Birthday: Saturday, June 12, 2010
Once fully grown, a brontotherium is an impressive sight. These beasts traditionally gather in herds, where it is easier to protect their vulnerable offspring from potential predators. These heards travel the land to search for vegetation to devour. Not surprising, considering their size, these creatures are capable of eating huge amounts, and they are forced to migrate lest they strip the land of all vegetation. It is believed that they developed their powers to combat their appetites. Ancient myth refers to these animals as thunder beasts, so named for the sound their feet make when they run. This name also alludes to their magical talent, which is to call the rain itself down. Unlike other magical animals, brontotheriums use these powers only for growth, not as a weapon, although it would likely be a powerful one. The rain they bring is unusually nourishing, and it is beautiful to view the land afterwards. Despite the season, it seems every plant that could blossom has, and the animals of the land quickly take advantage of that.
Despite their appearances, brontotheriums have sweet temperaments. It takes a great deal to drive these placid creatures to anger, but once they have been provoked, it is better to stay away until the calm down on their own. When threatened, they will try to trample their enemy with their sheer bulk, and the sight of one coming head on is enough to force most enemies to flee. Their size is not their only weapon - a brontotherium also boasts a pronged horn that can prove deadly. This split horn is used for battle, and to attract females during the mating season. Brontotheriums develop these horns early in life and do not shed them. Like other magical creatures, they have a special liking for a certain kind of magi. In this case, those with earth or nature magics are more likely to have a brontotherium for a companion.