The Bleakwind Isles
Much resembling a gargantuan rhinoceros, the perrisidon is native to the highland plateaus of the Bleakwind Isles. Covered in a thick leathery hide, the Perrisidon differs from its cousin the rhinoceros not only in size (as an adult, it stands 12 feet high at the shoulder), but also by its unique arrangement of tusks which it uses to forage for food. Instead of a single long horn on the snout, this animal has two long tusks that taper outward and upward from the mandible and a single, shorter tusk that tapers down from the maxilla. Almost all portions of the creature are prized by the people of the Bleakwind isles.
The massive tusks are carved into pieces of art: figurines, jewelry or used as ornamentation on weaponry. Most often however they are cut into the highly prized ivory coins known as Ivies and engraved with the mark of the hunting band that took the animal; it serves as a token of authenticity for the coins which are usually valued at up to 25 Droks apiece.
The Perrisidon is so massive that it is typically processed where it is slain. Hunting bands include all of the necessary specialists need to cut and carve the ivory, tan the hide and salt the meat or process it into jerky on the spot. The bones are recovered and cleaned of flesh for sale to the Bonecrafters in their band’s home village.