Fauna and Flora of Andalor
Cold Drayga: The frost-breathing cold drayga inhabits only the iciest regions of Andalor, meaning only its highest mountains. They emerge only once a year to feed, and once every twenty-five years to mate. Cold draygas are more common further north. They have a wingspan of 12 metres, and may stand five metres tall. Habitat: cold mountains; Diet: carnivore; Strategy: nocturnal pouncer; Average Lifespan: unknown; Weight: 100 kg; Weapons: claws and teeth; Integument: scales.
Crag Lizard: The smallest of the predators listed here, the Crag Lizard nevertheless possesses a deadly ability which makes its hunting effective. The creature hides invisibly amongst the crags, taking on the appearance of rock, and snares its prey with an extremely long, prehensile tail. Habitat: any hills and mountains; Diet: carnivore; Strategy: diurnal hijacker; Average Lifespan: 20 years; Weight: 400 kg; Weapons: teeth; Integument: scales.
Fire Drayga: The fire-breathing drayga is a native of Andalorian forested hills. They are active all year round. The fire drayga is smaller than the cold drayga, with a nine-metre wingspan. Its fiery breath is a deadly weapon. The fire drayga prefers its meat charred on the outside and bloody on the inside. Habitat: temperate forests and hills; Diet: carnivore; Strategy: nocturnal pouncer; Average Lifespan: unknown; Weight: 70 kg; Weapons: claws and teeth; Integument: scales.
Snow Leopard: Habitat: cold forests; Diet: carnivore; Strategy: nocturnal pouncer; Average Lifespan: 15 years; Weight: 100 kg; Weapons: claws and teeth; Integument: fur.
Belturch: The belturch is a great horned beast, quadrupedal and three metres tall at the withers. They are herbivorous, but prone to charging. Habitat: temperate forests; Diet: herbivore; Strategy: diurnal grazer; Average Lifespan: 60 years; Weight: 20,000 kg; Weapons: trample; Integument: skin.
Deinurch: A three-and-a-half metre long domesticated wurch, two metres tall at the withers. The male has an array of tusks adorning its jaw. Like all wurches, the deinurch is native to the forest. Domesticated wurches are primarily herbivorous. Habitat: any plains and forests; Diet: herbivore; Strategy: diurnal browser; Average Lifespan: 12 years; Weight: 725 to 900 kg; Weapons: tusks, trample; Integument: skin.
Ground Sloth: These peaceful herbivores inhabit many of the forests of the Andalors, especially those most remote from human habitation. Habitat: cool and temperate forests; Diet: herbivore; Strategy: diurnal intermittent; Average Lifespan: 30 years; Weight: 3000 kg; Weapons: claws; Integument: fur.
Mastodon: A small, rare, pachyderm of Targelon with shaggy red hair and long, curved tusks. Habitat: cool and temperate forests; Diet: herbivore; Strategy: diurnal intermittent; Average Lifespan: 50 years; Weight: 4000 kg; Weapons: trunk, trample; Integument: skin.
Wild Wurch (Org): The Andalorian org, or wurch, is larger but more tame than its southern cousins. Nevertheless, they are vicious, short-tempered beasts, well-armed with sharp tusks jutting from either side of the jaw. Wurches are more crafty the smaller they get: wild wurches are known to hunt their hunters, employing stealth and ambush tactics. Habitat: any plains and forest; Diet: omnivore; Strategy: diurnal gatherer; Average Lifespan: 10 years; Weight: 200 kg; Weapons: tusks; Integument: skin.
Rock Seilance: The seilance is a type of wingless drayga. The rock seilance inhabits the rocky peaks of the Andalors' highlands. Habitat: cool to temperate hills and mountains; Diet: carnivore; Strategy: scavenger; Average Lifespan: unknown; Weight: 600 kg; Weapons: claws and teeth; Integument: scales.
The primary grains of the Andalors are grich, balrich, and chowt.
Trees and Shrubs
Northern Andalor is largely coniferous forest, with the river valleys grass-covered and very green. The highlands of central Andalor are covered by a mixture of coniferous and broadleaf forest, with open tracts of grass and moor. Higher up lay sparse sub-alpine vegetation. Southern Andalor is much the same as the lower highlands, only much more of the land is under cultivation.