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I was trying to come up with ideas on how to present my conworlding with the limited time available to me. And then I though Fredauon Fun Facts, nice, triple F. So, I'm gonna post a one-sentence (or maybe two-sentence) fun fact on my conworld as often as possible. I will also provide brief answers to any questions that come up and elaborate on stuff if I find the time. Anyway, here we go [:)]
Fredauon Fun Fact #1:
The Elves lost the Great War against the Wizard Republic even though they [the Elves] had domesticated telepathic (flightless) parrots.
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Creyeditor wrote: 22 Jan 2024 23:15 telepathic (flightless) parrots
Are the parrots sapient? I'm guessing so if they're telepathic.
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How big we talking about? Like regular parrots or big horse-sized war parrots?
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I was thinking of them as non-sapient and Kākāpō-sized. They evolved a way to emit and detect radio waves, which the elves amplified by selective breeding.

Also, I like the idea of a horse-sized war parrot.
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Also, this leads me to the second fun fact, this time involving sapient flightless birds.

Fredauon Fun Fact #2:
The only sapient species native to Fredauon are humans, the foul-smelling hoatzyns (sapient arboreal paedomorphic hoatzins) in the Great Mountains, and the absurdly strange and morally repulsive water bears (giant tardigrades) on the Other Continent.
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Do they use those telepathic parrots as biological mobile telephones?
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I am very interested by your use of all these weird species.
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Visions1 wrote: 24 Jan 2024 00:07 I am very interested by your use of all these weird species.
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WeepingElf wrote: 23 Jan 2024 22:25 Do they use those telepathic parrots as biological mobile telephones?
You got it. The Wizards were more technologically adavanced and could use 'real' telecommunication.

Fredauon Fun Fact #3:
The most common pet among Wizards is the flightless catbird, known on Earth as the Cretan owl or Athene cretensis.
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Creyeditor wrote: 23 Jan 2024 16:10 Also, I like the idea of a horse-sized war parrot.
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eldin raigmore wrote: 24 Jan 2024 09:00 I am very interested by your use of all these weird species.
Ditto. Especially the water bears. Shame they're evil though.
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Well, water bears are not evil in the narrow sense of the word. They practice cannibalism, incest, corophagia, pedophilia, and pedophagia among themselves and are thus considered morally repulsive by humans. Water bears mostly keep to themselves though. They were somtimes considered a bad omen and thus killed on sight by humans. They are really not evil, more a strange kind of orange-blue. Maybe. YMMV.
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Tell us more about these water bears. How big are they? How come they developed intelligence?
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I was thinking of them as roughly bear-sized and similar in style to the Milchgrubs from the Edge Chronicles (minus the honey-sacs, of course). I think that they were probably more common on the Other Continent before it was settled by humans. At this point they probably evolved complex social structures and sapience. Nowadays, they are mostly confined to mountain ranges.
Btw, elves and wizards are of course both humans.

Fredauon Fun Fact #4:
All birds on Fredauon are flightless.
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Creyeditor wrote: 25 Jan 2024 18:25
Fredauon Fun Fact #4:
All birds on Fredauon are flightless.
Then who occupies the aerial niches? Bats?
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As I once said: "Everybody is living on the ground except the flishes and the floxes."
So, bats, flying foxes and related animals, and flying fish mainly. Oh, and jet squid. I probably forgot some minor species but those are the main ones.
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Creyeditor wrote: 25 Jan 2024 20:59 As I once said: "Everybody is living on the ground except the flishes and the floxes."
So, bats, flying foxes and related animals, and flying fish mainly. Oh, and jet squid. I probably forgot some minor species but those are the main ones.
Huh, cool
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Were the birds ever flighted, or did they just evolve straight from land-dwelling dinosaurs?
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Creyeditor wrote: 25 Jan 2024 18:25 Btw, elves and wizards are of course both humans.
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Creyeditor wrote: 25 Jan 2024 20:59 Everybody is living on the ground except the flishes and the floxes
By "flying fox" do you mean the kind of bat or a literal fox that flies, vulpes volans, if you will.
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VaptuantaDoi wrote: 25 Jan 2024 22:09 Were the birds ever flighted, or did they just evolve straight from land-dwelling dinosaurs?
Difficult question. Do we know for sure how flightlessness came about in Earth birds? I think, I tried to read up on it and there are competing analyses. Right now, I think, I have to say that at least some of the birds never evolved from flighted birds on Fredauon.
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Creyeditor wrote: 25 Jan 2024 20:59 Everybody is living on the ground except the flishes and the floxes
By "flying fox" do you mean the kind of bat or a literal fox that flies, vulpes volans, if you will.
The kind of bat. I really like the flexibility for conworlding because they can be pretty bat-like but also huge and herbivorous.

Let's move on from fauna to ... genetics!

Fredauon Fun Fact #5:
According to Wizard biologists, genetic information is stored inside cells in the form of a homunculus.
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