imperial Menagerie of [[Regalia]] until it died at the age of twelve. A gift to Emperor [[Justinian II]] after the Chrysant War, Nestor could juggle three balls while balancing himself on a forearm. It also had a knack for escaping in its youth, getting out of three separate cages before age tempered him.
*Ghor Ka Bloodscales are known to have a perpetually grumpy face to fit their attitudes. One thing that makes them laugh is seeing others in harm.
*Ghor Ka Bloodscales are known to have a perpetually grumpy face to fit their attitudes. One thing that makes them laugh is seeing others harmed.
*The task of capturing and training Ghor Ka Blooldcales in an expensive one. As such, domesticated Bloodscales are usually only found as pets to wealthy Cro-Allar Digmaan.
*It is rumored that the Ghor Ka Bloodscales that came with the Sendrassian Allar had streaks of purple and orange in their scales, making their pelts highly sought after if this is true.
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Latest revision as of 15:25, 28 May 2022

Ghor Ka Bloodscale
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Fauna
Official Name Ghor Ka Bloodscale
Common Nicknames Redscales, Mirahati
Classification Reptile
Habitat Hadar and Sendrass
Domesticated Yes
Current Status Rare

The Ghor Ka Bloodscale is a species of diminutive lizardmen that fall behind the line of an intelligent Race. Most likely a failure of Allar alchemical manipulation of their own Race long ago, these creatures now live in the wilds in tribes made up of their immediate family. They’re known not only for their creation of simple tools but also for their ability to be turned into menial servants in the halls of the wealthy in Hadar society. Fiercely territorial, these lizardmen will assault anyone who crosses into their land with stones and teeth.

History

The origins of the Ghor Ka Bloodscales is unknown, lost to even the Allar who largely interact with them. A number of theories exist, the most prominent being that they emerged from whatever ancient situation caused Kelahiran to be adopted among the Allar. The idea goes that somewhere in this experimentation with children, a substance was used that stunted the young Allar, which proved resilient and binding into the blood of the creatures the Allar now call the Mirahatai. Another theory suggests that the Ghor Ka were a former subspecies of Allar who chose to abandon the practice of Kelahiran, which, while it did free them of their dependence on Alchemy, led to their Race reverting to a state they existed in before the experiments with their eggs and offspring began. The last most believed theory is that the Ghor Ka Bloodscales were the result of some event unknown during the course of the Sendrassian Civil War, possibly involving Magic, which forever corrupted and stunted a group of Allar into the creatures seen today. Many Allar favor the first theory, while Altalar and arcane theorists favor the third, with the middle theory something only recently proposed and gaining traction among the scholars of the Regalian Empire. Ultimately, where the Ghor Ka emerged is unknown and does not matter to most given that whenever it was, it does not account for any lacking trait or spread of the Bloodscales in the modern day.

Following the Sendrassian Civil War, a not insignificant number of Ghor Ka Bloodscales fled with the non-Void Allar into Hadar, where the Slizzar noted the creatures with fondness. There are some who believe the Ghor Ka was already in Hadar before the arrival of the Allar, with vague claims of contact with the little lizardmen speaking of such truths, but this is ultimately unknown. Additionally, a massive exodus, or perhaps a final wave of an ongoing spread out along the eastern coastline of Sendras, led to the Ghor Ka populating a number of coastal holds well away from the practical territory of the Sendrassian Empire. For many years, the Ghor Ka Bloodscales remained populous. Some were “domesticated” and kept as servants or entertainers to the Digmaan, while others went to live in and around Allar settlements, apart yet interacted with, while yet more shunned contact with the outside, even though the Allar and Slizzar often appeared similar to Ghor Ka Bloodscales. Ultimately, it was the Chrysant War that ended this vast spread. The species’ resemblance to Allar paired with their homes commonly existing along coastal waters proved disastrous for the Ghor Ka Bloodscales, whose numbers took a dramatic drop during the Regalian invasion. Another issue was and still is the pollution of waters due to alchemical warfare, which have driven many Ghor Ka to flee into the wild, though smaller tribes still manage to survive on the coast. With the arrival of Ailor interests in recent years, the skin of the Ghor Ka Bloodscale has become a valuable export from Hadar due to its bright coloration, and unscrupulous Allar hunters will not hesitate to earn a fair price from the pelts they can bring in. However, the Ghor Ka Bloodscales on Sendras remain populous, some even seen to exist on the coastline of Solangeria, with recent sightings showing corrupted, but still identifiable Ghor Ka serving the Sendrassian Allar in the 308 to 309 AC invasion of Hadar. Ultimately, the animals are rare in wider Aloria, though they will likely survive as strong as ever.

Physical Appearance

Ghor Ka Bloodscales can be best described as small lizard men with brilliant crimson scales, standing at a meager three to four and a half feet. Their head is reptilian, featuring a long muzzle, sharp teeth occasionally protruding from a wide mouth with bulbous eyes that possess a fused eyelid allowing for pinhole vision. These peculiar eyes are also capable of moving entirely independently from each other. A bony ridge runs along the center of their skull and vanishes after the top of their head. They have a short neck connecting this head to the rest of their body. Ghor Ka Bloodscales are generally bipedal, with two upper limbs close to arms and two strong legs capable of supporting the body’s weight. However, they will commonly drop down onto all fours to crawl faster, while using their mouths to either hold their tools, or to be the tool when attacking. Each limb is tipped by four webbed fingers with small black claws. Their body then ends in a long tail that can reach up to two feet long, though it often curls up and appears smaller than it actually is. It is also capable, much like the hind legs, of supporting the entire body weight, though only for short periods. The Ghor Ka Bloodscale’s body is covered in bright red scales, with the only other colors being the black of the bony skull ridge, the black of the claws, and the cream underbelly the animal possesses, which extends onto the base of the tail for a few inches. This underbelly is also far smoother than the scales on the rest of the body.

Diversity

The Ghor Ka Bloodscales of Hadar have been shown to have some minor diversity, however this is not down gender lines since they lack sexual dimorphism and have equal birth numbers. Instead, it appears to be based on geography. Those of Sendrass appear to often be on the larger spectrum of the species, while those of Hadar are often on the shorter side. Additionally, those of the coastlines and riverbeds have lighter tones to their underbellies and red coloration, while those away from the shoreline have darker shades to both.

Lifespan and Development

Ghor Ka Bloodscales are born in clutches of four or five eggs close to sources of water. These brown eggs, speckled with red blotches, hatch after four to five months of incubation. Mothers will protect the eggs only until the eggs hatch, at which point the children must learn to fend for themselves within their tribe, the mother, father and others only doing them the service of not eating them immediately. The hatchlings must ultimately survive the wilderness while engaging in the hunt. Because their scales are soft at this time, they are very vulnerable to the dangers of the wild. Most Ghor Ka take up to a year or more before they grow to at least a foot tall, in a stage considered their “teenage” period. At this stage, they gain more social respect among the tribe, who sometimes share extra meat and materials with them should they know they will put what has been given to good use. Ghor Ka Bloodscales reach their full size at around the third year of their life, and are thought to live for up to fifteen years in the wild. Unfortunately, they do not make it past ten if held in captivity.

Mental Overview

Ghor Ka Bloodscales are in a curious position of being much smarter than the majority of animals of Aloria, but lacking the intelligence of any of the accepted Races of the world. Feats of their limited intelligence include the creation and use of flint tools, ability to count to ten, a language consisting of different gurgling sounds, the creation of primitive clothing from animal skins, and a writing system of eight different characters. In captivity, Ghor Ka Bloodscales are often trained to do simple tasks like sweeping the floor or carrying a tray of food. However, they often retain a wild nature and must be shown acts of force to keep them in line. Despite regular attempts, it is clear that they are unable to speak any other known languages or remember names. While these creatures can be made docile, they are naturally quite violent to outsiders and are known to bite and claw at things they do not understand. This makes stumbling upon a pack of them a hazardous situation to those not prepared for their animal-like ferocity. The Ghor Ka Bloodscales seem to respect strength, and ultimately, those in their society with many kills, or fearsome hunts, are greatly honored with leadership and power.

Territory and Groupings

Both males and females mark territory along rivers and the coastlines with pheromones specific to their genetic family. Ghor Ka Bloodscales live in groups of ten to thirty consisting of their extended family on the banks of rivers, along the coast, though other recent populations now survive inland. Their small territories are often quite easy to see as they are dotted with underground burrows, often very disorganized from the surface, but following a regimented pattern underground. Ghor Ka Bloodscales are known to be fiercely territorial to the point where trespassing on their land will cause the entire family to rally and attack until the trespasser flees or dies. Skirmishes between families are commonplace, though the borders of territories often remain the same. Tribes are led by the strongest and most powerful in Ghor Ka society, with “old age” seeming to not affect the relatively short-lived species.

Trivia

  • One of the most intelligent Ghor Ka Bloodscales ever known to exist was named “Nestor” and was kept in the Imperial Menagerie of Regalia until it died at the age of twelve. A gift to Emperor Justinian II after the Chrysant War, Nestor could juggle three balls while balancing himself on a forearm. It also had a knack for escaping in its youth, getting out of three separate cages before age tempered him.
  • Ghor Ka Bloodscales are known to have a perpetually grumpy face to fit their attitudes. One thing that makes them laugh is seeing others harmed.
  • It is rumored that the Ghor Ka Bloodscales that came with the Sendrassian Allar had streaks of purple and orange in their scales, making their pelts highly sought after if this is true.

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Last Editor HydraLana on 05/28/2022.

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