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« on: 15 June 2002, 03:06:00 »

Update/review:
Sorry you had to wait this long.
I'm ready for more advice.

Baka-baka:

The baka-baka is a small creature that lives high up in the trees. They live in group and have a strong social band, but they avoid any contact with other creatures.

Appearance:

The baka-baka measures 1 feet tall and has a slim body. It has 4 hands and walks up so it has 2 hands left to use/take things. If it spread his front-legs a flap of skin spreads which makes him able to glide down from treetops. The hands contain 4 long fingers with sharp hooked nails which allow the baka-baka to climb easily. His mouth shows lots of needle like teeth. It has a tiny nose and tiny ears, but can smell/hear
another creature from miles away. Whole his body is covered with brown fur with white spots around the eyes.
The baka-baka has a pouch on his belly. It also has a long tail which it uses to steer while gliding and the tail provides the baka-baka the balance to walk on 2 hands.

Special abilities:

The baka-baka can when it spreads his flaps glide down from the treetops, steering with his long tail, it does this without making any sound. This way it can glide from tree to tree even over a distance of 60 feet. It is said that they can fly for miles when carried on hot air. Once fed they don't need to worry about food for 6 till 7 days. Their weakness lies in their size and strength.
These are also coarse creatures, they don't take outsiders in. If a territory is attacked and there are only a few survivors they are on their own, most of the time meaning they will find their death very soon.

Territory:

Their territory is not big, it's just the tree where they live in and the surrounding trees, although their ground where they seek food can spread for miles. It may be a small territory but it's defended heavily against any trespasser. Their territories are mostly found close to a river or a drinking pool. They're only seen on the continent Sarvonian in the forests surrounding the Gulf of Maraya, these are: Sharadon-Forest, Auturian Woods and Zeiphyrian Forests.

Behavior:

They are very social towards their own bread, but will never take a stranger in.
A single baka-baka will run on when it encounters any danger, although when it can't run anymore it will fight a though battle, wounding the attacker severely with his nails and his teeth. The small animal is very fast and will call upon his pack. Due to the great social needs of the animals the rest of the pack will come to it's aid. In a pack of 7-8 animals they can take down a wolf or let a bear pay a very high
price. If they start fighting they do it in a rage and don't think of retreating they fight till the death.

Diet:

The baka-baka doesn't eat much, but is willing to travel a few miles for food. It uses his long nails to pierce fruit and plants till they reach the edible parts. The baka-baka also uses it's nails to peel the bark of the trees to get some insects. Sometimes it happens that a small mammal that passes through the territory becomes part of their dinner.

Mating:

When the females are 2 years old and the spring comes they are ready to mate for their first time, they show this to the free males by turning circles around them, spreading some strange odor. The males will determine who's the strongest by fighting each other in short but heavily fights. The strongest will make a nest and mate with the female. Once they mated they stick together for the rest of their lives. The female gives birth to 4 which are all from the same gender. The females are able to give birth 3 times in their lives. The female takes the small ones in her pouch to hold them warm, while the male uses his to gather food for both the female and the young ones.
If the nest is attacked (this can only be so after the others of the pack are defeated) the parents both take 2 with them and flee together to safety. Their children start running after 2 weeks and will learn to hunt when they are 3 weeks old. The parents teach them to hunt for 2 month and then they are respected members of the pack.

Myth/Lore/Origin:

It is said that these creatures are crafted by a powerfull magic from a hermit who lived in the woods ages ago. Some stories say the hermit lived there 2000 years ago, others say 3000 years, some say it was an elf others say it was a human. Actually nothing is known about the hermit, not even why he created these creatures, although most stories say that he crafted them cause he was lonely.

Edited by: Altayr at: 6/14/02 10:07:13 am
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« Reply #1 on: 15 June 2002, 03:12:00 »

I'd love to have a bit mote on the appearance part, I cant imagine how it looks even with this information ;(

Edited by: Ted Thilander  at: 6/14/02 10:13:04 am
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« Reply #2 on: 15 June 2002, 03:55:00 »

It should read one fore tall and you should check all other weights and measures to make sure you use the Santharian ones.

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« Reply #3 on: 20 June 2002, 13:01:00 »

Wren, Uragel: Baka-baka possible in your territories? Sharadon-Forest, Auturian Woods and Zeiphyrian Forests?

And yup, please take in the suggestions, Altayr, for a final version!


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« Reply #4 on: 21 June 2002, 20:42:00 »

Can't see why not... Only

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Myth/Lore/Origin:

It is said that these creatures are crafted by a powerfull magic from a hermit who lived in the woods ages ago. Some stories say the hermit lived there 2000 years ago, others say 3000 years, some say it was an elf others say it was a human. Actually nothing is known about the hermit, not even why he created these creatures, although most stories say that he crafted them cause he was lonely.


"Way back when" The Tethinrhim I would doubt let any one who isn't of their tribe in to the woods - so the chances of a human being allowed in to create an animal is a little far fetched for *this* case... erm...

What about an elf from the Ylffer / Quell Created them, and then the Tethin brought some with them as a food source along their trip to the Auturian woods when the two split. That way you have a reason for it being in all of the areas. Along with a traceable history. Perhaps

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« Reply #5 on: 22 June 2002, 02:37:00 »

Just a small suggestion... You may want to change the name, unless you want every person who knows a bit of Japanese cracking up and not taking this creature seriously at all. You see "baka" means "idiot" in Japanese. It's just a suggestion, though.

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« Reply #6 on: 22 June 2002, 06:09:00 »

:lol  :lol  that's a whoopsie!

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« Reply #7 on: 22 June 2002, 08:28:00 »

uragel, i'll check out the history pages to make the history work.
I'll try to find something else for the name too (if that is necessary)

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« Reply #8 on: 22 June 2002, 17:26:00 »

Well, you could make it a really stupid bird.. o.o;; You know, like a spin off of the Dodo bird.

I should probably be quiet before someone hits me...

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« Reply #9 on: 24 June 2002, 02:13:00 »

Yup, mayhaps changing the name only slightly would do the job like Boka-Boka or something. Also a line or two more in the introduction would be quite fine.

Just let me know when you continue the entry finished.


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