Large beasts that rival the size of their owners, Dire Wolves are predators that have been domesticated and brought with by Jareks family to Morven, to be used for a variety of jobs, primarily as companions. Incredibly powerful and vicious, but equally as loyal. Because of their domestication, they're also quite friendly to those that raise them or earn their trust. Depending on the size of the fully grown animal, It's role may change; with larger Dire Wolves being ridden and used as a Psuedo-Cavalry / Scout units, and smaller ones being used for attack-dog type purposes.
Anatomy & Morphology
Canine, 4 Legged, Similar to a wolf but larger, stronger, and more mentally advanced.
Strong Jaw with a powerful bite, sharp claws, strong legs for fast running, keen sense of smell and hearing.
Genetics and Reproduction
Mammal Male / Female Reproduction, 5 month pregnancy, 1-3 pups
Growth Rate & Stages
Take longer to mature then regular wolves, reaching maturity at 7.
Ecology and Habitats
Evolved for colder climates, Dire Wolves tend to not do well in hot climates.
Dietary Needs and Habits
While able to consume berries and other fruits/vegetables, the Dire Wolves much prefer a carnivorous meat-based diet. If it's made of meat, a Dire Wolf can eat it.
Pack mentality, viewing their partner as their pack leader.
Dire Wolves were originally tamed in the Northern continent that the Northerners originated from, breeding more docile genes through new Dire Wolf generations; although smaller then they were before domestication, they're still incredibly vicious, and a terrifying foe.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Combat Partner, Hunting Partner, Companion, Guard, Hauler
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Originally Located in Steinnmundr, all Morven Dire Wolves are now raised by the Berserker Clan.
Near-Northerner levels of intelligence, able to understand language and commands, basic math and problem solving.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Great hearing, Great Smell, Sight, Taste, Feel
- Genetic Ancestor(s)
- Evolved from an ancestor of Wolves
- 60 Years
- Average Height
- 6'0" Head-Height
- Average Weight
- Average Physique
- Wide Shoulders, Strong legs, Hardy body
- Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
- Dire Wolves can come in a variety of colors and markings, all-white fur with no blemishes being the rarest.