The World Of Khoras - Fauna and Flora - Fauna - Hills

Larrin's Fowl

Other Names None
Climate/Terrain Temperate forests
Frequency Rare
Organization Group
Activity Cycle

Diurnal

Diet Herbivore

Physical Description

This bizarre creature appears to be a headless, six winged chicken. It has the general body shape and feathers of a chicken, but has no visible head or sensory organs of any kind. In addition, it has three pair of wings along its back, slightly overlapping each other. Closer inspection will reveal a small retractable beak in the chest region, usually hidden among feathers. This odd creature makes a short, vibrating chirp. When startled or agitated, these creatures squawk excitedly.

Combat

Larrin’s fowl are powerful flyers and seem to sense their environment with some sixth sense which scholars have not yet identified. These creatures are rather stupid and easily frightened. If agitated, they tend to fly about in a panicked frenzy, flying into trees, attackers and generally making a nuisance of themselves. They can be rather difficult to catch at times, but they don’t generally have the sense to fly very far from a pursuer. In general, these creatures are harmless and can be easily killed by a single sword thrust.

Habitat

While not overly common, Larrin’s fowl can be found in most climates and regions. They live and forage in forests and tend to cluster and nest in groups of 20-40 members.

Ecology

This bird(?) uses its hidden beak to feed on grass, leaves and other vegetation. The origins of this strange animal are unknown, but according to one obscure legend, it was created by a wizard named Larrin. For what purpose, none can say. The name of its creator, however, has stuck. Their meat is tender and lean with a taste somewhat sweeter than chicken. Females lay 8-12 elongated blue eggs every other month. The young mature rapidly and the eggs are edible. Some speculate that the wizard Larrin created this odd creature as a nothing more than a plentiful food source to aid the armies of his homeland during a war. Larrin's fowl have a high reproductive rate, but this is balanced out by a large number of natural predators.

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