New Critters in Obann

I’ve always been intrigued by this prehistoric animal from South America, Macrauchenia. In addition to having a sort of elephant’s trunk, it got around not on hooves, but on these odd, stubby little toes. Scientists have been trying to classify this animal ever since it was first discovered in the 19th century. They still can’t do it.

Herds of these have begun to move up through the plains of South Obann, followed by savage tribes and even more savage predators. This is one of those things that used to overthrow civilizations: a barbarian invasion, a whole nation on the move.

Gee, now why does that sound so familiar?

Where will the horde stop–if it stops at all? Suddenly it seems like a really good idea to hole up in Lintum Forest.

The tale will be told (I hope) in His Mercy Endureth Forever. Meanwhile I get to hang around with Macrauchenia. Think of them as funny-looking llamas who don’t spit at you.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

7 responses to “New Critters in Obann

  • UnKnowable

    That is one strange looking beast.


  • Linda Sorci

    Interesting. They look harmless enough. In fact, they may have to be careful of the savage tribes and predators! I can picture them being recruited by Jack and Ellayne (and Wytt too) as transportation. Even Martis might approve since they look harmless enough. King Ryons might wish to stable them for the kingdom! The possibilities are endless! I can hardly wait! 🙂


  • thewhiterabbit2016

    The more fantasy animals in Bell Mountain the better! In Duet 29 one of the curses upon a nation for going against God is their land will be invaded by foreigners. People from all over the world are trying to cross our southern border illegally. There a currently how many illegals in America? 11 or 15 or 20 or 25 or 30? – who really knows?


    • thewhiterabbit2016

      Of course I meant millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions – you get the idea. Legally America has been letting in one million a year into our county for who knows how long.


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