Adult Male

Adult Male
Name: unnamed
Species: Santule Marska
Birthday: Friday, May 15, 2015
Owner: Taliesen

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Juvenile marska are easily capable of climbing, but they lack the grace of the adult santule marska when running along branches. Fully-grown, a santule marksa is no larger than a house cat, but they can run up and down trees as though capable of flying. From a standing start, they can jump nearly twenty feet in any direction, and clamber along the castle walls just as easily as they would a fence post or a thick-branched oak tree. Your marska is constantly on the move, and always on the lookout for potential prey, no matter how much you feed it, but it finds time to play with other marska in its hunt. At the Keep, it is common for all of the santule marska to gather together and patrol the Keep in a regular pattern, running around outside, then up the walls and through the halls and stairwells. They are effective at controlling the pest populations, and should they stop in a common room in their travels, a lucky magi might find him or herself wrapped up with several dozen of the warm, silky creatures.

Few creatures can best a santule marska running through the trees at full sprint. These social little creatures live in colonies of up to thirty, chasing down squirrels, birds, and other small animals which they bring back to share with the rest of the group. Their long tails and strong paws help them balance in the forests of Silva, though they are also fleet on the ground when they need to be. Although catlike in appearance, santule marska are strictly diurnal and lack the claws of other arboreal carnivores. Instead, their paws have rough, gripping pads that allow them to skitter up trees with little effort. Because they lack claws, marska rely on their large teeth to bring down prey, nipping it quickly on the back of the neck. Santule marska are experts at stashing food and build larders that can preserve old catches for weeks without spoiling, giving them a sufficient supply of meat to last the whole colony through the winter.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin