Species: cloud leijonœrns



The Blazondeer, plus a chart I was working on that was supposed to show all the mystery beings. About 2/3 of the way through I decided I needed to expand the neutral column in the middle into two columns (and re-evaluate everything in it) and add another one at the right though, so I had to abandon it.

Stablehand: The mystery beings of the "Borderlands"

Most things in the world of Stablehand seem pretty straightforward and unmysterious. A dragon? Sure. Pretty unremarkable. A dragon that looks like a griffin? Weird, but not that weird. A unicorn? You don’t want to be around one, but it’s not as if they’re magic or anything.

However, in a few scattered nooks and crannies of the world that few have seen personally and the few more who have heard of them don’t even believe exist, there are some very strange things. Some extremely, incredibly strange things.

Observers are medium-sized canine-looking beings which seem to periodically alternate between two different life phases, somewhat like the mythical werewolf. In one phase, they have a head-located mouth and webbed limbs, while in the other they have a chest-located mouth and a patagium that extends between their limbs and tail, enabling them to glide. When they wish to express emotions, they light up one of two pairs of perceptive organs on their snouts, or both.

Transitors are vaguely avian-looking beings that just seem to glide through the air endlessly at a steady pace, their mantle-like tail and spiked “feet” seeming to merge into the air behind them as they do so. Occasionally, other beings can be seen riding them.

Insulators are large, bulky beings with vaguely fox-like heads and great, shield-like chests. They are mostly quiet and slow-moving, but will irritatedly flash their perceptive organs brightly if they detect anybody they think might cause trouble.


There are also other strange beings that appear in the same places, including cloud leijonœrns, weird gigantic mountain- and angle-dinosaurs, totem-snakes, and zigzag-lizards. And much, much more.