[Glorantha]Re: Gloranthan Hyena

From: Trotsky <TTrotsky_at_blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 18:02:03 +0100

Tero Pitkänen:

>>My understanding is that the Praxian hyena most closely resembles the
>>Spotted Hyena, rather than >the brown or striped varieties - it is, after
>>all, /Crocuta theovorax/ not /Hyaena theovorax/. Having >said that, it
>>clearly isn't yer actual genuine terrestrial-type Spotted Hyena, so you're
>>certainly >welcome to fit in any changes you like. Besides which, YGWV.
>I checked the latin names from an (actually) old book called "the living
>world of animals". Thanks about the correction.
No correction - while the name of the brown hyena has, in fact, changed since your book was written, that isn't what I was referring to! :) I was actually pointing out that the Praxian Hyena (/C theovorax/) bears the generic name of the RW spotted hyena (/C crocuta/), not that of, say, the striped hyena (/H hyaena/). Thus, one can assume it was
originally intended to resemble the former more than the latter - although YGWV, of course.

>Btw, I think some pictures about Hyena in old TotRM show them as the spotted
>ones too. Not a surprise – they are the most famous of them.
The other two are pretty rare these days, and they're rather better at hiding, too boot. And not half as scary, of course.

Gamer and Skeptic

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