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The Wher by Kieath The Wher by Kieath
I love whers...although I've never quite figured out why...

They're a pern critter, a sort of failed attempt of a genetically altered dragon...I can't remember what they were suppose to do...but basically they didn't turn out as expected.

They're short little fat thingies xD with stubby useless wings, limited intelligence, and the inability to see during the day due to heat vision...so basically they're chained to a post and used as night guard dogs =(

She looks quite happy though xD
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rainchickk Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
nice one.I always liked them ,kind of like an English Bulldog.They were kind of ignored in the books,people wanted fire lizards
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Kieath Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Dragoness-of-Night Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I LOVE it!!
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SecondPass Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I love her <3
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InuHsien Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
In Dragonsdawn Anne says that Wind Blossom tried to make night flying dragons (because at they time the colonists weren't certain if Thread also fell at night) and the Whers were the result.
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dracoequine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Whers: photophobic (aka highly allergic to light because it hurts their eyes), used as watch dogs at Holds, trouble detectors in mines... btw I love anything Pern having to do with the dragons, so course my fave is dragons, but I also like the whers & firelizards *almost* as much...
*Very* nice where there btw :)
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Botan1313 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Yay! Whers! I have a character who the handler of a blue wher, they do search and rescue for their craft and weyr and I just love their little foibles. :)
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Stellaretak Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I love this! It's so close to how I pictured the whers.
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Kynamh Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a pretty wher :)
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Tigers-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
OhMaigosh best Wher drawing ever xD Usually people make them so ugly, but she looks all chubbie like a fat old dog xD

(I only had one crit but I'll only say if you tell me you want to hear it.)
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Wela-Inomae Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
bwaaah, it's horribly late now, but I do believe I read about the watch-whers being able to fly at night, when the air pressure changes. The heat-vision allows them to pick up the thread signature when normal dragons would be incapable of seeing it, and I forget if they flame the thread, or eat it. But, they watch the skies for thread at night. I don't remember what book that was in.

Very nice wher, I love the awkward little guys. :3
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Pennaz91 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
AMAZING! Did you used pencils? In any case it worth a fav and a pure Love smiley immediatly! ^_^
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Kieath Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee, it's been a while but for this one I did it completely on the the computer. Opencanvas I think :) It was before I moved over to photoshop xD
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Pennaz91 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Thank you so much! I think I'm gonna rummage in your other works now! ^_^
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Luiswalker Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Wow this is a nice dragon... :D
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Luiswalker Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
o.o
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khiitan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Watchwhers ftw. They never get enough love but you draw them lufferly. :3 -plays with the little ears-
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Kieath Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee thanks <3
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ForeverLukoi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
I LOVE whers!!! And yours here is lovely
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Kieath Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Wher's are awesome x3 I've never got around rping one though...one day >:D
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ForeverLukoi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
I believe Autumn/Khiitan has messaged you about Rukai Weyr? If you ever feel like trying an RP out, Rukai is set up to be a wher's paradise. Dracona-fin is the one who found you and pointed me at your gallery which is fantastic, hence the watch. <3
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Laughing-Dove Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
<3 Eeeee, so I'm not alone in mah love of whers!!!

And I love green whers. They are THE BEST. <3<3<3
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BYSRSCKI Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
I personally think she's adorable. (It's green, thusly female. :)) I never liked McCaffrey's discription; it was too contradictory.
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Kintarly Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Student General Artist
It's not cute.

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But its freakin AWESOME looking. I'd want a dragon like that....Completely useless, but really tough looking
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Kieath Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
But it's faaaaat, and it's smiling xDD and looks hugable...at least until you try and it bites you xD

Heehee ditto, *would feed it her homework*
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lingliang Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
In the end, they where used to announce that Dragons where coming or thread...or even a special visitor.
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Kieath Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
=) thanks, I knew they had another purpose xD...but I couldn't remember what...

I really need to re-read some of the books xD *been a few years*
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lingliang Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
I need to read them in order for once XD Started near the end last time, when I first got my hands on them.
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Kieath Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee ditto,

For some reason I started with dragonquest then moved to dragonflight *was soconfused* xD
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bluemoonchild Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
Oo, I remember those guys! 'tis a shame they were always overlooked in favour of the fancier thread fighting dragons. Goofy, homely, flightless dragons are oddly likable, I'd totally take 'em home :3

I also always wanted a firelizard, or two or three XD

I really like the fact that I can see a loose resemblance to the ';proper' pern dragons. The colouring is lovely too.
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Kieath Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee yeah, and then Todd made that one book...which ended with people hating them more ;;

Firelizards are awesome...but I have the inability to draw them for some reason...I love the brown and bronze ones though... *might try again oneday*

Heehee thanks, I know they're not suppose to have ears...but I've always pictured whers with ears for some reason...and they kind of remind me of cows...
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dracoequine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
which book was that? O.o...
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imaginary-fiend Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
ha! i want a wher, they sound funny. the muted but textured colors make me happy.
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Kieath Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for useless creatures! xD

Yeah, I want one too...but I think it would eat my cat ;;

heehee thanks!
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imaginary-fiend Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
i think my cats would eat it~ >:DD
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Kieath Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*sowantsyourcats* ;;
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imaginary-fiend Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
EVILLLLL
:D
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