Chel'atl Species in Aquatica Homebrew | World Anvil
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Written by Pookas Kreations

The Chel'atl are a creation of Koatl ce Acatl, Quetzl of the Skies, he made a few versions of these creatures. He placed them in various places around Aquatica.

Basic Information

Biological Traits

They are playful, clever, energetic, and rarely sit still. Chel'atl are tricksters and thieves and are always searching for fun. They are fearless, loving, and charitable.

Koatl often uses them as messengers, when needed he gives them wings, blink, or teleport to complete their mission. Whatever they need at the time, they can use. They ignore difficult terrain, can climb any surface, etc. Those on this duty, cannot be killed until they return to report.

Genetics and Reproduction

The Chel'atl is very fertile and have large clutches of offspring, but as population control, the young will be born infertile if there isn't enough food. Sometimes the eggs won't even hatch or will go into stasis until more population is needed.

Growth Rate & Stages

The eggs have a short gestation time in their mother, but stay in warm sand from 4 to 6 months, this all depends on if the heat stays consistent. When they do hatch, they are fully formed, nimble, and active. Their only detriment is that it takes almost a month for their skin to harden into flexible armor.

Ecology and Habitats

They can live anywhere that is hot and humid, but prefer tropical rain, boreal, or temperate forests.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Chel'atl are opportunistic omnivores, they will eat insects, shellfish, small mammals, birds, worms, fruit, vegetables, nuts, etc.

Biological Cycle

Cold will put them in a torpor state.

Additional Information

Social Structure

They live in troops like monkeys or colonies like lizards. Their society is usually matriarchal, although the hunting leader is led by the largest, strongest male. The young are raised in creches.


An unlucky few have been caught and made into pets, Koatl also has told others to make sure they are caught so they can become his spies.

Facial characteristics

They have a wide, triangular face with a short snout, large, yellow eyes, and pointed teeth.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Anywhere that Koatl wants them.

Average Intelligence

They are highly intelligent.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Lowlight vision, keen hearing

Civilization and Culture

Major Organizations

The Children of Koatl are those that have been favored by him. They are those that are most often chosen by their creator.

Average Technological Level

In some ways, the Chel'atl is a primitive stone age people, but in others, they have reached medieval times. They can work steel and many other alloys, but they don't make cities or any forms of transportation. Preferring to live simply, they don't build large or ostentatiously. 

Some have psionics or magic, but many don't. They don't wear clothes, as they have no need to cover themselves.  At times they will wear a vest or harness to carry small items.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Draconic, sylvan, and common.
Scientific Name
Lacerta iris
20+ years, depending on if Koatl needs them or not.
Average Height
4 in at the shoulder
Average Weight
2.5 lbs
Average Length
30 in long
Average Physique
Wiry and muscular.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
They are mottled blue with rainbow-colored patches of feathery fur. Most are the size of tiny monkeys or iguanas.
Geographic Distribution

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