Goat, though small in comparison to its many cousins, including the
capricus, is one of the larger creatures occupying
the Stone Fields of Peat. They are usually light gray in color with black
undertones that help them absorb the sunlight. These goats are known for their
superb balance, which helps them make their homes among the rocks of their
habitat. They are fairly good jumpers as well.
One of the largest
species of sheep, Cuncu look built rather than grown. Their sturdy
appearance is belied, though, by a docile nature that makes them a favourite
of the nomadic herders who keep them for their thick, versatile wool. This
wool offers ample protection against the harsh weather of the frozen north,
and may even house a cheewick bird, which builds a nest amid the sheep’s
fleece and keeps it free of parasites.
of the Dogodan Pygmy Goat are a common sight when traveling through the
Alianian Hills, aptly named for its
small stature. Mostly peaceful this creature supposedly migrated there for its
absence of predators. Not surprisingly the Dogodan
hobbits soon took these common
goats to their advantage, using them for milk,
draft, and even meat.
Domestic Goats can
live in most any environment and are thus a popular source of livestock for
many herders. They are fairly easy to take care of as well, as they eat
almost anything. However, if provoked, they can be a bit ill mannered.
Various terms are used to classify Goats based on gender and age. Adult
males are usually called bucks while adolescent males are called billy
goats. A female Goat is either called a nanny goat or a doe. A Goat less
than one year old is called a kid.
The Dor’iyn is a small breed with a brown or white head. It wears a very
thin, close fleece that has a light caramel coloring. The
Dor’iyn is not known for its fleece, as it (the fleece) is very thin and would
not be an efficient product. Instead, it is milked. The milk is then turned into
cheese and either eaten by the herding family or sold in the commercial market.
Some speciality cheese-makers purchase
milk from lythe-fed sheep particularly for the ‘nutty’ flavor the grass
produces. However, milk from these special-fed sheep is considered undesirable
GOAT, THE ("HORNED
is the Kuglimz name for the
domesticated goat that they keep. This long domestication has allowed a more
stable food source and thus has allowed it to become a bit larger then others of
its breed. They average a little over 2 fores at the shoulder and slightly more
then a ped in length. They average 1.8 pygges in weight. This is more then their
Santharian cousins, and this is due to the
extra fur and fat the animal has to allow it to survive the colder climate. The
mountain variaties are the smallest at 1.5 fores at the shoulder and two fores
in length. They weigh only 1 pygge. This allows them to be much more quick to
escape predators, especially the Snobyrr of the
The Inja is
a well-adapted goat, found around the vast continent of Aeruillin. It has
evolved a special skin, almost completely devoid of fur, which allows it to live
easily near the hot deserts. Inja are used by many Aeruillian tribes
extensively, most notably the Hjoria
who reply on their skins to make their homes, clothes, and provide fuel for
perfectly camouflaged flocks across the arid
Nybelmar plains, the Karnarma Sheep is
a creature that appears to be literally at one with its surroundings, and
the myth telling of its origins would tend to reinforce this. Carrying
nearly its own weight in earth and
water with it in its travels, these sheep
combine a comical appearance and playful character with aspects of nobility,
self sufficiency and determination that makes them a welcome and indelible
part of many people’s lives, especially the
Kassites, who use them for meat,
milk, wool, and as plough animals and beasts of burden.
Goat is, like the inja, its cousin on the continent
of Aeruillin, an extreme survivor. It lives on the sharp cliffs of the mountains
of Sharkion Zshararath and as domestic animals to the
Plaindwarves in the deserts of
Nybelmar. They have a very tight fur that allows them to stay relative cool
under the sun and protects them from
harsh winds. To the
Plaindwarves it is the largest
source of food and material for clothes they have.
There are few
creatures that are truly ill-tempered by nature – but the Mosoly, who need
no reason to display their contempt for all who cross their paths, must
surely be said to be amongst them. Their reputation among those who farm
them would suggest to a bystander some form of terrible demon or malicious
ghoul, rather than a kind of sheep. That said, there are aspects of beauty
in them – those few who have ventured into the gloomy forests of Ehebion
often cherish memories of watching these lightfooted, pale green animals
hopping through the treetops, agile and strange. Even the few farmers who
spend their lives with these unavoidably unfriendly animals will
occasionally admit that there are elements of mystery and wonder hiding
behind the bared teeth and baleful glare.
The Sawis is normally seen with a black or white head and the color of the
fleece ranges from a light grey to a natural white.
Commercial wool buyers and craftspeople seek the wool clip from the purebred
Sawis flock. Sawis wool is used for many products, ranging from sweaters to
outerwear to carpets. The fleece from those sheep that are born completely black
is sold, un-dyed, at a ridiculously high price in normal markets.