Yackcarn, now, their migration from farther north is more like a month-long stampede. Only the females go. The males stay up above the snow line yearlong. You hear them bellowing in the spring mating session, but I don't think anyone has ever seen one. The Merikit depend on the fall run of their female folk to survive the winter.
Marc, Bound in Blood,
"Chapter VIII: Glass of a Different Color", I

The yackcarn are large bovine wild animals, and a significant prey for the Merikit. They are like "a cross between wooly mammoths and warthogs."[2]

Jame describes their stampede as "four-foot horn spreads, shaggy shoulders twice her height, cloven hooves tearing up the earth with every grunting stride".[3]


  1. The Gates of Tagmeth, "Chapter IX: A Lather of Yackcarn"
  2. Honor's Paradox, "Lexicon" — "yackcarn—big, ugly beasts; a cross between wooly mammoths and warthogs"
  3. Bound in Blood, "Chapter XV: Winter's Eve", II

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