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1  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Gryphon Skeleton and Feather Structure on: 23 March 2006, 06:53:00
Yahoo is Dumb... But here it is

Edited by: Ashen Gryphon  at: 3/23/06 14:41
2  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Miniature Cheopus on: 09 April 2006, 09:58:00
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Not sure I am sure what you are getting at but I doubt it matters. I have edited out alot of the technical info as requested... so most of the info I got elsewhere is gone anyway. As there isnt major research capabilities, alot of the info isnt needed anyway.


To see another picture of Ash- click on the picture

Edited by: Ashen Gryphon  at: 4/8/06 17:59
3  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Miniature Cheopus on: 24 March 2006, 07:17:00
Miniature Cheopus

·       Categorization

Smaller Animals- Insects

·       Basic Overview of the Beast


Miniature Cheopus are insects, considered pests because they feed directly on all warm blooded animals. Usually humans and their pets or livestock serve as their "hosts". The Miniature Cheopus can jump 2 Palmspans vertically and 4 Palmspans horizontally. A skin reaction to a bite is usually a slightly raised, red, itching spot. Sometimes bleeding and swelling does occur and rarely infection from the bite will be lethal. Also the bite of Miniature Cheopus is thought to spread disease throughout populations though there has been no written proof.

Miniature Cheopus usually require warm and humid conditions to develop though not to thrive. Depending on their life cycle and the right weather conditions, often people don't realize they have an infestation until there are over a thousand residing in the area, making it more and more difficult to get rid of them completely.

Miniature Cheopus are attracted to body heat, movement, and the air exhaled by animals. If there are warm blooded animals, the Cheopus can thrive in the harsher conditions or climates.

·       Appearance

The average size ranges from 1-2 grains long, making them very small. Their bodies are narrow if you view it from the sides allowing them for movement in narrow areas between the thick furs of animals. Their bodies are covered with spines projecting backward making it difficult to remove by the shaking or scratching of an animal. They lack wings but have great power in their hind legs and can jump great lengths and heights for their tiny size.

·       Special Abilities
Cheopus are very small, with narrow bodies and quick little legs. They are almost too hard to see with the naked eye and once found they are somewhat hard to catch. They can not be killed by being squished in between a persons fingers unless the fingers are rubbed together as well because the Cheopus will just flatten out. Cheopus can jump aproximatly 100 times their length from a dead stop.

·       Territory
These beasts are found everywhere except for the extremely cold climates. As long as there are warm blooded animals, the Cheopus can thrive in the harsher climates. An infestation of Cheopus does not mean the area is dirty as these animals are very versatile.

·       Habitat/Behaviour

Though it would seem that these beasts live in groups due to the amount of them that can be found on one animal or person, they are actually solitary animals only coming together to breed. They are most often seen when they are adults and are running through the thick furs or hairs of their hosts. They can jump very high and far and are rather quick.

The Adult Cheopus are dark reddish-brown and 1-2 grains long. They have thin, flattened bodies and backward-directing spines on their legs and bodies that facilitate forward movement through fur, hair or feathers and prevent them from being easily dislodged, they are rather quick and once on a host they attempt to find a dark place to sink their little teeth in. If light hits them they will normally dislodge and run for the darkness.

·       Diet

Adults feed solely on blood; the larvae (looks like a caterpillar) eat  dried blood left over in the feces of the adults. The bite caused from the feeding by the adults can become inflamed, bloody and infected and can also spread disease amongst animals and people. After the feeding they will begin breeding... starting the cycle all over again.

·       Mating/Lifecycle Overview

Miniature Cheopus go through a complete metamorphosis. There are four distinct stages: eggs, larvae, pupae, and adult. Miniature Cheopus eggs are laid on the host or are deposited on the floor or ground surface. They also are often found in upholstery or an animal's bedding. A female will continue to lay a few eggs every day until she has reached up to 200-400 eggs. These eggs will develop into larvae from 2 days to several weeks, depending on the temperature and humidity. The larvae are active and look like maggots. The larvae will feed on organic debris, but particularly like to feed on feces of the adults. This diet contains undigested blood. The larvae are hard to spot and are found deep into the carpets or the cracks and crevices of floors and upholstery. The next stage called the pupae will look like a cocoon, also hard to spot. No sprayed pest killer will kill the pupae. Under warm conditions many adults will emerge from this protective cocoon within 7-14 days, longer under less favorable conditions. This cycle from eggs through the adult stage is generally 30-60 days.

·       Myth/Lore

Rumored to have been the cause for the Black Death plague in 602 b.S. which nearly washed out the entire township of Thevelin. It is thought that a Cheopus fed off of a Brownie rat which had the disease and then moved onto its next host, a human who contracted the disease from the blood of the rat. As the cheopus actually processed the blood, it did not contract the disease and instead passed it from rat to human and to further humans as it fed off multiple hosts.

·       Origins (optional)
It is unknown where the Cheopus came from though it is rumored that they began flourishing in the Netherworlds and were sent to all the lands to spread disease and to torture the warm blooded beasts that roam the world with their itchy bites.

This rumor of the Cheopus origin is especially the case in its larger brother, The Giant Cheopus, though they are so rare only 1 has been found and it was dead and partially decayed when found. It is debated whether the beast that was found was a Giant Cheopus or not.

·       Dangers

Whenever you see adults crawling on pets, it is only a symptom of a much larger problem. Adults account for only 5% of the total population in a location. Eggs account for 50%, larvae account for about 35%, and the remaining 10% are the pupal cocoons. That means that for every single adult, there are 10 eggs, 7 larvae, and 2 cocoons.

Miniature Cheopus are sometimes thought to have been the cause of the Black Death plague which nearly killed the entire township of Thevelin in 602 b.S though there is no proof.

Edited by: Ashen Gryphon  at: 4/8/06 18:16
4  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Jumoples on: 23 April 2004, 17:24:00
The Dark Crystal... And... Yes... Somewhat...

MY Version of them....

As I am not done yet, the differences are not quiet see-able yet



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Save a cow... Eat a Vegitarian.
Vegitarian- Old Indian word for bad hunter

5  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Territory on: 15 February 2004, 13:16:00
Noone here stepped on my toes...~chuckles~

If I posted something here, I expected it to be "Critqued" However you spell it...

It was on the RP board that I got annoyed... No worries however... Ill see what I can do.

I have a new job and am not online as much as I used to be... But we shall see.:pet  

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6  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Territory on: 14 February 2004, 23:19:00
~just kind of raises a brow at smurf....~

Uhuh....

If you hadnt noticed.... I wasnt reposting it...I was doing otherwise and accidently reposted it.

However it had already been approved... a while ago...

~shrugs~

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7  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Gryph and Griffon on: 14 February 2004, 18:09:00
I infact was retrieving some of the Information on an Animal I wrote up a beast description for.

~shrugs~

Dont mind me... Im not coming back... unless its otherwise desired of me to do so.... Call me needy... I like to know Im wanted

~shrugs~

And anyway... I am Always around.....

Just dont post for other's Happynesses

All one needs to do is EzMessage me

~chuckles~

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Edited by: Ashen Gryphon at: 2/14/04 1:12
8  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Gryph and Griffon on: 12 March 2002, 16:59:00
Erk, That post from Tamaka was Supposed to Be From Me.. heh... Ashen! :D  .


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I have jerks like you for breakfast
Edited by: Ashen Gryphon at: 2/12/04 6:08
9  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Gryph and Griffon on: 12 March 2002, 15:51:00
AS for the speed, I dropped it... But 20mph is VERY slow. Clydsedales, weighing 2,000 lbs + (I would know Ive been stepped on...LOL) Can Go 35mph, full out run.

A gryphon is alot leaner then a Large horse like that, with the flixability of a feline, they are able to go faster. As well as their Entire weight is muscle. Very little fat

I worked a little more on them... I dont have time for even more... But here is what I got.

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Appearance
Gryphons range anywhere from 2 peds (females) to 3 ½ peds (males) at the shoulders, and are between 3 and 4 peds in length, from beak to flank, the tail itself adds another ped. Normally weighing about 600-1000lbs. They are built like felines, save the shoulders an up. Flexible spine, long fur tufted tail and extremely Stream line in form. At Hind paws, feline like, range from about 1/8 of a ped to about ¼ a ped in width. Adorned with sharp, normally around 6inch back claws that are retractable. The tail is flexible and prehensile, used like a rudder when running at full speeds, much like a cheetah. Short, neatly trimmed fur adorns the pelt. A standard gryphon is about 15% body fat. The rest of the weight is pure muscle.

Starting at about the high back, just below the shoulders is where the dense feathers erupt. Usually glistening and smooth, the feathers are completely waterproof like a duck, and a standard gryphon will take an hour a day at least grooming them to make them waterproof. Erupting from the tops of the shoulders, are eagle like wings. A Usual 7-8 ped length wingspan, each wing normally being between 3-4 peds. The head of an eagle with a sharp, razor edged sickle beak, Usually 10inch in length from the nares(Nostrils) to the sharp tip of the beak. Forelegs can be either like a standard feline, paws like the back legs, or Like an eagles legs, scaled and Ending with sharp, dangerous talons, each normally 12inches long and able to crush rocks.

Eyesight- When flying they can see a mouse on the ground from a standard 100ft above. They can swivel their head like an owl, 80 degrees in a circle

Colorations-
*Multiple colors- Usually only females are calico in color, even then its VERY rare. 1 / 500 or so.
* Standard is Black, white, grey and dark brown. Though blues and reds have been seen occasionally.

Special Abilities
Aging- Wild gryphons live up to 800 years. Age of a gryphon in captivity can go past 1200 years.

Extreme weather Changes- they can handle extreme weather changes, like all felines they are capable of getting used to environment changes easily. As long as there is food. Highly adaptable to any current situations makes the gryphon an awesome predator.

Speed, Running- , long legs, flexible spine and sharp claws help to propel the gryphon forward at speeds upwards of 40mph.

Speed, Flying- When diving they can reach speeds of 90+, using their massive bodies as well as gravity. When
Soaring they normal keep a speed of around 40 mph, using the winds current to keep them adrift.

Hearing- normally can hear a mouse underground, or a creature moving 50 yards away.

Flying- Hunting- Most Gryphons hold a flexible enough body to be able to fly, for a short time, upside down (there are eagles that do this also). This gives them the ability to come from under a meal, twist and end up talons to the animal’s stomach.

Territory
They can live in ANY territory. A Male will stake out a territory of around 50 acres, within the forest. Dens are usually spacious and underground. If not then under fallen trees, on mountain sides anywhere. Gryphons are very practical and don’t really care where they live unless they have young. Then they are often more particular.

Due to the lack of Competitive gryphons

Diet
Almost always meat is the preferred meal of a gryphon. Depending on where they claim territory. They can eat anything from many mice to young dragons, though they prefer not too, they don’t care for the scales. Gryphons prefer horses. They are about perfect size, like an entire chicken for a single human. When they eat, they store what is left, either hanging it from a tree or burying it under dirt. They are highly adaptable though, they can eat berries and often have immunity to the poisons most plants have.


Habits/Behavior
Eagle like structure In Social societies. A pair of Gryphons, that were hence wandering will come together and mate for life. When hunting they normally take to the air, though they have been known to hunt upon the ground in deeply wooded forests. When a male and female bond they are inseparable unless one is hunting for young while the other “baby-sits.”

Highly defensive of their meals, gryphons normally hang dead food from tree branches to protect the meal from ground predators.  When eating gryphon’s keep their wings open, shading the meal from prying eyes of other predators.

Gryphons would prefer to eat a fresh kill, instead of anything old. Not highly enthralled with old food, they love the hunt itself, though they will not normally kill just for fun.



Mating
most often the Male is the aggressor within any aspect of the social structure. Males often bring gifts, large meals or jewels stolen from humans. Hours of grooming usually follow once the female accepts the male’s gifts, allowing him in her territory. Males often preform vivid dances in attempt to get the females attention. Blues and reds often woo females in with their odd colored feathers. The larger the male the better his chance of reproduction, size means strength in the genes.

During the mating act itself, the pair will breed up to 10 times a day. The male’s penis swells like a dog, locking male and female together for anywhere from 10 min to 30 min. leaving both male and female in possible dangers path. The mating process of Life mates is normally very strong bonded and sensual.
The mating process normally lasts up to a week.

Females carry young for 11 months, 3 – 6 young are born in a clutch. They are normally born about 30lbs each
The young stay with their mothers, if the mother is a wanderer, for about 10 years. A Hatchling can stay within a pride for up to 50 years before going out on its own.
Sexual Maturity is when they are in their early 110’s, and they are full grown by the time they are 200.


Origin
Rumored to be the pets of the god’s. Having been created in sight of the Lion’s bravery, and the eagle’s grace and intelligence. It has been said that the gods wanted a true, pure creature that would defend to the death, but not cause problems otherwise. They saw the lion as the king of beasts, the source of bravery, and the eagle as the source of intelligence and thus, created the gryphon. The gryphon can control both land and Air in its form. True origin of the gryphon is still unknown.

Researchers
N/a- Gryphons are almost impossible to find, to do research on. Gryphons are a very rare species, rumored to have gone extinct.

Anything else
24 ways "Gryphon" has been spelled through time: Gryffen, girphinne, greffon, grefyne, grephoun, griffen, griffin, griffion, griffon, griffoun (e), griffown, griffun, griffyn, grifon, grifyn, griphin, griphon, gryffin, gryffon, gryfon, gryfoun(e), gryphen, gryphin, and gryphon


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I have jerks like you for breakfast
10  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Gryph and Griffon on: 09 March 2002, 20:04:00
Well like I said I wasnt done with it. Hence the mistakes. I posted RIGHT before I left work... Lol... so I didnt have time to do any of the proofing stuff.

As for the 2st Paragraph... that was for ooc knowledge.... I believe somewhere on the mb there was some sort of discussion of how they came to be... Maybe they ment On this mb... But thats something about how they came to be thought up IRl I suppose. I wasnt meaning it for anything With this board. It was just an ooc tidbit... Sorry, I should have made that clearer. Just lacked time...

As for Proof reading. Please do if it so pleases you. Doesnt matter to me. I can do it Monday. But if it makes you happy to do it. Take your best shot. LOL Saves me the hassell.

Thankies...
The loyal... Sammykins


Verveces tui similes pro ientaculo mihi appositi sunt. -
I have jerks like you for breakfast
11  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Gryph and Griffon on: 09 March 2002, 18:44:00
I went ahead and made the info chart... At least started on it. Im gonna be gone this weekend.... So Ill post it for ya all to look over. If Ya dont wanna use it thats cool. Its for me to use as well. So whatever works
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Gryphons- The Symbol Of Courage and Loyatly
Hans Biedermann's Dictionary of Symbolism has this to say about the gryphon: A fabulous animal, symbolically significant for its domination of both the earth and the sky - because of its lion's body and eagle's head and wings. It has typological antecedents in ancient Asia, especially in the Assyrian k'rub, which is also the source of the Hebrew cherub. The frequent representations of griffin-like creatures in Persian art made them symbolize ancient Persia for the Jews. In Greece the griffin was a symbol of vigilant strength; Apollo rode one, and griffins guarded the gold of the Hyperboreans of the far north. The griffin was also an embodiment of Nemesis, the goddess of retribution, and turned her wheel of fortune. In legend the creature was a symbol of superbia (arrogant pride), because Alexander the Great was said to have tried to fly on the backs of griffins to the edge of the sky. At first also protrayed as a satanic figure entrapping human souls, the creature later became (from Dante onward) a symbol of the dual nature (divine and human) of Jesus Christ, precisely because of its mastery of earth and sky. The solar associations of both the lion and the eagle favored this positive reading. The griffin thus also became the adversary of serpents and basilisks, both of which were seen as embodiments of satanic demons. Even Christ's Ascension came to be associated with the griffin. The creature appeared as frequently in the applied arts (tapestries, the work of goldsmiths) as in heraldry. In the latter domain, Boeckler (1688)  offered the following interpretation: "Griffins are protrayed with a lion's body, an eagle's head, long ears, and an eagle's claws, to indicate that one must combine intelligence and strength."


Appearance
A detailed description of what the beast looks like. Everything from size, in peds, to bone structure. I stress the 'detailed' part, put in as much detail as possible. This doesn't mean make it as long as possible, go for quality over quantity.

Gryphon’s range anywhere from 2 peds (females) to 3 ½ peds (males) at the shoulders, and are between 3 and 4 peds in length, from beak to flank, the tail itself adds another ped. Normally weighing about 600-1000lbs. They are built like felines, save the shoulders an up. Flexible spine, long fur tufted tail and extremely Stream line in form. At Hind paws, feline like, range from about 1/8 of a ped to about ¼ a ped in width. Adorned with sharp, normally around 6inch back claws that are retractable. The tail is flexible and prehensile, used like a rudder when running at full speeds, much like a cheetah. Short, neatly trimmed fur adorns the pelt.

Starting at about the high back, just below the shoulders is where the dense feathers erupt. Usually glistening and smooth, the feathers are completely waterproof like a duck, and a standard gryphon will take an hour a day at least grooming them to make them waterproff. Erupting from the tops of the shoulders, are eagle like wings. A Usual 7-8 ped length wingspan. Each wing normally between 3-4 peds. The head of an eagle with a sharp, razor edged sicle beak, Ussually 10inch in length from the nares(Nostrils) to the sharp tip of the beak. Forelegs can be either like a standard feline, paws like the back legs, or Like an eagles legs, scaled and Ending with sharp, dangerous talons, each normally 12inches long and able to crush rocks.

Eyesight- When flying they can see a mouse on the ground from a standard 100ft above. They can swivel their head like an owl, 80 degrees in a circle

Colorations-
*Multiple colors- Ussually only females are calico in color, even then its VERY rare. 1 / 500 or so.
* Standard is Black, white, grey and dark brown. Though blues and reds have been seen occasionally.

Special Abilities Do these creatures have any sort of special abilities? Able to withstand extreme cold, run very fast, things like that. And if they do, then how do they do this? A specific muscle structure, or extra fat layer?

Aging- Wild gryphons live up to 800 years. Age of a gryphon in captivity can go past 1200 years.

Extreme weather Changes- they can handle extreme weather changes, like all felines they are capable of getting used to environment changes easily. As long as there is food. Highly adaptable to any current situations.

Speed, Running- near cheetah speeds, long legs, flexable spine and sharp claws help to propel the gryphon forward at speeds upwards of 70mph.

Speed, Flying- When diving they can reach speeds of 90+, using their massive bodies as well as gravity. When
soaring they normal keep a speed of around 40 mph, using the winds current to keep them adrift.

Hearing- Normally can hear a mouse underground, or a creature moving 50 yards away.

Flying- Hunting- Most Gryphons hold a flexible enough body to be able to fly, for a short time, upside down (there are eagles that do this also). This gives them the ability to come from under a meal, twist and end up talons to the animals stomach.

Territory
Where are they found? Check out the map section, do some research on the differen't places, and make the best choice on what you find. A creature with thick fur? Probably somewhere cold. That type of thing.

They can live in ANY territory. A Male will stake out a territory of around 5 acres,  within the forest. Dens are usually spacious and underground. If not then under fallen trees, on mountain sides anywhere. Gryphons are very practical and don’t really care where they live unless they have young. Then they are often more particular.

Diet
What do your creatures eat? And if they eat a lot, what is their favorite food? Also make sure that what they eat can be found where they live, otherwise it just isn't practical  

Almost Always Meat. Depending on where they claim territory. They can eat anything from many mice to young dragons, though they prefer not too, they don’t care for the scales. Gryphons prefer horses. They are about perfect size, like an entire chicken for a single human. When they eat, they store what is left, either hanging it from a tree or burying it under dirt.


Habits/Behavior
If you were to see these creatures, what kinds of things would they be doing? Challenging the pack leader for control, or wandering by itself? Get into as much detail as you can.

Gryphons form 1 of 3 social structures. Wolven, Cougar or Eagle like.

In Lion structure, a male lion will control the females, keeping a pride of between 20-30 members. Only the lead male mates with the females, all the females. Challenges are laid out to keep a young male in control, when an older male loses their pride they normally die, or stay, as a low lion in the pride.

Eagle like structure has also been written. A pair of Gryphons, that were hence wandering will come together and mate for life.

Cougar, and standard feline structure- The males and females each wander alone. Meeting up only to mate and then parting.  Males have nothing to do with the raising of the young.

Mating
What are their mating behaviors or rituals? Do they mate at all? Is there maybe some sort of dance? Which gender is the aggressor usually? Again, detail.

Most often the Male is the aggressor within any aspect of the social structure. Males often bring gifts, large meals or jewels stolen from humans. Hours of grooming usually follow once the female accepts the males gifts, allowing him in her territory. Also some vivid dances can be preformed by males of unnatural colorations… Blues and reds often woo females in with their odd colored feathers. The larger the male the better his chance of reproduction. Size means strength in the genes.

During the mating act itself, the pair will breed up to 10 times a day. The male’s penis swells like a dogs, locking male and female together for anywhere from 10 min to 30 min. Leaving both male and Female in possible dangers path. The mating process of Life mates is normally very strong bonded and sensual.
The mating process normally lasts up to a week.

Females carry young for 11 months, 3 – 4 young are born in a clutch. They are normally born about 30lbs each
The young stay with their mothers, If the mother is a wanderer, for about 10 years. A Hatchling can stay within a pride for up to 50 years before going out on its own.
Sexual Maturity is when they are in their early 100’s.


Origin
Do they come from anywhere special? Applicable e.g. at supernatural creatures like demons, ghosts, spirits etc.

Rumored to be the pets of the god’s. Having been created in sight of the Lion’s bravery, and the eagle’s grace and intelligence. True origin unknown.

Researchers
Any noted researchers on these creatures?

N/a- Gryphons are almost impossible to find, to do research on. Gryphons are a very rare species, rumored to have gone extinct. Some 100 live in the world today

Anything else

Can you think of any details to make this even better?


24 ways "Gryphon" has been spelled through time: Gryffen, girphinne, greffon, grefyne, grephoun, griffen, griffin, griffion, griffon, griffoun(e), griffown, griffun, griffyn, grifon, grifyn, griphin, griphon, gryffin, gryffon, gryfon, gryfoun(e), gryphen, gryphin, and gryphon


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I have jerks like you for breakfast
12  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Gryph and Griffon on: 09 March 2002, 16:05:00
There are SOME Minor Differences...

Gryphons Have ForePaws, Not Bird like forelegs, And Ears, like a Lion ect.

Griffons have forelegs like an Eagles' and DONT have ears, like a bird they have holes in their head.

But I like the idea of Just making them the same thing. The differences are So minor...

Look at Ashen for example, She has Griffon forelegs, and Gryphon ears. Lol... Maybe a crossbreed between the Two? I dunno... lol

I talked to Drogo and Suggested maybe I should write up a thing on gryphons?

If You all want me too, I would be happy to.


Verveces tui similes pro ientaculo mihi appositi sunt. -
I have jerks like you for breakfast
Edited by: Ashen Gryphon  at: 3/8/02 10:14:24 pm
13  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / ~Still waiting for Approval on these Guys? on: 04 May 2002, 13:29:00
~pokes the peeps around~

14  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: New Species on: 09 April 2002, 16:23:00
OK... Try this Again....

Strong bones, about twice as strong as a standard bone. Short legs and short 1/16th of a ped claws.
Very strong jaw and neck muscles that let it stab prey with its deadly teeth.
Medium build- about 1 ped at the shoulder. 1.5 peds in length.
Weight- Males-3.6-4.2 pygge
Females- 3.35-3.7 pygge
Muscle- Pure Muscle, strong and agile.
Skull- About 1/3 ped in length, from base to nose
Fangs- ¼ ped (about 7 inches)- These saber-like teeth were serrated, oval in cross-section.
Jaws- Able to open 120 degrees, unhingable like a snakes.
Pelt-2 different Colorations- Pure in color, mostly tan or dark brown- pure white and Black are seen, but VERY rare.
Orange with deep brown or black stripes, or spots. White underbelly
Eyes- any color eye standard.
Ears- the backs of the ears are spotted black in every color of Saber. Used for sights for cubs to follow when traveling
Tail- Normally black, regardless of feline color.
Special Abilities
*Shortlegs keep the Sabertooth from running fast, max is upwards of 10mph. But, a sabertooth can spring forward, when stalking a meal and cover near 2 peds distance in one bound.
Very strong jaw and neck muscles that let it stab prey with its deadly teeth and hence hold on to a moving prey creature, also able to bite through thick hide, or fur of an animal easily.  
Adaptable, can live anywhere except extreme cold as long as there is food near.                        
Intelligence-very smart, able to figure things out quickly
Strong forearms help Saber’s to climb trees and hunt from high off the ground.
Sabertooth Cats can see in almost 100% darkness, Their eyes glow when deflecting light.

Territory
Saber-Toothed felines can live anywhere, where there is suitable prey. They range throughout all of Santharian. A pride of sabre’s will
usually roam an area of about 5 perry’s ( 5000 peds). Sabers prefer warm temperatures, and cannot survive in 100% icy conditions, though; there are some with longer fur, the ones that hunt the boars that have adapted over the years to the ice.

Diet
Saber-Toothed Cats eat many creatures They hunt in pride’s so often can bring down animals as large as Hynde’s. Ulgaroth, wooly boars, wild horses and more or less anything that moves. Occasional weak dragons and wyrms have fallen to a Pride of Sabre-Tooths. Whale carcasses also have been seen, half devoured by these strong felines. Young cats are brought rats and other small creatures until they are old enough to go out of the den and hunt.

Habits/Behavior
Saber-tooth cats lived in grasslands, shrubby areas, and pine forests that supported the plant-eating animals that saber-tooth cats ate.        
They live in prides, upwards of 50 members, lead by 1 or 2 strong alpha males **somewhat like the Lions of RL** A Male lion will rule the pride until another takes his place. Any cubs in the pride, when a new leader takes over are often killed, to induce heat in the females. Prides hunt together. Males eat first, females second and cubs last. Saber-toothed Cats sleep upwards of 18 hours a day, except during mating times, in the shade or in caves. The other hours are spent grooming, hunting, nursing and eating. Social grooming is highly noted, males will groom a female as part of the courtship process.

Mating
Females reach sexual maturity at around 2 years old- Males at around 2 ½ years. The lead male of the pride will mate with any and all females in heat. A  female in heat will often roar, or “scream.” The act of mating takes around 10 minutes, and a male and female will mate up to 50 times a day for 3-5 days. Females are coy and will walk from the male, who will most often swat at their flank to get them to lie down on their stomachs. Felines are mating induced ovulators, the tip of the male’s penis is barbed, and at the end of mating the male will jump away from the female to avoid her swinging forepaw.
Gestation- Female’s gestation is around 120 days, normally birthing between 2-6 cubs each litter, in a small under ground den, cave or under a fallen tree. By the time the cubs are 8 months they are weaned from their mothers milk, beginning to eat rats and other small creatures their pride brings them. By the time the cubs are 16 months, they are going out on hunting trips, learning how to hunt large game as their parents do. After 2 years, the alpha males often chase the males from the pride; the females usually stay in the pride, and often help raise their younger siblings. A Female goes into heat every 2 years.

Origin
Unknown

Researchers
There are many researchers who have tried to do full on research. Many are not brave enough to try to live with these magnificent, frightening felines. The last documented reasearcher, though, did get close enough to touch a young cub. The parent killed the researcher within an instant.

Anything else
Spelling- Saber or Saber Toothed.


This pic is just for Picturing the Body structure

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Edited by: Ashen Gryphon  at: 4/8/02 11:24:52 pm
15  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: New Species on: 26 March 2002, 10:24:00
Nope... Not gonna create one.. Just another Idea for another species... I have 5 chars... thats enough for now. Lol


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