Adult Female

Adult Female
Name: unnamed
Species: Rok Hvalur
Birthday: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Owner: Taliesen

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Rok Hvalur are welcome sights in the cold waters of the Arkene and Boreus. They tend to be playful creatures, breaching out of the water and swimming alongside the bows of larger ships. Like all hvalur, they possess a sort of magical echolocation ability which allows them to bounce clicks off of their surroundings to find prey and obstacles. They can concentrate these pulses into a stream of energy which is capable of turning any physical object to liquid, which they use when hunting to damage the brains and spines of their prey. Arkene magi estimate that the deadly range of a rok hvalur’s pulse is nearly a hundred feet underwater, though it must be closer to bring down animals as large as whales. Despite this raw strength, rok hvalur have never been known to hunt humans.

Hvalur are cold-water relatives of leviathans, not quite as long, but built for strength and resilience in the cold Arkene waters they call home. They are opportunistic hunters, but especially enjoy chasing after seals and whales, using a magical sort of echolocation to find and capture prey. Unlike other leviathans, hvalur must breathe air, and so are often encountered near the ocean’s surface. The rok variety is said to be curious, and rarely harms humans, but the more aggressive thurr hvalur has been known to ram holes in ships and leave sailors stranded on floating blocks of ice. Because the creatures live in dense iceberg fields and even under partial ice sheets during the winter, the only sailors likely to come across hvalur tend to be explorers or foolhardy traders. If they are lucky, a wanderer in the frigid north might come across a hvalur egg resting on an ice floe.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin