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Hell-hog by Asanbonsam Hell-hog by Asanbonsam
I designed this breed of "pig"-shifters for the New World of Darkness.
Basically they came to be because for one reason or another I wanted some pig-shifters but who are not a member of the Changing Breeds. Originally I found a chinese story about a village that anually shifts into pigs and descided to mix some Entelodons in it.
Luckily I found the Guarani Ao Ao ([link]) and since some descriptions state it as a carnivourous peccary I found that this is fitting and could easily be a source for the legendary creature.
Basically this being is a mixture of a peccary and a Dinohyus and what you see here is it's human and beast form. Now the thing with them is that their beast form matures much faster than the human form, so by the time the child is 5 years old (the first shifts happens around 3 months of age) the beast form is already fully grown.

Now all I need is a name for them. Well that and an explanation why there aren't more of them.
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well done
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avancna Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You remember the extinct pig-shifters called the "Grondr," from the Old World of Darkness?
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avancna Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This made me think of them.
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TheLizardLover Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about the life span of the pig? Generally, pigs have a shorter lifespan than humans, so does the pig die first, and them revert back PERMANENTLY into human form, or do both sides die? Or does the pig have an extended life span?

By the way, this is a freaking AWESOME drawing! You're very creative for coming up with these species!
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:iconasanbonsam:
I never really thought about that, but I guess the lifespan is the same. The main topic was rather kind of like "giving a kid a gun" and see what happens.
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Zimices Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, impressive hog. Now I understand why you want papers about entelodontids :)
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That was one reason yeah :D
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Zimices Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist
And this one is a real hog of hell, entelodontids apparently are more closely related to hippos and whales...
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:iconasanbonsam:
Is this new? My most current info is that their closest relatives are pigs
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