EXERCISE Creature Creation Challenge #14

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Malkuthe Highwind, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Creature Creation Challenge
    This challenge explores one facet of worldbuilding: creature creation, as the title says. Whether or not you're a worldbuilder, at one point or another, you're bound to create different kinds of flora and fauna for your world. This challenge brings two new things to the table: first, all the submissions for this challenge will be put into a "bestiary" of sorts in the Worldbuilder's Guild which will be a resource for yourself and anyone who needs creatures for their worlds; second, every week, there will be a different difficulty for the challenge.

    The Difficulty Levels (open)

    Difficulty 1 [​IMG]
    - build a creature around a specific theme

    Difficulty 2 [​IMG]
    - build a creature with a specific body part around a specific theme

    Difficulty 3 [​IMG]
    - build a creature to fit a specific role in an ecosystem with a specific body part around a specific theme

    Difficulty 4 [​IMG]
    - build a creature based upon an animal on earth to fit a specific role in an ecosystem with a specific body part around a specific theme

    Difficulty 5 [​IMG]
    - build a creature that will survive in a specific environment based upon an animal on earth and fit a specific role in an ecosystem with a specific body part around a specific theme.


    This Week's Difficulty: [​IMG]
    - build a creature based upon an animal on earth to fit a specific role in an ecosystem with a specific body part around a specific theme

    This Week's Criteria:
    Theme: Sorrow
    Body Part: Horns
    Role: Herbivore
    Animal Basis: Jackal

    Feel free to use this following template for your creatures. You can add on to it or remove things from it as you wish or not use it at all.
    Creature Template (open)

    Name:
    Appearance:
    Role: Predator/prey/producer
    Habitat:
    Life-span:
    Sentient: Yes/No
    Sapient: Yes/No
    Means of Sustenance:
    Favourite Food Source:
    Major Competition:
    Mating Rituals: Courtship rituals, mating grounds, mating season, et cetera
    Reproduction: you can include period of gestation
    Organization: does this creature travel in packs or herds, or is it a solitary creature that only meets with members of its species for the mating season?
    Other:



     
  2. Name: Lahjhor ( La Jor )
    Appearance: about the size of modern day jackal but minus the eyes. It's ears are longer with black tips. Their teeth are all circular leaving the front four sharp. Coat is brown during the summer and light tan during the winter. Lahjhors have horns on the tip of their tail. They use as a weapon.
    Role: herbivore
    Habitat: desert
    Life-span: 17 years
    Sentient: Yes
    Sapient: Yes
    Means of Sustenance: cacti and common weeds
    Favourite Food Source: any fungi.
    Major Competition: Honey badger and rattlesnake
    Mating Rituals: A male Lahjor must bring the female the egg of a rattlesnake before things get serious.
    Reproduction: ...The female is pregnant for 7 months giving birth to 3 pups. Pups leave when they turn 2
    Organization: groups of 3 not including pups.
    Other: Lahjhors are rumored to be cursed by Osiris for seeing the afterlife while living. So Osiris took their eyes