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Corusdeer are a monstrous type of deer. They are, apparently, a common occurence all over Central Izril at least.

 Appearance Edit

It looks like a normal reindeer, except for being twice as big as one. Furthermore, it has two antlers on it's head, which are orange/brown colored.[1]

Background Edit

They thrive in snowy climates.[2]

Threat assessment Edit

Snow Golems are considered their natural enemies, and are very vulnerable to their attacks.[3]

In winter, they defend themselves not only by attacking their enemies with the horns, but also by creating thick fog from snow.[4] They are considered an even more dangerous foe in the summer months, when their horns can start huge wildfires during dry seasons.

Single Corusdeer that go onto a rampage can be brought down, even by [Farmers] using pitchforks.[5]

They pose a very great danger in herds,[2] and most lower level [Hunters] don't dare to go after them. Farmers and herders don't like them near their areas. For that reason, driving away[6] or killing Corusdeer is a common task for adventurers[7], although that depends on the size of the herd in question. Even Gold-rank adventurers don’t antagonize large herds; and Corusdeer may form stampedes.[8]

Powers/Abilites Edit

Corusdeer are able to ignite their horns until they are hot enough to vaporize bone.[2] Their hooves are similarly charged. Once a Corusdeer runs out of Mana during a fight, this special ability fades away and the deer remains a non-magical animal.[1]

Other creatures have similar abilities, including the Ignition Salamander,[9] and Fire Beetles.[10]

Strategies against Corusdeer Edit

  • Toren managed to kill the first Corusdeer he encountered, though only because he had help from a Snow Golem and could reassemble himself after many of his bones had been disentegrated from heat.[1][11] He later slaughtered a small herd of at least ten deer.[12]
  • Goblin tribes are aware of the threat posed by the deer and usually don't risk to hunt them, but occasionally do[13]. However, Garen Redfang was high level enough to just stride into a herd and kill some.[4]
  • Corusdeer are easy prey for Rock Crabs who can hide under the snow and catch them unaware, and who are also well protected with their large rock shells.[14][15] Shield Spiders also easily trap Corusdeer in pits.[16]
  • Large enough numbers of enemies scare away Corusdeer. Also, they usually don't attack buildings or walls.[15]
  • The Horns of Hammerad worked against Corusdeer with [Invisibility], [Fireballs] and Bear Bone Golems.[7]
  • Madain also serves Corusdeer meat in his inn in Reizmelt.[17]

Usage Edit

Corusdeer are hunted for both their meat[4] and their horns.[2]

Corusdeer steak is considered a local speciality in Liscor, served not only in Peslas inn,[18] but also at The Wandering Inn[19]. Recent Liscorian recipes include Corusdeer slices on pizza.[20]

Liscor's adventurer guild pays four silver for each antler, since their horns have valuable alchemical properties.[2] Octavia even stated that "one horn can go for as much as twelve silver pieces or double that if there’s a shortage".

  • Octavia used pulverized Corusdeer horns instead of phosphorus to create the flammable coating of her matches.[21]
  • Erin used pulverized Corusdeer horn for her Corusdeer soup, which heats up the imbiber for hours.[22]. She later improved the recipe into a Corusdeer Scramble.[23]

Finally, Corusdeer are of great use for [Summoners].

  • Odveig was able to summon animals using a whole herd using a whole fur.[24]
  • Revi killed a Corusdeer near Liscor[1] and captured its spirit and a piece of its horn, which enables her to call onto that spirit since.[23][25]

Trivia Edit

  • No other species of magical deer has been mentioned in the story so far... even normal deer or reindeer haven't yet appeared.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Chapter 2.24 T
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Wandering Inn Glossary
  3. Chapter 4.22 E
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Chapter 2.03 G
  5. Chapter 6.34 E
  6. Chapter 3.23 L
  7. 7.0 7.1 Chapter 5.07
  8. Chapter 4.36 O
  9. Chapter 3.39
  10. Chapter 5.04
  11. Chapter 3.17 T
  12. Chapter 2.42
  13. Chapter 2.27 G
  14. Chapter 4.45
  15. 15.0 15.1 Chapter 3.22 L
  16. Chapter 6.30
  17. Chapter 6.00
  18. Chapter 4.09
  19. Chapter 4.15 L
  20. Chapter 6.32
  21. Chapter 3.41
  22. Chapter 2.47, Chapter 4.27 H, Chapter 5.36
  23. 23.0 23.1 Chapter 4.19
  24. Chapter 4.22 E
  25. Chapter 4.30, Chapter 5.05, Chapter 5.08, Chapter 5.28, Chapter 5.40
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