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November 5, 2005, 12:25 pm

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Carvitons - land sharks


These are also known as sourges of the desert sands. Carvitons bare a strong resemblance to their water dwelling cousins, including the large dorsal fin that can be seen in the sands.

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Carvitons bare a strong resemblance to their water dwelling cousins, including the large dorsal fin. Carvitons will come up for air every 3 hours.

An adult Carviton male will reach up to 10 feet in length. And will weigh roughly 120 pounds. They are surprisingly agile creatures through the sand dunes.
An adult female reaches only 13 feet in length. Females weigh about 135 pounds.

Carvitons have very thick pebbly hides that are very hard to pierce with conventional weapons.

Their markings range from spots to some stripes on a dark brown setting. The female Carviton will sport a bright red underbelly during mating season which takes place every 16 years. The season lasts for a duration of 3 months.

Carvitons tend to be solitary hunters. It is rare to see more than one sharing an hunting area of 20 miles. How ever, if more than one is discovered in the area, it is most likely a mother teaching her young to hunt. Or there is a large dead body nearby.

Some legends say that a small group of carvitons can be seen trailing behind any carivan brave enough to face the desert, picking off those who start to fall behind.

Carvitons can be found in vast desert regions. The females can be seen breeching the sand dunes in the fading dusk. Though they prefer a fresh kill, Carvitons will settle upon eating those who have the misfortune to die out in the desert.

Water. Carvitons cannot move through water. Or water soaked ground. They possess this ability to predict a coming storm in the desert and will rise above the desert sands until the storm has passed. However, storms in the desert are very rare.

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Voted Kinslayer
November 5, 2005, 12:43
knock knock knock "Candygram."

"You can't fool me. You're that carviton, aren't you?"

"Um, I'm really a dolphin."
Voted Cheka Man
November 11, 2005, 18:47
Now this would be great to use in any desert based RPG.
Voted Zylithan
November 15, 2005, 1:25
I really like the format of this post. It's not completely original, and it's not really long and descriptive. BUT, it says everything important in very few words, wipes its feet before coming inside, and leaves a nice tip after dinner.
Voted Scrasamax
November 15, 2005, 16:42
Only voted
Voted Roack
November 27, 2005, 4:17
I like it, in particular the name. I have a very good visual of the beasts, and a great one of them either coming up during a monsoon or devouring my players. Emphasis on the latter.
Voted Ancient Gamer
November 27, 2005, 12:26
This reminds me of the DnD Bullette, an overwhelmingly silly creature. My munchkins loved it though, because it gave a heavy load of XP and they could LEVEL UP!

Still: I cannot deny that you have done a decent job and your imagination is good. However, this Dune Sandworm replacement does not work for me. It invokes all the wrong imagery in my mind.
October 6, 2010, 18:35
Yep, Bullette.
Voted valadaar
November 28, 2012, 11:50
Only voted
Voted axlerowes
January 2, 2013, 16:04
Does eating their scat allow you to fold space?

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