ARTMAL AND THE DIRE BEASTS (Doraddi)
Kick 15W, Very Tough Skin +5, Aloof 17, Large 15W2, Scent Intruder 2W, Strong 7W3
Long legged and long necked, these colossal herbivores are avoided even by the Vangono’s horror. A full grown baluchum is larger even than most dinosaurs, standing five meters at the shoulder and nine feet in length. The Doraddi and Veldang regard them as sacred, and never hunt them, and the creatures generally ignore activity around them, knowing that little can threaten them.
Tactics: In the unlikely event that they or their calves are
threatened, baluchums will
react with aggression, and will trample smaller foes (such as humans),
There are four types of elephant common to Pamaltela, not including the shovel tuskers.
Gore 10W+3, Thick Skin +3, Acute Hearing 5W, Cunning 17, Dig 17, Intimidate 2W, Large 18W, Run Fast 12W, Scent Food 2W, Strong 7W2
Distribution: Jolar, Kothar
Habitat: Savannah, hills
The gomphoth is a small elephant
with bristly brown fur, a short trunk, and four tusks, two in each jaw.
people of the northern coasts trade with the Doraddi for captured
because the animals can be trained as beasts of burden, and remain
Gore 17+1, Thick Skin +4, Acute Hearing 2W, Cunning 2W, Dig 17, Grapple 2W, Scent Food 2W, Strong 17
The elephants of the Kumanku islands almost perfectly resemble their mainland Pamaltelan cousins, except for one fact: they are only about three feet tall at the shoulder. They were formerly found only on Tenenku and M’gokukchun, but the timinits ate the ones on the latter island, while the humans exported theirs to many of the islands where they live. The Kumankun humans domesticate the elephants as guard animals and beasts of burden, but do not eat them. They are more tolerant of cold than their tropical cousins, but would have difficulty surviving a snow-bound winter.
Gore 10W+3, Thick Skin +4, Acute Hearing 5W, Cunning 2W, Dig 17, Grapple 5W, Intimidate 2W, Large 2W2, Run Fast 12W, Scent Food 2W, Strong 17W2
Distribution: Errinoru, Jolar, Kothar
Habitat: Savannah, jungle
These are the most common of the various types of elephant on the southern continent, and are a familiar sight on the plains. Slightly larger than its Genertelan counterpart, the Pamaltelan elephant has never been domesticated, but is often hunted for its ivory so that herds outside the Errinoru jungles (where such hunters rarely venture) are always wary of human intruders.
Body Slam 2W, Thick Skin +4, Acute Hearing 2W, Cunning 2W, Dig 7W, Grapple 2W, Intimidate 2W, Large 5W2, Run Fast 12W, Scent Food 2W, Strong 7W3
The Maslo elephant is the largest of
the various species, and stands over twelve feet high at the shoulder.
live in the jungle, only rarely visiting the coastal lands of Maslo
Their tusks project from the lower jaw, rather than the upper, and are
and recurved, pointing straight down. This unusual shape is ideal for
roots and for scraping the bark off trees to obtain food.
Kick 17, Hear Noise 2W, Jump 18, Large 12, Run Fast 5W, Strong 17
Distribution: Jolar, Kothar
The p’tunga is a horse-like animal common on the plains of central Pamaltela. In the God Time, the Viyorni brought true horses to the southern continent, but Pamalt and his tribe saw them for hulking mockeries of the p’tunga, and the clover of the plains turned against them, making them ill. Now, no true horses can survive for long in the Pamaltelan interior, although the native p’tungas live without difficulty.
The creatures are the size of a
large deer, and have three hooved toes on each foot, but in other
much like typical horses. Their meat is somewhat stringy and tough, so
they are only rarely hunted by the local Doraddi and Veldang, although
local predators have no such compunction.
Pamalt made the rhinoceroses from his toenail clippings, and made them angry and belligerent so that they would fight any stranger that intruded on his lands. Wise people leave the rhinos alone, since they are too stupid to know foreign enemies from natives of the plains, and will attack anyone that disturbs them.
Butt 12W+2, Armoured Hide +4, Belligerent 2W, Charge at Foe 13W, Hear Noise 2W, Intimidation 5W, Large 8W, Scent Food 2W, Strong 5W2, Tough 2W
Distribution: Errinoru, Kothar
Habitat: Jungle, scrubland
This dark-skinned, two-horned species is somewhat smaller than the Praxian version and prefers forested or scrubland terrain, where it browses from trees or woody shrubs. They are particularly aggressive and will launch unprovoked attacks on any perceived intruder.
Butt 12W+2, Armoured Hide +4, Belligerent 17, Charge at Foe 13W, Hear Noise 2W, Intimidation 17, Large 10W, Scent Food 2W, Strong 5W2, Tough 2W
Distribution: Jolar, Kothar
Habitat: Savannah, hills
Another two-horned species, despite the name the white rhino is almost exactly the same colour as its ‘black’ counterpart, but is larger and has a muscular hump on its back. White rhinos are the least aggressive of the species, and sometimes gather together into small groups. They can thrive on relatively poor food if necessary.
Body Slam 5W, Thick Skin +3, Dig 5W, Large 18W, Scent Food 2W, Strong 5W2, Swim 13
Distribution: Fonrit, Jolar
Habitat: Near freshwater
shovel-tusker is a large marsh and river-dwelling animal that somewhat
resembles an elephant. It has two pairs of tusks, with those in the
being little more than short spikes. The lower tusks, however, are
and lie together, together forming a large shovel. The trunk is about
length as the shovel and is also flattened. Shovel-tuskers spend most
time in the water, scooping up vegetation from the bottom with their
and trunks, but they are clumsy swimmers, and prefer to remain in the
Herds are generally small and led by a large matriarch.
Image: Shovel Tusker
Dodge Attack 2W, Jump 17, Run Fast 7W, Scent Predator 3W
The tanuku is a common domestic
animal among the Doraddi of Jolar. Mistakenly named a ‘milk antelope’
God Learners, the animal actually bears no more than a passing
the antelopes of Genertela. A tanuku is about the size of a goat, with
gazelle-like body, a horse-like head and short brown fur with black
have a single hoof on each foot, like a horse, and browse on soft
females supply the Doraddi with milk, while most of the males are
for meat and only the best kept for breeding.
Butt 8W+2, Thick Skin +3, Charge at Foe 12W, Hear Noise 17, Large 15W, Strong 5W2
Habitat: Open terrain, woodland
Jitanos are the commonest large herbivores of the Fonrit lowlands. They are solitary creatures, with a rhinoceros-like build and short, blackish-brown fur. The two rounded, bony knobs on their nose are their most distinctive feature. They are not at all intelligent, and a clever hunter can easily outmanoeuvre them. Females are smaller, with Large 12W, and Strong 2W2.
Tactics: Fortunately, jitanos are not especially aggressive,
although they will fight
fiercely when cornered or when protecting young. When enraged, they
any opponents in sight, and butt with their nose-horns. They may
Butt skill with Charge at Foe when appropriate.
Butt 5W+2, Thick Skin +3, Charge at Foe 13W, Hear Noise 17, Large 10W, Strong 18W
Although unrelated to jitanos,
arsinutus appear somewhat similar. They have two huge, conical horns on
snouts with two much smaller bony knobs on the forehead. They are
habits to the jitano.
Butt 7W+2, Thick Skin +3, Charge at Foe 13W, Hear Noise 17, Large 15W, Strong 5W2
Similar in size, appearance, and
habits to their lowland cousins, these animals can be distinguished by
blunt Y-shaped horn on the snout.
Butt 2W+1, Thick Skin +3, Intimidate 2W, Large 10W, Listen for Intruder 2W, Scent Food 17, Short Temper 17, Strong 2W2
Habitat: Open terrain
These clumsy, rhino-sized creatures are amongst the ugliest non-chaotic animals in Pamaltela. They are hairless, with greyish-brown skin and stubby toes. The long head has three pairs of bony lumps resembling rounded horns. Unlike most other herbivores, they also have a pair of stabbing canines projecting from their upper jaw. They are generally solitary animals, with the single calf staying with the mother only until it is replaced by a younger sibling. They prefer not to travel too far from rivers or other large sources of water.
Uintals are bad tempered beasts, and will lash out at any other
approaches them, especially if they are protecting a calf. However,
bravery does not match their temper, and they will lumber away from any
threat. If cornered, or if their calf is threatened, they will react
and first try to frighten away the predator with loud grunts and by
the ground with their feet. If this fails, they will butt the attacker
it to the ground so that they can trample over it. Although their tusks
formidable, they are rarely used in combat.
- Part 1 – Mundane Carnivores
- Part 3 – Miscellaneous Mundane Mammals & Birds
- Part 4 – Sea Mammals
- Part 5 – Reptilian Carnivores
- Part 6 – Reptilian Herbivores of Pamaltela
- Part 7 – Aquatic Reptiles
- Part 8 – Mundane Amphibians and Fish
- Part 9 – Giant Insects
- Part 10 – Other Invertebrates
- Part 11 – Non-chaotic Monsters of Pamaltela
- Part 12 – Magical Beings and Creatures
- Part 13 – Elder Races of Jrustela & the East Isles
- Part 14 – Elder Races of Pamaltela
- Part 15 – Mermen
- Part 16 – Chaos Monsters of Genertela
- Part 17 – Chaos Monsters of Pamaltela
- Part 18 – Spirits & Undead
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