Well, I like it, but I don't think I would use it... Some "fantasy animals" (this, things like displacer beasts, other weird-ass animals like tigers with tentacles and wolves with wings) I would never use, because I just think they are kind of... I dunno', not fitting to my tastes, I guess. But I (generally) don't vote on personal preference.
I like Arctic creatures, and this is certainly an interesting one. Odd for a carnivore to have the frame of a herbivore, I personally would have these as omnivores like brown bears. These could easily be used as creatures on an Alien planet. Go to Comment
The intriduction is wonderful. I fully appreciate a wonderufl tale especially as it is seen through the eyes of people in the world. The setting is a nice touch.
I give credit to the full detail you went in to the submission. However, a few questions.
Why do they not have any eyes? It is rare, if any, that animals on the surface do not have eyes. Subterrainean creatures are known to not have eyes in a lightless environment, but not ones who are both.
Over all they interest me. But I took some points away for being... well odd. The ear things are a nice touch and I think I got the image of what they look like in my head, but they just pose the, Por Que? to me. The name Hotheads themselves pose a porttion of the -.5% reduction. I will look over it again and mull it over some more. Go to Comment
A very odd creature - and I would have to say if the head gets hot enough to melt ice quickly, than it really is a magical creature - trying to obtain enough calories to do that would be prohibitive. This also helps do away the issue with all that heated air/steam in their tunnels.
That said, its an interesting critter - I do have a thing for arctic creatures in general. Go to Comment
Dustwood is technically not a wood from a specific tree. It is an created fuel for fires.
Starting with the sawdust from a sawmill, adding a mixture of wax or pitch, and a few other things, the mixture is pounded or pressed toghether tightly. It is normally smashed into a round container, so when it is slipped out, it looks like a small perfectly round "log". (actually a lathed log, but you get the idea). It can either be used as a log or slices of a log can be used for a fire.