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Archipelago fauna and flora

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  1. 1.Tall Hrass. Common sight in the islands, grows in wet and sunny places, which are almost everywhere in the archipelago. Relies on it's abundant numbers for survival.
  2. 2.Shrub Frilla. A land bound variant of the oceanic frillas. Dominant plant life in the shores, as it's salt tolerance allows it to exploit the ocean waters. Leaves have a coating of salty crystals, which make them poor food for animals.
  3. 3.Tuft Hrass. Common undergrowth of the islands. Exists almost everywhere.
  4. 4.Cluster Pozen. A mushroom like plant that both photosynthesizes and also decomposes dead material. Common in wetter regions, although it can be found almost everywhere, but not in as great numbers. Grows clusters of pods filled with bacteria that helps them handle the organic waste they feed on.
  5. 5.Carafe Frilla. A frilla variant that is common in the drier regions of the islands, such as the more mountainous areas. Uses it's one long, ewer like leaf to store and catch water for future use.
  6. 6.Bulb stalk. A stalk plant with a long trunk and one large cup like leaf.
  7. 7.Hanging Hrass. A tree like hrass plant with long leaves. Grow in river banks and swampy areas in abundant numbers.
  8. 8.Red Frilla. A smaller frilla tree species which grows small fruits at the ends of it's leaves. These fruits contain small mobile seeds, which can safely grow into more suitable size in the gut of the animal, and then when they are defecated, they have already been moved away from their parent, conserving their energy for finding a suitable location to settle in. These frillas form large forests all across the islands.
  9. 9.Razor Hrass. A Hrass plant with a long hard stalk with razor sharp edges that deter any herbivores from completely eating it. Grows in the relatively harsher regions of the islands.
  10. 10.Spike Hrass. Much like the razor hrass, these plants have developed sharp protection against herbivores. The plant grows new leaves over the older ones, which in turn become harder and sharper, eventually forming an spiky armor over the plant. Can form in forests, which cause large swathes of terrain to become almost impassable.
  11. 11.Funnel Frilla. A large carnivorous plant with long hollow tube like leaves. Contains nectar within these tubes which attracts small critters to feed on it, but the steep walls of the tubes prevent them from escaping, causing them to become food for the plant instead.
  12. 12.Flowering Hrass. A common hrass plant that has flowers and nectar. Nuff said.
  13. 13.Pot Frilla. A large frilla plant which has numerous nested tubular leaves within it's main leaf pot. It stores great amounts of water within these pots, which attract animals to drink from it. The yellow tentacle like vines contain pollen of the plant, and as the creatures attempt to drink, their hides are smeared with the pollen. This way, the animals help the plant to reproduce.
  14. 14. Star cho. A distant cousin of the cho plants. Has manly leaves that help it catch sunlight, hard thick trunk that stores nutrients and long stalks which spread it's pollen to the winds.
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  17. Continuing on to the animals.
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  19. 1.Snake wesck. A wingless wesck descendant that has adapted into slithering in the branches of the plant life of these islands. They also can drink the nectar of the Funnel Frilla safely, as the hook at the tip of their tail allows them to anchor themselves safely at the edge of the leaf, before descending to feed.
  20. 2.Colonial andoni. The ancestors of the cultivator andonis which spread to the mainland still exist in the islands. Their hives are not as impressive as their mainland cousins, but they are still very common critters.
  21. 3.Snout Kafka. A primitive and blind kafka species that lives in the muddy rivers of the islands, feeding on the detritus at the bottom.
  22. 4.Red Wings. Ravenous flying predators that move in loose groups. They kill their prey by cutting it open with their sharp claws.
  23. 5.Slime leech. A long, thin parasite, that feeds on the blood and flesh of it's host. It latches on to a creature, and the acidic slime it excretes allows it to burrow itself swiftly under the skin of the host.
  24. 6.Skalc. A herbivorous insectoid creature which mostly feed on the undergrowth of the island. They have two powerful claws that they use for both harvesting their food, as well as defending themselves.
  25. 7.Wesquito. A wesck creature that mostly feeds on the nectar and other fluids of the island plants, while occasionally also drinking the blood of the other animals.
  26. 8.Vaqucar. A small kuckar species that feeds on the micro organisms of the water by filtering them in it's mouth.
  27. 9.Fly tick. A small flying andoni creature which feeds on the blood of bigger creatures.
  28. 10.Shelldoni. An armored omnivorous andoni species.
  29. 11.River flatworm. Nuff said.
  30. 12.Predatory wesck. A weskc species that moves in swarms and kills other creatures for food. Has a poison stinger.
  31. 13.Lurker andoni. A small and poisonous andoni species that is an ambush hunter. It will wait until a suitable prey comes close enough, upon which it will pounce it an inject it's venom into the prey's body.
  32. 14.Bark Stalck. A herbivorous small stalck species that eats the bark and other parts of the plants of this island.
  33. 15.Slash Stalck. A predatory stalck creature that hunts in groups during the night. Relatively smart, has pack tactics. It kills the prey by slashing it's body open with it's sharp talons.
  34. 16.Rowgar. A big predatory frowg descendant that kills it's prey by stunning them into submission and then ripping them apart.
  35. 17.Frowgmagnon. Sapient frowgs. The mainland frowgmen as well as the arctic ones descend from these island frowgmen.
  36. 18.Island Hoppas. Semi sapient swimming hoppas that live in small communities across the shores of the islands. Hunt mainly water dwelling creatures such as the stilt walkers, although they sometimes kill bigger, land bound prey.
  37. 19.River Skrimp. A recent addition to the island biome. It's a small predatory creature with poisonous mandibles.
  38. 20.Jugger. A distant tank like cousins of the Ramels. It has strong jaws and big teeth that allow it to chew trough any plants of the islands. Their shells are surprisingly light, but still very resilient, it's honeycomb like structure contains loads of air, thus allowing these creatures to swim across the small gaps of sea that separate the islands if it becomes necessary.
  39. 21.Stilt walker. A semi amphibious roha species that lives in the shallow waters of the archipelago, eating phous and other small critters hiding under the sand and rocks. They can walk on land for a period limited by their skin's ability to absorb oxygen from the air.
  40. 22.Island Slizer. An amphibious slizer that lives in the rivers and shallow seas of the archipelago. Their acid spit has gained more adhesive qualities, which allow them to better immobilize their prey on land, giving the slizer enough time to close in, as they are quite slow on the land.
  41. 23.Aphdoni. A large andoni species that feeds on plant fluids. They move in small herds for increased protection, using the red appendages on their backs to communicate with each other.
  42. 24.Storm Roha. Quite intelligent and social flying roha species that is nearing sapience. They can generate very potent electricity that they use for both hunting and communication.
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