A combination of horse and fish, the hippocampus is a strong, wild creature that’s notoriously difficult to tame.
Male hippocampus are considered colts when they are foals while females are known as fillies.
Average Lifespan: 200 years
Hippocampus are omnivorous, and while they primarily eat vegetation, they won’t turn down the odd fish or two.
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The front half of a hippocampus is primarily horse-like. Some have fin-like ears, while others have standard horse ears. Some have a long fin in place of a mane, while others will have a mane of varying colors. Their front legs do not end in hooves, but rather fins.
The back half of their body is a long tail, covered with beautiful scales, and ends in a fin. Some have fins running along their rear.
They come in all manner of colors.
Hippocampus are strong swimmers with great endurance. They make excellent war mounts, and are primarily used by royal guards and the military. Some hippocampus have venomous barbs and spines.
Hippocampus are wild, ornery creatures. Even in captivity they must be handled with care and respect, because if they feel they’ve been slighted, a hippocampus will buck its rider and leave them behind.
In the wild, hippocampus are mostly solitary creatures. Females live together in small herds with their young, while the males live alone. They only come together around the autumn equinox, where males compete for mating rights among the females.