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1  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Oooh boy... on: 14 June 2002, 13:59:00
Yes, I added the overview and changed some of the things that you had mentioned were a bit off, and there were typing errors I noticed and fixed too.

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."--Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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2  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Oooh boy... on: 14 June 2002, 13:22:00
Is there any way that my corrected Horsefay can be put up in the next group of additions? Everything has been fixed for a while but it's not been added so I figured I'd send out a reminder. All the corrections and additions have been made and the improved Horsefay is ready to be put up on the site.
Thanks!
-JeM

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."--Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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3  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Oooh boy... on: 21 May 2002, 15:39:00
The locked for a few hours bit is very possible as this happens with various RL creatures including (but definitely not limited to) dogs.

This will have to be re-done anyway as I noticed a few typos in the final posting so I can work on the overview and I'll limit their existence too while I'm working on that.

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."--Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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4  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Oooh boy... on: 14 May 2002, 17:11:00
ok.. my horsefay obviously hasn't been aproved yet or it would have been put up this past weekend so if it isn't approved then what is wrong with it?

No one has made any comment as to what needs to be done next and this entry is just sitting here. I can do nothing until I'm told what must be done. Sorry to be so abrupt and to the point about it but nothing seems to be getting done with it just sitting here.

-JeM

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."--Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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5  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Oooh boy... on: 05 May 2002, 15:04:00
I translated all the peds right from inches with a measuring tape I had for sewing so yah it's about 4 inches and I'm changing the names and all that right now.

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."--Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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6  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re:Horsefairy on: 04 May 2002, 16:59:00
Let me know if I'm missing anything or of any ideas or suggestions you have for them.

7  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / IMPROVED Horsefay ready to be put up! on: 04 May 2002, 16:57:00
Horsefay

Overview
The horsefay is a very rare winged creature not even half a ped in height. This tiny horse-like beast is very rare, but has been found within the Quallian and Auturian forests. It has been tamed by the elves of these forests and sought out by the brownies, but rarely have any other races even seen a horsefay.

Appearance
This small creature stands at about .1 peds high from its back down. From head to ground it is aprrox. .13 peds. The length of its body is around .12-.125 peds from neck to rear. Its wingspan is .30-.305 peds from wing-tip to wing-tip.
Its wings come off from the top of its fore legs (where the shoulders are) and extend outward when flying. When in a relaxed position, the wings are folded back along its sides.
This creature appears to be like a miniature horse, but with added wings coming off its shoulders.
The wings are feathered with feathers matching the color of its coat, in some cases they match the tail and mane alone. (This appears in the palomino colored breeds etc.)

Special Abilities
Horsefay can fly up to around 30 peds above the ground. In windy conditions, horsefay tend to stay very near the ground, as they can be blown about quite easily.
It is yet to be discovered if they have any magical abilities other than flying, but as of yet no one has seen anything extra-ordinary.

Territory
These small flying horses can be found so far only in temperate areas. In most cases they are found near forest glades, or meadows. It is yet unknown where horsefay originated from. On the rare occasions that they have been spotted it has been deep within the Quallian Forest, in the Auturian Woods, and once in the Vale of Brownies.
It is rumoured that on the occasion they were spotted in the Vale of Brownies, it was an attraction to a very powerful spell being performed at the time, but nothing has come of this myth and indeed nothing has been found to prove this theory.

Diet
Horsefay live off Greenbark Moss, along with the common Lythien grass when nought else is to be found. A favoured treat for the horsefaeries is the Vinterberry, used most commonly by Santharians for wine.
Some worry about horsefay dropping small presents down upon their heads, but this is only superstition. It has been found that horsefay land upon the ground before secreting their rather messy feces and liquids.

Habits/Behavior
Horsefay tend to be found in mating pairs although they can also be found in families. If a female should happen to have more than one colt, when the colts are of age (usually between 2 and 2.5 years), they will live together until the finding of mates.
Horsefay can only be tamed by a chosen few. The elves have the most luck in taming these creatures; it is said this is because of their closeness to nature. Few brownies have ever been able to tame a horsefay and use it for transport purposes, but they are much sought after by this race.

Mating
In mating, the female will seek out a male partner, chosing the most-likely to be able to provide for and take care of a family. The males tend to be the same in size and strength to the females so the female will try to find a male that matches her in abilities.
Males will stay with their parents or a sibling until sought out by a female. Females tend to break from their families after 2 or 2.5 years and live solitary lives until they are of bearing age, which tends to be anywhere from 3 to 5 years.
When the female is ready to mate, she will seek out a male partner, usually finding him through the scent of his minute but pungent amount of urine. The scent is only pungent to the delicate nostril organ of the horsefay and cannot be detected by many other races or animals.
When the female finds a male suitable to her liking, she will immediately let him know, with a unique noise made through her nose. (In taming these creatures, this this sound is immitated to capture unsuspecting males.) After the male recognizes the female's call, he will begin a dance through the air around the female, much like that of the white spiralling butterfly. (Some scientists are trying to find a connection between the two, but nothing concrete has been found to relate the two creatures.) Instead of dropping from the air like the spiralling butterflies, the female will soar straight up into the air and the male will be forced to chase her. This chase can last up to half a day, but is used to test the male's endurance and abilities. When the female gives in, the male will mount her from behind while still in the air and the pair will remain locked for several minutes until the male has left his seeds within her.
After a pair has mated, they will remain together for life. If one partner dies the other will not usually find another mate.
A female's gestation period lasts up to 18 months, this is rather long for such a small creature, but their lifespan can last to over 150 years. The female will be fertile for the first 50 years of her life, then she will become barren much like humans and various other creatures.

Edited by: StarfireJeM  at: 6/13/02 8:24:08 pm
8  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Brownie! on: 11 February 2002, 22:06:00
A brownie sounds good! :lol  I can carry him around in my leather sack so he won't even have to worry about keeping up with my long legs! Hehe!
-JeM

9  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Manticore? on: 10 February 2002, 20:08:00
Honestly.. I just want a pet or travelling companion small enough in size to not be as noticeable but big or capable enough as to be useful or helpful to me. I thought of a hawk or bird of some sort... but those are so ordinary.. then I thought rat or mouse.. but they wouldnt be of much use. But I'll just have to keep working my brain at it I guess.. or think up some good excuses as to why my manticore is so small. If anyone has a good creature in mind.. I'd be happy for suggestions!
Thanks!
-JeM

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent.
--Aldous Huxley

10  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Manticore? on: 10 February 2002, 10:54:00
It says  "The Manticore is - like e.g. the Griffon - a strange and nowadays very rare combination of two or more common Ar'a'chn beasts, in this case obviously of a Lion and a Gryph, sometimes of a Scorpion too. Manticores possess the complete body of the predator but are also endowed with enormous wings, furthermore - although this may vary - they can have a lethally spiked tail which reminds of the mentioned scorpion."

So my question is.. can the manticore be persay.. a smaller predator such as a wild or bob cat with the wings? And does CAN mean that they don't have to have a spiked tail?

-JeM

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent.
--Aldous Huxley

11  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Wheat - Hey - Basic plants? on: 10 February 2002, 12:43:00
acorns can be ground into flour
-JeM

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent.
--Aldous Huxley

12  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Infinity....Eternity... on: 18 March 2002, 13:34:00
yah but... remember.. we're not supposed to be here.. shhh or Xarl the Mighty Magic Mouse might get us ;)  *snickers*

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."--Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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13  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Library / Re: dictionary in your toolbar on: 14 June 2002, 18:52:00
That was actually pretty helpful, Thanks! And I love the "Word of the Day" thing.. it shows you a new word and other words having to do with it everyday.. today's word was Pungent.. and it had a "Did you know" section explaining about it's latin meaning and a few of the words that stem off of the latin word. Very interesting.. for a word-freak English person like myself.
(Note: I plan to major in English and Lit. and all that fun stuff, which is why I say "a word-freak English person like myself" No offense to any other 'English people' or other freaks out there.)
-JeM

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."--Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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14  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Library / R'unorian Brandy on: 03 June 2002, 21:29:00
I remember reading a while back when Laivin wrote R'unorian Brandy that someone was reminded of Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy and I was just reading it today for the first time when I came across the exact passage that actually does sound similar... "Oh, don't give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit/No don't you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit/For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die/Won't you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit" I don't think Laivin's ever read HGTTG before either, so that is such an odd coincidence that the overall mood of both ballads are so similar! But it's pretty kewl too. :)

Oh.. Laivin's on his way home right now so we should both be back online again from this week onward. We're counting down the days until October now.. when I go to England to see him.

-JeM

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."--Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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15  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Library / Re: The Dunemouse on: 12 April 2002, 11:43:00
I was thinking Dr.Seuss myself! :lol  

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."--Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
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Edited by: StarfireJeM  at: 4/11/02 6:44:05 pm
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