Title: Messengers: Turfal Messenger specimen #2 from the Messenger study by Dr. Saint Linger

Date: 2016-02-18

Summary: Turfals If there is any one species of Messenger responsible for the most distance traveled since the formation of planet earth, it is the Turfal Messenger. When planet earth was the super continent Pangaea, and life was just beginning, there was only the Turfal Messenger. The entire Messenger ancestry can be traced back to the Turfal, making them the most ancient of the Messengers. The Turfal Messenger was responsible for carrying messages to every corner of Pangaea and as the numbers of the Turfal breed began to grow, they began to adapt to`the various climates of the world. The adaptation of the Turfal resulted in the various species of Messengers we have today and the powerful network that keeps planet earth informed and harmonious. The Turfal now sticks close to the mountainous regions of the world. The incredible timeline of the Turfal Messenger has resulted in the greatest defense system of any Messenger. Every Turfal Messenger is equipped with a varying assortment of limbs and accessories which are capable of devastating blows in case of enemy attack. These appendages that accommodate the Turfal Messenger can be projected and aid in unbelievable acrobatic abilities. The quick maneuvering of the Turfal can be compared to a snake's slithering speed on the ground and the fancy footwork of a full grown hare. Underneath each limb on the body of the Turfal, is a gland which gives off a blinding smoke that provides the opportunity for quick getaways when necessary. The legendary defense and perfect athleticism of the Turfal Messenger truly gives it Gladiator status. The Messenger broadcast not would be what it is today without the tireless efforts of the Turfal Messeneger. Specimen #2 -October/1994 -Scandinavian Mountains/Sweden Tracking this specimen was one of the most dangerous experiences of my entire life. While traveling through Sweden, near the Scandinavian Mountain Chain, I witnessed a chain of lynx hunting a herd of deer. I must have gotten closer than they appreciated because they all began to stop and look at me. I felt my heart in my throat and slowly began to turn back. A few of the lynx actually began to step in my direction and if it weren't for the distraction of the deer that they already had in their sights, that might have been a much hairier situation for me. After calming down and realizing I would live to see another day, I noticed a peculiar smoke plume near a rock in the distance. I checked to see how far away the lynx had gotten as to not aggravate their hunt again and took some careful steps forward. Had I not nearly lost my life to a pack of hungry felines, I might never have found this wonderful specimen. This is one of my favorite discoveries. Note the beautiful adornment of its defensive limbs. After closely studying this specimen, I have learned that the Turfal will actually bury part of its body in the ground as a form of camouflage which would explain the jagged edges of the body for cutting into the ground and the bleached faceplate from exposure to the sun. Dr. Saint Linger, Dr. rer. nat. *available through etsy shop. link in bio*

Size: 15.0 x 12.0

Category: Personal