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This article is about the Pengwing. You may be looking for the Pengling.

The Pengwing is a small predatory fauna species and the adult form of the Pengling.

Appearance

The Pengwing has a furry body, white on the chest and light blue on the back with a yellow bands dividing them. Like many creatures on 4546B, it has two pairs of eyes, yellow in color with black pupils. Though unlike other creatures the eyes face different directions; the smaller pair is front-mounted, offering binocular vision and depth perception. Whilst the larger pair is side-mounted, offering a much wider field of view.

About one third of the creature's height is made up by the huge beak atop its head. This beak opens horizontally rather than vertically, and rows of long black dental spines lie within. The beak is mostly black with a band of green and blue around halfway up. At the base of the beak on either side is a small, respiratory orifice.

There are two long flippers on either side of the body and two triangular pads with leathery soles for their feet. Two serrated claws are seen on the foot pads, allowing the pengwing to grip the ice. The body ends with a thin black tail with a white band near the tip. The tail retracts when not swimming.

Behavior

Pengwings spend about half their time above water and the other half underwater. When above water, they stay on ice floats or other land areas with a large group of other Penglings and Pengwings and waddle around, occasionally stopping to stretch their wings and back. Pengwings can be seen diving headfirst into the water, at which point they will swim around hunting for food. Pengwings can be observed attacking and killing smaller fish while swimming.

Pengwings are defensive and will only attack the player if they pick up or attack a Pengling, or attack another Pengwing.

Data Bank Entry

Pengwing
Pengwing Ency
Bird-like creature, hunts small fish below the water, huddles in packs on the ice above.
  • Consumes small prey fish and regurgitates them for its young
  • Retractable, detachable, luminescent tail for fast evasion of predators
  • Sharp teeth concealed inside the beak are defensive, used to tear chunks out of aggressors
  • Huddles in packs on the surface for protection against the cold

Assessment: Less cuddly than they look

Source: Scan Pengwings

Design

The Pengwing is inspired by real life penguins.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The name "Pengwing" could be a reference to how Benedict Cumberbatch pronounces the word "Penguin."