In legends the Karkadann is an unicorn-like Rhinoceros. I adaptated the idea and created my own version of the creature. The word means "Lord of the Desert".
Done in a few hours in photoshop. It depicts both the male and female Karkadann.Description:
Karkadanns live in desertic areas and are omnivorous. The can use their claws and tusks to dig and find edible insects and plant roots if necessary.
They can reach a size of about 9 to 10 feet high (not counting their horn). Their ears are very large and their membranes are attached to the top of the creature's front legs. They are related to bears, and like them, can stand on their rear legs.
Their thick woolly fur varies between cream, greyish and pale brown tones. It acts as a heat protection. The end of their paws as well as their belly fur has a dark reddish-brown hue. Stripes of the same colors draw patternd on their back, tail and the top of their ears. They also have short black fur mixing to the reddish patterns on their faces.
Both males and females have a single horn on theit forehead as well as tusks, although the males tend to have longer crooked tusks. The main difference between the genders is the light-colored stripe that starts at the rear of the male's horn and ends at the end of their tail.
Karkadann meat is edible and quite nutritious, but locals don't eat them unless necessary. When they do, they use every part of the beast's body to make clothes, tools, etc. Since they can be tamed without too much trouble, they are often used as transportation for both people and goods.DON'T USE WITHOUT MY PERMISSIONPart of the Crystaba Realms Project
Species concept belongs to Sohriin
Artwork by Ultyzarus