Flora and Fauna of Faeland
Relatively few land mammal species are native to Faeland because it has always been isolated from the Atlantic mainlands and is the product of extinct volcanoes. Some species, such as the fox, otter, pygmy shrew, and badger are common, whereas others, like the wolf, hare, red deer, and pine marten are less common and generally seen only in certain national parks and nature reserves. Some introduced species have become thoroughly naturalized, e.g. the sheep, domestic cattle, grey squirrel, and brown rat. In addition, a handful of species of crow are found in Faeland. Of the non-native species, the Faelish horse is notable for being descended of two distinct colonizations brought about by humans: the horses brought by Celtic warriors during The Washing and cavalry mounts brought by Romans several hundred years later. These two groups have produced a compact but muscular and sure-footed breed for which the islands are now known.