Friday, November 23, 2018

Domesticated Animals of Zarthoon

While remnants of advanced technology exist on Zarthoon, a world in Centaurus, it exists side by side with the primitive. Many domesticated animals are relied upon by its people. Here are some of the common ones:

Vastidars are beaked, elephantine creatures, of which several varieties exist. This is a dwarf vastidar native to the sprawling Forest of Dhar on the continent of Thurvan. In addition to being smaller, it has a milder temperament than larger species, but you'd better keep a supply of hard-shelled jumbar fruit at hand.

Zurch are flightless saddle-birds. The males are often favored as mounts due to their bright plummage, but the mightiest warriors go for the plainer, but larger and deadlier females. Zurchs prefer a diet of grubs and the like but are indiscriminate eaters.

The hoon is the most loyal of beasts. They some are pampered pets, prized for the variety of patterns in their sleek fur, but most are working animals, defending their masters and guarding their homes.


The Angry Lurker said...

Need some of these in 15mm scale!

JB said...

I'm feeling a serious case of deja vu...this collection reminds me (strongly) of something from my youth, but I can't remember what.

I am so old...

Chris C. said...

Very cool. Of course, given the size of the Zurch, I had to go gross myself out with a google search to see how big grubs can get. Turns out certain varieties are bigger than I imagined.