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16  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: the icelandic silvertail on: 25 September 2011, 01:11:12
If you're still working on it, then make sure you have the pencil icon up. :)
17  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: the icelandic silvertail on: 24 September 2011, 15:01:29
Hello, Elron Sylver. Welcome to Santharia. I pop in from time to time, so you may catch me occasionally.

Just a couple of quick comments of things which should be worked on:

1) Do a complete grammar and spelling check. I dunno if English is your first language or not, but my suggestion is to read it outloud exactly what you have on the page and see if it makes sense. There were several sentences which I read in your entry which I stumbled over. So back and re-read it.

2) This kinda goes along with the whole grammar/spelling thing, but make sure you're using correct punctuation and capitalizing proper nouns and the like.

Now, since I don't do a whole lot of entries, this last suggestion will have to be double-checked by a more senior member, but there seems to be a lot of speculation on these fish. I mean, I understand that they're very rare, but are they so rare that no one in all of Caelereth knows anything about them?

Even if nothing is known for certain, surely there can be some legends or something that had some kind of information.

Again, that'll have to be double-checked by someone who knows more than me. :)


Also, just a random note, I would advice against having a place where you ask questions. At least, one post that you would edit. Those don't show up on side bar, so unless someone was watching the topic, they wouldn't notice that you had posted something new. Does that make sense?

Anywho, these look to be very nice fish. One last thing would be I would see if you could flesh them out a bit more. Details are nice, but don't feel like you have to go overboard.

Hope that helps. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. :)
18  Santharian World Development / Languages and Runes / Re: New Thergerim (dwarvish) vocabulary here! on: 13 September 2011, 11:09:56
People get busy and forget things. I understand where you're coming from, Santhos, but we need to keep in mind that all of us are merely humans. Also the people over here on the dev board are working on several projects and for the most part it doesn't spill over into the RP board that often.

Anywho, I don't develop languages either, but this what I used for Miés'áel's Thergerim greeting: Urtden chingu which means "Good day, friend". I figured that was pretty good, albeit a bit far from a simple "Hello".

My suggestion about "Thelon neen alv" would be that sounds more like parting words as opposed to a greeting.

I don't think there are any greetings here, but have you checked out the Proverbs and Sayings page yet? It has several sayings/proverbs from many different people groups. Worth checking out if you haven't done so already. :)
19  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Black Birch Baton pic on: 14 August 2011, 10:29:56
+Aura from me as well. Looks very nice! :D
20  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Northern Horned Hare on: 14 August 2011, 10:20:49
Looks like now I have to finish this one. lol

My busy season is over, but work has been crazy. Our regional VP is coming for a visit and since our manager has been at a conference for the past week, it's been me and one other person pretty much running the store. Craaaaaazy. Also doesn't help matters that I'm 14 weeks preggers. lol
21  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Black Birch Baton pic on: 10 August 2011, 11:31:09
They actually go on the gold bands. One on each band. On the same side.

Hopefully that makes sense.... o.O
22  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Black Birch Baton pic on: 01 August 2011, 14:37:03
Hm....that looks like something I played in middle school and high school. And mine was even wood!

It looks great, although my only comment would be the mouthpiece looks a bit off. Not really sure how else to describe it other than that. One thing, perhaps, would be some screws on the side of the two golden "rods" upon the mouthpiece? Those things keep the reed upon the instrument and the screws are used to take them off to adjust it.

But again, it looks great. +1 Aura from me! :D
23  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Grinch orc pic on: 28 July 2011, 13:49:22
Awe....I feel honored to have the Northern Horned Hare to be pictured. *gives a low bow* Thanks very much, Seeker.

My only comment is that the NHH stands just over 1 ped which is a little bit bigger than what it is pictured here. Although, perhaps Grinch is very tall, but I dunno. *shrugs* Just my little input.

One other comment is that on the left hand side in the sky there is a very square white block, which may be caused by a brush stroke, but not quite sure. It just looks...odd.

anywho, enough picking from me. +1 Aura! :D
24  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Northern Horned Hare on: 11 July 2011, 09:52:58
I did have the idea of them using them to fight during mating season, as well as having the northern variety more aggressive and using them against actual threats (mentioned in the Habitat/Behavior section).

Haven't forgotten about this guy. Just been really busy and it's looking like I won't get much done the next couple of weeks, but I still have some notes jotted down and in the back of my head. :)
25  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Northern Horned Hare on: 30 June 2011, 10:30:54
Whoa, hey! Comments! :)

@Ta'lia: The picture presented by Azhira shows that these aren't exactly mine. They are based upon the fictional jackalope, which Wikipedai has a great article on.

@Azhira: Yeah, the idea popped into my head that, not only would the orcs use the meat, but perhaps the antlers and fur as well, since they are quite large. I'd love to hear suggestions. :)

@Coren: I actually found out while doing research on hares that, unlike rabbits, hares don't actually burrow. And, they're not even in the same family. Hares aren't rodents! Go figure...

Thanks for all the comments. I'll have to make a second one eventually for the Southern Horned Hare, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

Oh! Question! I know this was talked about somewhere before, but do I capitalize the name of the beast throughout the entire entry, or no? Can't remember what was decided....
26  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Northern Horned Hare on: 29 June 2011, 08:54:03
Categorization: Animals, Smaller -> Rodent

Overview:

The northern horned hare is part of the rabbit family, but is highly unique due to the deer-like antlers growing between their two long ears. They can be found in Northern Sarvonia in places where it is cold for most of the year. Their fur is cyhalloi snow white with a few being peppered with eophran brown. Because there are so many in their litters, and they are sexually mature when they turn a year old, the population of the Northern Horned Hares can be very large in a small area.

Appearance:

The northern horned hare is bigger than its cousin, the southern horned hare. It stands almost as tall as an average human male: one ped, one fore, and two palmspans from the ground to the top of their ears. Their antlers, or horns, are adlemirene brown. The antlers don't grow taller than their ears, but occasionally a buck, a male of the species, has been seen with abnormally long antler.

The eyes of the hare appear to come in two colours: eophran brown or teki red.

Special Abilities:

Territory:

As their name implies, the northern horned hare lives primarily in Northern Sarvonia, most notably the Yllon Woods, Cartashian Woods, Mantle Woods, and several other forests in the north. They prefer to stay within the forests, probably due to the fact they use the trees to help shed their antlers.

Habitat/Behavior:

Unlike others in the rabbit family, the horned hare does not make a burrow underneath the ground. Instead, they create small hutches out of the branches of trees and other vegetation. First, a hare digs a small hole into the ground only about a fore and one palmspan deep. Then they build the hatch around the hole, dragging the limbs of trees and other various vegetation to the desired location with their teeth and making the fit perfect by using their front legs. When completed, these hatches look like small hills within the forest. Often, warrens, or a group of hares living together, will also build tunnels to connect the hutches using the same technique.

Because of their size, the horned hare has very few predators. Due to this fact, the northern horned hare has become more aggressive than their smaller, more docile southern cousins. When their personal area is threatened, the horned hare will utter a high-pitched growl while clacking its teeth together. Its ears will also go flat upon its head. If further provoked, its head will come down and it will attempt to skewer the unfortunate attacker upon its antlers. It has been noted that the male hares are often more eager to fight than the females.



Diet:

Only vegetation is in the hare's diet, although in the far reaches of the north, they can be hard to find. The hares have found often inventive ways to dig for roots under the ground, as well as eating the shoots of young trees.

Mating:

The mating season starts in the fourth or fifth month, depending on how quickly the spring comes to the north. Family groups from the previous year are broken up as the young ones go off to find mates of their own. The female usually is the one to mark out her territory, marking the edges to ward off other females, as well as to attract a mate. The males are the ones to go off and search for their mate. They do not usually mate with just a female, but tend to mate with a couple in a nearby area.

Sometimes, two males come upon a single female’s territory. When this happens, a display of force is used to decide which ones wins the chance to mate with her. First, they stand a ped or two away from each other, sizing the competition up. They emit a couple of growls and paw at the earth, trying to intimidate the other. If one doesn’t back down, they slowly approach each other, making small circles as they do so. Suddenly, one will charge the other, his head bent low, antlers pointed towards his intended victim. If the other is experienced, he will lower his antlers and engage the attacker in a fight which often leads to bloodshed. If the one who is being attacked instead hops to the side, he is viewed as being weak, and he must leave the area, or risk being killed.

These fights can take hours, depending on how determined and experienced the fighters are. Sometimes, their antlers can become locked permanently, the pair either having to somehow break the antlers or die, usually from starvation.

Once the mating has occurred, two months pass by before the litter is born. 5-8 is the normal number of leverets in a litter, though more have been recorded. Unlike other furred creatures, Northern Horned Hare leverets are born with their eyes open and with a coat of fur. No horns can be seen, however. The young leverets grow very fast. Within a year, their antlers are full grown, and they sexually mature. They leave their place of birth and the females go to find territory of their own, while the  males roam the area, trying to find mates of their own.

Myth/Lore/Origins: (Optional)

Researchers: (Optional)

Usages: (Optional)

There is a clan Of Osther-Oc Orcs who live in the Yllon woods who use the hares for various purposes. The fur is used in clothing purposes. Northern Horned Hare meat is said to be very delicious when cooked in a stew.

Even the antlers of the hare are used. The Osther-Ocs view the horns as a sign of fertility, as the hares have large litters at a time. Whenever a hare is caught for food, the horns are ground up into a type of powder and mixed in with food or drink. This powder has made its way to various other tribes and clans due to the belief in its wondrous power.

Anything Else: (Optional)
27  Organization and General Discussions / Organizational Schedules / Re: Development Schedule - Kareesh (5/20/2011) on: 28 June 2011, 07:57:56
Earth Dragons

Categorization: Animals -> Dragons, Dragons

Basic Overview:

Appearance:
Ranging from urmarillion to adlemirene
Wingless
Tail balled at the end
Bumps covering body
30 peds in length

Special Abilities:
Earth manipulation

Territory:
Taldala Mountains

Habitat/Behavior:

Diet:

Mating:

Myth/Lore/Origins (Optional)

Researchers: (Optional)

Usages: (Optional)

Anything Else (Optional)
28  Organization and General Discussions / Organizational Schedules / Re: Development Schedule - Kareesh (5/20/2011) on: 28 June 2011, 07:52:06
Having problems with my computer, so I'm putting these here so I don't lose them.

Water Dragons

Categorization: Animals -> Dragons, Dragons
  
Overview:
Water dragons are some of the more playful and outgoing dragons around. There have been rumours of sightings around

 Appearance
Xazure scales
Cerubell eyes
No wings
29 peds long
         
Special Abilities
Scalding water breath attack
Water manipulation
Underwater breathing

Territory
Anywhere it has room
Salt and fresh water

Habitat/Behavior

Diet
Fish

Mating
Lovely underwater "dances"
Displays of water manipulation
Flurry of bubbles

Myth/Lore/Origin (Optional)


Researchers (Optional)
Any noted researchers on these creatures?

Usages (Optional)
In case products or parts of this animal (like milk, hide etc.) have a special use, let us know who uses them, where and why.

Anything Else (Optional)
Can you think of any details to make this even better? 

29  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Phýr’estár (Forest Dragons) on: 28 June 2011, 05:30:22
Slowly getting more on this done. I have the ideas, just have to get them onto "paper". :)

Oh, and bumping this back to page 1 so I can find it easier.
30  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: Happy Birthday, dear Sage! on: 29 May 2011, 01:30:58
Happy birthday! :D
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