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31  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Giant Rat on: 25 November 2002, 22:09:00
Done and done... :smokin  



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32  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Giant Rat on: 25 November 2002, 00:59:00
I have edited it.

BTW do you think that I should say something about rats milk???



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33  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / The Giant Rat on: 22 November 2002, 22:18:00
The Giant Rat



APPEARANCE

The head and body length is 24-26 palmspans, with a tail length of 36-46 palmspans. Male Giant Rats weigh about 3 ods and females up to 2 ods. The fur is short and thin. The giant rat's mouth is practically attached to its nose, lying right underneath it and they have small, pointy teeth. The coloring in the mid stomach regions range from dark grayish brown to light gray, with a bit of brown or clear reddish brown. The general color becomes paler on the sides ranging from gray with a bit of brown to reddish brown. They have small, pink feet with sharp claws to help them climb trees and such to get food. Their ears are practically naked sticking slightly out of it’s head. In rare cases there is a fairly visible, almost white, stripe across the back just behind the shoulders. They have large, black beady eyes which are positioned right above their long noses.


HABITAT/BEHAVIOR

The Giant Rat dwells in forests and thickets. They are slow moving and calm when they don’t sense danger. Even though they are nocturnal they have been seen foraging during the day. For shelter they often use natural cracks and holes or hollow trees, but they can dig their own burrows. Entrances to the nesting chamber are often sealed with rocks and sand, while a number of escape tunnels also exist in most burrows. The burrows have two to six openings and are mostly located  in moist, shaded areas under boulders or at the bases of large trees. The Giant Rat uses its cheek-pouches to store food until it can find a place to put it. In rare occasions they can be seen climbing trees in search of fruit if there is none available on the ground. Female giant rats can be very aggressive if provoked while the males are more calm. Staying away from predators is very important to the giant rat and they achieve this by spending only a limited time outside the burrow. Their most feared predators are snakes and giant cats such as the Shingar.

DIET

These rats are completely omnivorous, enjoying fruits, vegetables and insects. The inedible portions of their foods are placed into the lining of the nesting chamber. They will drink water and appear to be dependent on its availability through direct use or from fruits.

MATING

After a gestation period of around 27-36 days the giant rat can give birth to a litter of 1-5 babies. Their skin colour starts to develop when they are 4 days old. The mother remains with the young until they are about a week old and then allows them to look for food on their own. Their eyes open fully by the 28th day. The male can be found approaching a female to mate where she will respond defensively, rearing up on her hind legs and pushing the male off with her paws. The male would then keep her from escaping and then comfort her to make her feel safe.


SPECIAL ABILITIES

They can climb well, using their long tail for balancing, and can swim. A noted form of defense that the giant rats are capable of would be when they would sit up on their haunches, blow up their cheek pouches and let out a noisy blast of air that could knock a creature of it’s own size over.


TERRITORY

The giant rat can be found in Southern Sarvonia but mostly in the surrounding forests of Voldar and the Auturian Woods near Marcogg.

USAGE

At times giant rats can be found captive for the use of their milk. Some people use it just to drink while others use it, thinking it will give them more strength. The people of Marcogg use it the most. They can be seen catching the stray giant rat that is wandering around on their property and selling the milk on the streets.



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Edited by: Finnael  at: 11/25/02 5:01:03 am
34  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: New desert animals - All need to be done! on: 21 September 2002, 21:38:00
woops, sorry. :(  

Then I'll just do the cheetah.

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Edited by: Finnael at: 9/21/02 4:38:58 am
35  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: New desert animals - All need to be done! on: 18 September 2002, 22:43:00
I'll take the cheetah (Ju‘bat) and the brown hyeana (Brown Á‘neayh) if thats ok.

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36  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Name... on: 10 October 2002, 13:11:00
*comes out of the shadows*

"I'm here :)  . It looks good to me."

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37  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Ju'bat almost done on: 12 October 2002, 13:38:00
Okay, and the first one has been updated too, so it doesn't matter which one you choose

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38  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Ju'bat almost done on: 10 October 2002, 16:38:00
yeah, i guess since noone has said otherwise. But take the second entry.

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39  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Ju'bat almost done on: 06 October 2002, 16:20:00
It has been updated. (second entry)

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40  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Ju'bat almost done on: 30 September 2002, 20:43:00
That overview sounds good, just give me a day or two to finish the rest, i have a lot of homework.

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41  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Ju'bat almost done on: 27 September 2002, 20:38:00
Ok I'll fix it up. I am also sorry if I sounded aggressive, I didn;t mean to. :(  

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42  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Ju'bat almost done on: 25 September 2002, 21:11:00
Updated: 10/04/02

Appearance
Known for it's slick and spotted coat, slender body, small head and long muscular legs, the Ju’bat’s physical features help make it the fastest land animal in Santharia. Their coats are yellowish-gold colored with black spots running up its body from the tail to the head. Ju’bats have a spotless white belly and distinct 'tear stripe' markings on their face. These stripes run from the corners of their eyes to the corners of their mouths. Their mouths are round and contain large, razor-sharp teeth. They have long rough tongues in which they use to lick meat from bones and groom themselves with. Ju’bats have tread-like footpads with semi-contractible. The Ju’bat is a large sized mammal that grows up to around 4 fores long, not including the tail, and over 3 fores tall at the shoulder. The Ju’bat’s tail can extend more than 2 fores in length and they can weigh up to 1.4 pygges.

Special Abilities
The Ju’bat is the fastest land animal in all of Santharia. This is possible because of their semi-contractible claws which improve traction, spring-like spine which allows it to make quick starts and continued acceleration and their enlarged heart and lungs which allow it to run for longer distances. When a Ju’bat runs, only one foot at a time touches the ground. And, twice in its stride its feet do not touch the ground at all. A Ju’bat’s long tail helps maintain it's balance when chasing it's prey. A Ju’bat can reach up to speeds that range from 80 to 110 strals per hour. Though their noses are small they have a great sense of smell and an above average sight.

Territory
The main territory of the Ju'bat is Rahaz Dath and th Narfost Plain. Their most favorite territory however is the surrounding grasslands on the flood plains near the Makagadi Gadi Salt Pans because of it's easy hiding areas (as in hunting) and it's vast amount of prey that live within it.

Behavior/Habitat
Unlike most cats, Ju’bats are diurnal animals, which means that they are active and hunt during the day. While they are most often seen in the savannas or passing through farming areas, which are ideal for their hunting abilities, they are also known to live in denser forests and mountain areas.

When not raising their cubs or mating, female Ju’bats live a solitary life. Male Ju’bats, though, live in small groups made up of their brothers. As a group they have more protection from predators, have a better ability to protect their territory against other Ju’bat groups and they increase their hunting success. When they finally capture the prey they bite it’s neck and lock their jaws around the wind pipe for up to several minutes until the prey suffocates. A Ju’bat has enlarged nasal passages, which makes breathing easier while it's suffocating the prey. Understandably, Ju’bats tire easily from this method of hunting, so they rest before eating. Though they possess great speed, Ju’bats can only maintain their quickness in short bursts (about 7 dashes before needing rest), making hunting a challenge. Thus, they first stalk their group of prey, moving within a short distance, and then spring an attack on what they perceive to be the easiest victim.



Diet
Ju’bats are carnivores and enjoy all shapes and sizes of food, ranging from ar‘bezes to pedetes and to even the ocassional brown a'neayh. However, their most favorite of all is the ar'bez. During dry times of the year it is much harder to hunt ar'bez so Ju'bat tend to go for their second favorite prey, the Oryx. Like other predators of arid environments, the Ju‘bat obtains moisture from the blood of its prey, and will also feed, even though they are carnivores, on succulent fruits such as the desert melon. They often lose their bounty to scavengers. Even with their incredible speed and hunting prowess, food is no guarantee for these cats.

Mating
After a three month gestation period, Ju’bats give birth to 2-6 cubs, which are born blind and toothless. To protect them from predators, the mother moves the baby Ju’bats every few days. Cubs also have the added protection of long hair that runs down their back, called a mantle, which acts as a natural camouflage in grass. When Ju’bats are between 1-2 years old, they separate from their mothers.
A few months before the cubs are 2 years old, the mother leaves them to fend for themselves. They remain together for a few months, until the females are finally separated from the group by larger male Ju’bats who are seeking a mate.

General Information
The long term survival of the Ju’bat will be a challenge. The few Ju’bats who do not die as cubs live only about 10 years. Since a Ju’bats vocal chords do not allow it to growl or roar, they instead hiss, chirp, spit, bark, and purr when they become excited or aggravated.

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Edited by: Finnael  at: 10/5/02 11:20:42 pm
43  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Ju'bat almost done on: 25 September 2002, 20:36:00
Well, first of all, you told me that that was their territory. When I was first assigned to it you wrote it's territory but I'll change it anyways. :)    But the rest sounds good and ill be sure to change it.

BTW: Zebras are actually one of their favorties (I forgot to metion that) Oh, and what is a Rahaz Estar

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Edited by: Finnael  at: 9/25/02 4:01:29 am
44  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Ju'bat almost done on: 23 September 2002, 21:22:00
Appearance
Known for it's slick and spotted coat, slender body, small head and long muscular legs, the Ju’bat’s physical features help make it the fastest land animal in Santharia. Their coats are yellowish-gold colored with black spots running up its body from the tail to the head. Ju’bats have a spotless white belly and distinct 'tear stripe' markings on their face. These stripes run from the corners of their eyes to the corners of their mouths. Their mouths are round and contain large, razor-sharp teeth. They have long rough tongues in which they use to lick meat from bones and groom themselves with. Ju’bats have tread-like footpads with semi-contractible. The Ju’bat is a large sized mammal that grows up to around 4 fores long, not including the tail, and over 3 fores tall at the shoulder. The Ju’bat’s tail can extend more than 2 fores in length and they can weigh up to 1.4 pygges.

Special Abilities
The Ju’bat is the fastest land animal in all of Santharia. This is possible because of their semi-contractible claws which improve traction, spring-like spine which allows it to make quick starts and continued acceleration and their enlarged heart and lungs which allow it to run for longer distances. When a Ju’bat runs, only one foot at a time touches the ground. And, twice in its stride its feet do not touch the ground at all. A Ju’bat’s long tail helps maintain it's balance when chasing it's prey. A Ju’bat can reach up to speeds that range from 80 to 110 strals per hour. Though their noses are small they have a great sense of smell and an above average sight.

Territory
The main territory of the Ju'bat is Rahaz Dath and th Narfost Plain. Their most favorite territory however is the surrounding grasslands on the flood plains near the Makagadi Gadi Salt Pans because of it's easy hiding areas (as in hunting) and it's vast amount of prey that live within it.

Behavior/Habitat
Unlike most cats, Ju’bats are diurnal animals, which means that they are active and hunt during the day. While they are most often seen in the savannas or passing through farming areas, which are ideal for their hunting abilities, they are also known to live in denser forests and mountain areas.

When not raising their cubs or mating, female Ju’bats live a solitary life. Male Ju’bats, though, live in small groups made up of their brothers. As a group they have more protection from predators, have a better ability to protect their territory against other Ju’bat groups and they increase their hunting success. When they finally capture the prey they bite it’s neck and lock their jaws around the wind pipe for up to several minutes until the prey suffocates. A Ju’bat has enlarged nasal passages, which makes breathing easier while it's suffocating the prey. Understandably, Ju’bats tire easily from this method of hunting, so they rest before eating. Though they possess great speed, Ju’bats can only maintain their quickness in short bursts (about 7 dashes before needing rest), making hunting a challenge. Thus, they first stalk their group of prey, moving within a short distance, and then spring an attack on what they perceive to be the easiest victim.



Diet
Ju’bats are carnivores and enjoy all shapes and sizes of food, ranging from ar‘bezes to pedetes and to even the ocassional brown a'neayh. However, their most favorite of all is the ar'bez. During dry times of the year it is much harder to hunt ar'bez so Ju'bat tend to go for their second favorite prey, the Oryx. Like other predators of arid environments, the Ju‘bat obtains moisture from the blood of its prey, and will also feed, even though they are carnivores, on succulent fruits such as the desert melon. They often lose their bounty to scavengers. Even with their incredible speed and hunting prowess, food is no guarantee for these cats.

Mating
After a three month gestation period, Ju’bats give birth to 2-6 cubs, which are born blind and toothless. To protect them from predators, the mother moves the baby Ju’bats every few days. Cubs also have the added protection of long hair that runs down their back, called a mantle, which acts as a natural camouflage in grass. When Ju’bats are between 1-2 years old, they separate from their mothers.
A few months before the cubs are 2 years old, the mother leaves them to fend for themselves. They remain together for a few months, until the females are finally separated from the group by larger male Ju’bats who are seeking a mate.

General Information
The long term survival of the Ju’bat will be a challenge. The few Ju’bats who do not die as cubs live only about 10 years. Since a Ju’bats vocal chords do not allow it to growl or roar, they instead hiss, chirp, spit, bark, and purr when they become excited or aggravated.

I have never known reality,I am not part of what you call normal.I do not belong in space or time,I linger inbetween,Ever present yet forever parted.

Edited by: Finnael  at: 10/11/02 8:39:51 pm
45  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: reworked Ogre entry (now more beasty) on: 07 October 2002, 09:54:00
gorged, satisfied, stated, full. Make your pick. :D  

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Edited by: Finnael  at: 10/6/02 4:55:02 pm
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