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Skire (Landmass)

Skirean Life

Skire (Landmass) is vastly populated of many different species, however the largest population is that of general magical creatures. The Humans population on Skire is actually rather small, and beyond the major cities it is very rare and far between to come across one.

Architecture around Skire (Landmass) is usually universally above-average height and size. There are areas that are tightly compacted or made difficult for the larger of the many species on Skire (Landmass), but for the most part the size of Humans are considered relatively smaller than “average”. Many creatures and species build structures with disaster -brought on by Titans- in mind from past experience. Thus, most builds are quite large or tucked away into safe or small-entry areas. It’s common business practice for places to offer variables in sizes for their attire or tools to accommodate the many different sizes of species. Thankfully due to the materials often used on Skire (Landmass), adjusting the size of something with magic or mechanic work is relatively easy.

Modes of travel, like grounded roadways, are often crafted to be large enough for land-traversing creatures which may guide a vehicle or be the vehicle itself. However, it’s not unheard of for there to be flying-style personal vehicles that hover slightly above the ground or rooftops of areas and don’t need specific roads. Rail systems are abundant in massively populated areas, as well as creatures offering bus-like transport. Teleportation circles are often used as well.

Natural Fauna

Skire (Landmass) is full of all kinds of fauna that naturally inhabit it from coast to coast, ranging anywhere from large grazing creatures to small underground ones. There is no limit to what exists on Skire (Landmass), and new life is constantly being discovered and documented.

Sammies [Sam-es]

Sammies, (also known as Sams), are large grazing creatures that travel in herds across the plains of Skire (Landmass). They are built for wandering and digging for food in the ground, hence their large claws. Normally Sammies take on a natural color scheme and are not particularly colorful. Despite this, they don’t have any restrictions on colors and patterns.

Sammies ReferenceThese large herbivores eat a variety terrestrial plants, and are known to eat any plant that they can get their large teeth on. When a Sammie herd wanders through forests in Skire, or tends to hang around one, they rip bark off of the trees to eat in combination with the ground flora. Sammies are also known to eat small insects, and it has been discovered that worms are a favorite treat for the large herbivores.

One of the unique behaviors of this gentle giant is that they hold onto their young by inviting them into their mouths to be carried around for long migrations. Further investigation into this unique child-care method found that the mouth of the adult Sammie seems to be packed with mushy plants for the young Sammie to eat while being carried around.

Domesticated

Sammies are great farm animals, commonly raised in large herds for a multitude of reasons. Some farms raise Sammies for consumption, and some are kept to graze down the grass growth of large open fields.

Raptavis [Rap-ta-vis]

Raptavis are a tall, strong equine-like species that normally travel in small herds wandering throughout all of Skire (Landmass). These creatures are built for speed, with nimble limbs and strong hooves that dig into the ground,Raptavis Reference as well as scales on the front of their limbs, neck, and chest to protect against strong winds. Since Raptavis are always on the move no matter the time of day, they have excellent night vision to keep an eye out for predators as well as for each other. Their colorations mainly consist of darker shades, but may have some vibrant accents to help other Raptavis identify and stay close to the herd on dark nights.

Rapatvis, despite their docile appearance, are opportunistic omnivores that enjoy both fresh greens as well as smaller creatures that wander Skire (Landmass). They have no real preference between either option, and mainly will choose what is more available to them in the moment they are searching for food. Though they do stick to greener areas of Skire (Landmass) to have a constant food source, there have been sightings of these creatures in some deserts and snowy areas of Skire (Landmass) as well.

Domesticated

Raptavis are extremely hard to domesticate, as they are known to be very feisty and smart creatures. They would prefer to roam wild rather than be kept as a pet - however, that does not mean it is impossible to do. Some time spent bonding and allowing a Raptavis to learn its possible new owner can lead to bonds unbreakable between the creature and humanoid, as well as a very fast and agile mount for traveling.

Graziers (Gray-zers)

Graziers are small, sheep-like animals that are known to wander the fields of Skire (Landmass) in large herds. They are known to be extremely friendly and calm around those who approach them while they graze, and birds enjoy their backs for a safe place to rest. Their diets consist of grass and oats, but their favorite food of choice are flowers.

Graziers Reference On the back of a Grazier is a hard “shell” where dirt and moss grow or stick to. These small pieces of foliage and earth are used to grow both flowers and even sometimes grass to assist them in camouflaging from predators in their natural pastures. They are also revered for their thick fur that protects them from harsher weather like snow, as well as thorns and burrs in the tall grasses.

Domesticated

Graziers can be kept on large farms where they have acres of fields and several other Graziers to enjoy the fields with them. Like Sammies, they keep grass down and are easy-tempered enough to be a staple in petting zoos. Their calm and kind demeanor is only one aspect of why they are so prized, as a Graziers' fur can be shaved down or cut every few months for collection and use in creating clothing fibers, string, yarn, or even insulation.

They are also great animals for nomadic communities, being that their backs can be used to grow small plants for food and herbs.

Tillers [Till-ers]

Tillers are one of the smaller creatures of Skire (Landmass), not much larger than a chibi-sized CCCat. They are creatures of the night, known for their glowing markings and “tendrils” that are connected to their face and ears and burrowing during the day. They seem to be carnivorous, using their claws to catch onto larger prey and have been seen Tillers Referencebiting off and stealing smaller bits of meat from larger carnivore's catches.

Much like many other fauna on Skire (Landmass), Tillers have armored backs to protect them from threats. They are also equipped with large claws on their paws to assist in both digging and hunting, and a single large hook on the end of their tail for attacking potential prey or threats.

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General Communication

There isn't a standard formal usage of titles like “Mr, Ms, Mx” etc. for most Skireans because depending on the species you'll usually encounter different forms of etiquette. Additionally the common language of Skire (Landmass), known as Caster Speak, mainly started (and still can be used) as a form a sign language. The assumed proper way to greet or speak highly of someone when using Caster Speak is to do a light bow before or during saying their name. It implies a form of respect especially if a Skirean is actively in front of the person they are trying to speaking highly of. Usually a Skirean only needs to do this once, unless the other Skirean request it be done when speaking with or about them. Some will allow a semi-formal method: a singular loop of the hand and then displaying it palm up in front of the Skirean, as though the Skirean is presenting them in an overly flashy way to anyone you're speaking with. However, it can be easy to mistake this gesture as rude or derogatory if it's done haphazardly, especially if it turns more into a sweeping away motion, as though the Skirean is “brushing off” their name.

Idioms

There are plenty of idioms on Skire (Landmass) that are used by many Skireans. Here is a list of some common ones:

Leave the stone(s).” This is usually a specific meaning towards “Don’t touch anything”, originating from Rune usage and how it's important to sometimes leave things as they are, even if they can be useful to you it's better left alone.

“[I’ll do this/This will be done] with sand or stone.” This phrase is meant to be used when something “will absolutely get done, no matter what it takes.” It’s a casual way to say it, and would not be something used in an official manner.

Do you favor a moon?” This phrase is used in a specifically rude way to ask “Have you gone mad? / Are you of sane mind?” This is used more offensively or when someone really hates what the speaker is implying. It originates from the three moons, but focuses on two who are opposing forces but balance one another out. To favor one over the other would imply that one has shown bias and believes one is greater than the other and would welcome the destruction of the other. It is believed that if one ever became more powerful than the other, they would ruin both of themselves.

Pity not the broken moon.” This is spoken as a way of saying “This may not have been intentional but it has been done nonetheless.” It’s usually spoken for something that was done that turned out bad, but 1) can’t be changed and 2) that the Skirean saying it is unaffected/unbothered by it.

skire_landmass.txt · Last modified: 2022/12/12 19:04 by palleteclipse

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