The City Rat (also called
the "Sewer Rat" or "Under Rat" and not to be confused with the
vilerat) is one of the larger and more dangerous types
of rats native to
Caelereth. The city rat is so named because of its native habitat, the
sewers of various cities of Caelereth, and
because it is often used as a steed for various
Rat Brownie tribes who also
dwell in city sewers and underworks.
Mouse" is the common name for the
which can mainly be found in the deserts of Aeruillin.
Dune Mice are
no true mice in fact, although
they are members of the rodent
family, and have similarities with squirels, but live in arid
climates. Dune Mice
are very active animals and will range great distances in
search of food. They are nocturnal animals which
have a good sense of direction and can always return to
their burrows. They are also often seen as an omen of good luck
in order to find water in the desert.
Mouse is a small rodent, found in long rolling plains or alternately old houses
and any place in between. Low on the food chain, these beasts reproduce at an
alarming rate. They aren't especially vicious and rely on their size, speed, and
own ingenuity to survive.
small, quill-bearing rodents that dwell mostly in the
Thaelon area of Southern Sarvonia.
Odd creatures to behold, they can be aggressive if interfered with, and fight
furiously for food and territory, using long claws and sharp teeth. As they are
conspiciously colored, their only protection from predators are their long,
sharp spines which, when fully hardened, are almost unbreakable.
is a small mouse-like rodent with long fluffy fur
that can be found throughout Sarvonia.
Being a timid creature but of a curious nature it tends to hide in the shadows
only emerging when the temptation is too great. Some people, especially small
children will catch them and keep them as pets. The Fuzzle’s excitement over
anything new and the fact that they fit easily in a small hand is why children
delight in finally catching one. Children will bring them little presents such
as buttons or just about anything and watch them explore every square grain with
their tiny little hands. Fuzzles will do well in captivity if properly cared for
and will eat almost anything. Some say that this rodent became known as the
"Lint Mouse" as a misunderstanding of the
Styrásh term "Lín’melór", meaning
or Melád Feníl (Styrásh
meaning "Grey Cat", singular and plural are indentical), is actually not even related to felines. It is also known
as the "Grey Rabbit" to humans. It is in fact
more closely related to the squirrels, the
kuatu, of Southern
Santharia. It is a rodent that loves to live amongst the sparse trees and
underground. The reason for their name is their long tails and elongated ears,
but they are rather stout and resemble rabbits more closely than they do
cats. The Greycat is closely related to the norjordi, a
rabbit-like beast, in the Aj'nuvic Grounds, that have the special ability to
climb the great cacti growing in this area.
mammal is also often called "Snow Mouse", "Singing Mouse" or - mostly in
Santharia where people have difficulties
to pronounce the term "Hrugchuck" - people often refer to it as the "Blue Mouse".
Actually this mouse is just an ordinary
mouse, but with its light blue colour, it's solely
diets on the hrugchuck grass, its
adaptation to the harsh climatic conditions of the Icelands it is a very special
KUATU, THE ("QUIRRL",
throughout forests in Sarvonia,
these noisy reddish-brown and black-striped rodents can be seen leaping from
pine tree to pine tree gathering the seeds out of the cones, their long fluffy
tails serving as a balance. The Kuatu is also known as Quirrl, Treejumper,
Squirrel, and Ku’errel.
is a member of the rabbit family that lives in the northern areas of
Sarvonia up into the icelands of
Caelereth. They range as far south as
Nyermersys, but tend to be most common in
the areas north of the Tandalas,
the Celeste Lowlands and the Oros.
They are attractive, thick furred rodents with large ears and bright eyes.
Lín'aoél (Styrásh for "Little
Fairy"), also known as the Fairy Mouse, is a mischievous little fellow. An
excess of fur leaves it looking like a ball of fur, speeding along the ground.
Their speed and cunning often leads them from under the boot of a person finding
holes in their food or clothes. This appearance often reminds people of their
childhood fairy-tales, of fairies and adventures. But despite mothers’ pleas,
children love to keep them as pets. Found throughout most
elven forests and many
human settlements all over
Santharia, these little beasts are the
enemies of cooks everywhere.
MINCH, THE ("MINCHWRAT")
Minchwrat, commonly known as the Minch (also refered to as Mincher or Minchin),
is an aggressive, destructive mid-sized rodent which is popular with no one, but
as it usually frequents the higher reaches of the scantly-populated
Mithral Mountains, its nasty
habits are kept in check by the bounds of its geographical location.
Sýs'neán is an arboreal rodent found only in the dense forests of
and it measures barely 1 1/2 palmspans from head to tail.
It is easily recognized because of the unique feature that also gives it its name, two long and bushy tails that it keeps lifted and slightly curled over its back.
is a small rodent which is covered with sharp, spiny quills. The common Tharian
name, "Pricklypig" derives from the way it roots into the ground with its snout,
hunting for mushrooms, grubs or other tasty treats. It is also known as
"yilthrog" in Styrásh (lit.
"spear animal") to the elves, "JiiHok" (lit.
"spike animal") to the Thergerim, and
"Porkprickle" to the hobbits. It is a
fairly common little creature, and frequently seen all across Southern
Sarvonia, generally in the forests and
wooded areas. There are three known varieties of Riccio in
Sarvonia - the common Southern, a
Northern Sarvonian variant that is
considerably larger - which the Kuglimz
people call the "Curi'sar" (lit. "arrow pig") - and the rare Desert Riccio,
found in the Ráhaz-Dáth Desert, between
Mouse is one of the most impressive rodents, living in one of the most demanding
environment is Sarvonia: the Stone Fields
of Peat. Aside from being revered for their survival skills, though, the Stone
Mouse is also one of the smallest rodents so that is needs less food to sustain
itself. Stone Mice, as their name might suggest, are gray in color, though they
may have undertones of white, brown, or even red.
promiscuous Surica (plural Surica as well) is a sleek and agile rodent that thrives in mountainous
terrain. It is often seen scampering between hiding places in search of food or
a quick game of chase. These scampering, bounding chases have given the rodent a
reputation of a fun loving and comical animal. While found in only a few places
they have many related cousins scattered throughout
(plural Tarepi) is categorized in the rabbit family and is known for its small, rounded body,
often considered the “cutest” of the rabbit family. They can be found in both
the wild and in captivity. Like most rabbits, it “walks” with its front feet and
hops with its hind feet unless it needs to move extremely fast to avoid being a
snack to predators.
The Vilerat is an aptly
named creature, a putrid specimen with hygiene habits rivaling those of a
diseased troll. These green-furred,
disgustingly big rats are about two
palmspans long and can weigh
up to an od. These
parasite-ridden pests often carry diseases, and were responsible for example for
spreading the 696 plague in Quios.
are very intelligent beasts, who are not only capable of running away with your
food and creating awful chaos in your kitchen, but also can avoid strategically
placed mouse-traps and fool any cute furry kitten, except, maybe, their
After a long time spent in the big human
cities, Ximax Rats learned to conceal their true nature, knowing that people's
interest in smart rats is for some strange reason bigger
that in ordinary rats. Therefore, they are now hardly
distinguished from their less gifted relatives, only their fur is generally