Saturday, 31 March 2018
Some Interesting Facts About Ramnuans
A garment covers the front of the body because there are vanes on the back. A hunter, surveying the country from the back of a large, rhinoceros-like onsar, sees quarry and glides towards it. Before domesticating onsars, Ramnuans were confined to forests and hills but now range across the large prairies and veldts.
The vanes are sense organs and are also used for body language like Ythrian feathers. A Ramunuan face is platyrrhine and prognathous. Ramnuans are carnivores but not obligate ones.
Poul Anderson, A Stone In Heaven IN Anderson, Flandry's Legacy (Riverdale, NY, 2012), pp. 1-188 AT VII, pp. 102-103.
Yewwl points with her ears. (p. 110) She snaps her vanes open and shut to show that she has stopped addressing a meeting. (p. 116)
For other information about Ramnu, see here.