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Filli mcbride Filli, Jasmine's pet Siskis
Siskis
General information
Habitat

Mid Wood

Diet

Small berries

Status

Critically endangered

Attributes

Highly intelligent, grey fur, bright eyes

Chronological information
First appearance

The Forests of Silence

Last appearance

Secrets of Deltora

Filli

Filli the Siskis as he appears in the anime.

Siskis are tiny, bright-eyed, highly intelligent creatures found in Mid Wood, in Topaz territory.[1] Due to their small size, they easily become prey to the Wenn,[2] and are therefore going extinct.[1] Filli, Queen Jasmine's furred pet creature, is a Siskis.[notes 1]

History[]

Secrets of Deltora[]

Lone Guard 65 Siskis

The Lone Guard with a Siskis

Doran described Siskis as bright-eyed, highly intelligent creatures found in Mid Wood, in Topaz territory. With the rise of the Flesh Python population, due to the extinction of Topaz dragons, Siskis were quickly becoming endangered.[1]

The Forests of Silence[]

As a child, Jasmine, future queen of Deltora and one of the three heroes of the quest for the Belt of Deltora, found a baby Siskis in the Forests that had been paralysed by the Wenn's venom and was about to be offered to the Wennbar. She gave him her antidote to the Wenn's venom and since then "Filli", as she named him, became one of two of her most trusted companions throughout her life, the other being the raven Kree.[2] Filli travelled with Queen Jasmine on numerous quests, for the Belt of Deltora, for the Pirran Pipe and for the destruction of the Four Sisters, and were instrumental in Jasmine, King Lief and Captain Barda even succeeding many times.

Habitat[]

Siskis make their habitat in Mid Wood of the Forests of Silence. They can only be found there.[1]

Anatomy[]

Not much is known about the appearance of a Siskis, other than that they are described as tiny, bright-eyed, furred creatures with dexterous paws.[1] When angry, Siskis have the ability to puff up their fur to make themselves appear larger and fiercer.[3] The fur of the Siskis is grey.[2] The paws of the siskis have tiny claws, and they have a long tail. The tongue of the Siskis is pink,[3][notes 1][notes 2] small and triangular.[notes 2]

Anime[]

Siskis have a drastically different apeprance in the anime. They are portrayed as balls of fur with no visible mouth or paws, a fluffy tail, and long strands of fur coming from the top of their heads.

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rodda, Emily. The Forests of Silence. Scholastic Australia. May 1, 2000.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rodda, Emily. Dragon's Nest. Scholastic Australia. November 1, 2003.

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 It is heavily implied that Filli, Jasmine's tiny furred creature is a Siskis. This is due to him being described in many ways that match the description given of Siskis in Secrets of Deltora, including being highly intelligent, having dexterous paws, being bright-eyed and tiny, furred creatures. Furthermore, Filli, like the Siskis, were found in the Forests of Silence, and was saved by her from the Wennbar.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The art of Filli the Siskis, by Marc McBride, show the creature with tiny claws at the end of its "toes", and a small, long tail going out the rear end of the creature. It also shows the creature with its bright, large eyes, and a triangular pink tounge.

See also[]

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