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« on: 28 March 2002, 14:13:00 »

Appearance-The terror toad  is very large for a toad,a foot long,with dark green warty mottled skin and it can croak loudly but spends most of the year keeping quiet to avoid predators.Unlike most toads it has a set of very sharp fangs,sharp enough to bite through even tough clothing.

Special Abilties-It's bite has a strange affect on humans/other races and animals alike.The effect of the bite is to make the bitten one feel very frightened and think that something large but unseen is going to attack it. The venom only lasts for a short time,but by that time the bitten one has normally panicked and fled in fear.

Territory-The toads are highly territorial and each one has a territory about six feet long.They will bite any aggressor that threatens them.Normally they stay hidden from view waiting for food to come to them.They live along the banks of major rivers,in small caves or reed beds,out of sight of predators.

Diet-They live on insects and small frogs and fish,which they catch from the river.

Habits/Behavior-Most of the time the toad keeps out of sight and catches it's food.When it faces what it beleaves to be a territory invasion,it sneaks up on the invader and bites it on the leg.

Mating-In the summer months the male toad will come out of hiding,puff itself up and croak loudly.It's skin will appear to change to a red colour because it's heart pumps more blood to the surface of it's skin.A female will come along and allow the male to leap on top of it and mate.If disturbed during mating,both toads will bite the disturber.

Origin-The spieces  began in small lakes several thousand years ago and spread out along the major rivers in the temperate zones,avoiding very hot and very cold areas.

Anything else-Never try to eat a Terror Toad.It tastes disgusting,and when cooked it's body tends to explode,putting out the fire and splattering against anybody near to it,covering their clothes in a foul smelling goo.

OOC-What do you think?This is my first attempt to contribute something to this wonderful new world.

Edited by: Vizier Mountian at: 3/28/02 2:04:49 am
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« Reply #1 on: 28 March 2002, 15:19:00 »

this sounds so COOL! I love the exploding thing. A froggie... hee hee! We were talking about rare things in another thread and this is really neat for being a 'normal' creature. I like how you spread out its range and made it much like a normal toad.

However, the Venom thing. Uh. That's kinda freaky. I don't want to remove it, because I'm seeing this image in my mind of an unassuming barbarian *think Drogo* wandering around a lake, getting bit in the leg, looking down and seeing this GIANT ANACONDA THE SIZE OF A HOUSE at his feet. He flails insanely and runs out of the swamp screaming.

*giggles*

Cool idea. Let's see what the MODS think.

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« Reply #2 on: 28 March 2002, 17:14:00 »

Just an idea about the bite.  Instead of the victim seeing what it fears most, why not have the venom react with the blood and nervous system causing a sever anxiety attack.  This could work because the person would then think some unseen thing is after them heightening the anxiety and thus extreme terror causing the victim to bolt.

Anyway that is just a thought.  What do you think?

Oh, another thought, try to come up with a size other than kitten.  It is not clear yet what kind of cats (house that is) we have here.

Just throwing out my two cents.  (forgot what the money is here)



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« Reply #3 on: 28 March 2002, 20:10:00 »

Viresse,Thuja,I edited my post to make it a lot more realistic.
Thuja,thank you for your idea.Viresse,I'm pleased that you like my new creature.I tried to make it strange,but not too strange.The sort of thing that could exist in real life.I like advice and most of the time I take it. :) I can tell that I'm going to have an enjoyable time in this new world.

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« Reply #4 on: 29 March 2002, 01:49:00 »

Oh. Feet don't exist here in Santharia. We have a measurement system called Peds.

A ped is roughly 3.34 feet, so your toad would be roughly 1/3 of a ped. I know there's a measure refinement going on that will cut measurements into fractions smaller than a Ped, but it hasn't been posted at Santharia, not as far as I know.

So. yeah. A good job at editing, I'm happy you like it here.

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« Reply #5 on: 29 March 2002, 09:00:00 »

One 1/3 of a ped is a 'fore' - roughly the length of a man's forearm.  One third of a 'fore' is a 'handspan' (about four inches).    Nice toad!



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« Reply #6 on: 29 March 2002, 11:33:00 »

ah! Measurement! That's service for you!

So mister terror toad is a Fore big.

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« Reply #7 on: 29 March 2002, 15:37:00 »

Needs more details. Otherwise it looks fine, nice start.

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