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Trainhemoth
         

Coalmunchers

Trainhemoth
“Big. Furry. Docile. What's not to love? Oh. Right. The smog.” — Trainhemoth Tamer

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  • Strength-8
  • Intelligence-1
  • Charisma-1
  • Endurance-10
  • Agility-6
  • Luck-4

Danger Level: High

Likes: Coal, Whistles
Dislikes: Things taking its coal

Attack Method: Trainhemoth's will spew coal smog over the area, and start stomping around.

Attributes
Environment: Plains, Ravines, Mountains
Lifespan: 800 years
Height: 9 ft
Diet: Coal

Rarity: Extremely Rare

Original Creator: Arcanuse
Physical Description

Huge creatures with tar colored fur and a remarkably flat face outside its tremendous nose. Its face is generally covered by its long hair, covering its two small eyes and the many small tendrils on the bottom of its head used to break up chunks of coal for eating. It's thick hide and dense fur keep it protected from most pests, and serve to keep heat in the trainhemoth. Internally, the trainhemoth burns the coal and uses the heat to provide energy.

The trainhemoth moves using its eight stubby legs to carry it from place to place, and to dig through the ground.

On the top of the trainhemoth's head, it has a unique organ that controls the smog content inside the trainhemoth, processing it into a pitch black, eye-searing gas. Additionally, it releases steady amounts in a plume of smoke to prevent buildup.

Its eyes are coated in a small protective bubble to keep its smog from getting in them.

Behavior

Trainhemoths wander around sniffing out coal deposits and will dig through the ground to reach it. It will then mark that area as its territory until the coal runs out, at which point it heads off to find more coal. Outside their territory, they are relatively docile and tend to ignore things smaller than them. Generally, the only time they become violent is when they are attacked, or when another trainhemoth tries to claim its territory.

Every century a trainhemoth will hunt out a particularly large coal deposit, to lay a single egg. Until the egg hatches, the trainhemoth will guard the egg with its life. When the egg hatches, the trainhemoth promptly leaves to find a coal deposit and resume its normal life.

Subspecies

Toy Trainhemoth: Toy trainhemoths resemble ordinary trainhemoths, but are much smaller. Unlike their larger relatives, toy trainhemoths travel in packs of 7 to 12 members. Suitable for pets if one can afford taking care of them.

Special

Chugga Chugga: The trainhemoth charges ahead using untapped reserves of energy to go much faster than normal, letting it plough through whatever has the misfortune of being in the trainhemoth's way. Doing this tires out the trainhemoth, forcing it to rest for several hours.

Trivia

• Trainhemoths have seen a limited use in public transportation through hazardous terrain, but are generally seen as an expensive novelty.

• Taming is relatively easy, one just has to provide a reliable source of coal. Just don't be surprised when it wanders off when the coal runs out.

• Trainhemoths are mostly inedible, but have a thin area not burnt to inedibility. Has a spicy flavor, and is a rare delicacy due to protection laws restricting hunting.

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