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« on: 05 August 2006, 03:57:31 »

The Melóráel, literally translates into Shadow Eye,and this elusive animal is native to the Nybelmarian forests. This subtle little mammal swiftly glides through the trees unseen.

Appearance

The Melóráel is roughly two palmspan long; one palmspan wide and generally weighs around a couple of hebs. Its tail is equal to the length of its body and feathers out at the end for extra stability while gliding.

 The Melóráel is covered from head to tail in a very unique, small layer, of transparent fur; the actual colour of its fur is unknown because this tiny mammal has the ability to change its fur colour.

The Melóráel is a quadruped with a thin layer of skin stretching from its hind leg to its fore leg. This skin is use for gliding from tree to tree. It uses its tiny claws to cling to almost every king of surface and their feet have very tiny groves that allow it attach itself to even smoothest of surfaces.


The Melóráel has rather large ears that it uses to listen for approaching danger Its eyes are normally an ember color, however hazel and silver eyes have been reported. Its nose looks much like that of a cats and juts slightly from the face sloping down till it meets its mouth which is filled with tiny barbed teeth.

The Melóráel also has a furry tuft of hair on their chest which is used in their mating ritual.

Special Abilities

Being so small the Melóráel has to rely on its special abilities to survive. The Melóráel has a very flexible neck and can almost turn its head all the way around giving it the ability to see all if its surroundings.

 The Melóráel can also change the colours of its fur to match its surrounding perfectly; it can imitate patterns and detail to become invisible to those who may be looking for it. It is able to do this by changing the colour of its skin which makes the transparent fur appear to change colour also. However while gliding these animals are unable to camouflage themselves leaving them exposed and very vulnerable.


This animal also has the unique ability to warn the other Melóráel in his community of danger by using a silent warning. So when one Melóráel sees danger it seems to alert the others almost instantly, reports from Melóráel trainers lead us to belive that they possibly use visual pictures allowing the others to see the approaching danger so they can quickly camouflage their selves. It is also believed, backed up by Melóráel trainers, that the Melóráel can also send emotional sensation that can be felt by the recipient. This is the Melóráel's way of communication, through this ability they can sense the feelings of those around them leaving any other form of communication obsolete. The only form of communication that is expressed with the help of the gods is the ritual of mating.


They also have the ability to glide through the air with the help of a small layer of skin connected to their hind and fore leg. This animal can also stick to smooth surfaces with the help of tiny grooves on the bottom of their feet.

The Melóráel also have an amplified sense of hearing and smell giving them the ability to detect danger that is out of sight. Carefully honing on specific cells and sound vibrations these little animals can distinguish the size speed and to some extent, with the help of certain scent codes, the species  of the potential threat.


Territory

The Melóráel are typically found through out the forests of Nybelmar, preferring the humidity of a thick forest to any other climate they don’t venture to far from the forest. However they are able to thrive in almost any climate zone apart from artic and sub artic and this can be seen by merchants who capture these little guy and sell them as pets all over Caelereth.

Behaviour

There are two kinds of Melóráel; there are the Toagta, or the civilian Melóráel, and then there are the Syean, the guarding Melóráel. The Toagta spend their day playing eating and exploring while the Syean will make sure the Toagta are safe. However not all the Syean will be out at once, they typically have only have guard one day out of the week, and while some of the Syean the others are out playing.

The Melóráel are very social animals that live in colonies of around twenty to forty members. They will nest in a unique and complicated labyrinth of tunnels under ground. While sleeping they will have two Syean at each entrance who will watch about an hour shift before relinquishing their post to the next group of Syean.

When they are not sleeping under ground they are out playing with each other. Their favorite game is kind of like tag, they will chase each other through the trees and the one who is 'it' will chase the others and when he grabs one they will lock together and spiral downward and if the Melóráel who is it breaks off first the he remains it but if the grabbed Melóráel breaks off then it is 'it' and if neither of them break off a new game is started and another Melóráel else will become 'it'.

 For being so protective of themselves the Melóráel are a very curious animal and will explore anything unfamiliar to them they will go and study the foreign object and label it bad or good, if its good they will integrate the object into their live by playing with it or on it, but if they label it bad they will hide themselves from it and keep their distance.

The Melóráel are found of beings with a high intelligent level, which they can sense with the same power the use for telepathy, and even though a few people have taken advantage of their curiosity by capturing and selling them as pets, they have a immense understanding that not all people are bad so the only fear those who have treated them badly.


 The Melóráel have very strong family ties and when they lose a member of their community they will mourn for two and a half days by remaining under ground and screeching for the duration of the mourning period.

Diet

The Melóráel typically will eat on smaller insects, they will camouflage themselves and wait for their prey to come to them then they well lash out on their unsuspecting prey and devour them. However most of the Melóráel find this form of hunting to be boring and time consuming so they will sneak into villages and towns and feast on the leftovers of the inhabitants. This is not only faster but they can reach their fill quicker, and for these little guys its important because they must eat three time their own body weight in order to keep up with their extremely high metabolisms.

Mating

 When the Melóráel find a partner and will stick with that partner for the rest of their lives and if one dies the other partner will not try to find another mate. They will live the rest of their life alone and every year on the day that of their spouse’s death they will mourn for the two and a half days underground.

The mating ritual is rather simple when reaching the appropriate age for mating, roughly two years old; the older Melóráel will get to try to obtain a mate first soon followed by the younger Melóráel. The try to impress a female by changing their little tuft of hair on their chest different, very vibrant, colours and if she is attracted to more than one suitor then the males will try to woo her with a barrage of presents and if she still can’t decide then the males will duel with each other trying to force the other one to withdraw. Sometimes these duels can last a few seconds or a day depending on how stubborn the male is. And when a female choose a male he has one more test to complete to prove his loyalty to her, they will climb high into the trees and lock claws and begin to spiral down ward. Not only must the male not break off but he must put the female on top of himself so that he takes the full impact of the ground and protect her from harm. If he succeeds then the two will remain with each other until death separates them, but if he fails he will be branded a coward and will have a hard time attracting a mate next year.

Usage

The Melóráel are sometimes captured and sold as pets all through out Caelereth. However the Coór'hém have befriended this little mammal and use them for reconnaissance. The Coór'hém will feed and take care of a Melóráel community in exchange for their ability to spy on other clans. The Melóráel will use their telepathy to inform the Coór'hém of rival clan activity.

The Coór'hém view these little companions as equal rather than mere pets. And the Melóráel view the Coór'hém as friends and will be their faithful companions until the end. However typically only a Ruhn is able to train these little guys by using a special training technique passed down from one Ruhn to the next. If a Melóráel were to ever meet up another Melóráel from a rival clan they would more or less ignore each other. Not really caring what the other Melóráel was doing they would just mind their own business.


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« Reply #1 on: 05 August 2006, 03:58:10 »

All right guys this is my first development entry so let me have it….. *cringes and puts arms in front of face to protect himself from the onslaught of comments*
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« Reply #2 on: 05 August 2006, 04:07:29 »

I will comment it tommorrow, is that okay? I have no time this evening...
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« Reply #3 on: 05 August 2006, 04:10:17 »

No problem
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« Reply #4 on: 05 August 2006, 04:32:13 »

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Melóráel

Overview

The Melóráel, literally translates into Shadow Eye, this allusive animal is native to the Nybelmarian forests. This allusive little mammal swiftly glides through the trees unseen and with out notice.

Appearance

The Melóráel is roughly two palmspan long; one palmspan wide and generally weighs around a couple of hebs. Its’ tail is equal to the length of its body and feathers out at the end for extra stability while gliding.

 The Melóráel is covered from head to tail in a very unique, small layer, of transparent fur, the actual color of its fur is unknown because this tiny mammal has the ability to change its’ fur color.

The Melóráel is a quadruped that a thin layer of skin stretching from its’ hind leg to its fore leg; this skin is use for gliding from tree to tree. It uses its tiny claws to cling to almost every king of surface and it emits special oils from its feet that allow it to cling to smooth surfaces.

The Melóráel has rather large ears that it uses to listen for approaching danger; its eyes are normally an ember color, however hazel and silver eyes have been reported. Its nose looks much like a cats and juts slightly from the face sloping down till it meets its mouth which is filled with tiny barbed teeth.

The Melóráel also have a furry tuft of hair on their chest which is used in their mating ritual.

Special Abilities

Being so small the Melóráel has to rely on its abilities to survive. The Melóráel has a very flexible neck and can turn its head almost 180° [color=blue](I think that this should be replaced with 'almost the whole way round' as degrees seems like quite a modern term) [/color] giving it the ability to see all if its surroundings.

The Melóráel can also change the colors of its fur to match its surrounding perfectly; it can intergrate patterns and detail to become invisible to those looking for it. It is able to this by changing the color of its skin which makes the transparent fur appear to change colors. However while gliding these animals are unable to camouflage themselves leaving them very vulnerable. (Maybe you could include how it looks like when a Shadoweye glides, for example 'As such when the Melóráel leaps from a tree it seems to materialise out of thin air')

This animal also has the unique ability to warn the other Melóráel in his community of danger by using telepathy. So when one Melóráel spots danger the others automatically know it and camouflage their selves. (I think it would be better to suggest telepathy rather than say that it is definetly telepathic, as nobody could possibly know if Melóráels have a telepathic connection. You could say something along lines of 'This animal has the unique ability to warn to other Melorael almost instantly. This could be put down to somekind of telepathy although nobody can be really sure')[/color]

They also have the ability to glide through the air with the help of a small layer of skin connected to their hind and fore leg. This animal can also stick to smooth surfaces with the help of special oils secreted through their feet.

The Melóráel also have an amplified sense of hearing and smell giving them the ability to detect danger that is out of sight. (You should expand on this, I don't think a one sentence paragraph is useful unless you want to deliver a powerful point, which you are not)


Territory

The Melóráel are typically found through out the forest of Nybelmar, preferring the humidity of a thick forest to any other climate they don’t venture to far from the forest. However they are able to thrive in almost any climate zone apart from artic and sub artic and this can be seen by merchants who capture these little guy and sell them as pets all over Caelereth.

Behaviour

There are two kinds of Melóráel; there are the Toagta, or the civilian Melóráel, and then there are the Praesidium, the guarding Melóráel. (You do not explain what the differences are)

The Melóráel are very social animals that live in colonies of around twenty to forty members. They will nest in a unique and complicated labyrinth of tunnels under ground. While sleeping they will have two Praesidium at each entrance who will watch about an hour shift before relinquishing their post to the next group of Praesidium.

When they are not sleeping under ground they are out playing with each other. Their favourite game is kind of like tag, they will chase each other through the trees and the one who is 'it' will chase the others and when he grabs one they will lock together and spiral downward. and if the Melóráel who is it breaks off first the he remains it but if the other one breaks off then it is it and if neither of them break off a new game is started and some one else will become it. (I think that this should be revised to something like this 'If the Melóráel which is 'It' breaks off they remain it, however, if the Melóráel who is grabbed breaks off first he becomes 'It'. In a situation when no Melóráel breaks off a new game is started, with another Melóráel becoming it')

For being so protective of themselves the Melóráel are a very curious animal and will explore anything unfamiliar to them and then they will go and study the foreign object and label it bad or good. [color=blue](Good or Bad seems more common than Bad or Good), [/color] If its good they will intergrate it into their lives by playing with it or on it, but if they label it bad they will hide themselves from it and keep their distance from it.

The Melóráel are fond of beings with a high intelligent level, which they can sense with the same power the use for telepathy ( This should be changed accordingly to the special abilities comment) , and even though a few people have taken advantage of their curiosity by capturing and selling them as pets, they have a immense understanding that not all people are bad so they only fear those who have treated them badly.


The Melóráel have very strong family ties and when they lose a member of their community they will mourn for two and a half days by remaining under ground and screeching for the duration of the mourning period.( Nice Touch :))

Diet

The Melóráel typically will feed on smaller insects, they will camouflage themselves and wait for their prey to come to them.Then they well lash out on their unsuspecting prey and devour them. However most of the Melóráel find this form of hunting to be boring and time consuming so they will sneak into villages and towns and feast on the leftovers of the inhabitants. This is not only faster but they can reach their limit quickly and for these little guys they must eat three time their own body weight in order to keep up with their extremely high metabolisms.

Mating

When the Melóráel find a partner and will stick with that partner for the rest of their lives and if one dies the other partner will not try to find another mate. They will live the rest of their life alone and every year on the day that of their spouse’s death they will mourn for the two and a half days underground. (They have that good a memory?)

The mating ritual is rather simple when reaching the appropriate age for mating, roughly two years old; the older Melóráel will get to try to obtain a mate first soon followed by the younger Melóráel. They try to impress a female by changing their little tuft of hair on their chest different, very vibrant, colors and if she is attracted to more than one suitor then the males will try to woo her with a barrage of presents and if she still can’t decide then the males will duel with each other trying to force the other one to withdraw. Sometimes these duels can last a few seconds or a day depending on how stubborn the male is. And when a female choose a male he has one more test to complete to prove his loyalty to her, they will climb high into the trees and lock claws and begin to spiral down ward. Not only must the male not break off but he must put the female on top of himself so that he takes the full impact of the ground and protect her from harm. If he succeeds then the two will remain with each other until death separates them, but if he fails he will be branded a coward and will have a hard time attracting a mate next year.

Usage

The Melóráel are sometimes captured and sold as pets all through out Caelereth. However the Coór'hém have befriended this little mammal and use them for reconnaissance. The Coór'hém will feed and take care of a Melóráel community in exchange for their ability to spy on other clans. The Melóráel will use their telepathy to inform the Coór'hém of rival clan activity.

The Coór'hém view these little companions as equal rather than mere pets. And the Melóráel view the Coór'hém as friends and will be their faithful companions until the end. If a Melóráel were to ever meet up another Melóráel from a rival clan they would more or less ignore each other. Not really caring what the other Melóráel was doing they would just mind their own business.



All in all a very nice entry, A chamleon flying squirrel is a great and interesting idea.

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« Reply #5 on: 05 August 2006, 04:41:49 »

"Allusive", hmm?

So, this little beastie is well read and constantly quotes from (makes allusions to) such famous works as "Master Tribels's Marvelous Narrations" and "Dame Sausade's Cookbook"?

I THINK you might have meant 'elusive', meaning shy, scarce, hard to spot...   ;)
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« Reply #6 on: 05 August 2006, 05:06:28 »

Yeah thats not the first time Ive screwed up with spellin, and it probably wont be my last (im a very poor speller  ;))
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« Reply #7 on: 05 August 2006, 05:12:23 »

Nice :)

I'm a bit intrigued about their telepathic thingie. Do they have a language? Do they share that language with the Coor'rhem? Do they use images? How are they able to interpret the images?
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« Reply #8 on: 05 August 2006, 06:30:35 »

I see SMith has adressed the same point as i am about to;

Inter-species telepathy is a verry powerfull ability, and it requires quite a lot of intelligence. Even Ximaxian Cats only have slight degree of cat-human telepathical abilities, and they are supposed to be one of the most metally powerfull animals on the world. Maybe the Coor'hem train the animals to come back from scouting, make a lot of noise to atract an Elf, and then guide the elf silently to the rival clans?

Also, the 'sticky oils' sem like a bit to much for me. they already posses clawed feet to hold on to many things, and living in a forest it is unlikely they come across many smooth objects to cling to, as nearly all trees are rough enough for a creature of this size to hold on to without problems.

( it is a good idea by the way, and definately something i would like to see flying around Nybelmar! I realy like the 'weakness' of having to eat trice their body weight daily.)
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« Reply #9 on: 05 August 2006, 16:40:40 »

Hey Decipher, first off thanks for the comments, but my spelling of behavior and favorite are spelled correctly, I noticed that you're from London and maybe they spell it different in England but according to my spell check its right. Oh all the changes I made from your suggestions are in blue, thanks again
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« Reply #10 on: 05 August 2006, 16:58:29 »

Not all mistakes can be detected by spellcheck.  "The" for example, is a word in English, and so would not be detected by a spellcheck, but it also exists in your entry as an incorrectly-spelled form of "they". 
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« Reply #11 on: 05 August 2006, 17:10:44 »

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Not all mistakes can be detected by spellcheck.

I agree but then I ran the words trough my thesaurus and up poped the synonyms for the words, then I typed them with the 'u' and they were underlined red and the spelling suggestions that were givin were the way I originally had them spelled.

Oh and I meant no disrespect and I wasn't trying to correct him I just pointed out that maybe since we're on two different continents that perhaps the words have different spellings, thats all
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« Reply #12 on: 05 August 2006, 17:18:12 »

Hey thanks for the feed back guys.

  P.S. Smith and Miraran the red telepathy is for yall hope it helps, (Miraran they no longer have sticky oils  ;))
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« Reply #13 on: 05 August 2006, 19:22:38 »

I assumed we used British English rather then American English. Your computer probably found them wrong because the thesaurus was using english settings but your word processor is set in American. Sorry about the random boldness in my comments, I'll fix that now.
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« Reply #14 on: 05 August 2006, 19:27:39 »

I think we use both.  In any case, even disregarding those, there are still mistakes (mainly typos) that have to be corrected. 
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