Fova are a diurnal, herbivorous cervine species that inhabit the Kvurian Isles and surrounding regions.
Fova are recongisable for their silvery-grey coats, and their fur is used in the production of fur armours. They are also known for their agility, adult fova being known to be able to leap several body lengths in a single bound. Male fova, or foven, are used as mounts in some sections, and are known not only for their agility but for their ornate many-pronged palmate antlers (similar to a moose but with more of an elk-like design). Female fova are recognisable for their ringed horns (think blackbuck), with as many as half a dozen spirals, denoting age. An adult fova stands 1.4–2.1 m/4.6–6.9 ft tall (yes, the size of an moose). Fova have been known to live up to 30 years or more when domesitcated but average 13 to 21 years in the wild, depending on predation.
Fova are both browsers and grazers, dependant on the seasons and availability of food. They have a tendency to do most of their feeding in the mornings and evenings, seeking shelter in between feedings to digest. Fova are ruminants, meaning that they have a digestive system that allows use of otherwise indigestible foods through regurgitating and rechewing, and as such posses four-chambered stomachs.
Predators and defensive tactics
Males engage in ritualised mating behaviours during the spring, including posturing, sparring and deep-throated vocalisations, all of which establish dominance over other males and thus attracts females.