Ironback Lizard Species in Alesund | World Anvil
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Ironback Lizard

This was the first time that he had seen the Vṛṣabha riding on their Ironback Lizards into battle. There are not many battle formations which are as intimidating as seeing those giants riding atop their war mounts. The beasts they were riding today were breed for battle so they were even bigger than normal Ironback Lizards that you might glimpse in the wild. These creatures had to be at least 6 meters long and covered with heavy armor.

Basic Information


The Ironback Lizard has most of the same characterists of the normal lizard expect for two major qualities. First is that it is about 5-7 meters long and the second is that its scales are made fused with metal making them much tougher than normal scales.

Genetics and Reproduction

The Ironback reproduces by laying clutches of eggs. They usually lay ten to fifteen eggs at a time, but because of the harsh conditons of the desert usually only a handful at most survive the 2-3 months to birth.

Ecology and Habitats

Like most of the creatures that live in the desert it has evolved to make the most out of the bad climate. They are able to go for long period of times with eating and living off the way that they store on their back. Though now that they have been domesticated most of them live in the southern part of the desert on the borderlands where there is more food.

Dietary Needs and Habits

They are one of the main predators of the desert. They are carnivorous and will eat just about any animal that it smaller than them.

Additional Information

Geographic Origin and Distribution

They are now primarily located in the Southern part of the desert region of Alesund, and domesticated and used by some tribes.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

These creatures have naturally bad sight but they make up for this with keen sense of hearing. The sense of hearing allows them to hear their prey which is usually burrowed deep under ground to try to stay cool in the heat of the desert.
Genetic Ancestor(s)
25-40 years
Average Height
1-1.5 meters
Average Weight
600-800 kg
Average Length
5-7 meters

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