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.
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.
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Raneth