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Creatures of Amenz: GARGOYLES by CoffeeAddictedDragon Creatures of Amenz: GARGOYLES by CoffeeAddictedDragon
The Creatures of Amenz: Gargoyles.

Basic Info

The gargoyles of Amenz are a hardy race originating from the northern most reaches of the province but have been known to live as far south as the Cadence region. This race is known to keep to themselves but thrive of trading their unique wares to the caravans that pass by their homes. Even though very little is known about them, they are a highly respected and powerful race known best for their strength and their ability to work together as a single, overpowering force.

The myth that they turn to stone comes from them going into a sort of hibernation during the coldest months of the year. They sleep more and become sluggish when they do awaken. Their body temperatures go down if only slightly and they crouch like the statues in castles as that's the most comfortable way for them to rest for long periods of time.
But they do not turn to stone.


Anatomy
Whilst many people think of gargoyles as massive, hulking winged figures, the reality is that those are only the first line of defense and are used to intimidate newcomers. Often times, gargoyles are born with normal human like proportions and sleeks bodies. Their scales provide a thick, hard nearly unbreakable armor that some have described to be as strong as stone. Their tails, usually unique for each gargoyle, are thick and heavy, and are used to bash at the ground or rocks as a sign of aggression and force as well as to shatter a few bones depending on the situation. Their wings are thick and scale, allowing them an extra shield, however this does make them less agile in the air. On the ground they are a massive force to be reckoned with as they can climb up almost all 90 degree angle with ease and can blend in with the environment thanks to their usually stone colored bodies.

One interesting aspect about gargoyles that is usually overlooked is their heat. Gargoyles have a MUCH higher body temperature in comparison to other creatures. So much so that it's been reported that a fully awake gargoyle can melt snow in 3 foot radius from his/her body heat alone. Whilst it's harder to feel on the extremities like the wings, tail and limbs, the heat produced can be felt the most on the chest and especially the stomach area. this helps when incubating eggs during the winter months.

This intense heat coupled with a gargoyles highly acidic stomach bile allows them to consume things that would usually be harmful to other creatures such as rotted meat (though they only do this when times are dire), metal, highly alcoholic beverages (without getting drunk) and Borealis.

Borealis is a beverage that only gargoyles can safely consume. It's high in alcohol as well as several crushed plants and powders that, whilst may be safe for gargoyles, can kill a human in under 10 minutes and send a dragon into a seizure induced hallucinogenic episode, IF they're lucky. Borealis is usually drunk at celebrations, the hatching of a baby and at the first flight and first hunt parties.


Culture
Gargoyles create tight knit clans that work together through thick and thin. They work together and remain loyal to their clan no matter what. They mate for life and both genders raise the offspring together. When a male wishes to propose to a female, he will present a gem of high value. If she excepts then the two will proceed with ceremonies and preform a "Bonding Dive" similar to what bald eagles do in courtship.

Quickest way to befriend a gargoyle is to play music. They love music, dance and partying.



Homes
Gargoyles make clans within abandoned castles, ruins, ghost town villages, mountains and (occasionally) crypts.     
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DRAGONDEMISE Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I make one?
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps not yet. I'd like to flesh out the species more before I send them out for people to make.
Thank you for asking though. :)
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FallOut97 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how much work you put into your beautiful art! Are these going to be used in anything, or are they just for fun? ^°^
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^ both. They are part of the world my comic series Ariphix takes place in.
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:iconfallout97:
FallOut97 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo, lovely! And you're quite welcome! ^°^
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MaskedDragonLin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice take on gargoyles :) and lovely legs~
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly. ^^
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:iconangelgirl24kage:
angelgirl24Kage Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
i love it like the idea great pic XD
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconangelgirl24kage:
angelgirl24Kage Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
yw 
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
These guys are awesome! You always think of amazing species... 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. ^^
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:iconneunschwanz89:
neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
How cool they are very interesting :3
They look more like demons or dragon harpies to me. Gargoyles are more like greyish and stonish the wings are good and the tales too.
But this is just one persons option ^^.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are Amenz gargoyles so they look different then the ones most people are used to. Admitedly they looked more feral in my head. Ill have to work on that. I dont like really drawing demons as everyone seems to draw them, and to me theres no such thing as dragon people. I respect your opinion though
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:iconneunschwanz89:
Ah I see I know that feeling wen you imagine something and when you draw it its a bit different.
I don't know there are thousands of demons they don't need to look the same there are races. And speaking of races and species all is difrent I mean if we were all the same it will be boring right?
And if you don't like something it its fine your option sweety :) no one can force you.
And actually I made a little mistake aren't dragon people demons too? Idk xD
And I think I said harpies not people.
So I still think its a super cool idea.
Keep going ;)
Oh and what are Armenz? :?
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amenz is the land in which Ariphix takes place.
I don't like discussing demons... I dislike them... 

And demons are not like Dragon people if Dragon people were a thing. Demons 're evil. Dragon people I think would be like normal people.
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:iconneunschwanz89:
Sorry I'm late
I see I personally never had a problem with them but your thing.
Idk either maybe I'll make a species of it. (I don't think they will be called dragon people)
Well then they are still a very cool species I said that they don't look that much like gargoyls cause some humans can't axept things they are not used to iselly thats the fllaw in some humans. Including me but no body is perfekt!
But again its a great idea!
:D
PS: sorry for the awfull english >_<.
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