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The Wher
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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's avatar
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|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Dragoness-of-Night|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I LOVE it!!
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SecondPass's avatar
I love her <3
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Dustfish's avatar
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|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's avatar
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's avatar
I love this! It's so close to how I pictured the whers.
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Kynamh|Hobbyist General Artist
Such a pretty wher :)
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Tigers-Shadow|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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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's avatar
AMAZING! Did you used pencils? In any case it worth a fav and a pure Love smiley immediatly! ^_^
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Kieath|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's avatar
Thank you so much! I think I'm gonna rummage in your other works now! ^_^
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Luiswalker's avatar
Wow this is a nice dragon... :D
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khiitan's avatar
Watchwhers ftw. They never get enough love but you draw them lufferly. :3 -plays with the little ears-
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Kieath|Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee thanks <3
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ForeverLukoi's avatar
I LOVE whers!!! And yours here is lovely
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Kieath|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's avatar
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's avatar
<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's avatar
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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