Sz: 50-150 cm. | 20-60” (at shoulder)
Wt: 45-110 kg. | 100-242 lbs.
Loc: Pale Shores
Prd: Akkoure, Malta Akkoure
With their bones and antlers no longer seeing use in avoc tools, the species has largely been left alone.1 Often seen in the temperate forests around the seas of Pale Shores, cervugi are used as training indicators for hunters—if the cervugi can hear you, you must become more quiet.2
The meaning of their name has been lost from Aevot over time, save for the suffix “-gi”, coming from “algi” meaning change, perhaps a reference to their changing coat.
For nearly equal parts of the year the coat is either its warm or cool coat. In colder months their fur grows out and is pure white, while in warmer months all but the underbelly is short grey fur.2 In addition to longer fur around the throat on a male’s cool coat, males antlers are more vertical where a female cervugi’s antlers grow more towards the snout and tail, and all antlers are rounded at the tips. The species eat only plant material, and use their snouts to push through the snow in search of grasses. In the warmer seasons they will travel away from seas and to the mountains for freshly thawed grasses. In warmer months they keep underbrush in forested areas from over growing.2
During the cold season all cervugi are more aggressive, mostly over food.2 Males have marked territories patrolled throughout the year while females and young in packs will travel through these territories. Females fight amongst each other for food as well-fed females seem to be picked by males with territory more often.2 Most will only mate once with a male, though some cervugi that live to nearly 10 years of age will have multiple offspring.