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The Following is a somewhat incomplete list of Riverfall Fauna.

The Fauna of Riverfall

File:Bluegull.jpg Blue Gull

Size: 4-6 lbs
Color: White With Blue Wings
Location: Riverfull & The Suvan Sea.
Lifespan: 10 years
General Information: This Gull is native to Riverfall and has a rookery among the cliffs of the city where the birds return annually to mate and lay eggs. Famous during their breeding season, these gulls are a particular favorite among residents and are often kept as pets.
Value: 10 GM (food) .Copperins do not make good pets, and their eggs are too small to be of value.

File:Copperyin.jpg Copperin

Size: 1lb, 4” body length, 6” including tail, 6” wingspan
Color: Coppery orange body with purple marks on the wings and tail, black marks on nose and muzzle, white area under neck and muzzle
Location: Throughout Riverfall and Cyphrus
Lifespan: 3 - 5 years
General Information: he copperin is a small, omnivorous bird, native to Cyphrus and south eastern areas of Syliras, and migrates to the southern most areas of their habitat during the winter season. They feed primarily on berries and nuts, but will feed on insects to supplement their diet. They have been known to scavenge on recent carcasses of mammals and dead fish, though it is not a main part of their diet. Their call is more of a yapping sound, occasionally confused with the barking of a small dog. Copperins are not easily tamed, and will bite if threatened and unable to fly away, or if protecting eggs.
Value: . 5 GM. Copperin make lovely children's pets.

File:Crimsonjay.jpg Crimson Jay

Size: 1lb, 5” body length, 7” including tail, 7” wingspan
Color: Red with black markings, females are a duller red and without head crests
Location: Population mainly concentrated in Riverfall, but can be found rarely throughout Cyphrus
Lifespan: 5-7 years
General Information: Crimson Jays flourish year-round, and their colorful plumage adds a bit of color to the landscape in the winter seasons. They are especially vocal in the summer, where their melodious chirps are a common sound in Riverfall’s gardens. They are social birds, and can be kept in bunches by those willing to put up with their noisy nature. They feed primarily on seeds and berries.
Value: 20gm, as a pet. Eggs are too small for use as food..

File:Cyphrus-Hawk.jpg‎ Cyphrus Hawk

Size: 2-3lbs, 1’ body length, 1’4” including tail, 18” wingspan
Color: Brown with varying brown markings, white markings on the tail
Location: Throughout Cyphrus
Lifespan: 12-16 years
General Information: Extremely intelligent birds, Cyphrus Hawks prey primarily on smaller birds and rodents. They can be trained to hunt for people, though require a lot of patience, as their intelligence can make them difficult to outsmart. Outside of falconry however, they are too plain to be popular as casual pets, and their shrill cries can be heard for miles.
Value: 35gm wild, 100-200gm trained.

File:Grassbear.jpg Grass Bear

Size: Males – 500lbs, Females 350lbs, standing height is around 10’
Color: Orange and white with black stripes
Location: Primarily out on the Sea of Grass, but can be often found wandering outside the city walls
Lifespan: Up to 30 years, but do not reach sexual maturity until 5 years old
General Information: Grass bears are one of the largest mammals roaming Cyphrus, though are not primarily aggressive. If left alone, they will not seek out trouble, only lured into camps by the smell of food. Mother grass bears defending their cubs can be vicious, however, and hunters are warned to never come too close to cubs unless they’re equipped to deal with 350lbs of claws, teeth, and muscle. They are very adaptable when it comes to their diet, and are able to eat nearly anything if forced to. Primarily, they prefer fish, roots, and berries.
Value: Fur – 18gm per 20lbs. Live – 800gm+, though they are only kept by the very wealthy as an unusual pet/exhibit.

File:Jade-Jay.jpg‎ Jade Jay

Size: 2” body length, 4” including tail, 5” wingspan
Color: Black and violet markings on face, aquamarine wings and upper tail, fluorescent green belly and under-tail
Location: Throughout Cyphrus
Lifespan: 2 years
General Information: Jade jays are very small birds with a chirping call. They travel in large flocks of up to 50 others, though smaller groups are common. Though they breed quickly, they are prey for all of the larger carnivorous birds and animals. They are very popular pets, but must be kept in groups.
Value: 1gm, as a pet

File:Mist-Pigeon.jpg Mist Pigeon

Size: 10” body length, 1.5’ including tail, 13” wingspan
Color: Actual feather colors vary slightly between birds. Bodies and heads are a gray blue, with plumage on the tails and around the neck a muted rainbow ranging from oranges to blues. Red is typically not seen.
Location: Throughout Cyphrus
Lifespan: 5-7 years
General Information: Mist Pigeons typically roost on the ground, laying small eggs that are considered a delicacy. Their feathers grow to be very long, and are often used as a fashion accessory. Mist Pigeons do not travel in flocks, and due to predators and hunting, for feathers, eggs, and meat, they are small in number. More gentle than their Navira Pigeon cousins, the Mists can be kept as exotic pets.
Value: 5sm per egg, 3gm as a pet, 1gm per lb of meat

File:Kevat.jpg‎ Kevat

Size: 18” long, 1’ high, 20lbs
Color: Tawny with white paws, belly, and face
Location: Outside Riverfall and into the Sea of Grass
Lifespan: 8-10 years
General Information: Kevats typically hunt rodents and pigeons, scaring them out of the undergrowth and snatching them up with their sharp, curled beak. They are surprisingly fast given their short legs, and are known to be very intelligent. They are tamable with considerable work, and can be used to herd geese, sheep, and cattle. Long haired varieties are especially sought after for their fur. Kevats are not particularly known for their meat, which is unremarkable in taste, but a hungry hunter may pursue a Kevat if out of options.
Value: 15gm as pet, 15gm per 20lbs of fur

File:metalasp.jpg‎ Metallic Asp

Size: 25-35 lbs
Color: Metallic
Location: Riverfall
Lifespan: 15 Years
General Information: First appearing soon after the turbulent events of Spring to scarcely throughout the season, the emerging species is first noticed for the unusual quality of its scales. The metallic color to them is more than just an aberration of the color, as the scales are much more durable than those of their surface cousins. Their venom is quite potent, able to do serious harm to an adult akalak if not treated within the first three bells.
Value: . 50 GM (Exotic Pet)

File:Nabato.jpg Nabato Cattle

Size: 5’ at the shoulder, 1000-1200lbs
Color: Black/grey, with patches of brown skin
Location: In and around Riverfall
Lifespan: 20 years in captivity, 10-15 in the wild
General Information: Nabato cattle are primarily kept as milk producers and beasts of burden. They are fairly rare in the Sea of Grass, but herds have been seen. They are not fast runners, making them common prey for Glassbeaks. Their one defense is their horns, which can grow to 2 feet in the wild, though the size has been bred down in domesticated lines. Even in the wild, Nabato can be approached, if done so with care. They are quite strong however, so one must be mindful of their horns and hooves at all times.
Value: Adult – 150gm, Calf – 10gm

File:Nightpigeon.jpg Navira Pigeon

Size: 10” body length, 1.5’ including tail, 13” wingspan
Color: Precise colors vary between birds. All have a base of black on their heads and bodies, with feathers that vary from green to blue to a muted red.
Location: Throughout Cyphrus
Lifespan: 5-7 years
General Information: While similar in size and behavior to its cousin, the Mist Pigeon, the Navira has a much less gentle temperament, and are very uncommon as pets. Their call is fairly low, sounding similar to an owl’s. They are also leaner than the Mists, but the meat is richer.
Value: 5sm per egg, 1gm as a pet, 2gm per lb of meat

File:Nightlion.jpg Night Lion

Size: 8’ from nose to end of tail, 350-400lbs
Color: Jet black with patches of grey skin, females are without the mane
Location: Throughout Cyphrus, away from large developments
Lifespan: 10-15 years, 20 in captivity
General Information: Behind Glassbeaks, Night Lions are one of the contenders for the next top predator. Pure carnivores, Night Lions will run down an Nabato Bull or a Drykas in a heartbeat and while they are slower than a Glassbeak, and their endurance is less than that of a Strider, a surprise attack by a full pack can take down either. Like Glassbeaks, Night Lions live and hunt in packs, with a single alpha male. They are purely nocturnal, with excellent night vision, using their dark fur to their advantage in the dark. During the day, they hole up in either deep underbrush or a cave. Pack territories center around a particular den, as areas where any animal may be safe during the day is valuable. Their roars are deafening, but rarely heard, as it would scare off any prey in the area.
Value: Fur – 20gm per 20lbs. Live – 800gm+, however are only kept by those with a taste for the dangerous and the mizas to provide the extreme security needed.

File:Rainbow-Magpie.jpg‎ Rainbow Magpie

Size: 1.5lbs, 14” body length, 20” including tail, 20” wingspan
Color: Dark purple base, with white and fluorescent green accents, blue beak and feet
Location: Throughout Cyphrus
Lifespan: 20 years
General Information: Rainbow Magpies are one of the more sought-after birds in Cyphrus, due to their bright plumage and large, succulent eggs. They mate for life, but nest only once every other year. Magpies are most notable for their thieving proclivities, being attracted to small objects of bright colors. Males build large, ornate nests from their finds, in an attempt to attract a female, who will then move in with him. During the winter, Magpies will roost in colonies, often picking a particular thicket of trees to fill with nests. Though their population is relatively low, en masse their droppings and unmelodic chatter can be a nuisance.
Value: Eggs – 1gm/3 eggs, Feathers – 5gm/ half lb, Pet – 5gm

File:Ribbit.jpg Ribbit

Size: .5lb, 4” body length, 5” including tail, 5” wingspan
Color: Green skin, with green and blue feathers, with a blue and white crest on the top of the head
Location: Riverfall, close to the waterfall or around ponds
Lifespan: 2 years
General Information: Despite their ability to fly, Ribbits are classified as a reptile, and can often be found sunning themselves during the day. They feed almost exclusively on insects, and are not considered dangerous in any fashion. Their croaks are a common sound on summer evenings in Riverfall, nesting as they do in mud nests near the waterfall. If not around the waterfall, they commonly nest in low-lying bushes. They spawn in late summer, laying their eggs on lily pads and pond banks.
Value: 2gm as a pet

File:Riverfall-Constrictor.jpg Riverfall Constrictor

Size: 7-10’ length in males (20lbs), 10-12’ length in females (30lbs)
Color: Orange with a white belly and pink/red eyes
Location: Riverfall, rare in forested areas of Cyphrus
Lifespan: 15 years
General Information: Riverfall Constrictors are fairly rare in Riverfall, due to a concerted effort to keep them in the margins of the city. While their bite is not poisonous, it is still susceptible to infection, and can easily kill a child or weak adult. Constrictors shed their skin every 2-4 months, and are especially dangerous in the weeks leading up to a shed. The dead skin covering their eyes goes opaque, limiting vision and making them more prone to attack. They feed primarily on birds and small animals, and take 4-6 weeks between large meals for digestion.
Value: 10gm – 20lbs of skin, 100gm – live, as exotic pet

File:Asharptooth.jpg Sharptooth

Size: .2lbs, 3” body length, 4” including tail, 4” wingspan
Color: Green with gray accents, blue eyes
Location: Riverfall
Lifespan: 2 years
General Information: Sharpteeth are exceptionally small, feeding primarily on insects snatched out of the air and from the water. They make no noise, only an occasional growl which sounds like a faint hum. Their nests are made in the side of the cliff from dried mud, which is expanded upon in a daily ferry from mudbanks to the nest. They can be tamed to not bite an owner, but are fairly low on the scale of intelligence, and so cannot be trained to do much else.
Value: 2gm – pet. Eggs are too small to be of value

File:Snarllwing.jpg Snarlwing

Size: 15-20lbs, 20” body length, 25” wingspan
Color: White with black eyes
Location: Throughout Cyphrus
Lifespan: 10 years
General Information: See Snarlwing wiki page for more information.
Value: Pet – 5gm

File:Yowlwing.jpg‎ Yowlwing

Size: 9lbs, 10” body length, 17” including tail, 20” windspan
Color: Varied, including brown, black, white, and gray
Location: Throughout Cyphrus
Lifespan: 12 years domesticated, 8-10 wild
General Information: Yowlwings are one of the most common housepets in Riverfall, being very easy to tame. They have been bred to have many different fur types and colors, including long and short haired, and a wide range of markings. They are primarily carnivorous, but will snack on certain types of grass on rare occasion. Their wings are surprisingly powerful and can carry a Yowlwing for up to a mile at a time. Yowlwings keep themselves exceptionally clean, making them ideal housepets, and often bathe themselves for hours on end. Wild Yowlwings are most active during dusk and early mornings, where they prey on birds and rodents.
Value: Pet – 2gm

File:Trillent-bird.jpg‎ Trillent Bird

Size: 1-2lbs
Color: Assortment of colors, mostly red body, blue back, yellow head. Tiger stripped neck and brown speckled tail.
Location: All over Mizahar near places with water and warmth.
Lifespan: 7 years
General Information: It can live in trees, but is mostly found in caves, or more rarely, in the water. Some birds have developed the ability to swim and thus made their nests underwater in the walls of the lakes and streams, burrowing deep into the muddy wall so an air pocket would arise and then make nests out of mud and water weeds. Prior to the Valterrian, Trillent birds lived as many birds did, outside and in the trees. During the cataclysm however, they retreated like many other species underground, where subsequent generations were born without eyesight. Sonar was developed in its place, similar to that of bats. Most Trillent birds are blind and the ones that live on land usually only come out at night. Their Trill sonar is high pitched, although quiet enough that you would need to be standing close to hear it. Hearing the Trillent Bird, though often even without knowledge of it, leaves one with their ears ringing. Trillent Birds eat insects, small fish and worms. Mating season is in the Spring, like all other birds and eggs hatch about 20 days after being laid.
Value: 10 GM (Pet)

File:Love-rabbits.jpg‎ Love Rabbits

Size: 7 inches in length, and weighing up to 2.5 pounds
Color: Love Rabbits' color varies but only glow pink, blue or purple.
Location: Throughout Cyphrus (But mostly in the grasslands)
Lifespan: 7-8 years
General Information: Love Rabbits are truly a special breed of rabbits. Scientist have been studying these little guys for yours but cannot figure out where they get their glow. When someone has a lot of love, it can show through the rabbit while holding it. During the festival of love, these rabbits sell fast since many people want to show how much they love one another. Love Rabbits grow fast becoming mature in less than two months. They also reproduce fast too. Males become sexually mature in five weeks and a female can become sexually mature in about seven weeks. Love Rabbits can also produce litters fast. In less than a 60 days you could up to a dozen babies. But it's best to wait for a Love Rabbit to be at least two years before breeding. If they breed before that time, it will not know how to take care of it's babies. Love Rabbits also have their own love to give, so stealing your shoe or sock and snuggling with it is just the rabbit showing love.
Value: Pet – 4gm

File:Battle-goats.jpg‎ Battle Goats

Size: 4-6 feet long (male), 4-5 feet long (female) and 58 inches tall ; Usually weighing from 200-300 pounds of muscle.
Color: Gray & White(common), Black(rare)
Location: Riverfall (originated from Wind Reach)
Lifespan: 20-30 years
General Information: Battle Goats-–or battle billies––are common pets amongst the women and young Akalak children of Riverfall. They originated from regular goats, but have been enhanced due to over-breeding. Aorila, an Inartan woman and her family are the founders of these wonderful creatures. It began as a simple experiment involving plant proteins and other beneign chemical, and following a great deal of breeding the Battle Goats were created. Aorila's family thought they were perfect, but sadly there weren't many uses for them in Wind Reach. Aorila took the battle billies across several different climates and regions, but the battle billies did not fit in or adapt better to anywhere but Riverfall. They became practice "warhorses" for young Akalak children and nannies for women. Battle Goats can take a hit thanks to the different chemicals once used to improve the strength of their bones, which is why the females are also nannies. The strength of a Akalak babe can be manageable for the goats. Males have a more aggressive personality and a lust to dominate. Females are a lot calmer, less dominant and a little lazy. The males are broken in so young Akalak boys can ride them, wrestle with them and use them for good, positive exercise. Females don't need much training. Battle Goats start breeding around 6 years of age, and this is also the age that females battle goats become particularly affectionate, sometimes showing signs of depression because they long for kids. Aorila and her children soon figured this depression can be toned down with young Akalak or other children to take care of. Battle Goats can only birth one kid every other year.
Value: Pet – 20-50gm. Battle Goats have long horns that are sharp or dulled out depending on their use. Regardless of which one it is, the tips of their horns are dipped into paint to identify their quality. Gold(50GM): Great Quality, perfect bone structure, speed and intelligence. Blue(30-40gm): 30 for females, 40 for males. Good quality, Okay bone structure, speed and somewhat intelligence. Brown(20GM): Poor Quality, bad bone structure, no speed and barely any intelligence.