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Zanskar
★★★★☆☆
N/A
Names
Titles Manta Wyvern
Nicknames Zan
General Info
Species Leviathan
Habitats Flooded Forest, Jungle, Old Jungle, Old Swamp, Primal Forest, Sunken Hollow, Marshlands
Size Large
Relatives Gobul, Nibelsnarf
Signature Move Water Tunnel
Elements Element Water Water
Ailments Status Bleeding Bleeding
Status Poison Poison
Element Water Waterblight
Weaknesses Element Thunder Thunder
Creator User:MonsterHunterFlacko

Zanskar (ザンスカール, Zansukāru) is a Leviathan.

Physiology

Zanskar is a Leviathan that shares some similarities with Gobul and is reminiscent of rays. Its scales are primarily navy blue with a white underside. It has two gray spots on its back near its head with the space between them forming a T shape. It has two large triangular pectoral fins on its side with white tips. Above its face are two horns that curve slightly inwards, forming a crescent. Its tail is long, thing, and ends in a white barbed spike. Its limbs are fin-like, akin to Gobul. It has three dorsal fins on its backside, the middle being larger than the other two.

Abilities

Zanskar's fins are sharp and blade-like, having a cutting edge. These blade-like fins can cut through bone and armor like paper. Its barbed tail can secrete a powerful poison that wears down predators, making then easier to take down. Zanskar is most noted for its ability to draw in moisture from the air into its mouth. It then shoots the collected moisture in the form of blast made of air and water.

Behavior

Zanskar is a docile Leviathan that spends most of its time wandering about on the river bed, searching for mollusks and crustaceans to feed on. However, if disturbed it can become highly aggressive towards whatever provoked it.

Habitat

Zanskar prefers warm and humid areas like the Flooded Forest, Jungle, Primal Forest, Sunken Hollow, and the Swamp.

Ecology

Information

Zanskar
Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne Leviathans with bladed fins that slice through armored hides and bones, and barbed tails that secrete a potent venom. It roams the river bed in search of food to crush with its broad teeth.

Taxonomy

  • Order: Leviathan
  • Suborder: Bottom Feet Wyvern
  • Infraorder: Manta Ray Wyvern
  • Family: Zanskar

Zanskar is a Leviathan. Its distantly related to monsters like Lagiacrus, Agnaktor, and Tamamitsune, but it's more closely related to Gobul and Nibelsnarf.

Habitat Range

Zanskar is found in the Flooded Forest, Jungle, Primal Forest, Sunken Hollow, and the Swamp. It can be found within the Jungle and Swamp of the Old World.

Ecological Niche

Zanskar is moderately high up in the food chain. It feeds primarily on mollusks and crustaceans. It eats by sucking in prey and crushing the shell of its captured prey item with its flat teeth. When on land or in water it competes with other predators like Lagiacrus, Gobul, Royal Ludroth, Plesioth, Nargacuga, Rathian, Deviljho, and Elder Dragons.

Biological Adaptations

Zanskar has many features that make it a well defended species. Its spiked tail can produce a potent poison. By shaking its tail it churns these toxins become even more vile. Its bladed fins are razor sharp and can inflict deep, painful wounds. These fins also help it move through the water. Its most powerful attack consists of sucking up humidity from the air and collection condensation in its mouth. It then expels the collected air and water.

Behavior

Zanskar is a docile Leviathan that spends most of its time wandering about on the river bed, searching for mollusks and crustaceans to feed on. However, if disturbed it can become highly aggressive towards whatever provoked it.

Quests

Low Rank (Offline)

The Swamp Surfer Lv ★★★★★
Hunting
Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne
Hunt a Zanskar
Reward: 2800z Location: Marshlands (Night)
Contract Fee: 700z Time Limit: 50 min
Subquest: Break Zanskar's tail Sub.Reward: 450z
Other Monsters:

Ioprey, Hornetaur

Client: Swamp Town Chief

The people of my town would originally go out to collect water and food to sustain us, that all changed when a Zanskar invaded where the gathering occurs. As long as that lurker is present, the citizens of my town are in danger. Will anyone rise to take that surfer out?

Usurper of the Giant Lake Lv ★★★★★
Capture
Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne
Capture a Zanskar
Reward: 3000z Location: Jungle (Night)
Contract Fee: 750z Time Limit: 50 min
Subquest: None Sub.Reward: N/A
Other Monsters:

Velociprey, Ludroth

Client: Leviathan Study Colleague

Woah!!! What was that?!! Deep below the giant lake of the tropical Jungle lies a peculiar species of leviathan known as the Zanskar. All I know so far is that they surf through lakes and rivers in search of prey. I'd like to know more and that can only be done with the capture of a live specimen. Any volunteers?


High Rank (Offline)

The Stinging Ray Lv ★★★★★★★★
Hunting
Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne MH4U-Unstable Quest Icon
Hunt a Zanskar
Reward: 5000z Location: Sunken Hollow
Contract Fee: 950z Time Limit: 50 min
Subquest: Break Zanskars claws Sub.Reward: 450z
Other Monsters:

Pink Rathian, Terra Shogun Ceanataur, Gigginox

Client: Hardcore Miner

I mine all day, no exceptions!! I'd much prefer doing so without my life being on the line. That's always how it is in the Sunken Hollow due to the presence of a Zanskar. Take it out so I can mine in peace please?

Zanskar Here: Zanskar There Lv ★★★★★★★★★
Hunting
Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne
Hunt 2 or more Zanskar's
Reward: 8720z Location: Old Swamp (Day)
Contract Fee: 1850z Time Limit: 50 min
Subquest: Hunt 10 Zanskars Sub.Reward: 200,000z
Other Monsters:

None

Client: Population Tracker

Zanskar, Zanskar everywhere!!! The population of Zanskar has been on an insane rise and its starting to affect the ecosystem. Hunters ready for the task please do endure to take out at-least two to ease the cleanup?


Low Rank (Online)

Path to the Stingers Jaw Lv ★★★
Hunting
Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne
Hunt a Zanskar
Reward: 3000z Location: Primal Forest (Day)
Contract Fee: 750z Time Limit: 50 min
Subquest: Slay 5 Wroggi Sub.Reward: 900z
Other Monsters:

Wroggi, Conga

Client: School Student

Ah!!! The path I take to get between my home and my school is blocked off so I'm forced to take the long way which leads to me straight into the jaws of a blue-coloured Leviathan. Can my journey be made easier by stopping that thing? It already takes me ages to get there, I don't wanna risk getting eaten each time either.


High Rank (Online)

The Swamp Surfer Lv ★★★★★★★
Hunting
Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne MH4U-Unstable Quest Icon
Hunt a Zanskar
Reward: 7500z Location: Marshlands (Day)
Contract Fee: 900z Time Limit: 50 min
Subquest: Hunt a Purple Ludroth Sub.Reward: 3800z
Other Monsters:

Hornetaur, Great Wroggi, Purple Ludroth

Client: Swamp Town Chief

The people of my town would originally go out to collect water and food to sustain us, that all changed when a Zanskar invaded where the gathering occurs. As long as that lurker is present, the citizens of my town are in danger. Will anyone rise to take that surfer out?

Rumble in the Jungle Lv ★★★★★★★
Epic Hunt
Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne Pink Rathian Fanon Icon Green Plesioth Fanon Icon Duramboros Fanon Icon
Hunt all large monsters
Reward: 32200z Location: Jungle (Night)
Contract Fee: 2500z Time Limit: 50 min
Subquest: None Sub.Reward: N/A
Other Monsters:

Zanskar, Pink Rathian, Green Plesioth, Duramboros

Client: Man of Wisdom

Navy Blue fills the waterbed, Light Pink fills the sky, Scaly Verdant fills the water lake, Mossy Green fills the land. All tyrants of the Jungle land, teach them a lesson if youpossibly think you can.


G-Rank

Foilage Ambush Predator Lv G★★
Hunting
Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne MH4U-Unstable Quest Icon
Hunt a Zanskar
Reward: 13200z Location: Old Jungle (Night)
Contract Fee: 1050z Time Limit: 50 min
Subquest: Hunt a Vespoid Queen Sub.Reward: 9600z
Other Monsters:

Vespoid, Vespoid Queen, Afuerox

Client: Rescue Team

Someone is lost in the Old Jungle and we've been given the task to find him. That is not possible in the presence of a Zanskar that attacks anything it catches sight of. Can someone take it out so we can rescue the person in peace?

Marshlands Touchdown! Lv G★★★★★
Epic Hunt
Congalala Fanon Icon Purple Gypceros Fanon Icon Zanskar Icon by TheElusiveOne FrontierGen-Kamu Orugaron Icon FrontierGen-Akura Jebia Icon FrontierGen-Baruragaru Icon
Hunt all large monsters
Reward: 592800z Location: Marshlands (Night)
Contract Fee: 5500z Time Limit: 50 min
Subquest: None Sub.Reward: N/A
Other Monsters:

Congalala, Purple Gypceros, Zanskar, Kamu Ogaro, Akura Jebia, Barzughal

Client: Ecosystem Overseer

Wow! The marshlands is in crisis! The area has been provocated by 6 monsters total: all unleashing complete and utter havoc. Whatever happens, they must all be taken out before the damage starts to hit civilisations in the same region.


Notes

  • Zanskar's design is based off of manta rays. Its poisonous barbed tail comes from stingrays.
  • Zanskar is actually the name of a river located in India. It is also the name of a region located in the same area.
  • Its horns, pectoral fins, and dorsal fins can be broken. Its tail can be severed.
  • When in Rage Mode, its tail spikes and horns elongate.
  • The water tunnel attack takes longer to charge when fatigued, making it easier to stop by attacking it.