The Leviathan

General Information;

Rare creatures of great girth and length, leviathans are ancient cousins of the dragon who dwell either in the depths of the desert sands or the deepest part of the grand oceans. Once plentiful, they have dwindeled much in the last several thousand years, and gradually have begun growing smaller as time goes by.

Statistics;

Name:: Leviathans

Average Lifespan:: Immortal

Average Height:: 50 feet at the shoulder

Average Weight:: N/A; Depends on the individual

Location Found:: Rarely in the deserts of Vystriana and Alubria in Felnova; otherwise, in the deserts of Millirand.

*all statistics based on averages; extremes in any direction, or found in odd locations, are always allowed.

Notes;

The King: In ancient Millirand, dating back from the creation of the Realm, there lay a leviathan nearly as old as the gods themselves. He's the oldest, and therefore the largest, dwelling seven fathoms underneath the sand, where it begins to turn to mud. His size matches the circumference of the desert, and his name is the ancient name of the desert when it was still forming. It is the popular belief that the original sand were flakes from his egg.

Credits;

Species info credited to Blazeh/Verridith and Savage.

In-Depth Information;

Appearances;; The great leviathan is a massive desert snake, with gaping jaws filled with serrated rows of long, forward-facing teeth. They are gigantic, able to snatch a dragon out of the sky with their jaws, and reside primarily in the hot desert sands of Exodus. Their coloration can be nearly anything, though their average spectrum helps them hide among the sands. Much like the sarka, their jewel-faced eyes change color with emotion - a lightless black for anger, white for contentment and sleepiness, red or orange for hunger and lust, yellow or green for fear, blue and purple for happiness and pleasure. Bold colors show strong emotion, and mixed hues show mixed feelings.

Tactics;; They are massive and thus, very strong; their magical prowess is very limited. Some ancient leviathans, a few of the biggest, will have some mastery over a particular element, though more than one is an incredible rarity. Due to the complex nature of their eyes, they may hypnotize lesser-minded prey, coiling about them as they lay stupified by the leviathan's faceted eyes.

Abilities;; Though the leviathan is distantly related to dragonkin, most share little of their cousins' intelligence. Instead, they are creatures of few pleasures, and enjoy the simple acts of eating, sleeping and the occassional companionship of a mate or offspring. A leviathan is a very solitary creature, and they come together once every few hundred years to breed, then separate once again to wander the desert in which they've made their home.

subspecies


Aquatic Leviathan
Classification: ocean leviathan. Location: in the deepest depths of the sea.

The leviathan of the sea is very similar to its sand-dwelling cousin. However, slight differences do exist. Primarily found in shades of blue, green, silver or black, the aquatic leviathan blends very well in its surroundings. Generally, instead of the desert horns and spikes, these great serpents will have extravagant fins and flippers, usually largest upon the head and tail for navigating the turbulent waters of their home. Their jewel-faceted eyes are much like their land-dwelling cousins, and some are said to have true jewels encrusted on their smooth-scaled hide, confusing enemies into thinking they have more than one set to see with.