All fantasy worlds have unique inhabitants, and Grevared is no different. Inquisitor Mylar Massengill spent most of his adult life travelling all over the lands of Grevared to catalogue the flora and fauna and share his knowledge with others. Even now, centuries later, he is considered the original and foremost authority in the land. His book, The Flora and Fauna of the World of Grevared, has been expanded over the years, though his original drawings are still included.
Inquisitor Massengill spent most of the decades from 3857-3877 AOP travelling the lands of Grevared and recording and collecting the species he found there. As the technology and magic that allowed for travel between the lands was in its infancy, Inquisitor Massengill was considered a pioneer in more ways than one. His works are now used in all educational institutions in Grevared, and they are considered the foremost authority on plant and animal classification. They have, of course, been updated by various scholars over the centuries, but the title and attribution remains the same. This edition contain the creatures created by the Experimental Labs at the University and the Academe.
Appearance: This creature is small with a fish-like appearance. Its iridescent wings are long and slender, and its body appears metallic. In color it ranges the spectrum of greens, blues, pinks, and purples, and its antennae help it detect predators.
Habitat: The gillycharm is found near any large body of water. Therefore, it is found in all areas of Grevared. Because of its propensity for congregating near schools of fish, fishermen use the gillycharm to determine where to drop their nets.
Diet: The gillycharm feels on algae and single celled organisms found in lake water.
The gillycharm is considered safe.
Appearance: The Asing is a creature that possesses the traits of several species. It has
plant-like attributes, such as roots and leaves, but it also possesses a somewhat reptilian shell and head. There are parts of its body that are covered with fur, and it is believed that the Asing bears and suckles live young. Its roots prevent mobility once it reaches maturity.
Habitat: The only known habitat is in the depths of the forests of E’ma Thalas.
Diet: The Asing eats small birds and animals as well as insects. There is some fear that it will also eat humanoid creatures, though this has not been verified.
The asing is considered highly dangerous, particularly the young, who are mobile.
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