Aerial creatures have the ability to fly, and spend large portions of their lives in the air.
Wyverns are members of the Draco family. They are more closely related to dragons than they were to drakes.
A wyvern is around 9 feet long from nose to tail tip. They are slim and agile, but have powerful legs and wings. They have no front legs like most other members of the Draco family.
Wyverns like to live in forested areas right next to grasslands.
Dragons are an extinct species that, through interbreeding with drakes, evolved into modern dragons. They were slimmer and more agile, like a wyvern. Dragons were about 14 feet from nose to tail tip. They once inhabited the same mountain ranges that modern dragons now live in.
Modern dragons, more commonly referred to simply as dragons, are the result of interbreeding between dragons and drakes. They have the best of both worlds, being agile and nimble enough to fly, while also having large and powerful muscles.
Phoenixes are giant birds of prey, usually with flaming feathers.
No phoenixes live in Entherstia, but some have been spotted flying above the eastern and southern areas. Phoenixes nest in small communities of four to eight in cave-ridden mountains, far away from any flammable terrain. They will travel great distances to hunt, and feast on very large prey due to their enormous size and energy consumption. Their diet consists primarily of large bovines and equines.
A phoenix's flame color can be used to estimate their age. As they grow older, their feathers go from a cool red flame to a hot white flame before they eventually burn themselves out and they die. Eggs (produced asexually) are typically laid in the ashes of their ancestors. Since all phoenixes are clones of one another, they are all female.
A phoenix's flames can be extinguished without harming it. An extinguished phoenix will sometimes be mistaken for a hark, or vice versa due to their similar appearance since the two species are related.
Harks are incredibly large, black feathered birds that, when fully grown, are the same size of a fully grown phoenix. Their appearance is similar to that of a raven, except obviously being much larger than a raven as well the fact that they sport a white beak. Some harks, though rare, have white feathers, similarly to that of the younger harks feather color. Many confuse white harks with that of an albino hark, the difference being that white harks still share the same eye color as black harks.
Hark sightings in different areas vary depending on the size of the hark. The largest harks, larger than that of an average fully grown hark, tend to stick to the mountains north of Harknest. They have lived for many years due to them sticking to this area. Average sized harks are the most seen as they are known for attacking towns near the mountains they habitat. Usually, harks of this size will not go farther than Harknest. Harks that aren't fully grown but still much larger than humans tend to stray far from the mountains and can be seen going as far as Fael, though these harks aren't a threat as they tend to stick to smaller prey and usually avoid towns. The youngest harks seen outside of the mountains may go as far as the ACSE post. Due to their young nature, they tend to attack local populouses, not knowing the consequences of their actions tied with their small size compared to older harks. They usually are easily dealt with. Newborn harks, commonly referred to as baby harks, usually stick to the mountains they are born in til they are old enough to venture outside them.
Terrestrial creatures live on land. While some have the ability to fly, glide, dig, or swim, the majority of their lives are carried out on land.
Drakes are an extinct species that, through interbreeding with dragons, evolved into modern dragons. They were thicker, and although they had wings, were incapable of real flight. Drakes were about 20 feet from nose to tail tip. They once inhabited the same mountain ranges that modern dragons now live in.
The Monster Of HidestonEdit
The monster of Hideston is a monster created by a mage who lives in Hideston. The mage was a Light and Life mage, who was driven crazy by the light side of his powers. He had at one point been a part of a circus that went under, and lead by his insanity, killed the animals and stitched their bits and pieces back together into around seventeen different monstrosities. Only one of which survived.
The one that survived had three heads sloppily stitched onto long snaky necks. One head was a wolf's, the next a dragon's, and the third was an extinguished phoenix's. Its upper body was that of a lion's. Its left foreleg had large scales from some ancient species of giant lizards, now extinct. The right one was an arm of a gorilla. After the lion's upper body, it has the rear end of a horse, but both hind legs are torn off. It has the lion's tail, also.
Subterranean creatures live under the surface of the earth.
Basilisks are giant snakes that are about 26 feet long when they reach maturity, after which they do not cease growing until death. The majority of their thickness is attained in adolescence, and after that their growth is primarily in length. Because of their constant growth, their skeletons are mostly made of hard cartilage, and can grow new segments as needed. A basilisk's stare is paralyzing to anyone caught in it.
Basilisks live in caves under deeply wooded areas.
Wyrms are relatives of basilisks, but are significantly different. They are usually around 18 feet long, and do not grow after maturation. They have massive crushing mandibles that secrete an incredibly deadly venom. They have two small and mostly useless legs left over from evolution.
Wyrms live underground, and are constantly burrowing. They normally are found in deserts.
Aquatic creatures live primarily if not entirely in water.
Sea reapers are massive, and extremely rare creatures that live in seas. They often will attack ships traveling through their territory. Typically they will investigate fishing boats that went to the deep parts of the sea where the sea reaper lurks. It is almost impossible for most vessels to escape from a sea reaper once they attack. Often, a fisherman will provoke an attack by attacking or attempting to catch the top head, which can be mistaken for a large blue eel.
Locations: Aeboran Sea
Hydras are large multi-headed creatures that are related to dragons. They would tower over most towns if they ever left the water. They mainly swim around at the bottom of salt water bodies, only surfacing for air and food. Their diet consists mostly of very large fish, and sharks.
Hydras are very territorial beings, and are known to have battles of epic proportions with other hydras attempting to invade their claimed seas, lakes, or sections of the oceans. They will only tolerate the sight of other hydras within mating season. If a hydra spots a vessel larger than a large fish, it will generally attack. However, sea reapers and hydras have been known to coexist.
Locations: Various seas around Entherstia.