A new species for the Morae River. The writing is still a bit rough. I'll be posting him, as well as other members of the group by the end of the week on the blog.
The Red Tailed Mardik
Red Tailed Mardiks are one of the largest tree climbers in the High Wood. Males can weigh up to 11 kilograms and females about 9. They have rough, loose hides and large dewclaws that are incredibly flexible, which they use for climbing though the canopy. They are swift animals, jumping and dashing through the branches in search of food and potential mates, using their long tails for balance. Mardiks rarely leave the trees but have been noted to stalk prey close to low branches. There are 4 species of Mardik that inhabit the High Wood and they are all distant descendants to the Bala, a large carnivore that resides in the flatlands further south. All Mardiks are carnivores except the Pygmy Mardik, whose diet consists plant matter as well as flesh.