An alarmingly large but unusually docile species of hornet believed to be endemic solely to Oake Island, the Oake Island Hornet is a legally-protected species under the laws of Porthaven.
Due to the species’ small and highly-localised population, threats to its habitat on Oake Island and to any of the Hornets’ hives directly are met with severe legal punishments.
Fortunately for the well-being of the Oake Island Hornet, there is little human activity and no permanent habitation on the island. Additionally, most human visitors of the island tend to make use of the its beaches, whereas the Oake Island Hornet tends to makes its hives in the heavily-wooded centre of the island.
Although the Oake Island Hornet shows a marked lack of aggression for a hornet species, it will nevertheless relentlessly attack any threat to its hive.
While undeniably unpleasant, the Oake Island Hornet’s sting is noted to be less painful than expected of an insect of such size.
Even so, most people who have experienced the Oake Island Hornet’s sting would not recommend it.