CREATURES OF PARAXIA
HERE YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF COMMON ANIMALS, CREATURES AND MYSTICALS BOTH HELPFUL AND DANGEROUS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER DURING YOUR LIFE IN PARAXIA. Please remember that all creatures and species listed below are under copyright protection and many are also trademarked. please do not claim my work as your own, steal my hard work and ideas for your own roleplay or anything else you know you should not be doing. doing so will result in an immediate perma ban from our community and legal repercussion.
BORN FROM THE SOULS OF THE SINFULLY DEPARTED, THE CRYPTCORDIA ARE ONE OF PARAXIA'S MOST FEARED MAGICAL BEINGS. LEGENDS IN THE GAIL'IHOR TEACH THAT THE CRYPTCORDIA WERE CREATED BY THE GODDESS EPHELIA IN ORDER TO CURSE HER HUSBAND'S LOVER SORIA AND HER OFFSPRING FOR ALL ETERNITY.
THEY PRESENT AS MUSHROOM LIKE BEINGS THAT SLITHER ON ROOTS, OR WALK ON TWO TO SIX LEGS DEPENDING ON THE CRIMES THEIR MAKERS COMMITED DURING THEIR LIVES. THEIR HEIGHT NORMALLY DEPENDS ON SEVERAL FACTORS, LIKE HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN PURSUING THEIR TARGET AND HOW CLOSE THEY HAVE COME TO KILLING THAT TARGET. TYPICALLY CRYPTCORDIA GROW TWO TO THREE FEET A YEAR STARTING AS THREE FOOT SAPLINGS AT THE TIME OF THEIR SPROUT, SO IF YOU MANAGE TO EVADE ONE FOR 5 YEARS A 10 TO 18 FOOT MURDEROUS CREATURE WILL ALWAYS BE LURKING BEHIND YOU. THEY QUICKLY BECOME SHADOWS STANDING AS AN OMINOUS REMINDER OF ONES MORTALITY.
THEY ATTACK THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY(LIKE A SPOUSE OR PARENT) OR FIRST BORN HEIR OF THE DECEDENT WHICHEVER MEANT MORE TO THEM AT THE TIME OF THEIR DEATH. THEIR METHOD OF ATTACK NORMALLY STEMS FROM THE TOXIC GAS AND SPORES THEIR HOODS EMIT OR BY STRANGULATION WHEN THEIR VICTIM IS DRAGGED UNDERGROUND.
THE ONLY TIME A CRYPTCORDIA'S VICTIM CAN BE SAFE FROM THEIR GRASP IS WHEN THEY SELF SACRIFICE THEIR OWN BLOOD. MEANING A VICTIM MUST ALWAYS HAVE AN OPEN AND BLEEDING WOUND NO MATTER HOW LARGE OR HOW SMALL. TYPICALLY NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS ARE WORSE FOR VICTIMS BECAUSE OF THE HUMANOID NEED FOR SLEEP AND THE HEALING THAT COMES WITH REST. ACCORDING TO THE GAIL'IHOR MANY PURCHASE THE COMPANY OF THE BLOOD SONG WITCHES OF THE WEI'NOSHO TRIBE TO ENSURE THEY ARE PROTECTED. HOWEVER THOSE WITHOUT THE PRIVILEGE OF WEALTH SADLY EITHER SUCCUMB TO INFECTION FROM THEIR SELF MUTALATION OR WILLINGLY GIVE THEMSELVES TO THEIR PREDATOR TO BE FREE FROM THE CONSTANT PAIN THEY MUST ENDURE.
WHILE IT IS RARE TO KILL A CRYPTOCORDIA, THE GAIL'IHOR TOUCHES BRIEFLY ON THE CONSUMING OF ASHES BELONGING TO THE CRYPTOCORDIA'S SOUL TIE (THE ANCESTOR WHO UNWILLINGLY CREATED THEM). HOWEVER, THE VITCIM MUST FIGHT OFF THE BEAST WHILE THEIR WOUNDS RAPIDLY HEAL WHEN AROUND THE URN OR GRAVE SITE OF THEIR ANCESTOR. THERE ARE NO CURRENT RECORDINGS OF SOMEONE SURVIVING THIS METHOD OF SURVIVAL.
THE FOREST KEIKOTE
The forest keikote is a mystical spirit of wisdom. they can grant wishes, predict futures and cure ailments depending on their age.
The forest keikote are the spirits of matveyan shamans. They are catlike creatures that stand no taller than sixteen inches at the shoulder and have three to seventeen eyes.
apart from the two given to any creature, each subsequent eye represents a past life the keikote has lived. This breed of keikote are able to reincarnate up to seventeen times and depending on their luck and the blessings of audulis mundis (the universe) can sometimes be immortal.
THE GARDEN KEIKOTE
The garden keikote is a creature created by the act of either venaricide (the act of a wizard killing a wizard) or magaicide (the act of a witch murdering another witch) to gain the power they possess as your own.
created by the blood binding spell of either a tyliquin witch or tribention wizard, the garden keikote is formed with the head of a cat, the heart of the fallen spell caster and the roots of a plant.
in order to keep their newfound abilities, the witch or wizard who create the keikote must tend to the carnivorous plant for the rest of their lives. if the plant dies, or is neglected the powers it provides its gardener cease.
THE SES'WEEN HARE
hunted to near extinction for their magical blood, the ses'ween hare is one of the most expensive and useful creatures to purchase on evernia.
favored for their tender and succulent meat the ses'ween hare is a delicacy only enjoyed by the richest of monarchs. however, in the realms of magic bending, they are kept in captivity and bred to be harvested of their blood.
purple or orange in color, the blood of a ses'ween hare, can in small quantities, provide fortune telling abilities and healing to blood borne illness.
THE QUITHURSTIAN PIXIE
THE RED HORNED CAPRAETIA
THE ANGAELISH SIREN
the matveyan merlia