It is difficult to describe Faunalia, as I am never sure what Sheroo used for his boundaries. Most of them are some sort of strange combination creature, usually not particularly sapient or sentient – that is, they are animals, beasts, but not “normal”.
These resemble a rabbit with a single horn, like a unicorn, but have the temper and disposition of a stepped-on Badger. They are sometimes found among Jackalope. Of note is that some of them have horns that are more like spear points, and teeth that are so sharp they can be used to shave. They have earned the nickname “vorpal bunny,” and it is rarely said with humor. Nobody knows what vorpal means, but that doesn’t matter.
A part-panther, part-cow creature with a human-like face that feeds on divine or radiant energy and tends to eat clerics. They carry a strong and unforgettable stench about them.
These demonic looking beasts are reputed to attack and drink the blood of livestock. They resemble a dog with horns, extra-long teeth, and metallic claws that unsheathe like a cat.
They are especially fond of goats.
Jackalopes are said to be so dangerous that hunters are advised to wear stovepipes on their legs to keep from being gored. Stores sell jackalope milk, but some question its authenticity on grounds that milking a jackalope is known to be fraught with risk. One of the ways to catch a jackalope is to entice it with whiskey, the jackalope’s beverage of choice.
The jackalope can imitate the human voice. When ranchers gather by the campfires singing at night, jackalopes can be heard mimicking their voices or singing along, usually as a tenor. They would attack humans by goring their legs with their antlers, causing foresters to wear stovepipes on their legs as protection. The legend stated the only way to calm an angry jackalope was to offer it whiskey to drink.
It is said that jackalopes only breed during lightning flashes and that their antlers make the act difficult despite the hare’s reputation for fertility.
The Kaktikis is a cat-like creature, covered in hair-like thorns, with particularly long spines extending from the legs and its armored, branching tail. The creature is said to use its spines to slash cacti at night, allowing juice to run from the plants. On later nights, the creature was said to return to drink the now fermented juice. The then-drunken creature was said to shriek throughout the night. The cactus cat was a very hostile creature towards any animal invading their territory. Animals that crossed them often ended up with large puncture wounds, and sometimes fatal injuries.
It is a desert predator. To avoid the harsh heat, they’d carve out the inside of a cactus and sleep through the day. It eats the bugs and juice of the cactus, keeping it hydrated. They were said to be immune to scorpion venom and would hunt them at night.
Cactus cats were social animals, often mating for life. They were said to live about 20 to 30 years. Before and during mating season, the male felines would break open a large Saguaro cactus and let the smell attract females to the location. Often enough, two females would be attracted to the scent, and fight. The fight usually ended in one of them getting brutally spiked or stabbed to death. The winning female would then meet with the male and drink the cactus juice. The pair would get drunk and then produce a litter of kittens within the next few weeks. The kittens were born blind at birth with no spikes.
Yeah, Trash Panda crossed with a wolf and as big as a horse. In packs. If you see one, use fire. They do not like fire. They do like your friends, though – usually for a meal.
This bird with luminescent feathers which feeds on gold or silver is often found near mines, causing all manner of problems given it is a wingless raptor, smart, and brutal. It does not eat flesh, only metal, but it has no problem with tearing anything that gets between it and its food to pieces. Think of a feathery velociraptor.
“It had the head of a frog, the grinning face of a giant elephant, thick short legs set off by huge claws, the back of a dinosaur, and a long tail with spears at the end”, according to one survivor of an encounter with a hodag. Vicious, sneaky, and predatory, Hodags are a scourge that often sneaks in through patrol lines into civilized territory, usually by burrowing.
Details on these beings are scarce. These include the creature only having one eye, long claws, lizard-like skin, backward feet, and a second mouth on its belly. In more recent alleged eyewitness accounts, it has consistently been described as resembling either an ape or giant ground-dwelling sloth and having long arms, powerful claws that could tear apart small trees, a sloping back, reaching heights of seven feet when standing on its hind legs, and covered in thick, matted fur.
It is slow but ferocious and extremely dangerous due to its ability to move without noise in the thick vegetation.
It gives off a putrid stench and emits a frightening shriek and weapons such as arrows and bullets could not penetrate the creature’s alligator-like hide. Its only known weakness is that it avoids bodies of water.
They have Horns on their heads like those of a deer, a horrible look, red eyes, a beard like a tiger’s, a face somewhat like a man’s, a body covered with scales, and so long a tail that it winds all around the body, passing above the head and going back between the legs, ending in a fish’s tail. Green, red, and black are the three colors of this beast that haunts rivers, streams, lakes, and shores.
Creatures which have a sinuous six limbed body, like a snake, and their fur is slightly green-colored. Its eyes are yellow, and its nose is like that of a hog, which it uses to dig very deep holes. Ramidrejus are a very sought-after animal because their fur heals sickness and the animal has a fervent desire for gold, so there is often a goodly amount of it in its lair. They eat it, though – you might come across a lair of a hungry one.
Kind of a mole, badger, and tiger hybrid that burrows or swims through the soil. They avoid stone, and are ambush hunters, usually seeking to pick off one of the large herds of deer and related creatures. They are about five feet tall at the shoulder, with clawed feet, but are not particularly fast above ground.
Among the more frightening of the fishes are a species of Whale which has the ability to somewhat fly. They convert waste into some sort of gas within them, and rise above the waves into the sky. Beyond that, they are normal whales, and as many things about whales are used, they are hunted the same as their less buoyant kind.
The catch is that these whales strongly object to being hunted or seeing their kind hunted, and so they will raise their vast bulks up out of the ocean, and then vent the gas, crashing into whaling ships and often sinking them.
They are not, however, fully aware of the differences between a merchant ship and a whaling ship, or a skyship and a sea sip, and are just as likely to attack them.