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1  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Oh dear! on: 30 July 2002, 18:12:00
has the sudden urge to salut Thalia.....

"If you gave me a choice between a Northern man, a Northern woman, or a Northern rat - I'd have to pick the rat..."
Anaea- on the north in general

2  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Remusian War-Stallion on: 18 July 2002, 16:55:00
erm... a couple notes:
Quote:
stallions to keep warm and breed


the word stallion means male horse. males can't breed with other males. ;)

sorry hon- can't help but laugh at that... but here are a few more serious questions that you might consider....

* are the war horses ONLY male? and if so- where are the females kept? (and what are they called?)

* what are the size and weight differences [if any] of the horses?

* birthing periods/cylces? how long is the gestation period? ( you say here:
Quote:
The Remusian Stallion usually mates two-three times a year

so they have 2 to 3 foils a year? what is the infant death to live rate?)

* where are the horses popular? in what region did they originate?

*
Quote:
Generally lives off of specially imported grass and fruits like apples, pears, whatever

so- would i be correct in assuming that they are kept by nobles/the abnormally rich? i'm sure if they eat only imported food they would become rapidly an expensive mount. (also- might want to check out the veggies and fruits that are around here somewhere.. not sure if we techincally have apples/pears- but i could be wrong ;)  )

enough for now i think... :)  just some things to think over...

"If you gave me a choice between a Northern man, a Northern woman, or a Northern rat - I'd have to pick the rat..."
Anaea- on the north in general

3  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Centaur on: 07 August 2002, 17:42:00
wow... *shakes her head*

and i didn't even know we had centaurs around here...

"If you gave me a choice between a Northern man, a Northern woman, or a Northern rat - I'd have to pick the rat..."
Anaea- on the north in general

4  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: ground-birds of Santharia on: 02 April 2002, 13:54:00
this looks good Vir.
i'm glad we're doing the 'lesser' animals now. it seemed as if there was a big chunk of everyday santharian life missing around here. :)  

"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

5  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Santharian Sheep on: 14 April 2002, 18:02:00
let me see if i have time to pop out an entry like you'd want art- i might be able to squeeze time in next week (??) for santharian stuff.. and i might be able to get it done then. you might want to hold onto this entry until then.. :)  

"If you gave me a choice between a Northern man, a Northern woman, or a Northern rat - I'd have to pick the rat..."
Anaea- on the north in general

6  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Santharian Sheep on: 06 April 2002, 12:42:00
thanks judith- spellchecker must have missed that one! :)  

"If you gave me a choice between a Northern man, a Northern woman, or a Northern rat - I'd have to pick the rat..."
Anaea- on the north in general

7  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Santharian Sheep on: 02 April 2002, 13:50:00
okay- made a few minors changes, edited for site- and i think i'm done here-
does anyone have anyone questions?

"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

Edited by: Anaea the Marked at: 4/4/02 12:31:51 am
8  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Santharian Sheep on: 30 March 2002, 18:43:00
well goats are next on my list- [half way done] - then come the swine.. :lol

old mcdonald had a farm...
old mcdonald had no yarn...

is it obvious i don't remember the rest of the song?

"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

9  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Santharian Sheep on: 30 March 2002, 13:35:00
hey go ahead- i had chickens on my list- but if you want 'em take 'em! :lol  

"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

10  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Santharian Sheep on: 29 March 2002, 22:38:00
:lol

:b  

"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

11  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Santharian Sheep on: 29 March 2002, 16:18:00
 Sheep:
There are three main breeds of sheep in the world of Sorren: the Cuncu, Dor’iyn, and Sawis. The northern Cunco and Sawis are breed for their wool and while the sheep of the south, the Dor’iyn, are breed for their milk.

 Cuncu:

 Appearance
The Cuncu has a brown face and legs with a long-locked fleece that varies in color from jet black to dull grey to rusty brown. Individual sheep can also sometimes be found with black, white, grey or spotted faces. The Cuncu could be seen as an imposing animal, as the males sport large curling horns and are sometimes known to grow as high as grown man’s waist.

 Territory
A longhaired sheep, the Cuncu thrives in the cold snowy extremes of northern Sarvonia and can be found in abundant numbers north of the Prominent Mountains. They populate many of the open meadows and fields in this northern land.

 Diet
The Cuncu eats many low-lying grasses, mosses, roots, and other plants within their range. Among the most prominent are the Ath’lo and Lythe- grass. In the winter, they eat almost any plant they can find, including the bark of some trees and low shrubbery.

 Habit/Behavior
Despite their appearance, the Cuncu is a relatively docile animal and is herded quite easily. They are amiable creatures and often gentle with humans, with one exception. Rams are noted to be fierce and hot-tempered in the mating season, contact between men and rams at this time is not suggested. The Cuncu travel in large ‘family-oriented’ flocks [20-30 sheep].

 Mating
The Cuncu has a 6month gestation period. Rams initiate contact usually in the months of the Sleeping Dreameress (Maáh'valannía) [August] and of the Fallen Leaf (Chúh'querín) [September]. They will often contest with other males at this time, using their horns as butting devices. After the lesser males are ‘defeated’, the now-dominate ram after which the female then carries until the months of the Awakening Earth (Avénni'modía) [March] and of the Changing Winds (Méh'avashín) [April]. The Cuncu is not normally known to bear twin lambs, but exceptions have been noted. If this occurs, the weaker lamb will most likely not survive, as the Cuncu does not produce enough milk for two simultaneous offspring.

 Products  
The fleece of the Cuncu is shorn in late spring, during the month of the Singing Bird (Alé'veván) [May] after birthing cycle is over, relieving the animal of its second heavy burden for the warmer months. It is, mostly, a “carpet type” with a varying degree of both length and width. The long, lustrous fleece, hanging in separate locks, also makes the Cuncu fleece especially attractive to those who practice the older art of hand spinning. The fleece is easily spun after washing and carding. And while it does not readily take dye, the natural black, gray, silver and brown colors of the natural colored Cuncu are frequently among the most sought after fleeces at shows and sales. A quality hand spun fleece may often sell for three to ten times what a commercial buyer would pay for it.

Average Height:
Rams: 1ped to 1ped 2 fore
Ewes: 2 fore to 1 ped

Average Length:
Rams: 1 ped to 1 ped 1 fore
Ewes: 1 ped


Average Weight:
Rams: 2 pig 5 heb (2 ½ pig) to 3 pig
Ewes: 1 pig 5 heb (1 ½ pig) to 2 pig

Fleece:
2-3 hafeb per sheering


 Sawis:

 Appearance
The Sawis is normally seen with a black or white head and the color of the fleece ranges from a light grey to a natural white. Individuals can sometimes be seen with completely black fleece, but it is a rare sight indeed. Males wear horns, but they are nowhere near the fierce appearance of the Cuncu. The Sawis are easy to manage/breed, having very few health problems associated with many of the larger breeds. They have excellent feet, requiring little attention, and can get by with only the minimum of feeding at peak times of the year.

 Territory
The Sawis Sheep is a hardy breed. Their adaptability to all kinds of pasture land; hardiness to withstand variable climates; close, oily wool to shield them from snow and sleet; their longevity and prolificacy; and many other outstanding qualities made them widely popular in middle Sarvonia. Like their northern cousins, the Cuncu, they also keep to meadows and fields where their food source is plentiful.

 Diet
Like the Cuncu, the Sawis eats many low-lying grasses, mosses, roots, and other plants. Among the most prominent are the prevalent Ath’lo and Lythe- grasses. In the winter, they will eat any plant they can find, including the bark of some trees and low shrubbery.

 Habits/Behaviors
They are gentle animals and children are often fond of them. They travel in small to mid-sized flocks, as their social community is smaller then most other sheep [10-15 sheep].

 Mating
The Sawis keep with the same mating/birthing cycles as their cousins: with a 6month gestation beginning in the months of the Sleeping Dreameress (Maáh'valannía) [August] and of the Fallen Leaf (Chúh'querín), and ending in the months of the Awakening Earth (Avénni'modía) [March] and of the Changing Winds (Méh'avashín) [April]. The Sawis is also an excellent mother, having very few lambing problems with plenty of milk- capable of rearing twin lambs under the right circumstances.

 Products
Shorn in the early summer/late spring, fleeces from mature ewes will weigh from 1-2 hafeb per sheering. Commercial wool buyers and craftspeople seek the wool clip from the purebred Sawis flock. Sawis wool is used for many products, ranging from sweaters to outerwear to carpets. The fleece from those sheep that are born completely black is sold, un-dyed, at a ridiculously high price in normal markets.

Average Height:
Rams: 1ped 1 fore
Ewes: 2 fore to 1 ped

Average Length:
Rams: 1 ped to 1 ped 1 fore
Ewes: 1 ped


Average Weight:
Rams: 2 pig to 2 pig 5 heb (2 ½ pig)
Ewes: 1 pig 5 heb (1 ½ pig) to 1 pig 8 heb

Fleece:
1-2 hafeb per sheering


 Dor’iyn:

 Appearance
The Dor’iyn is a small breed with a brown or white head. It wears a very thin, close fleece that is has a light caramel coloring. The Dor’iyn does not have the bulk of its northern cousins and is quite delicate in the torso with long, thin limbs. Both male and female sheep of this breed have horns, though the females’ are much more insubstantial.

 Territory
The Dor’iyn thrives in the warmer southern Sarvonia and northern Aeruillin.

 Diet
The breed has the advantage of natural climate/temperature hardiness and grazing ability. The Dor’iyn is well suited to a sparse grazing system as well as a confinement operation. While not normally Lythe-fed, the Dor’iyn eats the Ath’lo grass, along with other lesser plants, when applicable.

 Habits/Behavior
The breed is calm around people, easy to work with and easily milked. Travels in mid-sized flocks, usually consisting of 20-25 sheep.

 Mating
The mating/birthing cycle is not much different for the Dor’iyn, though the periods tend to be less ‘strict.’ A ram could initiate contact in a period of months between the months of Burning Heavens to Passing Clouds. Lambs would then be born anywhere from the months of Molten Ice to Singing Bird.
Like its northern-most cousin, the Cuncu, the Dor’iyn is not known to produce twins. But unlike its cousin, if the Dor’iyn were to produce twin lambs, both the lambs and the mother would die- so fragile are the bones of the female Dor’iyn.

 Products
Unlike its northern cousins, whose sheering schedule is affected by the mating/birthing cycles, the Dor’iyn’s production levels/periods are not affected by certain seasons of the year. The Dor’iyn is not known for its fleece, as it (the fleece) is very thin and would not be an efficient product. Instead, it is milked. The milk is then turned into cheese and either eaten by the herding family or sold in the commercial market. Some specialty cheese-makers purchase milk from Lythe-fed sheep particularly for the ‘nutty’ flavor the grass produces. However, milk from these special-fed sheep is considered undesirable drinking milk.

Average Height:
Rams: 1ped to 1ped 2 fore
Ewes: 2 fore to 1 ped

Average Length:
Rams: 1 ped to 1 ped 1 fore
Ewes: 1 ped


Average Weight:
Rams: 1 pig 5 heb (1 ½ pig) to 2 pig
Ewes: 5 heb to 1 pig

Average Milk:
1 mug per day
1 barrel to 1 ½ barrel per season








"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

Edited by: Anaea the Marked at: 4/5/02 6:41:27 pm
12  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Cheewick.... on: 02 April 2002, 13:52:00
okay- have added gest periods etc to cuncu - but here is a condensed version- [curently expanding and upgrading sheep entry]

:ahem:

The Cuncu has a 6month gestation period. Rams imitate contact usually in the months of the Sleeping Dreameress (Maáh'valannía) [August] and of the Fallen Leaf (Chúh'querín), [September].

female then carries until the months of the Awakening Earth (Avénni'modía) [March] and of the Changing Winds (Méh'avashín) [April].

The fleece of the Cuncu is shorn in late spring, during the month of the Singing Bird (Alé'veván) [May] after birthing cycle is over.

"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

Edited by: Anaea the Marked at: 4/1/02 7:52:58 pm
13  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Cheewick.... on: 01 April 2002, 19:11:00
Judith this is great! i love them! :)
Thuja pionted out my one concern. but overall, i think these little criters would be very welcomed to the Cuncu. i'd imagine that with their longer 'hair', insects/parasites would be a problem.  

"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

14  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Types of clothing on: 14 March 2002, 14:25:00
:b

Erphonians Drogo- its all about the Erphs. :lol

i guess while i'm at it- i could pop out an entry-  

"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

15  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Types of clothing on: 13 March 2002, 13:36:00
erm.. sorry to drag this back up -> but if no one has too many objections, then i'm going to plow ahead with using linen as a staple northern cloth. [ well plus the obvious wool ;)  ]

"Popai n'o sonko ligta luc for'is a ment'ik, popai o sonko lighta lac o mart."
Sor'inyt saying - "Ask not why the sun sets, but why it rises."

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