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Originating in Sweden, the Gulon in a creature that looks mostly
like a cat, but is the size of a large dog and possesses a tail
that is short and bushy, similar to that of a fox. The Gulon is
considered to be fierce and cunning, and more than anything else,
terribly greedy for the taste of flesh. The creature does not hunt
however, but preys on the corpses and carcasses of men and animals.
Such is the gluttonous nature of the Gulon that its most notable
habit is in the way in which it eats. Upon finding a carcass, the
Gulon will eat as much of it as it can, as fast as it can, causing
its body to swell up in a balloon-like form, leaving it barely able
to move. Once this is done, the Gulon find two trees growing closely
together and forces itself between them in order that some of the
food be forcibly discharged from its body. Having done this, the
Gulon can then return to its meal. This procedure is repeated until
the carcass is reduced to nothing but bones.
The Gulon itself is much sought after by hunters, as not only is
its skin incredibly valuable, but so are its other parts. The fat
is thought to have curative properties in relation to sores and
skin problems, whilst powder ground from its paws is supposed to
help aid against ringing in the ears and dizziness spells. The guts
are used to make strings for superior instruments, and the teeth
are used by magicians in their spell-making.
Whilst the skin of this creature is highly valued, the wise will
often avoid them, as it is thought that those who wear the rich
pelts will become like the Gulon, growing fiercer, crueller and
more greedy, little by little, and yet they will find their greed
is never sated, no matter how great a treasure they might find.