Vogars are a species of omnivorous mammals and the most common beasts of the forest. They are infamous for eating everything in sight and are very resilient to bad weather and changes in temperature. Even so, during strong winters they sometimes barge into villages and create chaos, so humans dislike them.
Since they’re reproducing rapidly, they’re hunted for population control, as well as food. Living in nuclear families, they have nomadic tendencies and are constantly on the move in search of food and shelter.
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They got their name after sounds they make which are fit together and written by the rules of Ladvoljan grammar. The first is a howling sound of “vooo” and the second a grunting sound of “gnar gnar”, merged to create “Vogar”.
Vogars have a bad history with humans since they’d break into villages, so they were often hunted. However, over time some of them were domesticated into common domestic species people keep to the present day.
They developed hooves on their back legs and clawed paws on the front to increase their stability and offensive power.
They are medium-sized animals, ranging from 0.9 to 1.2 CH in height and 140 to 180 CW in weight.
Vogars walk on all fours. Their back legs are stronger than their front ones, so they usually use them to push their body forward while using front legs for landing and absorbing impact.
Their back legs end in hooves, which greatly increases their stability and allows them to stand upright, while their front legs end in clawed paws, allowing them to protect themselves from predators or reach fruit dangling from lower branches. These traits give them advantages in both offensive and defensive department.
They have excellent hearing and good sense of smell, but their other senses are weak, especially sight. They rely heavily on hearing and smell to guide them.
Vogars have a great reproduction potential which makes their population grow rapidly.
Females can get pregnant each month and stay pregnant for four months before giving birth to between one and 14 offspring. The most common number of young in one litter is six.
After around one year, the young reach full maturity.
They are full omnivores, feeding on anything they can find. Their diet mostly consists or roots, fruits, fungi, insects, reptiles, small mammals and birds and carrion.
4.2. NATURAL PREDATORS
In theory every carnivore can become their predator, but since they’re strong, only big animals can overpower them. Humans are among their most deadly and frequent predators.
Vogars will inhabit any forest, but prefer those near villages.
5.2. Social structure
They live in nuclear families. They have a sense of solidarity and won’t attack other Vogar groups, respecting others’ territory, but will stick to their original group and won’t mingle with other groups, unless looking for a potential mate to start their own family with.
Vogars use their strong sense of smell to communicate through chemical messages.
5.4. Life expectancy
They life expectancy ranges from 15 to 20 years in the wild.
6. INTERACTIONS WITH HUMANS
They have no strong connections with humans since they’re wild animals, but are also ancestors to some domestic species.
When they do come in contact, it’s usually a bad interaction. They are hostile to humans, attacking them unprovoked, and are in turn often hunted. They are most commonly used for food, especially sausages and stews, but sometimes for materials as well. Since their skins aren’t a valuable material, they are turned to bags and capes rather than clothes.
since they’re one of the most hunted animals, they became a symbol of hunters
inspired by wolfs and wild boars
Written & edited by: Worldbuilding by: Cadence Nocthonax