- Dragons are powerful, intelligent creatures that can be the help or bane of other beings.
- Land Dragon
- Land dragons are wingless and flightless. They prefer warm climates, such as deserts and
rainforests, where they sleep in the open.
- Sea Dragon
- Sea dragons live in the water, usually the large oceans, but can sometimes be found in rivers
- Winged Dragon
- Winged dragons are capable of flying, and often make their lairs high in the mountains where
only flyers can reach.
- Haeratchin [View] [Hear]
- The four-legged haeratchin looks somewhat like hyena with coarse fur, a thick mane along its
neck and back, and a short tasseled tail. They stand about 3 feet at the shoulder, and weigh up to
180 pounds. Their usual habitat is semi-arid regions and grasslands, where they hunt or scavenge
Haeratchins live together in packs where the female is at the top of the hierarchy. Mating can
take place at any time of the year, and there is surprisingly little fighting among males for a female
in season. Usually, a male tries to impress a female and if she is interested, then she'll accept; if
not, then she'll ignore him. Gestation lasts about three months, and the usual litter size is two.
- Ratchin [View]
- A ratchin looks somewhat like a dog or hyena with coarse fur, a mane along its neck and
back, and a short tasseled tail. It walks upright and stands about 4 feet tall. Their usual habitat is
rocky, semi-arid regions, where they spend the hot part of the day holed up in their dens. Their
favorite food is small rodents, hares, and lizards.
The mating season starts when winter does. Several males may fight for an unmated female,
but once bonded, a male and female ratchin may stay together for life, both helping in the rearing
of the young. Three to five cubs are born after a gestation of three months, in the beginning of
spring. Parent ratchins are fiercely territorial and protective of their young, sometimes attacking
creatures up to twice their size.
- A rynx looks somewhat like a pale leopard with a long muzzle. They are muscular,
four-legged animals that stand about 2 1/2 feet at the shoulder and weigh about 100-150 pounds.
They live in tropical woodlands, spending much of their time in the trees. Their preferred prey is
birds, frogs, and snakes.
Mating can take place at any time of the year. The dominant male in an area has rights to all
females whose territories overlap his. After a gestation of eighty days, the female gives birth to
two or three cubs, whom she alone rears for the next two years.
- Surface-skimmers are animal-like plants that live in the ocean. A large flap on a surface-
skimmer's back serves as a giant leaf that takes in energy from the sun as it skims along the surface
of the water during the day. When threatened, a surface-skimmer can swim away quickly with its
fish tail or snap with its toothless dolphin beak. If not preyed upon, a surface-skimmer can live as
long as 500 years.
- A yaergden is a bear-like animal with a bad additude. They are large, standing about 4 1/2
feet at the shoulder (when on all fours) and weighing up to 1500 pounds. Their preferred habitat
is deciduous and coniferous forests with grassy meadows nearby. They are omnivorous, feeding
on plants and berries as well as animals.
During the autumn months, yaergden are busy fattening up for their long winter sleep. Mating
also takes place in autumn. Yaergden are polygamous, with females usually picking the older and
more experienced males to mate with. In the winter in the seclusion of her den, after a gestation
of four months, the female gives birth to two or three cubs, whom she alone rears for the next two