Vorgrhian Yack Species in Erilar | World Anvil

Vorgrhian Yack

A Yak specied domesticated by the Dwarves of Vogrhia. It is used as a beast of burden, used for it's meat, it's milk, it's leather and it's hair is even shorn for a crude form of wool. It is a prized animal for the hill dwarves on the surface of Vorgrhia.

Basic Information


The Vorgrhian Yack is a large four legged bovine found in the mountainous country of Vorgrhia. It is large, bulky and strong with two large horns that move out from the top of it's head, round past the jawbone and point forward. These beasts have been tamed by the surface dwelling hill dwarves of the region and used in farming for the large subterranean dwarven cities. The creatures strong back and large muscles make them really useful for pulling ploughs behind them for agriculture or pulling carts. They are not particularly fast animals, both physically or mentally, but their strength is a valuable asset. They were once used in the mined when excavating the mountain cities, but the stuffy air and enclosed environments do not suit the creatures.

Genetics and Reproduction

The species has a one month mating season in late summer and offspring are carried until early spring.

Ecology and Habitats

originally it lived in the plains and valleys between the mountains of Vorgrhia, now more often seen on farmland, pulling ploughs.

Dietary Needs and Habits

The yaks are omnivores but can quite happily consist on nothing but grass and other vegetation found in their native plains and valleys. Dwarves who have domesticated the animals tend to feed them hay and dried leaves and other bi-products of their crops to recycle as much as they can.

Biological Cycle

It takes about 3 years from birth for the yak to become fully grown.

Additional Information

Geographic Origin and Distribution


Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Two eyes for seeing, two ears for hearing, a nose for smelling, a strong, long tongue for tasting and a rough hide all over it's body is a little too thick for fine sensation but it can certainly still feel through it.
20 years
Conservation Status
A fairly common animal, both domesicaly and in the wild
Average Height
1.6 - 2.2 meters tall
Average Weight
400-600 kilograms
Average Length
1.8- 2.5 meters long

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