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Danger Level: Low
Likes: Grass, Cans, Kicking goatherds, Sleeping
Dislikes: Goatherds, Being told to do things, Being told to not do things
Attack Method: Kick with backlegs or tackle with bloated body-weight
The blutgoat for the most part resembles an above-average sized goat. Blutgoats, are larger than the typical goat, an adult standing at the typically at a full height of around three feet. But the most obvious difference between an ordinary goat and a blutgoat is the fact that the blutgoat is horrifically bloated with, as one would expect, blood.
While at birth a juvenile goat resembles an entirely ordinary kid, over the first few years of its life its rapidly overactive blood production gradually swells its body with blood. Blutgoats in fact start off life a light gray coloration, but over time their blood begins to seap through their pores gradually dying their fur a deep crimson color.
Unlike most creatures, blutgoats never stop producing blood, producing far in excess of what their bodies need, and thus they need to be routinely bled in order to avoid problems.
While ponderous, and often very heavy, blutgoats nonetheless display a certain finesseful agility commonly seen in many other types of goats. A unaware observer might be surprised to see a fat, full blutgoat, precariously perched on a rocky outcropping, seemingly unconcerned that it might fall.
It is naturally very difficult to tell a male blutgoat from a female outside of behavior during certain seasons. Expert goatherds insist, "Oh yeah there's a very simple trick to it." but have yet to reveal this trick to anyone.
Blutgoats are largely sedate and thoroughly domesticated animals that nonetheless have a profound sense of pride for an animal, especially one as sluggish and large as they are. With their often lackadaisical and lazy natures they are often misunderstood as being easily handled, which is far from the case as they are rather stubborn and averse to obeying instruction when not given in a manner that appeals to their sense of pride.
When said pride is "injured" blutgoats are rather aggressive, kicking and bucking and slamming into people without abandon until they are properly assuaged. They are obstinate and fussy, often in spite of their large size and slothful nature. Many a would-be goatherd has found themselves with severe to minor concussions for underestimating the will and pride of these seemingly placid creatures.
This behavior extends to other blutgoats, both in the wild and domesticated. Blutgoats will buck and ram and smash into each-other to establish a hierarchy, a process that repeats every so often and whenever a new blutgoat of age is introduced into an existing herd. The top blutgoat male will typically attempt establish a monopoly on breeding in such circumstances, upon which type goatherd intervention is generally recommended.
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• A blutgoat that isn't properly drained will continuously produce blood until it reaches capacity, causing severe pain and discomfort, and eventually, explosive death. Vampwelf, being vampwelf, often do this deliberately for the spectacle of it.
• Blutgoat's excessive blood seaps into most of its bodily fluids, from its spit, it's waste, and even its milk. Due to this, blutgoat milk and cheese have particularly curious flavor properties that make them sought after by certain dairy enthusiasts.
• While the blutgoat was indeed bred specifically to deal with the shortage of healthy blooded creatures during extreme periods of draught, such as The Long Night, many vampwelf have a decidedly snobbish stance towards consuming blutgoat blood. In the modern age where the vampwelf don't have issue with finding blood from proper sapient creatures, its often debated if the blutgoat is indeed redundant or not.
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