Thursday, December 13, 2007

Animals of Gor

There are a wide variety of animals on the planet Gor. Some are similar to those on earth, and some are unlike any that an urthling has seen. Like most things in Gor, the animals seem to be stronger and more brutal than the urth counterparts.

River Thalarion

sea thalarion

ground Tharlarion

Tharlarion: There are numerous varieties of this reptile. They can be found in water and on ground. One type is a species of saddle lizard, They are used mostly by those who have not mastered tarns. Tharlarions have been bred for a thousand generations. They strong and fierce creatures. They come in all shapes and sizes. Tharlarions are also animals that can be roleplayed in gor. You can find skins, shapes and animations at stores. As a matter of fact one of the best tours I gave in teletus was to a tharlarion.


Ost-a small snake that lives in the rainforest of the schendi very dangerous, the venom causes death

Larl: There are several varieties of the lion-like beast. It is six to eight foot tall at the shoulder. Its head is broad, sometimes more than two feet across, and shaped roughly like a triangle. This makes its head viper-like. They are amazing hunters and are not tame, but remain on some level as always being wild. These are another animal that can be roleplayed gor. I have found several prides running about in sl gor. I personally find gorean furries at something to the roleplay.


Tarns: These are the giant riding birds of Gor, also called the Brothers of the Wind. They resemble a hawk but with a crest like a jay. You can actually buy riding tarns in sl gor. There are many versions, some with tarn baskets, and some that can even found that will carry victims in the claws. I have seen several on sale at the sardar fair.

Kaiila: They are horse like creatures, used the way urthlings use horses. They are extremely agile and can easily outmaneuver a high tharlarion. They require less food than a tarn. They are great huntes and are carnivorous. In Sl you can purchase them to ride on. Also there is a Kaiila racetrack in Fina and they have races weekly/


Tarsk: This is a six-tusked wild boar, with a bristly mane running down its spine. There is a giant tarsk that stands ten hands at the shoulder. There are several varieties of tarks in the rainforests, both large and small. They can be domesticated and the rencers keep some. They are best hunted from the back of kaiila with lances and the giant tarsk is often hunted on tarnback with lances. Tarsk meat tends to be salty.


Sleen: There are several varieties of this six-legged, long bodied carnivorous mammal. It is almost like a snake. Some can get as big as twenty feet long and up to twelve to fourteen hundred pounds. They have two rows of teeth in a wide and triangular head. Their paws have six claws. The sleen is considered Gor's most perfect hunter. You can actually run into some sleens in Treve, my poor cousin was attacked by two there. Luckily she was rescued by a ranger there.


Vart: These are blind, batlike flying rodents. They can grow to the size of a small dog. They can strip a carcass in minutes. Some are rabid and they hang upside down like bats.


Vulos: These are domesticated, tawny-colored pigeons raised for eggs and meat. At least some of their meat is white.


Tabuk: There are several varieties of this one horned, yellow antelope. It is small, graceful and eats berries and salt. Young tabuk rarely leave the thickets.


Bosk: There are fifteen varieties of bosk, a cattle like animal. These varieties include the brown bosk, red bosk, and milk bosk. They are commonly the long-haired wild ox of the plains. They have a thick, humped neck, a wide head, and tiny red eyes. They also have the temper of a sleen. With their two, long, wicked horns they can be quite deadly. The horns reach out and suddenly curve forward and may even reach the length of two spears. They are very important animals to the Wagon Peoples and also many others on Gor. Bosk meat and milk is available over much of Gor.


Verr: This is a mountain goat, indigenous to the Voltai Mountains. They are long-haired, spiral horned, and ill-tempered. There is a small, long-haired verr that is smaller and less belligerent than the wild verr. Some are domesticated and they are a source of wool and milk. The finest wool is sheared in the spring from the bellies of the hurt and verr.


There are several varieties of this common rodent. It is usually fat, sleek and white. It has three rows of needlelike teeth, tusks that curve from its jaw, and two horns that protrude over its eyes. It also has a long hairless tail. Most are tiny enough to hold in palm of your hand but some can get as big as wolves or ponies. Certain varieties migrate twice a year though it is only dangerous if you are in the middle of their path. In the rainforests there are gliding, ground, leaf and tree urts. The canal urt is web footed and can be found in Port Kar's canals. There are also brush urts and forest urts. Some large urts are domesticated and bred for attacking and killing. Most urts attack in a pack and are messy and noisy when attacking. You can buy little ones at the Sardar fair


Tumit: This is a large flightless bird of the prairies with a hooked beak as long as a forearm. Wagon Peoples hunt these with bolas.

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