Dire Wolves

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.

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

Canine, 4 Legged, Similar to a wolf but larger, stronger, and more mentally advanced.

Biological Traits

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.

Additional Information

Social Structure

Pack mentality, viewing their partner as their pack leader.

Domestication

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.

Average Intelligence

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)
Origin/Ancestry
Evolved from an ancestor of Wolves
Lifespan
60 Years
Average Height
6'0" Head-Height
Average Weight
200Lbs
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.

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