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Lowenarc's Borean Rhino #1054

General

Rumors among those who lived in the tundra of Boreus described a fearsome beast that had the strength to plow through the deepest snows. Mage Lowenarc followed these rumors, tracking the elusive tales of the beast. The path led him to the coldest parts of Boreas, where the sun barely peered over the horizon in midwinter and cast strange patterns of golden light over the snow like golden imitations of the aurora overhead. These patterns of light helped camouflage the elusive Borean Rhino. There were not many of these creatures left in their native habitats, as the increasing cold had made their choice of food, hardy scrub brushes, scarce. Lowenarc brought back several to the Keep in order to preserve the species, and with the help of the herbalism guild, developed seeds that would withstand the cold in order to plant them and save the ones left behind. Now Borean Rhinos are a more common sight, and they plow paths for travelers in their cold, snowy homes.

Egg

This egg has a sharp horn.

Hatchling

Your tiny Rhino is affectionate when it first hatches. It’s also incredibly hungry most of the time. Borean Rhino hatchlings need vast amounts of food to maintain their energy. In the wild, hatchlings also need food to increase their fat reserves to combat the bitter cold of their home. At the Keep, without the constant pressure of the cold, these hatchlings simply turn their food into boundless energy. They will wear paths through the grass and even into the stones as the run around the Keep near constantly.

Adult

Adult Borean Rhinos have turned the energy from their younger ages into incredible strength. They are willful and can be stubborn, however. They will need intense training, not to mention good food-based motivation, to obey their magi’s orders. Once that is accomplished, however, they are among the best choices to pull carts through dangerous terrain. Whether it be magic or just pure strength, nothing can slow a Borean Rhino. They can travel at the same pace through thick snows, grabbing brambles, or over rocky, mountainous terrain. As long as they want to do the job they are given, nothing can stop them from completing it.

Notes

Obtained from: Shop, Preservationist Shop
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: November 14th 2019

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Raneth

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