[Glorantha]Re: Praxian Hyena

From: Goihl & Fahey <goihlk_at_zedat.fu-berlin.de>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 19:28:03 +0200


Drastic Prax gives it as the Spotted Hyaena, and most people have = assumed it so as this is the more famous one, and what most people = imagine when they think of Hyaenas. Spotteds hunt herd animals at night, = as one might assume Praxian Hyaenas do.
But some aspects of the brown, or even striped, might apply to the = Praxian Hyaena.
Anyway, believe everything Trotsky says, he's the expert.

Daniel

Tero Pitk=E4nen:
>While trying to understand a Gloranthan Hyena without confusion, which =
parts=20
>of habits of the three RW species a Gloranthan Hyena have?
>
>If we look at the brown one (Hyeana brunnea), it`s not so lucky =
predator at=20
>all as the dotted one (Crocuta crocuta) - which is maybe the most =
famous=20
>killer machine of them.
>Still, there are some interesting things in brown hyena, which could =
fit=20
>quite well in Prax and the Wastes: Even though it=B4s feeding almost =
only with=20
>carrions and small mammals, it teaches its cub the same paths to find =
food.=20
>So they may travel again and again to old places, where they used to =
find=20
>carrions and prey alike generations ago.
>Also, as a myth this could explain somehow the mystical travels that=20
>morokanth Hyena worshipers have.
>
My understanding is that the Praxian hyena most closely resembles the=20 Spotted Hyena, rather than the brown or striped varieties - it is, after = all,=20
/Crocuta theovorax/ not /Hyaena theovorax/. Having said that, it clearly =

isn't yer actual genuine terrestrial-type Spotted Hyena, so you're=20 certainly welcome to fit in any changes you like. Besides which, YGWV. --=20
Trotsky

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