The Rocky Raccoon (Procyon sexeus) is a tamable monster known for its intelligence and valued companionship.
A very cute and common pet in GodVille. Rocky Raccoons are very well known for their reputation as scavengers, often emptying the inventory of many a hero when they're asleep or too inebriated to care. Despite their thieving nature, Rocky Raccoons make great company for any adventurer, even if a few of them are "a little" rabid.
In the Wild
Rocky Raccoons will find trees to sleep in at night if they are pushed out by hero's blades or a bigger Rocky Raccoon.
Rocky Raccoons are most commonly found in the mountainous regions, so if you want to go looking for one your best bet would be to go searching around the world's mountains. They love the snow and many adventurers have accidentally stepped on one while trudging through a blizzard.
When it is sunny, they often sunbathe on the rocks and generally don't do much all day long. They also like to dig for treasure, so if you see a lot of potholes in the path, chances are there has been a Rocky Raccoon in the area recently.
Rocky Raccoons often live in rocky dens.
Rocky Raccoons look just like normal raccoons but have considerably longer and fluffier tails and their eyes can change color depending on their mood. If their eyes are brown, they are content. If their eyes are green, they are excited, and if they are red, then they are angry.
The other points of interest are their teeth. Depending on how hungry they are, their teeth change length. This may seem quite alarming, but it is perfectly normal.
If examined closely, one can find small pieces of rock under the raccoon's fur, hence their name.
In their natural state, Rocky Raccoons are very timid but will ferociously defend their territory at (almost) any cost. They are accomplished thieves and expert foragers and can smell their favorite food (coon-berries) from two miles away. Anyone crossing an area infested with these creatures must keep an eye on their belongings as they have a tendency to go "missing" shortly after an encounter with a raccoon. Rocky Raccoons are the "lowlifes" of Godville and have almost no shame whatsoever. Bear this in mind if you are planning on trying to appeal to their better nature. They don't have one. However, these mammals are considered to be very intelligent, despite the fact that they try to pretend that they're not.
Even tame Rocky Raccoons still try to steal anything they can find, especially gold and food. Clever (very rare) heroes can use this personality trait to their advantage should they be able to teach their raccoon to steal on command from other people. However, in reality, the raccoon is still very likely to steal from the hero him/herself. Also, if the hero has neglected to feed his raccoon, the abnormally long teeth that develop usually scare people into giving the hero stuff for free or quite simply to run away.
Rocky Raccoons are very nimble and quick, masters of camouflage, and can deliver a nasty bite if they feel like it. However due to their shy nature they are more likely to run away than to help defeat a significantly stronger foe.
Rocky Raccoons are rumored to begin swishing their furry tails in rhythm whenever the Beatles are playing on the radio. The reason for this mystery has yet to be uncovered.
Once tamed by a daring (or naïve) hero, these mischievous creatures (like any other tamed pet) will gain a "pet personality" once it reaches level 3. This will randomly change every 3 levels gained afterwards. The personality will be displayed next to your pet's name surrounded by double quotes.
A list of all possible Godville pet personalities can be found under the Pet Personalities Godwiki.
Strengths and Weaknesses
- Can hide and attack out of nowhere.
- Very intimidating, especially if hungry.
- Have an amazing sense of smell, especially if you have food.
- Can go for up to 2 days without food, especially when fed a large meal.
- Easy for owner to see what mood they are in, especially when they are angry.
- Can help the owner when digging for treasures.
- Very shy and flee from strong opponents.
- Are overly protective of their tails - hit them there and they won't fight until it feels better.
- Short sighted for anything that isn't purple or gold.
- Easy to see what mood they are in and how much "fight" is left in them (color of eyes).
- The trustworthy pet will also save the hero from death, even if it means they are sacrificing their own life.
- Can posses magical abilities if exposed to first full moon of leapyear.