The Djinn

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Appearance A djinni in its base form is a formless cloud of smoke which can waft through the air even against the wind. However, it is rare to see a djinni in this state except as a brief transition between forms. The majority of djinn prefer to take on a human guise, often appearing Arabic (a …

Leprechauns and Huldras

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Leprechaun (Seelie) Variously known as leprechauns, clurichauns, far darrig, or fear dearg, these smartly dressed tiny humanoid creatures tend to be surly, but not malevolent. Appearance A leprechaun typically takes the form of an old man with a beard, about three feet tall, dressed in a red or green suit and hat. Female leprechauns also exist; …

The Fae: An overview

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The fae are a major subcategory of Earth species. The fae of Earth are native to the Shadow Realm, a place offset from the Earth, as if it were the planet’s shadow. Other names for the Shadow Realm include Faerie and Tír na nÓg; non-European cultures also have their own names for it. Generally speaking, the …

The Claximander

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(£eŋωi spelling: singular clacsimandri, plural clacsimandris) Appearance The claximander is a huge reptilian creature, probably distantly related to the snakes. It has four powerful legs, two fearsome pincers, and an enormous pair of wings. From head to tail, it can measure from four to six metres, with a wingspan of twice that. On the tip of …

The Corbar

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(£eŋωi spelling: singular corbári, plural corbáris) Appearance Standing as much as 5 metres (16 feet) off the ground, this is an ugly three-headed monstrosity. Its powerful jaws, bulging eyes, and flattened nose strike terror into all dumb animals who see them, and the sandy colour of its fur helps it to hide in the desert environment …

The Saharan Sand Dragon

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Appearance The smallest known dragon on Earth, the Saharan Sand Dragon is a mere 50cm from nose to tail. Their wings are each nearly as large as the rest of their sandy brown body (tail excluded), and they have a wingspan of around 80cm. Life Cycle Almost nothing is known about the Saharan Sand Dragon’s life …

The Moonfly

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Appearance As the name suggests, the Moonfly is essentially a large fly. It stands about 1.4 metres tall on its rear limbs, which are significantly longer than their other four limbs — long enough to lift their abdomen at least 10 cm off the ground. Their eyes are mottled blue, red, and green, and their wings …

The Conway

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(£eŋωi spelling: singular cwnωéƴi, plural cwnωéƴis) Test! Appearance A small bird, about 50cm from head to tail and about 25cm from foot to shoulder. Its beak is small and pointy, and its plumage is flame-like and multi-coloured. The exact patter of colours in the plumage is unique to each individual. Its feet are well-suited both to …

Welcome!

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So I’ve decided to start up a blog; not sure how often I’ll be posting, but the current plan is to throw up information on fantasy species from my Pentalithia setting. I may also use this space for short stories, programming rants, or anything else I think of. I’m going to start it off by throwing …