What should I call Tasmanian Devils in a setting without Tasmania?
MOURs (Marsupials Of Unusual Rage)
Minor Dire Badgers
Death of Shrublands
What exactly is the setting? What tone are you going for here?
I think the key thing I'm going for is if I say "[blank blank]" and the players hear a short description from someone, they can figure out for themselves that they're Tazmanian Devils without me having to outright say it.
Carrion Nesters (They've been known to sleep inside of carcasses so they can wake up to either ward off others of their kind or eat some more. Might make for a nice trap for a party every now and then if they're the sort to loot corpses.)
>Australians think they're so badass because they have to deal with drop bears
Where I live we have drop lions.
What? Nah. Nobody survives that shit. Nobody common, at least. There's always that guy grampa's cousin's neighbor shared a beer with once. That guy was a certified badass. Well, til he ran into one of those buggers he was. Got away alive, that's better than most folk manage.
Crocodile is easier to get away from once your out of the water and if they clamp their jaws without catching you. A man should be strong enough to keep them shut with his arms.
And if you have a tree nearby, well, a croc won't follow you there.
Mate, have you ever seen a croc in real life? They are fucking massive and quick. I would rather fight a lion and yes Ive seen them in real life too.
No but they are easier to relate to being a mammal than a croc is. There are more signs to look for and ways to get out of the situation.
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They are quick but they rely on surprise. If they don't catch you in the water you have a chance to run away far enough for the croc to decide to not bother. Or simply climb somewhere it can't go.
In most cases you're fucked either way though.
>There are more signs to look for and ways to get out of the situation.
If the lion is going for you, then you are more fucked than if the croc goes for you. Croc does not like running around chasing monkeys. Lion will run around chasing monkeys, in a pack if it has to.
I love so many of these kennings, but this one is nifty.
How about Komodo Dragon? What would you called them in a setting with no Komodo Island ( They are named after the island. Locals called them something else) and there are no dragons in the setting
It's all gore so I won't post it but look up Devil Face Tumour cancer, due to limited gene pool Tasmanian Devils has developed a cancer that they hypodermically inject each other with in the normal course of their fights. It's kind of horrifying.
Frozen actually refers to time, rather than temperature, since the warping of spacetime would make make anything beyond the Schwarzschild radius appear frozen in time to an outside observer.