A Newfoundland is a kind of dog. For dogs it ranges between big and colossal. They were bred for rescuing people in the water and can do so on long distances. They can even go into rough seas, but likely they aren't used to stay in rough seas for extended periods. They have webbed feet, long lasting lungs and won't get cold thanks to their ...
Teams of dolphins
Believe it or not, there was a study that assessed the ability of dolphins to work together to pull a rope.
...bottlenose dolphins learn to coordinate their behaviors via trial
and error and recognize the necessity of performing simultaneous
actions with a partner to successfully accomplish cooperative tasks
With generations of careful ...
Ignore implausibility-mini whales
Why? A few reasons.
First dolphins are smart to a degree that such a thing as having them haul without pay or any kinds of reparations is arguably slavery. So that's not an option unless that's what you where looking for,
Whales themselves are intelligent, but that's halfway due to their large size. If they had a mini ...
Storms are driven by energy. So you need to consider how and where energy enters your fantasy waters.
Some main rules of thumb:
The larger the expanse of water, the more wind energy can interact, driving small ripples into large waves and adding energy to water.
Ocean waves might appear shallow but the oceans are deep so quite a bit of the energy enters the ...
Let us assume that the Crimson King wears his glowy red ball like a hat or an elaborate do. It is right on top of his head. For calculations we will make the King himself of negligible height which might be why he feels the need for such a large hat/ elaborate do.
How far away is the horizon from 5800 meters up?
I used this website.
Assuming the asteroid is at head height, you can calculate from this the range is 272 kilometers. France is about 1000 kilometers wide, so about half of France would die as they became flesh monsters if it appeared above Paris.
The sun radiates massive amounts of heat (hence why the the Earth is warm), so scientifically the red sun is a bit weird.
You should ...
What causes capes in the South to be so difficult to navigate is the lack of continental masses which can slow down the winds. These winds, blowing unrestrained all around the ocean, end up producing the so called "Roaring Forties", Furious Fifties and Screaming Sixties.
Therefore your rule of thumb is "the more a wind can interact with a body ...
Giant (small horse/donkey-sized) otters
(A close-up of a sea otter, taken in Morro Bay, California in 2016., Marshal Hedin from San Diego)
(CC BY-SA 2.0, source)
I remember reading (before I got bored of the novel constantly repeating itself over and over and over again only to add a small tidbit and move on to repeating something else) a web novel called ...
Humans are good draft animals. They understand what they are supposed to do and humans have great endurance. Humans are also pretty decent swimmers.
In your world there are human swimmers who pull boats. ...