G E K K O N S
Gekkons are domesticated flying lizards used extensively all over the world as mail couriers with the capacity to carry upwards of five pounds, though their deliveries are usually limited to paper dispatches.
Gekkons grow from two to three feet in length, and while they outwardly appear to be tiny dragons, they are, in fact, not related to dragons at all. Endemic to the Garnon Forest and the jungles of Somarria, they are actually distant cousins to Gecko snake-lizards.
Gekkons are highly intelligent creatures that exhibit remarkable telepathic and empathic abilities, making them loveable pets and companions. Gekkons apparently are never “lost” and are believed to psychically harmonize with Anumians of An—they easily navigate Chaldea and even traverse vast distances across the Great Sea. High intellect combined with an eager willingness to please and carry out complex tasks, Gekkons are the ultimate messengers.
Rubenstein was the first to utilize Gekkons as couriers in the modern era and introduced the concept of a swift messenger service to the world. Depictions of Gekkons in cave paintings and ancient pottery suggest dwarves and the Kaldi utilized Gekkons long before the Claw Hammer War. In war zones, Gekkons are prized for their stealth and reliability as well as their unwavering loyalty to their military owners.
Most people can’t afford the expense and the daily upkeep of maintaining a Gekkon for periodic use, so most people utilize courier companies. Governments, nobles, and people of means own and maintain Gekkons.
Gekkons come in a vibrant assortment of colors, the most common being green, shades of reds, and a host of blues. Rumors of a bred of Gekkons with chameleon-like coloration have led to debates about the ethical treatment of intelligent pets—an auction for a rare white Gekkon was disrupted by protestors, which culminated in the Gekkon’s accidental death.
Gekkon Courier Services include:
Personal letters and small packages; Government dispatches and missives; and The Kordavan Informant offers daily first-class newspaper delivery by Gekkon mail service. This costly expense is a luxury few can afford.