Ora

The Komodo Dragon, otherwise known as Ora (in Mangarrai dialect) is the largest lizard on Earth. They are found on the islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar in Eastern Indonesia. They have strong limbs and a powerful and muscular tail. Their bodies are covered with rough scales and have a good sense of smell. The house holds the value of "Fortitude".

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The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.