Constructed Mythology
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Kanpur are huge canines with short strong neck, broad shoulders, fearsome fangs and sharp claws. Kanpurs are indigenous to many parts of Adyr. They live on every known continent and have a wide variety of subspecies and social habits. Although most are hostile toward anyone who trespasses on their territories, a few unique Kanpur packs have been domesticated by the Humans and Tighearnachs. These cunning and ferocious creatures have found an especially welcome home among the two races, who admire their endurance and keen survival instincts.

Though they can be trained as vicious combatants, most will avoid humans and other races, preferring to hunt down game. Untamed kanpur hunt and fight much like their cousin canines. Any substantial opposition will cause a pack to break off, looking for easier prey. Trained Kanpur will attempt to bite at vulnerable tendons in the legs or try to pierce the necks of opposing mounts. Kanpur are efficient pack hunters that kill anything they catch.

Generally, mating occurs between January and April — the higher the latitude, the later it occurs. A pack usually produces a single litter unless the breeding male mates with one or more subordinate females. During the mating season, breeding kanpur become very affectionate with one another in anticipation of the female's ovulation cycle. The pack tension rises as each mature kanpur feels urged to mate. Pheromones in the female's urine and the swelling of her vulva make known to the male that the female is in heat. The female is unreceptive for the first few days of estrus, during which time she sheds the lining of her uterus; but when she begins ovulating again, the two kanpur mate.

Kanpurs typically reach sexual maturity after two or three years, at which point many of them will be compelled to leave their birth packs and seek out mates and territories of their own. Kanpurs that reach maturity generally live 6 to 10 years in the wild, although in captivity they can live to twice that age. High mortality rates give them a low overall life expectancy. Pups die when food is scarce; they can also fall prey to predators such as bears, lions, or other kanpurs. The most significant causes of mortality for grown kanpurs are hunting, poaching, and wounds inflicted while hunting prey. Although adult kanpurs may occasionally be killed by other predators, rival kanpur packs are often their most dangerous non-human enemy.

Breeding[]

The two races of Humans and Tighearnachs, who employs these beasts as mounts, breed them for different use. The Humans use them as heavy cavalry, making them bigger than their wild cousins but nonetheless tamer and useful.

The Tighearnachs prefer to use them as light cavalry since they have excellent archers and as raiding army.The human nation of Frebe also employs this kind of breeding in their kanpurs.

Subspecies of Kanpur[]

  • Arctic Kanpur
  • Desert Kanpur
  • Plain Kanpur
  • Giant Kanpur, also called Common Kanpur.
  • Black Kanpur
  • Red Kanpur

Notable and Famous Kanpurs[]

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