Borven Species in Crimes of an Empire | World Anvil
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Borven are four-legged animals with horns used for transport. They have three genders, two of which are fertile and the third which is not, and it is normally this third gender which is used for transport.   The females are the largest of the three genders, and can be used for transport, however they are normally weaker than the other two genders. They are therefore not that fast over longer distances, yet are still sometimes used in combat due to their ability to sprint at higher speeds than the males and third genders. 30% of the species is female.   The males are small, and whilst this makes them a perfect size for transporting children, this can cause problems for adults using them for transport. They are also too small to carry large carts, although they are stronger than the females. 30% of the species is male.   Therefore, the third genders are often used for transporting both people and carts. They are also stronger than both the other genders, although they are slower than them too.   They appear to be related to the dual-gender species Llaca.

Basic Information


Four legs

Genetics and Reproduction

Male and female Borvan will produce pheramones which attract either male or female Borvan. The Borvan will then mate, and have a chance to produce either male, female or third gender Borvan. Gestation lasts 5 months.

Growth Rate & Stages

The average Borvan will reach adulthood at age 6, and you can tell if a Borvan is an adult based on if they have horns, as Borvan are born without them.

Ecology and Habitats

Grasslands and forests.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Grass and other vegetation.

Biological Cycle

In the summer the Borvan molt, shedding their thick winter coats.

Additional Information


Members of the species can be tamed by bonding with their would-be owner. After a short amount of time the Borven will allow the rider to saddle them and can be ridden.

Uses, Products & Exploitation

The species is used for transport and travel.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Found throughout Eritrea.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

The Borvan appear to be able to sense emotions, and trained Borvan riders can control their mount by exploiting this ability and 'sending' the Borvan emotions.
Scientific Name
Equus Ferus Asinus
25 years
Conservation Status
The species is commonly found throught Eritrea.
Average Height
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Greys, light browns, dark browns, black, white.
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