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This is a DESIGN CONTEST for the fantasy world Tam’nýer-a’. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?
We are hosted on the wonderful RPR, and usually our contests are for members only, so this is a bit different from our usual fair and we cannot wait to share it with you!

Tam’nýer-a’ is a pretty vast homebrew fantasy world, primarily developed by yours truly with help from multiple people, whether by someone making a flora or fauna and submitting it, or by merely asking a question and prompting inspiration. This contest follows that same theme as this contest is for you to design either a plant, be it a fruiting tree or flower, or a creature, either land or sea dwelling - or heck - both! The design is totally 100% up to you.

iQpHGPE.pngHere’s a more in depth breakdown of what we are looking for in your entry:

  • Fauna or Flora, it must be ‘touched’ somehow; e.g., bioluminescent, minor magical effect
  • Whatever you choose to do, it has to be 100% original designed by you
  • Art & a write-up to explain your design are required

Whatever you design can have multiple uses, in fact, I encourage it. That being said, if you want to design something that is considered sacred, please explain its link to a God or Goddess of Tam’nýer-a’. If this idea tickles you fancy, you can check out the deities of Tam’nýer-a’ here and you can pick whichever one catches your eye the most.

Guidelines
  • Art can be whatever medium, so long as the background of the image can be made transparent in order to add it to the group lore
  • You can submit multiple entries if you so choose, but not win multiple prizes so as to ensure that multiple people can win
  • Prizes will only be given out, and entries applied if we have a minimum of 6 participants
  • Because this includes art, I am asking that commercial rights be given as I am planning to do a lore book in the future

Now that we’re through with that part - what’s in it for you?!

Here’s a list of prizes - wait, prizeS? Yup! There will be one grand prize winner, but if there’s enough entries and we like your idea enough to add it to the lore, we will have two runner ups!

Here’s the breakdown:

Grand Prize
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  • One Hourglass of Epicness
    1 year of epicness for the RPR
  • 4 Enchanted Cloaks
    4 character slots


Runner-ups
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  • 2 Enchanted Cloaks
    2 character slots for each runner up


WRITE-UP EXAMPLE

If I have your attention and you're interested, here's an example of a basic fauna in Tam'nýer-a' (don't worry you don't need a youtube link, this is just ripped from the group lore):

Wôrdiţ (w-uh-a-r-dee-tz)

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The Wôrdiţ is a deer-like species sporting reddish brown hides and four spindly legs that are good for galloping at fast speeds. Unlike most species on Earth, both the Males and Females of the Wôrdiţ grow horns. An example of this can be seen below.

They can measure anywhere from 4.5 - 7.75 feet in length and weigh 243 - 677 lbs.

The species prefer to eat reeds as they provide a high protein count and therefore must eat less in a shorter amount of time to become full. This also makes them grazers as they must feed throughout the day in order to stay healthy. When it comes to hydration, however, the Wôrdiţ are exceptionally equipped to handle droughts as their throats are lined with glands which naturally absorb some of the water that they drink to save it for later. Due to this, a Wôrdiţ can last 4-6 days without water intake.

Males become sexually mature anywhere during the period of being 3 to 4 years of age, while the Females of the species can become pregnant any time after their first year. There is no specific breeding season for the Wôrdiţ, however, with a recent study it has been found that they are more likely to copulate during the ever changing raining seasons. We can only assume that this is due to the prosperity of lush grasslands supplying an ample amount of food for them. Unfortunately, while potentially being coerced by nature's rain to breed, the gestation period is 6 months, when the rains may have stopped entirely.

This precarious risk is exploited by the Humans as they can keep track of multiple families and when the creature is in need with a new calf, they can take them in and begin the domestication process. It is true that over a third of the creature population is domesticated and used for trading, farming, and transportation, but without these animals, civilization would be tested.

It should be noted however that the Wôrdiţ, while used as working animals by most of civilization, the Ãoni feel an affinity for the Wôrdiţ, treating them as though they were pets as well as a working part of the family. Though with the Ãoni living cliff side, they will have a small herd of Wôrdiţ per colony, permitting them the reign of the land to graze as they please, whilst keeping them in a pen during the night under supervision to keep them safe.

A Wôrdiţ in the wild, their life expectancy is up to 10 years, while life in captivity is roughly 14.


Please submit your entries here as a part of this thread, and if you'd like to as well, you are free to PM your entry as well. This goes for questions too! :D

This contest is open until February 25th, (which is a Tuesday) at noon Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks everyone & good luck!
This contest has been extended till March 7th (which is a Saturday) at noon Pacific Standard Time.

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Replying to this for more awareness! Holy crap! I'm so excited for this contest! I want my friends list to see this one. :)
I will definitely be making something for this contest! :D May I ask if it needs to be a specific medium? (Traditional art or digital art)
Demilicious Topic Starter

Crystaldragon126 wrote:
I will definitely be making something for this contest! :D May I ask if it needs to be a specific medium? (Traditional art or digital art)

You may totally ask!

The medium is whatever you are comfortable with, as long as it can be cleaned up and the background made transparent to be added to the group. ♡

So happy to hear that you'll be participating!
I finished a creature! :D

Leóhtfruma (Le-oat-froo-ma)

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Leóhtfruma:
Lifespan: 60-80 Tam'nýer—a''n years
Height: 6.5-10ft tall
Weight: 500lbs-1200lbs
Colors(body): Black, dark green, dark blue
Colors(feathers): Green, blue, purple
Colors(markings): Green, blue, purple, indigo

-Used in transportation, trade, and battle; Bones are highly desired for carvings and feathers used in natural crafts.

-Can be eaten if cooked properly on a fire; eyes are poisonous even if cooked

= Poison
= Used in Trades



The Leóhtfruma is a rare species that is said to resemble the earth planet’s horses. With large feathers across their heads, spines, tails, and shoulders, their appearance is easily recognizable by their eight, hooved legs. They are an omnivorous species but prefer fruits and red meats. They are normally found within The Mountains of T-'a'Ţăs'múr, or the hands continent.

While the females grow to about 6 ½ feet to 8 feet tall, the males grow to be up to 10 feet in height, or a little over 3 meters. When born however, they only stand at about 1 foot tall, and they are featherless and without markings. They are born live, and the gestation period is about 5 months. By the age of 2, their feathers will start to grow, and their markings will start to appear at the age of 10. The Leóhtfruma is considered an adult when it reaches the age of 12, and all it’s feathers and markings will have grown in.

The males are favored for combat purposes, but because of their rarity only a select few can ride such beasts. Male Leóhtfruma are not only fast, but highly versatile in combat. They are able to act as both weapons and steeds. Their kicks are considered lethal, and a swipe of their tail can send a soldier flying. With sharp canine teeth, even their bite can be disabling if they hit the right spot. The only downside to a Leóhtfruma in combat however, is that they are hard to control, especially if you are not bonded with the creature. If they feel threatened you may find yourself at battle with your own steed.

Female Leóhtfruma are considered best for trading purposes and transportation. During spring, the females will battle for mates, and often lose some of their feathers in the process. The feathers are considered useful in trade for penmanship, decorative headdresses, and much more. When the Leóhtfruma die, their bones are harvested and are highly sought out for carvings because of their high durability and rarity. When not looking for mates, or when they are tamed, they can be used to pull carts or just as regular steeds. While it is rare to tame a Leóhtfruma, they are able to go long distances without needing to rest, making them worthy travel companions for those needing to travel mountains or continents.

In superstition, it is often said that the Leóhtfruma chooses its master, and not the other way around. This is often true, as those looking to do so must approach with caution and show the creature respect. Most fail at taming one, and many end up injured or worse in the process. If the Leóhtfruma’s feathery mane stands up on end, fluffing out, it means it believes there is danger and will attack. If the feathers stay the same, they are neutral, and may be curious. However, if the Leóhtfruma bows its head to the person, and it’s feathers are flattening, it is allowing the person to come closer, and showing it’s respect back.

They do this to other Leóhtfruma as well during mating and choosing a partner, as they mate for life. The female must win the male’s respect by not only competing with other females, but also with a display of affection. Normally this is what is called ‘chorgléo’, in which the female does what resembles a dance and display of her feathers for the chosen partner. If the male wants to mate with that female, he will bow his head before flattening his feathers, or he may even join within the chorgléo.
Demilicious Topic Starter

Crystaldragon126 wrote:
I finished a creature! :D

Leóhtfruma

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Leóhtfruma:
Lifespan: 60-80 Tam'nýer—a''n years
Height: 6.5-10ft tall
Weight: 500lbs-1200lbs
Colors(body): Black, dark green, dark blue
Colors(feathers): Green, blue, purple
Colors(markings): Green, blue, purple, indigo

-Used in transportation, trade, and battle; Bones are highly desired for carvings and feathers used in natural crafts.

-Can be eaten if cooked properly on a fire; eyes are poisonous even if cooked

= Poison
= Used in Trades



The Leóhtfruma is a rare species that is said to resemble the earth planet’s horses. With large feathers across their heads, spines, tails, and shoulders, their appearance is easily recognizable by their eight, hooved legs. They are an omnivorous species but prefer fruits and red meats. They are normally found within The Mountains of T-'a'Ţăs'múr, or the hands continent.

While the females grow to about 6 ½ feet to 8 feet tall, the males grow to be up to 10 feet in height, or a little over 3 meters. When born however, they only stand at about 1 foot tall, and they are featherless and without markings. They are born live, and the gestation period is about 5 months. By the age of 2, their feathers will start to grow, and their markings will start to appear at the age of 10. The Leóhtfruma is considered an adult when it reaches the age of 12, and all it’s feathers and markings will have grown in.

The males are favored for combat purposes, but because of their rarity only a select few can ride such beasts. Male Leóhtfruma are not only fast, but highly versatile in combat. They are able to act as both weapons and steeds. Their kicks are considered lethal, and a swipe of their tail can send a soldier flying. With sharp canine teeth, even their bite can be disabling if they hit the right spot. The only downside to a Leóhtfruma in combat however, is that they are hard to control, especially if you are not bonded with the creature. If they feel threatened you may find yourself at battle with your own steed.

Female Leóhtfruma are considered best for trading purposes and transportation. During spring, the females will battle for mates, and often lose some of their feathers in the process. The feathers are considered useful in trade for penmanship, decorative headdresses, and much more. When the Leóhtfruma die, their bones are harvested and are highly sought out for carvings because of their high durability and rarity. When not looking for mates, or when they are tamed, they can be used to pull carts or just as regular steeds. While it is rare to tame a Leóhtfruma, they are able to go long distances without needing to rest, making them worthy travel companions for those needing to travel mountains or continents.

In superstition, it is often said that the Leóhtfruma chooses its master, and not the other way around. This is often true, as those looking to do so must approach with caution and show the creature respect. Most fail at taming one, and many end up injured or worse in the process. If the Leóhtfruma’s feathery mane stands up on end, fluffing out, it means it believes there is danger and will attack. If the feathers stay the same, they are neutral, and may be curious. However, if the Leóhtfruma bows its head to the person, and it’s feathers are flattening, it is allowing the person to come closer, and showing it’s respect back.

They do this to other Leóhtfruma as well during mating and choosing a partner, as they mate for life. The female must win the male’s respect by not only competing with other females, but also with a display of affection. Normally this is what is called ‘chorgléo’, in which the female does what resembles a dance and display of her feathers for the chosen partner. If the male wants to mate with that female, he will bow his head before flattening his feathers, or he may even join within the chorgléo.

Holy smokes!! This entry is amazing! It's clear that you read some of the lore too. I daresay you went above and beyond. I adore all the little tidbits such as the mating ritual and the lifespan makes it sound mythical. This is amazing. I'm floored. Thank you so much for your entry, Crystal Dragon <3
The picture is not very good but I tried my best at hand drawing it.

Kanviçléx


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Name: Kanviçléx

Appearance: Bright Yellow. Appears fuzzy to the touch

Size: Nearly six inches across in diameter. Over the course of it's lifetime it can grow anywhere between 80 and 240 feet.

Habitat: Freshwater. Grows well deep underwater but can also be frequently found closer to the surface. Can grow anywhere as long as the water does not contain any salt.

Traits: Stays constantly warm to the touch while it is alive. This plant can only live when fully submerged in freshwater. Outside of freshwater this plant grows cold to the touch and hardens within a candlemark.

Fast growing: can grow upwards of one foot in a single Day. This plant grows close together with other similar plants. When a large amount of this plant is gathered together, especially near the surface, it looks like the sea is a yellow color instead of blue.

Uses in cooking: Contains a few valuable nutrients that people need. Can be used to make a thick soup or broth. This ingredient can also be used to soften tougher foods when soaked together in a broth and eating this ingredient is quite filling. This plant can only stay preserved for a full Day in freshwater when cut and taken from it's original growth spot.

Uses in medicine: This plant works wonders to relieve tense muscles and aches. The warmth this plant generates is enough to sooth muscle pain considerably while the plant remains alive. This plant is also good for making the outside casing for casts (similar to paper mache) for broken bones when it hardens after death.
Demilicious Topic Starter

Krispythekritter wrote:
The picture is not very good but I tried my best at hand drawing it.

Kanviçléx


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Name: Kanviçléx

Appearance: Bright Yellow. Appears fuzzy to the touch

Size: Nearly six inches across in diameter. Over the course of it's lifetime it can grow anywhere between 80 and 240 feet.

Habitat: Freshwater. Grows well deep underwater but can also be frequently found closer to the surface. Can grow anywhere as long as the water does not contain any salt.

Traits: Stays constantly warm to the touch while it is alive. This plant can only live when fully submerged in freshwater. Outside of freshwater this plant grows cold to the touch and hardens within a candlemark.

Fast growing: can grow upwards of one foot in a single Day. This plant grows close together with other similar plants. When a large amount of this plant is gathered together, especially near the surface, it looks like the sea is a yellow color instead of blue.

Uses in cooking: Contains a few valuable nutrients that people need. Can be used to make a thick soup or broth. This ingredient can also be used to soften tougher foods when soaked together in a broth and eating this ingredient is quite filling. This plant can only stay preserved for a full Day in freshwater when cut and taken from it's original growth spot.

Uses in medicine: This plant works wonders to relieve tense muscles and aches. The warmth this plant generates is enough to sooth muscle pain considerably while the plant remains alive. This plant is also good for making the outside casing for casts (similar to paper mache) for broken bones when it hardens after death.

Krispy - damn. This thing is so useful. It adds to the saying that the "waters are rich". Awesome job! <3
Rönela'g (Roo-neh-lah-g)


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Name: Rönela'g

Lifespan: 6 Tam’nýer-a’’n months in the wild. Up to about one year tamed.

Average size: 2 feet wide, about 1 foot tall.

Average weight: 17 pounds wild, can weigh up to 25 when tamed (and well fed), though for easier carrying some opt to try and maintain around 18-20.

Uses: Pest control, acid production, a very... unique pet...

You read it right, Rönela'g are tame-able. We'll get to that in a bit. Lets focus on what a Rönela'g's life is like in the wild.

Rönela'g are fiesty, territorial, and semi-aquatic toad-like creatures that are known for their absolute hatred for just about every other living thing. They're a versatile species, able to thrive anywhere where predators can't effectively kill it. Their bodies are coated in thick, slimy hide and acid sacs, they're resistant to poison, stubborn, and generally avoided.

Normally, Rönela'g hide in pools of water or under foliage and sit around not doing anything, and unless aggravated, Rönela'g will simply take up space, eating whatever critter comes too close (From insects, to birds, to even small mammals and reptiles, as well as others of its own species). In order to catch prey, they don't bio-illuminate in order to stay hidden. Whatever is eaten is broken down almost completely, either into nutrients or acid which the creature stores in the special sacs all over it's body. If they eat enough, they can go many days without having to seek another meal. They're known to eat anything that is it's size or smaller.

The most vulnerable stages of the Rönela'g are the egg, tadpole, and adolescent stages. During these stages, the toad is not fully grown and developed, and doesn't have the glands fully developed for acid production. Only when it reaches full-adulthood does it have the capacity to break down its food into acidic chemicals. They lay clusters of eggs in ponds and standing pools of water in order to maximize the chances of their offspring surviving. Unfortunately, this often leads to competition between siblings due to size, and usually the most vile and strong Rönela'g will make it to adulthood. Cannibalism is common among the species.

When threatened, Rönela'g will flare up a bright pink and purple color, agitating the acid within their body to glow and make its enemies wary. The acid sacs will burst under enough pressure, releasing the chemicals stored inside. The best place to strike a Rönela'g is on it's underside, which is devoid of these sacs. Flipping it over is often not worth the effort, as the Rönela'g can also disperse acid through its bite.

When it is time to move, Rönela'g will hop slowly and heavily across versatile terrain until they find a new resting place at which to stay. It is considered a bad omen if you see a Rönela'g hopping across a path or road, some consider it a warning that they need to take a different route to their intended destination.

Pretty nasty, huh? Yet somebody somewhere thought: "Wouldn't this make a fine pet?"

Domestic Rönela'g are uncommon, because they're a pain to carry around and will not live with any other type of pet (anything smaller than itself, that is). It's said that only the loneliest of folks consider Rönela'g for a pet, but many who have interest in creating deadly concoctions take the creature in to harvest it's acid, which can be cultivated in different potency levels depending on the diet the toad is given. If you want to domesticate a Rönela'g, the best stage to start at is tadpole stage, where they're more easily caught and contained.

Rönela'g are excellent at pest control, as they will eat up insects of all sorts in large quantities, invasive critters (akin to mice and rats), even birds that stray too close. Wild Rönela'g are strictly carnivorous, but domestic Rönela'g will not object to fruit, though they cannot subsist on fruits alone. It seems that fruit is not broken down as well as meats, so acids from a domestic Rönela'g may taste deceptively sweet.

If you're looking for a compassionate creature, Rönela'g are rather indifferent, but know the hand that feeds them and won't bite it's caretaker. Home intruders may be caught off-guard by a riled-up Rönela'g and end up sustaining serious burns or loss of tissue. Rönela'g can also detect poison and it's own acid in drinks, giving it a sip of something noxious will rile it up and make it change color.

The acid produced by a domestic Rönela'g has many uses, both as a potent toxin and as a solvent. It can be used to strip flesh from bones on carcasses, destroy invasive fungi and plants, and at its lowest potency at least cause a bad stomach-ache and mild rashes. Someone even found a way to sell sweetened acid as a way to attract (and kill) unwary critters.

Overall, should you go out of your way to find a Rönela'g in the wild? No.

Are they good as pets? Not much better.


(I took a gander through your creatures, all of them are wonderful and beautiful! So I decided to try a change of pace, make something that stands out. A lot. Something that is, uh, not exactly the most beautiful specimen. Feel free to add on or take away, after all, it's your world and I just dreamed something up for it... though if you don't plan on incorporating it, let me know! I'll find him a good home)
Demilicious Topic Starter

Jzork wrote:
Rönela'g (Roo-neh-lah-g)


Collapse tag almost didn't work for me there!

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Name: Rönela'g

Lifespan: 6 Tam’nýer-a’’n months in the wild. Up to about one year tamed.

Average size: 2 feet wide, about 1 foot tall.

Average weight: 17 pounds wild, can weigh up to 25 when tamed (and well fed), though for easier carrying some opt to try and maintain around 18-20.

Uses: Pest control, acid production, a very... unique pet...

You read it right, Rönela'g are tame-able. We'll get to that in a bit. Lets focus on what a Rönela'g's life is like in the wild.

Rönela'g are fiesty, territorial, and semi-aquatic toad-like creatures that are known for their absolute hatred for just about every other living thing. They're a versatile species, able to thrive anywhere where predators can't effectively kill it. Their bodies are coated in thick, slimy hide and acid sacs, they're resistant to poison, stubborn, and generally avoided.

Normally, Rönela'g hide in pools of water or under foliage and sit around not doing anything, and unless aggravated, Rönela'g will simply take up space, eating whatever critter comes too close (From insects, to birds, to even small mammals and reptiles, as well as others of its own species). In order to catch prey, they don't bio-illuminate in order to stay hidden. Whatever is eaten is broken down almost completely, either into nutrients or acid which the creature stores in the special sacs all over it's body. If they eat enough, they can go many days without having to seek another meal. They're known to eat anything that is it's size or smaller.

The most vulnerable stages of the Rönela'g are the egg, tadpole, and adolescent stages. During these stages, the toad is not fully grown and developed, and doesn't have the glands fully developed for acid production. Only when it reaches full-adulthood does it have the capacity to break down its food into acidic chemicals. They lay clusters of eggs in ponds and standing pools of water in order to maximize the chances of their offspring surviving. Unfortunately, this often leads to competition between siblings due to size, and usually the most vile and strong Rönela'g will make it to adulthood. Cannibalism is common among the species.

When threatened, Rönela'g will flare up a bright pink and purple color, agitating the acid within their body to glow and make its enemies wary. The acid sacs will burst under enough pressure, releasing the chemicals stored inside. The best place to strike a Rönela'g is on it's underside, which is devoid of these sacs. Flipping it over is often not worth the effort, as the Rönela'g can also disperse acid through its bite.

When it is time to move, Rönela'g will hop slowly and heavily across versatile terrain until they find a new resting place at which to stay. It is considered a bad omen if you see a Rönela'g hopping across a path or road, some consider it a warning that they need to take a different route to their intended destination.

Pretty nasty, huh? Yet somebody somewhere thought: "Wouldn't this make a fine pet?"

Domestic Rönela'g are uncommon, because they're a pain to carry around and will not live with any other type of pet (anything smaller than itself, that is). It's said that only the loneliest of folks consider Rönela'g for a pet, but many who have interest in creating deadly concoctions take the creature in to harvest it's acid, which can be cultivated in different potency levels depending on the diet the toad is given. If you want to domesticate a Rönela'g, the best stage to start at is tadpole stage, where they're more easily caught and contained.

Rönela'g are excellent at pest control, as they will eat up insects of all sorts in large quantities, invasive critters (akin to mice and rats), even birds that stray too close. Wild Rönela'g are strictly carnivorous, but domestic Rönela'g will not object to fruit, though they cannot subsist on fruits alone. It seems that fruit is not broken down as well as meats, so acids from a domestic Rönela'g may taste deceptively sweet.

If you're looking for a compassionate creature, Rönela'g are rather indifferent, but know the hand that feeds them and won't bite it's caretaker. Home intruders may be caught off-guard by a riled-up Rönela'g and end up sustaining serious burns or loss of tissue. Rönela'g can also detect poison and it's own acid in drinks, giving it a sip of something noxious will rile it up and make it change color.

The acid produced by a domestic Rönela'g has many uses, both as a potent toxin and as a solvent. It can be used to strip flesh from bones on carcasses, destroy invasive fungi and plants, and at its lowest potency at least cause a bad stomach-ache and mild rashes. Someone even found a way to sell sweetened acid as a way to attract (and kill) unwary critters.

Overall, should you go out of your way to find a Rönela'g in the wild? No.

Are they good as pets? Not much better.


(I took a gander through your creatures, all of them are wonderful and beautiful! So I decided to try a change of pace, make something that stands out. A lot. Something that is, uh, not exactly the most beautiful specimen. Feel free to add on or take away, after all, it's your world and I just dreamed something up for it... though if you don't plan on incorporating it, let me know! I'll find him a good home)

Oh my goodness I LOVE this! The Rönela'g is amazing. ♡ Like the others here, I really am digging it's many uses, but acid is a very new addition potential since there really isn't any in Tam, as far as my memory serves. Fantastic work, Jzork!
I made a second entry, this one is traditional since my computer is being repaired lol

Heáhxnægen (He-ah-cs-nay-g-en)

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Heáhxnægen
Lifespan: 150 Tam'nýer—a''n years
Height: 78 feet or 23.77 meters
Weight: 2.5 tons
Color(body): Blue, Dark blue, green, Dark green, Mint
Color(Horns): Silver, Copper, Gold
Color(fins): Light Blue, Mint, Light Purple

-SACRED
-Poison;Poisonous venom from fangs
-Used during Holidays; During the Equinox
-’Guardians of the Sea’
-It’s blood is considered sacred, and only used at Cza'tîm because it represents a change in the tides and strength, coinciding with the equinox.

The Heáhxnægen is a very rare creature, and considered ‘Guardians’ of the waters. Hatched from eggs, they are born about 3 feet tall and 5 feet long, but they grow fairly fast. As they grow up, their horns will grow in along with their teeth. Fins and tails will grow longer compared to the body size. By the age of 5 Tam'nýer—a''n years, the Heáhxnægen is already about 50 feet tall and 85 feet in length.

From a young age, the Heáhxnægen are highly poisonous. The poison is in their bite, and until they are about 4, they do not know how to control it. Being bitten by even an infant is lethal. How their poison works though, is not as you would think. Once bitten, it works a little slowly through the body. It is said to give the feeling that you are drowning, while you slowly become unable to move. Paralysis sets in with the panic, and though it isn’t confirmed since no one has ever survived the bite of a Heáhxnægen, it is said that you are able to temporarily communicate with the creature within your mind.

With the symbol of Llunon on it’s chest, it is considered that the Heáhxnægen has a connection with the Goddess. They live within deep parts of the ocean, and only come towards the surface and shallows of the waters to hunt. No one has ever confirmed if this is true or not, but it is said that the Heáhxnægen guards treasures and sunken ships that it has made part of it’s hoard. As a creature of great strength and will, many believe that it guards these treasures for Llunon herself.

To kill such a beast is considered an act of sin. Even if they are highly dangerous, they are sacred beasts and will only attack if attacked first. The crime is so large, it is an immediate death sentence to whoever involved in the beast’s death. Heáhxnægen corpses, whether murdered or passed from natural causes, do not go to waste however. There blood is also sacred, and can be infused into candles. The candles represent the qualities of the sea; Purity of the water, a cleansing, ever changing. The blood is extremely rare to get, and candles even more rare to find or make, but they are said to bring about change to a person’s life, and to cleanse them of their negativities; to bring them into a new light of prosperity and wisdom. Though these candles are said to only be burned during the Cza'tîm, as that is when they will work best.

The Heáhxnægen are found in oceans, especially around the Emerald Isles, but they can be found anywhere with deep waters. They live in caves at least half a kilometer below the surface, normally large ones where they can keep hoards. The females make nests out of kelp and rocks, protecting the eggs with their lives. They will fight to the death if it means protecting their children.

Mating is rare for the Heáhxnægen, but when they do find each other, they give whatever they can to find an ideal partner. When a male has found a suitable female, he will try to show acts of strength by fighting other creatures or other Heáhxnægen, or even bringing treasures for her hoard. If she accepts, they will spend the rest of the mating season together, which is Super Summer. After that, the male will go on his way and leave the female to find more mates and protect his own territory.

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Crystaldragon126 wrote:
I made a second entry, this one is traditional since my computer is being repaired lol

Heáhxnægen (He-ah-cs-nay-g-en)

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Heáhxnægen
Lifespan: 150 Tam'nýer—a''n years
Height: 78 feet or 23.77 meters
Weight: 2.5 tons
Color(body): Blue, Dark blue, green, Dark green, Mint
Color(Horns): Silver, Copper, Gold
Color(fins): Light Blue, Mint, Light Purple

-SACRED
-Poison;Poisonous venom from fangs
-Used during Holidays; During the Equinox
-’Guardians of the Sea’
-It’s blood is considered sacred, and only used at Cza'tîm because it represents a change in the tides and strength, coinciding with the equinox.

The Heáhxnægen is a very rare creature, and considered ‘Guardians’ of the waters. Hatched from eggs, they are born about 3 feet tall and 5 feet long, but they grow fairly fast. As they grow up, their horns will grow in along with their teeth. Fins and tails will grow longer compared to the body size. By the age of 5 Tam'nýer—a''n years, the Heáhxnægen is already about 50 feet tall and 85 feet in length.

From a young age, the Heáhxnægen are highly poisonous. The poison is in their bite, and until they are about 4, they do not know how to control it. Being bitten by even an infant is lethal. How their poison works though, is not as you would think. Once bitten, it works a little slowly through the body. It is said to give the feeling that you are drowning, while you slowly become unable to move. Paralysis sets in with the panic, and though it isn’t confirmed since no one has ever survived the bite of a Heáhxnægen, it is said that you are able to temporarily communicate with the creature within your mind.

With the symbol of Llunon on it’s chest, it is considered that the Heáhxnægen has a connection with the Goddess. They live within deep parts of the ocean, and only come towards the surface and shallows of the waters to hunt. No one has ever confirmed if this is true or not, but it is said that the Heáhxnægen guards treasures and sunken ships that it has made part of it’s hoard. As a creature of great strength and will, many believe that it guards these treasures for Llunon herself.

To kill such a beast is considered an act of sin. Even if they are highly dangerous, they are sacred beasts and will only attack if attacked first. The crime is so large, it is an immediate death sentence to whoever involved in the beast’s death. Heáhxnægen corpses, whether murdered or passed from natural causes, do not go to waste however. There blood is also sacred, and can be infused into candles. The candles represent the qualities of the sea; Purity of the water, a cleansing, ever changing. The blood is extremely rare to get, and candles even more rare to find or make, but they are said to bring about change to a person’s life, and to cleanse them of their negativities; to bring them into a new light of prosperity and wisdom. Though these candles are said to only be burned during the Cza'tîm, as that is when they will work best.

The Heáhxnægen are found in oceans, especially around the Emerald Isles, but they can be found anywhere with deep waters. They live in caves at least half a kilometer below the surface, normally large ones where they can keep hoards. The females make nests out of kelp and rocks, protecting the eggs with their lives. They will fight to the death if it means protecting their children.

Mating is rare for the Heáhxnægen, but when they do find each other, they give whatever they can to find an ideal partner. When a male has found a suitable female, he will try to show acts of strength by fighting other creatures or other Heáhxnægen, or even bringing treasures for her hoard. If she accepts, they will spend the rest of the mating season together, which is Super Summer. After that, the male will go on his way and leave the female to find more mates and protect his own territory.


I already gushed to you on Discord, but so much yes.

All the entries so far are looking A M A Z I N G!

We have one more day, and then the contest is over. We currently don't have enough entrants, but if you are wanting to enter, shoot me a PM or reply here and we may extend. <3

Thanks everyone! :D
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Just an update that this has been extended. I received a PM asking to extend, so if anyone else would like the same, please let me know. :D <3
Nyu Kai [N you-k eye]

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Nyu'Kai
[N'you-k'eye]


Lifespan: 100 Tam'nýer—a''n years
Height: 7-8 feet or 2.13-2.43 meters
Weight: 1 ton on average
Color(body): Blues/Greens and Oranges
Color(Horns): Black/Tan

Nyu'Kai are hefty creatures that have a lot of strength. Mostly living in Swamp like areas or places that have a lot of water, they are creatures that can live on land or even in the sea. Able to transport heavy loads through deep water swamps, they have a large swamp bladder that keeps them easily afloat and can breathe under water with the gills that are placed on their neck and sides of their torso. These animals are more amphibious than anything and require the ability to access water at all times as to not dry out. Drying out won't kill them, but it is very uncomfortable for them and can make then agitated.

Mostly found in the Legs, Ribs and Arms continents, they are very helpful for the transportation of goods as well as being animals used for farming. Their webbed feat assist them in moving unhindered in deep water.

With their amphibious and aquatic nature, they have soft, but tough skin that holds moisture well and they are normally hard to miss. Their colors can go from a wide range of blues and purples, to yellows and greens and often have fin like additions that are brightly colored. The males have large horns atop their heads to attract mates and have bio-luminescence in patterns along their whole body. Females on the other hand might have small horns that bump out of their skull by a few inches, and do not have any bio-luminescent spots. Instead, the females tend to have slightly more dull colors and more anemone like fur on their forms, mostly along their back.

Their diet consists of mostly rocks and coral, able to crush them down fine with their strong molars and can absorb the nutrients and minerals in them. They are grazing animals, but rarely eat normal flora as a full meal.

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My super over the top death worm!
Çuïnk'anagâ
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Çuïnk'anagâ:

Lifespan: 4 Tam'nýer—a' months to Adulthood, 3 Tam'nýer—a' months to ancient, unknown lifespan
Height: Babies: 5 feet long ,Adults: 100+ feet long, Ancients: 1000+ feet
Weight: 500lbs-1200lbs
Colors(body): Silvery blue-green
Markings: Occasionally electrified black spikes/teeth

Known colloquially as 'Storm Worms' the Çuïnk'anagâ are beings of a bygone era in Tam'nýer—a'. Primarily found in the deserts of southern and northern Tam'nýer—a', the Storm Worms ranged in size from five foot long babies to well over a thousand feet long. It is unknown exactly how large they could grow, because these ferocious beasts were usually slain by the time as soon as they were spotted. There are said to be villages that use their bones as buildings deep in the Pelvis continent and cities made from their carcasses in the Foot continent.

The reason for their name is that the Storm Worms' hide seemed to be made from a conductive metal similar to Qanzoe that would attract lightning when larger Çuïnk'anagâ burst from the soil of the desert. It was said that this lightning was meant to be Ižwala's attempts at slaying the beast and guiding brave warriors to it. These may merely be fantasies, but the truth is that no matter where these creatures came from they a dangerous and destructive predators that can emerge at almost any time.

When the first Çuïnk'anagâ attacked the desert dwellers of the Pelvis continent, it grew fat and powerful on its helpless victims. All the weapons of mortals bounced off the tough skin of the beast. It is also said that first Çuïnk'anagâ was in fact the piece of heart that was stolen by Jn that now ravages his fallen body for his sin so even the Gods seemed weary of approaching something so blasphemously powerful and evil. However, as the heart poisoned Y'l and Öx, so too did the gods devise a poison for these monsters: Nyzal.

After its creation Nyzal was seeded throughout the homeland of the Çuïnk'anagâ and gradually mortals realized it could be made into weapons. When used upon the Stork Worms the metal melted into their bloodstream and poisoned the beasts. Each weapon had one use, but it only took one lucky strike to fell the lesser worms. In time they were able to slay the Çuïnk'anagâ broodmother, some say with the help of Vojshā who struck the killing blow against the being that ravaged her brother's bodies.

With the broodmother slain the mortals became adept at slaying the beasts and eventually founded a guild dedicated to fighting them. The guild was funded by ZàÞça and later Püertagœ. Though, they worked tirelessly it was still a struggle to ensure no Storm Worm grew too large. Eventually the Çuïnk'anagâ grew weaker and when the Cataclysm hit the magic that hardened their hides faded. Regular weapons worked on them and they were practically wiped from Trótskarr.

These monstrous creatures have faded into the myths and legends of Tam'nýer—a' in the years following the death of the gods. Even then, formidable Çuïnk'anagâ were a rarity due to the hunting parties established by Püertagœ and ZàÞça to keep the peoples and resources of the Pelvis continent safe. The only land that these beings were able to grow from their humble 5" beginnings to the towering monstrosities was the foot continent where they were driven away from the Zdjętzami primary home by the mysterious Sztwenī. This is part of the reason that the Zdjętzami never left their continent.

However, with the resurgence of magic and the trail markets activating clutches of dormant Çuïnk'anagâ eggs are hatching in the desert for the first time in over ten years. Those Storm Worms that had grown and survived on the foot continent have become impervious to the damage done by Zdjętzami. Though the Storm Worms are still relatively small, only measuring a hundred feet, they are encroaching on Sztwenī for the first time. Rumors of larger, more ancient Çuïnk'anagâ swirl around the continent as well.

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All the entries we have so far are absolutely stunning! I am blown away by how in depth these all are. <3

We are one entrant short, so I do want to continue leaving this open until we get another in because the work here deserves to be recognized properly. :)
Shlóur Comróo

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Overview

Shlóur Comróo grow on the branches of trees, in humid and damp climates, as their roots that will grow through and around the branch. The stems are very strong and sturdy while still being very springy. They are also extremely difficult to harvest when taking everything, not just the tops, thanks to the strength of their roots and stems. They are all safe to eat and have mostly been used in baking and desserts due to their bright colours and flavours. Coming in teal, periwinkle, blue and magenta, all their stems being black.

The Shlóur Comróo can either be sweet or sour depending on their size. They can range from the size of a cherry up to an orange. One on the smaller side is sour while one on the opposite side of the scale would taste sweet.

These Shlóur Comróo have also been rumoured to have a healing/relief affect to them. But it’s not a widely believed idea.

Healing/Relief Properties

Teal

Has been said to lessen the severity and/or frequency of chronic headaches or migraines. If one is ingested while the individual is experiencing one it may be eased.

Periwinkle

Believed to ease joint pain. Wether caused by an injury or even just age.

Blue

Said to was muscle aches. Those who believe in what’s said would have some after a long strenuous work out or training.

Magenta

Rumoured to relieve some symptoms during pregnancy especially the nausea. This will not work on anyone who is not pregnant.

The Stems

These are always bitter, no matter what the tops taste like. For a long time they were never used because of that as well as the fact they are difficult to harvest. Although they became a bit more popular when word got around they they are not only great for ones stamina, but are also quite the aphrodisiac.
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Updating this to let everyone know that we will be closing this on Saturday at noon PST (Pacific Standard Time). We officially have enough entrants and the Tam'nýer-a' staff will be voting next week. <3

Thank you to all the people who have entered so far! :D
Thank you everyone who has taken participation in this event!
This contest is officially closed!

We will be deliberating over the entrants for the next week. :) Thank you once again!
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We are proud to announce our winners!

There was so much awesome in all the entries that we received, but one really dug deep about the Gods and went so far as to make multiple tales including them; primarily Izwala, the God of Lightning and Vojsha, the Goddess of the Veil - and that’s Waldo. :D

His creation, the Çuïnk'anagâ, also more known as Storm Worms, are amazing yet deadly creatures that live in the desert Foot and Pelvis continents. The impact of Tam’nýer-a’ in the distant past up to present - the amount of detail is astounding. Well done, Waldo!

That’s not to say there weren’t other amazing entries though that included many diverse uses, and shows off the wonderful imaginations of the members of the RPR!

We are happy to be able to say (and also blown away!) that almost ALL entries will be added to Tam’nýer-a’, so the runners up are, well - everyone!

But a massive shoutout to YukiNoKami & Jzork for being our top 2 runners up. <3

All in all, the following things will be added to Tam’nýer-a’ and their creators will be receiving 2 enchanted cloaks each (aside from Waldo who gets the grand prize!)
  • Waldo - Çuïnk'anagâ
  • YukiNoKami - Nyu Kai
  • Jzork - Rönela'g
  • Krispythekritter - Kanviçléx
  • LuxofLight - Shlóur Comróo
  • Crystaldragon126 - Leóhtfruma

Thank you to all those that entered and, ultimately, contributed to this beloved world. <3

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