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Issued on the 12th, of Maegor’s Expidition of 5 AST.
An Introduction to the Wilds of Aeltarys
The Principality of Aeltarys sits on a treasure trove of unique flora and fauna, however, some may not know the proper etiquette when interacting with the creatures of the wild. Below, you will find an extensive guide to dealing with many of the friendly and not-so-friendly beasts of the mountains of Aeltarys.
When Encountering a Passive Creature
Several passive, or even friendly creatures roam the lands we live on, such as Snorgi, Gold Goats, Neveli Boars, Stoneback Aveta, and Volopo Fowls. These animals are passive by nature, skittish, and more likely to flee upon confrontation.
Should you encounter these animals, do not make loud, startling noises or draw weaponry near them. Instead, move calmly and quietly, lowering weaponry slowly until you are able to be perceived as a ‘non-threat’ by these animals. Almost all of these animals will flee once they have spotted any descendant, in which you are NOT to interrupt its flight, nor inhibit its path. This can cause the animal to turn aggressive and may lash out in defense.
When Encountering a Hostile Creature
Despite the cold, harsh environment of the mountains, there are several hostile creatures to watch out for, including the Manticore, Thundermaw Ravens, and Frostrum Vipers. These animals will attack upon perceiving you as a threat.
The Manticore nest is often tucked away in caves or caverns. Should one stumble upon a cave that smells faintly of sulfur, one should turn around immediately, locate a friend and return home as quickly and quietly as possible. The Manticore are lure hunters, so keep an eye out for unusual rock formations or pathways.
Thundermaw Ravens are fiercely intelligent creatures, and while passive if treated with respect and interacted without making yourself a threat, they can be quite a treat to preen. However should you make a threat toward these great birds, the fallout can be quite deadly. Should you encounter a Thundermaw pack, the author recommends backing away slowly, without turning your back on the pack. Stand your ground and continue backward until you are out of their sight, then continue your journey on a different path.
Frostrum Vipers are ambush predators, burrowing in the snow and waiting until you step too close. To avoid this, if you spot a patch of snow that looks suspiciously snake-shaped, find a nearby stick and gently brush it near the area. If a Viper appears, allow it to flee, and move on with your journey. Should you be bitten, find a local hospital or clinic as soon as possible.
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, Arabella Valraenos of Pavia,
Grand Princess of the Aeltarosi, Princess of Dragonclaw, Lady of Pavia, Lady of Atalais, Lady of Erice, Lady of Austerone
Mister Felix Scribbins
Scales Advisor of the Orbar Court, Arcane Zoologist