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Beast Wendigos

Discussion in 'Bestiary' started by BrianAT16, May 22, 2017.

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  1. BrianAT16

    BrianAT16 The Brainz Retired Council Member Retired Staff

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    Wendigo-
    (AKA: The Mimics)
    A bipedal creature that can be found throughout the forests all across Altera, from the lush oak forests of the south to the icy pines to the north. The origins of these mysterious and fearsome creatures is a mystery to even the most educated scholars of the land. The creatures come in various shapes and sizes each with their own behaviors and likely holds a common ancestor with others of the Cervidae (Deer/Elk) species. But one thing remains common among them all and that is the complete brutality and ruthlessness of the beasts upon coming anything that could be perceived as prey.
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    The Woodland Wendigo
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    "The most common form of Wendigo, they thrive in warmer environments. Any given forest can house around a dozen of the beasts within. They are most known for their insane agility and speed."
    Physiology:
    The height of the Woodland Wendigo typically ranges between 3 to 5 feet, slightly shorten the average human but their weight doesn’t reach anywhere near the human averages. Most Wendigos making out at 65 lbs (4.7 st) when around 5 ft tall making them fairly light creatures. The beasts have a unique skull, from their jaw and teeth which tend to be pushed out a slightly more than normal and tend to be sharper, some described as razor like, others more needle like. They also have strange bone protrusions expelling from the beasts temples that resemble that of a modern day Elk. Other strange aspects to the beast are its near lipless mouth and sunken eyes, both adding to the over all fear factor that the beasts hold. There are also not many difference between female and male Wendigo, though females are found much less often as the males hunt. When a female is found the primary difference is within the bone protrusions from the skull. Females tend to have much smaller and stunted ‘anklers’, some having little more than nubs on the side of their heads others none at all.
    Climate:
    The Woodland Wendigo thrives best in the warm forests of the south. The primary needs for a group of Wendigo to call a forest home is a thriving ecosystem, a source of freshwater and a plethora of trees, the size or kind of tree do not matter as long as there is plenty of coverage. Though the bigger the trees, the more likely to find the Wendigo within. The Woodland Wendigo are mostly stationary beasts, though if any are north enough to be affected by winter they are known to migrate further south in search of rainforests and other warmer forests till their natural habitat warms up.
    Diet:
    Like all versions of the Wendigo the Woodland Wendigo is are complete carnivores. Feasting on other smaller, and sometimes larger animals and insects from time to time. They tend to have a near unending hunger, only pausing for a short time after a meal before going on the hunt for new prey. This matched with the fact that they tend to be very thin hints at their high metabolism. Because of their small size, it also tends to make hunting much harder for them so many of the woodland wendigo will hunt in packs of about 3-5, preferring to overwhelm any larger prey by launching from the trees above and tearing any animal or human it finds apart with its sharp teeth and clawed hands. They also have a unique ability to lure prey in by mimicking the mating call of other animals. Some even to have been rumored to be able to mimic the screams and voices of humans of whom they have heard speak.
    Behaviour:
    The Wendigo is most prominently known for its completely savage like behavior when around prey. Completely feral with not a shred of mercy between them. Typically completely ruthless in killing and this behavior is nearly constantly present. The Woodland Wendigo though tends to work in groups better than the other varieties of wendigo due to their small size. They are a slight more passive with others though when push comes to shove these animals just like the others of their species will turn on each other in a heartbeat. When not communicating, the Wendigo’s tend to talk to each other in forms of high screeches and growls. In fighting is still common among Wendigo, typically those fighting will either try to assert dominance by knocking the other down using their large antlers. It isn’t uncommon for one Wendigo to kill the other either.
    Lifespan:
    The Woodland Wendigo has an average lifespan of about 6 years, this is due to their mostly fragile nature, not many of them are able to survive long especially when separated from their pack. A young Wendigo will leave the nest at around 9 months of age, reaching full mature size at around 2 years old. The oldest a Wendigo has been recorded has been 8 years old, it is assumed that around this age the Wendigo’s body tends to break down, becoming an elder and is typically left to die by the rest of the pack.
    Yields:
    The Woodland Wendigo is most prominently hunted for the large racks that they sport atop their heads. Many hunters seeking them as prizes and trophies to show that they were able to defeat the savage beasts.
    Notes:
    This version of the Wendigo is wide spread and open to be DMed by all players.
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  2. BrianAT16

    BrianAT16 The Brainz Retired Council Member Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Zark'ses
    In-game Town/City:
    Queensport
    The Mountainous Wendigo

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    “As the name implies the Mountainous Wendigo tends to live in areas of high elevation. It is most known for its quickness and strength.”
    Physiology:
    The height of the Mountainous Wendigo is much like the Woodland version, the main difference is that this version tends to weight a bit more, some averaging out 80-100 lbs (5-7 st). Though still abnormally thin. The Mountainous Wendigo also sports sunken cheeks, some missing the skin from that area completely showing an almost complete 180 view of the beasts sharp teeth. The antlers of this beast also resemble more to the common deer, though it is typically larger and thicker.
    Climate:
    The Mountainous Wendigo tends to live in a slightly cooler environment, high up in the mountains, occasionally traveling down into the low lying valleys for food. This version of the Wendigo does not require trees for habitat, more often living in caves. Typically living in groups of about 5-7 Wendigos. The Mountainous Wendigo is completely stationary, though it does tend to go into a brief hibernation period in coldest parts of the winter. Which causes a brief increase in activity just before winter as the beasts gather food to sustain it over the winter.
    Diet:
    Much like the other versions of Wendigo it is a complete carnivore. Though it typically hunts larger animals rather than bothering with smaller creatures. Thanks to its slight increase of strength this version of Wendigo tends to either hunt alone or more often in pairs. Bombarding their prey with their strength and sharp claws. They tend to use their antlers more as weapons as well as the points tend to be sharper than that of the Woodland variety.
    Behaviour:
    Just like all other versions of the Wendigo the Mountainous variety is completely fear and ruthless in battle. Also having a slightly higher tendency for inner conflict and many times can be found fighting other Wendigo’s after felling a their prey over scraps. They share many of the same hunting methods of their woodland and northern brethren. Though they rely much more on their strength and their agility.
    Lifespan:
    These Wendigo’s tend to live a little longer than the Woodland Variety. Averaging out at 8-10 years of age, aided by the beasts added strength to survive. They tend to mature around the same age of 2 but only seem to reach elder stage at around 14 years of age, at which time they tend to be abandon or more often, eaten.
    Yields:
    Much like the Woodland Wendigo the main prize that these beasts have are their large antlers. Though some hunters will attest that some of the best and leanest meat in the land come from the Mountainous Wendigo. Though many are too squeamish of the beast to try it.
    Notes:
    Less common than the Woodland Wendigo, but still open to be DMed by the player base.
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    BrianAT16 The Brainz Retired Council Member Retired Staff

    Character Name:
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    The Northern Wendigo

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    “The rarest and most fearsome of the Wendigo, this version is known most for its large size and long claws.”
    Physiology:
    The Northern Wendigo is most prominently known for its large size, most averaging out at about 7-8 ft in size, dwarfing most other races. This is largely to help survive in the largely unforgiving environment of the harsh north. Along with this, unlike other varieties of the Wendigo, these Wendigoes sports both a thick skin of fur and stores of fat to help remain warm. Weighing anywhere from 150-200 lbs (10-14 st). Furs ranging from black to brown, closer to the color of the pines that litter the north. In Addition to this the Northern Wendigo sports elongated claws, most averaging out at about 3-4 inches beyond the fingers, but some growing to even greater lengths. The last difference from this Wendigo from the other is that the antlers of the Northern Wendigo tend to be straighter and sometimes even sport small pine needles to help them blend in with the environment.
    Climate:
    The Northern Wendigo lives in the cold dense pines of the forest. Using both the trees and the caves littered through the land as homes. They tend to not remain in one area long and never finding a place to settle down, wandering the lands at a slow pace, constantly on the lookout for its next prey. Because of its adaptability to the cold, this version of the Wendigo does not migrate or observe any version of hibernation.
    Diet:
    Again they are carnivores, the Northern Wendigo observes many of the same hunting method of its brethren in mimicking its prey. Though the Northern Wendigo is not as strong or agile as the other Wendigo, it still is insanely fast, able to navigate the land and catch up to its prey. It hunts alone, preferring to overpower its prey if possible, it hunts both large animals and small prey. Using its claws to dig into its prey's body and tries to tear them apart.
    Behaviour:
    The Northern Wendigo is a solitary beast, it has not been recorded any of them hunting together. Once born they leave their nest and venture off alone for the rest of their lives. The most feral of the Wendigo, it cares not what it hunts even if it is another Wendigo.
    Lifespan:
    The longest living of all of the Wendigo, in thanks to their size and sheer challenge to be killed. These Wendigos tend to live to around 15 years old. They leave their homes at the young age of 2 years old much like the other Wendigo, it is not known at what age they become ‘elderly’ though it is assumed sometime in the early 20s of its life.
    Yields:
    These Wendigos are most often hunted for the furs that cover their body. Usually insanely thick, great for coats often sought after by nobles that also live in the northern lands. Their antlers are not often kept as trophies just because of their peculiar look and resemblance of regular pine branches. Some do seek out the meat of these large beasts just based on the size, but it is not believed that is tastes better than any other common meat. Usually just cooked and served as a way to show off.
    Notes:
    This version of the Wendgio is the rarest and as such is only to be DMed by the event team and other staff members unless given permission.
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    BrianAT16 The Brainz Retired Council Member Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Zark'ses
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    The Cave Wendigo

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    "While the smallest of its species, it is just as equally fearsome as the others of its kind. Known for its ability to hide in plain sight and attack without warning."

    Physiology:
    The cave Wendigo is by far the smallest of its species, usually averaging out at around the size of a small child 2-3 feet in height and only weighing at around 25 lbs (1.5 stones). This is mainly due to the very close quarters the Beast has learned to live in. Natural selection slowly culling them down to a smaller size, the other remarkable difference between them and their brethren is the stunted horns that they sport. Usually averaging at about 1-2 inches long, typically curved a bit to cling close to the head, described as 'hellish' in appearance. They sport a thick hide just like others of their species and exceptionally sunken eyes that tend to be a whitish gray in color and can sometimes be seen as reflective if a light is shined near them. They still have the common characteristics of exceptionally sharp claws and teeth, though their mouths are much smaller with more lengthy teeth to dig deeper into their prey.

    Climate:
    The Cave Wendigo can be found all over the world but is never seen on the surface, to encounter one a person must be deep underground, so deep to where the sun can no longer be seen. This is a large reason why they are hardly ever seen, mostly keeping to themselves in the deepest depths of the earth, unless disturbed.

    Diet:
    These Wendigo tend to prey on much smaller animals and insects for substance as they rarely have the chance to feast on anything of larger size. When they do come across a larger prey they will not hesitate to take the chance to attack and devour of it what they like. Their most common source of food being the giant spiders that lurk in the depths. This diet giving them an added bit of immunity to their venom and toxins. Some bites from a cave Wendigo have been found to be poisonous, mainly to aid in felling prey larger than them.

    Behaviour:
    Unlike the other Wendigo's this smaller version doesn't use the ability of mimicry as much as its larger counterparts. It prefers to lay in wait in the shadows of a cave, its skin blending in with the pale walls. The only thing that can typically be seen being the reflective orbs that might cast backlight if there is a light source nearby. When light is forced upon them they may flee in fear and pain, covering their eyes and seeking the darkness once more. Usually seen attacking torches first to douse the light before raining mayhem upon its prey. It is a very antisocial beast, usually hunting alone but living in a den with a large number of its own. It does not share and fighting among the Cave Wendigo is extremely common, especially when hungered.

    Lifespan:
    The lifespan of a Cave Wendigo is very short, very few living beyond the age of 3-5 years of age. When they are born the parents immediately abandon the baby Wendigo to fend for itself or die. It is also common for them to eat their own offspring for survival.

    Yields:
    Very few yields beyond their thick hide, some treasure the cave Wendigo's for their eyes, often times kept for trophies and also known as delicacies by some.
     
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