How big are the boar? Yes I definitely take artistic license here. But they do get large and dangerous. The Ussuri Wild Boar which inhabit the Tagia and Russian Far east can weigh up to 1,179 pounds and stand up to five feet at the shoulder. In my designs of the boar I have incorporated elements of several wild pigs including warthogs, red river hogs and bush pigs. Later in the story there is even a design inspired by the babirusa. Here are some of my initial design sketches with some final designs. This Thursday I'll add more pages which will finish the Prologue.