So here is the second part of the appendices posts. M through to Z of my creature creations. I’m glad I’ve managed to get two critters starting with Z, but not regretting having nothing beginning with X. Maybe I should throw something in there for fun. Xoxicox has a nice ring to it, but then again, maybe not. Anything starting with X just has a ring of trying too hard about it. Except Xenomorph maybe, but that one’s taken. Dammit!
Oh,well. Here goes, and we start with my favourite creature of all. M is for-
Madriel – The riding beasts of the Order of The Plains
Masdon – Beasts of burden used by farmers and travellers to pull wagons
Metal crousks – Metallic crustaceans
Minotaur – Horned biped, named because of its resemblance to the mythical creatures of ancient earth. Of reasonable intellect, capable of using many types of weapons, though many favour the war-axe, or double bladed great-spear. They once acted as the core-guards of the Predation.
Mowmok – Small multi-limbed simian – originally lived in the Cusp Jungle – Many can be found in the Growers. Highly sophisticated linguistic skills
Nadidge – Chameleon like predators – sub-demon assassins
Panak – Bird with long spines that live in the Cusp Jungle. Spines are often worn in the hair by the Cusp natives
Pihratis – Giant insectile creature with large bladed fore-limbs and spiny hind-limbs. Vicious, but not very clever.
Rachnid – Creature that builds spikes of sweet tasting edible wax to attract insects for food
Ramrok – Mountain dwelling hibernating creature
Razorbeaks – Large vicious riding birds – Often favoured by outlaws
Redbugs – Fat flightless insects that live in the high protein blood-grass beneath Cherossa trees
Ruteia – small scaly plains dweller – Often domesticated and used on farms for pest control
Silth – Huge predator that lives beneath the sands of the southern deserts. Lays its eggs inside its prey
Sithkall – Creatures favoured by the Predation for hunting prey. Beasts of instinct with limited intelligence.
Tragasaur – Large reptilian creature, farmed in the north for its hide, which is waterproof and highly durable
Trope – Spotted Saltwater fish
Vesk – flightless, colony dwelling insects. Often kept in pyramidal hives in gardens, their hive syrup is often used in the production of hive wine
Volus – Predator of the plains and the hills and mountains of Monmellier
Zule – Exoskeleton animal used for pulling carts and small waggons
Zvocust – Sentient insectile species, famed for their brutality. Often employed by merchants to act as trail-guards on the more dangerous trade routes