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Doing Our Best to Care for the Fae

Dragons

(June 8, 2080)

Okay, folks. Let’s talk dragons. There’s so much information and disinformation out there, it’s hard to know what is true and what is myth. Not only that, but how do we know if there are different breeds of dragons? I have very limited experience with these amazing creatures so I’d like to pool our knowledge and create a database of sightings and info.

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Shushers

(May 3, 2080 - Posted May 16, 2080)

I'm on an adventure outside our ward where I encountered some really interesting creatures. The first one is a shusher. I have never heard of this creature before. They may be a hybrid, created in the magic flares during the war. 

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A Lost Cephalopod

June 20, 2079

The saga of my rock troll and satyr encounter continues. I’m glad to update that the satyrs have been safely trapped and re-homed. They will no longer be able to bother the impressionable teens at the middle school.

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GARGOYLES

(June 14, 2079)

I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes. Yes, I am recovering nicely from my first encounter with a rock troll. If you missed that post, you can read all about it in the archives. Many of you asked for more information about the mysterious “Guardian” who faced the troll with me earlier this month. I did some digging and he is a gargoyle. For privacy reasons, I’ll leave out his name, but here’s what I’ve been able to dig up on this elusive race.

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Dervish Goes Nova

(April 14, 2078)

A fire dervish has been pestering people in Pointe-Claire lately. I chased him from the chimney of one of my clients again today. She thought she had raccoons. This is only the second dervish I’ve met in over ten years of critter wrangling. They’re that rare. 

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Madras

(August 12, 2078)

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but…well…life. A few days ago, I trapped 2 little beasts that look something like guinea pigs but with bigger faces and a strange split lip. It should have been an easy job. They were nesting in a seniors’ complex not far from me. The house manager called me, frantic to get the beasts out of the building. She said they were destroying it. I’m used to such exaggerations from clients, and I thought, “Really, how much damage can 2 little rodents do.” 

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Critter Mystery: What’s in the Egg?

June 1, 2073

I found this little egg lying under a bush today. It’s probably a dud pushed out of a nest by its parents, but I brought it home just in case. I’m keeping it warm and hoping. We’ll give it a few weeks to see if it hatches. It’s robin’s egg blue, but nearly as big as a chicken egg with spotting in a rust color. Any guesses to what might be inside?

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Chimera

(May 4, 2080 - Posted May 18, 2080)

The fun continues. I came face-to-face with an actual chimera recently. Now before you all start sending me irate messages that the term chimera is generic and misleading, I agree with you, but bear with me.

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THE PROBLEM WITH MOON-FROGS

Moon-frog: Class 3 Fae 

(April 25, 2080)

Though moon-frogs are amphibian, they're not actually related to the frogs of Terra. Cryptozoologists speculate that they found a hole between worlds during the flood wars. Several mentions in texts to “puffer toads” or “peace toads” suggest that they may have arrived in our world as early as 1960. 

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Rock Troll Encounter

June 16, 2079

I promised a post about my encounter with the rock troll. To be honest, I’ve been putting it off because it really shook me up. I’m still recuperating at home, but all this laying around is making me antsy. And I’ve been having nightmares. Maybe writing about it will help. So here goes.

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June 13, 2079

I had an eventful few days. Eventful and painful. I got into a brawl with a rock troll. Yes, you read that right. Not the smartest thing I’ve ever done. I’ll write a post about that in a few days, when I can wrap my head around it. For now, I am recovering at home, after three days in the hospital. Gita is acting like a fussy nanny.

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Kitten

April 1, 2079

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Banshees

(June 12, 2076)

Banshee: from the Celtic root Bean and Sídhe, meaning Woman of the Faeries.

Like the family gods of ancient Rome, banshees act as conduits between the living and the dead. They are generally retained by the well-to do family of Celtic or Gaelic descent. 

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