Kuniklov


Species Name: Kuniklov
"The Rowdy Scavengers"

Kuniklov | Kuniklovs | —
singular — plural — collective


Summary

Kuniklovs are very strong, sturdy creatures, who can easily thrive in any environment. Both their meaty arms and hooved legs are capable of striking with incredible force. They are opportunistic creatures, and will more often than not join already-established societies to exploit their resources without giving much in return; they seem to have a symbiotic relationship with Nitpickies but with other Lythians, not so much. They are natural hoarders, having a soft spot for aromatic vegetation and spices and often carry them around with themselves, giving them a very strong odor. Kuniklovs are well known for having Roobite farms.

Anatomy

✦ Body
Kuniklovs are, on average, about five feet when standing upright, not counting their horns. They are usually covered in short fur though there have been sightings of Kuniklovs with different body textures.

✦ Horns
Every Kuniklov has at least one horn or antler, though they can have multiple with pairs being the most common number. These are usually long and sharp.

✦ Ears
They have lopped ears that come in many shapes and lengths. The downwards orientation of them making their hearing suboptimal.

✦ Eyes
Their pupils are most commonly vertical slits though other shapes have been seen.

✦ Mouth
Kuniklovs have very sharp teeth and a canine-like snout. They have at least two longer fangs protruding from their lower jaws. Kuniklovs have forked tongues.

✦ Mane
A thick, long fur mane is very common in Kuniklovs. This fur is there to protect their necks and clavicles while fighting.

✦ Limbs
Kuniklovs are a bipedal species. Their upper limbs have very big, strong paws with sharp claws. They have paw pads that get rough as they grow. Their lower limbs are long and end in hard cloven hooves with prominent dewclaws.

✦ Tail
Tails come in all shapes and sizes.


Design Guidelines

- Their body is usually covered in fur, though other varieties exist.
- Their ears are usually long and lopped.
- They should have at least one pointy horn.
- They can have furry manes; some do not have one.
- Kuniklov hooves are deerlike with a division in the middle, separating it into two “toes.”
- They have a little hard dewclaw on the insides of their legs, near the ankle region.
- Their tails come in all shapes and sizes.

Subspecies


Baby Information



Baby Kuniklovs are very similar to their adult form, in that they already sport horns and very long lopped ears. The ears are so long that most babies wrap them up atop their heads so they don't trip over them. Between this, the horns, and how big their heads are, it's easy for them to lose balance. They rarely sport a fully grown mane, though can have a little chest fluff in this stage, and have no claws on their big squishy hands. Their legs are very skinny in comparison to their arms, and it's not uncommon for a baby Kuniklovs to walk as a quadruped due to how heavy their upper body is! If they want to run, they must switch to this quadrupedal form unless they want to take a tumble. Their tails are very long and heavy, to try and balance the weight of their heads, the size and shape of it may change once they grow.

Design Guidelines
- Baby Kuniklovs have disproportionately big heads; their bodies are about one and a half heads long.
- They must have at least one horn on their head, which usually elongates and sharpens with age.
- They tend to have long, lopped ears that they tie up.
- Their paws are not yet clawed, so they have rounded fingers with soft pads under each.
- Baby Kuniklovs have thin, spindly hindlegs.
- Chest fluff is common and some may sport small manes.
- Their fluffy tails must be at least as long as their body.

To grow your baby Kuniklov, you'll need to complete their Origin Story Quest!


Origin Tale

Skattaarre

An ancient dragon zealously guarded a hoard of treasure, allowing no others to come near in fear that they may desire to steal the gems, gold, and other shiny things. Over time, the dragon grew steadily more greedy and desired to add to their treasures, yet could not bear to leave them. Appealing to the deity of the realm, the dragon was granted a steward — a hooved, horned creature that would guard their treasures against any seeking to steal them.

Knowing that the hoard would be well-kept, the dragon left the hooved creature to guard the treasure, and went to gather more elsewhere. However, the longer the dragon was gone, the more the creature began to see the hoard they protected as their own, and they plotted to steal it from the dragon.

The creature devised a plan, and upon the dragon’s return, the devious first Kuniklov tricked the dragon into its death, and claimed the treasure for its own.

Origin Quest

Kuniklovs are solitary hoarders. They can thrive anywhere, but are unlikely to enjoy being in the vicinity of large groups, such as cities or other metropolises. Kuniklov children are crafty and they quickly get the hang of caring for themselves, often heading out on their own paths from a very young age.

Does your Kuniklov get into any trouble as a child? Do they get along well with the community in which they are born, or do they desire to travel out on their own? Please portray your Kuniklov using their baby design or an adolescent design that’s not quite their adult form yet.

See more information about origin story quests on the Origin Stories page.


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