: Powerful kick, extremely fast, strobing lights in spikes, this mount is known for its speed and incredible jumping capabilities. Capable of jumping across large gaps in land with little to no problem, makes these creatures almost as good as having a flying mount.
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: Check Yaralon Story Lore: The Vivvachi Tamer and Yaralon Musical Instrument: Keyvin'ya
: The Vivvachi are a strange kangaroo like creature, mixed with what seems to be cheetah and gazelle. Common colors to find them in are a combination of Cream, Tan, Cocoa, and Black. Some rarer combinations are 4 tones of BlueGrey, or tones of deep reds.
: This creature does it's best in open land. There's nothing that can keep it locked up really unless it's inside a building, even then if it's uncomfortable it may start destroying things. The best thing to do with this creature is to take it out often, let it run full tilt, and then let it rest in the sun. During the Wet Season, Vivvachi seem do little to change their habits and in fact from a distance might look like they're playing in the water.
Lifespan and Development
: Vivvachi females are able to give birth once an arc. Mating season is typically in Zi'da, and they give birth around Ashan or Ymiden. The typically have 1 or 2 joeys (Baby Vivvachi's) each birth cycle. They raise their young until next mating season, and push them off into the wild on their own.
Vivvachi's are sexually mature at 4, and typically aren't big enough to ride until about that time. During mating season, it is seen that there is a decline in males in the species, as they fight each other to get the attention to get the female, sometimes leading to fatalities. It's not major enough to endanger the species though.
They are able to mate until around the age of 30-40 arcs and if lucky to not be eaten or killed by something bigger can live up to 70 arcs. They will, if they think they are going to die of old age, will find an opponent they think worthy to finish them off. A warrior's death.
: These creatures are Omnivores, they eat grass's and meat. They will eat meats more often as they can go longer without having to worry about keeping their stomach full.
: This creature, in the wild, is not friendly at all, it will kill anything that it wants as food, and fight most anything that it feels threatened by. Though sometimes they will just use their Flash Spines to get away if what they are threatened by is something they don't think they can beat. If you gain a Vivvachi's trust, expect to be guarded closely. Due to this, even buying a train Vivvachi can be dangerous.
Trainable, but difficult to train. A trainer must have a firm but kind hand, reward when something is done right, discipline when something is done wrong. There is a special whistle that can be made out of wood that can assist with training. It is a whistle that makes a specific sound, much like the screech of a Warqag that scares them into freezing up for about 2 bits. It doesn't really harm the creatures but it creates distrust between the trainer and the Vivvachi. So not always the best tool to use, and often is used by inexperienced trainers.
More experienced trainers will tell you, if you have more than one Vivvachi to train, make sure that you've got multiple trainers, at least one male and one female should be training at a time. And it can sometimes help if you train Vivvachi together. Have a more experience Vivvachi show the less experienced Vivvachi how to do something (Especially if you're breeding them and are raising them from infancy).
The reason why these creatures are hard to tame is just that they are typically violent when hungry. They see humanoids as prey and aren't afraid to hunt for what they want to eat. If you present them with food though and slowly work your way up to earning their trust to get closer to them bit by bit until they start to let you touch them it can help.
It's also said that there's a tamer in Yaralon that actually uses some kind of musical instrument that allows them to command the beasts.
: Retractable Claws: Simple as can be, these creatures have claws on both their front and back paws that can retract and cause major damage if used against an enemy. Often used to help shred their prey.
Powerful Kick:Due to their large hind legs being capable of jumping over some of the largest canyons in Idalos, you can expect their kicks to pack a punch. Depending on a few factors, even one kick from these creatures can be fatal, capable of causing broken bones and internal bleeding.
Bounding Getaway:As they are known for their speed, they are able to jump and dodge, speeding away from any problem they might run into.
Flash Spines: These creatures have along their spine, spikes or spines that are flap like, able to open and close. Specialized saddles allow these flaps to open and close with ease. These spines are effectively blinding strobe lights, allowing them to blind their predators and prey as a distraction. The strobes in each flap last for about 2-3 bits, and each flap can be used seperately. There's typically 5 or 6 useable flaps on their backs so they are to be used wisely if a rider orders the use of them.
Pack Mount: These mounts are meant for speed, but they are quite strong, so if you're not worried about speed, they can be trained as pack mounts, though it's not really advised. These creatures can hold about 400-550lbs(depending on their size) and still go at a decent pace, any more than that and you're asking for trouble. Especially in Yaralon.
Warqag's are one of the few predators that Vivvachi will automatically start running from.
You want to think ahead and think hard before buying a Vivvachi. If you are a male, buy a female Vivvachi, and vice versa if you are a female, buy a male Vivvachi. This increases your chances to bond with your purchase. Though this isn't common knowledge (as traders of this creature want to keep prices as they are for the creature), if it's untrained, the better for you, but the more difficult your life will be while you try to train it. If you buy one trained, expect to have a harder time of getting it to trust you, it's already bonded with one trainer, it's going to be hard for it to bond with a new one.
Price for a Vivvachi and Vivvachi Gear:
Joey Female: 450GN
Adult Male: 500GN
Adult Female: 600GN
Trained Adult Male: 750GN
Trained Adult Female: 1000GN
Normal Quality Vivvachi Saddle and Gear: 100GN (comes with one large leather pack on the back of the saddle)
Normal Quality Vivvachi Pack Saddle and Gear: 200GN (Comes with one large leather pack and four medium leather packs in total)