C.O.W. - #119: Unicorn Hunter - Voting!
ROUND #119 VOTING
Topic: Unicorn Hunter
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C.O.W. - #119: Unicorn Hunter !!
Ancient mythical creatures which are foes to the unicorns. Hunts in packs (like wolves), its hooked tail is to hold down the unicorn whilst its struggling and to injure the unicorn during the chase.
Unicorn Hunter-Unurg Beast
Concept: Unurg Beast
Unurg beasts hunt unicorns in order to grow and maintain their exoskeletons. Unurg are solitary hunters. They don't have eyes, instead there is a deep pit in their face where heat and "mystical" energy sensors "see" in the place of eyes. Since unicorns dissipate quickly after death, Unurg beasts swallow huge chunks of their kill all at once. Their lower "jaw" rolls backward toward their chest to allow them to grip massive pieces of flesh. Unurg then pull and tear away pieces to swallow. Their large chest area is not for lungs, since they take in oxygen through their skin and have no lungs, it is instead for their huge stomach. An Unurg can carry an entire dismembered unicorn in its stomach.
The air scoop in their chest funnels air through cavities that make a flute like noise. This noise serenades the unicorns and they sometimes move towards the "music", and their doom. Unurg can run at high speeds for long periods and not tire. Their muscles always have plenty of oxygen so there is no fatigue. Unurg beats often will run their prey into exhaustion. But this doesn't always go as planed since unicorns are far more agile and can run into water to escape. If an Unurg beast enters water deeper than its boney limb ends, it will start to drown/suffocate. Most often Unurg will use their very sharp front limbs to trip up and cut off a unicorn's limbs, stopping them in their tracks. Dinner is served.
Angela Rizza - c.o.w. 119
Artist: Angela Rizza Rizza
Concept: The Red Backed Forest Thistle
The Red Back Forest Thistle is a spined serpent that has been known to grow up to 30 feet in length. The creature has an enormous poison sack on the top of its head which directs a lethal toxin to whatever pierces its many sharp spikes. The creature's main prey is the unicorn and hunts it by digging shallow burrows under the ground. It then senses the unicorns hoof beats through the vibrations striking his thorns and attacks the unicorn from below. Once capturing it, the creature will quickly inject it's poison then pound the unicorn to death with his tail and drag it back underground to eat.
Corspufo - Unicorn Hunter
Concept: Mayalka Hound The Unicorn Hunter
Unicorns are known for their elusiveness and their incredible speed. The Mayalka Hound is a close relative of the Thestral, reptilian in appearance and mannerisms. The Hound maintains the same abilities of it's cousin, invisible to all except those who have witnessed death. This sole characteristic allows the Mayalka hound to get close enough to strike down it's prey. Unicorns are creatures of such purity, that rarely are they able to see their attackers until the moment of their own death is upon them.
The Mayalka tribesmen are hunters and poachers that procure all manner of materials for the dark mages and sorcerers of the area. The Mayalka hound are mainly wild and roam in small packs, but the Tribesmen have managed to domesticate these creatures and use them to fulfill their greedy ambitions. Unicorns are valuable beyond measure, and the Hound is one of the few creatures to bring it down.