Pigs are known to be highly social and
intelligent animals. They represent a species of the most numerous
domesticated animals in Caelereth
and can be found in various shapes and sizes on all continents. While many
pigs are domesticated, there are others who only live in the wild.
following wild pigs have been recorded so
far in the Compendium:
Boardrak, commonly referred to, improperly, as the "Giant Boar", is one of the
most massive omnivourous animals in northern
Santharia. Its name was derived from the fact that though it is a boar, it
is also around the size of certain drakes and
has a distantly related feature reminding of these beasts:
small bony extrusions on the boar's back.
Although this name seems clumsy it remained as the proper name for this beast.
These immense lumbering beasts are almost a mirror image of the smaller
woolly boar, although they behave quite
differently. They are scattered throughout the
Mithral Mountains and in some
areas of the Warnaka Mountain ranges also. Some
Gob-Oc orcs find this boar a great challenge to hunt and it is usually eaten
by them in a special maturity ceremony.
Grassland Boar is a large but gentle omnivorous pig, mainly located in the
Santharian province of Enthronia. The
latter is also the reason why the pig if often referred to as "Enthronian Boar".
It is approximately one and a half
peds in length (not
including its long snout and mouth) making it one of the largest known pigs in
Caelereth. It has excellent sense of smell
and well built legs for running also making it an outstanding hunter for small
As a dark
shape barrelling through the dripping undergrowth, or the unearthly, fearsome
sonorous roar that echoes through the hills of Rimmerins
in central Santharia,
the Blackhog has a sinister air in the
imagination of many people unfamiliar with it. However, as a domesticated
animal, or a tenacious, seldom seen wild creature, this singular pig
rarely fails to fascinate, with its combination of delicate movements,
intelligence and constant murmuring grunting that marks it out as the most
sociable of pigs. It is also arguably the most adaptable, within its
highly variable homeland.
Domestic Pig is bred from the wild pig, specifically
to improve certain qualities such as size and temperament. It is considerably
larger than its wild relatives and much slower. There are several variants of
Domestic Pig, due to crossbreeding with the woolly
boar, but this is the most typical.
Boar, or Snow Hog, is a stocky pig covered in long coarse hair that protects
them in the tundra of northern Sarvonia. You can tell the
gender of a mature animal by the colour of its hair:
If the coat is white, it is a sow, but if it is black, it
is a mature boar and you should leave immediately, or
risk harm to yourself from his long tusks. All young pigs are coloured the same,
white, and it's the male hormone that causes the colour change. The body of the
male pig will never get over seven
palmspans, but even a beast
that small packs a lot of power.
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