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Mauxelope

Those things are horrifying. The best way to describe them is as a sickly looking antelope, but one with powerful jaws who's fangs inject poison. My advice? Stay clear of it if you value your life. There's a reason why those things are considered the bringers of bad luck and in some cases even death. - Life in the Southern Desert: a encylopedia, O. E. Alfdus

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

Mauxelopes have four legs, with strongly developed muscles powering them. Their torso is very thin by nature, giving them a sick and malnourished looking appearance. They are quite small and have no tail. Aside from their thin torso and strong developed legs Mauxelopes feature a very strong jaw with two poisonous fangs in the bottom of the mouth. Soft cushions at the bottom of their feet helps them moving silently through the desert, while their relatively large feet prevents them from sinking in the sand.

Ecology and Habitats

The Southern Desert is known to house a large number of Mauxelopes and the species have only been seen in that region. Usually, Mauxelopes reside in the parts of the desert where it's relatively flat, to get an advantage on spotting their prey from afar.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Mauxelopes are carnivores: they eat pretty much all living creatures, employing different tactics depending on the size of the prey. Their poison can kill larger opponents, while their strong jaws are able to crunch down on chitinous beasts (scorpions for example). While humanoids are usually not living in the same areas as Mauxelopes, they do not hesitate from eating them.

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Poison is harvested from their fangs

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Southern Desert

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

The species is especially dangerous because of it's heightened senses, it is able to smell, hear and see possible prey for miles. Because of the relatively flat desert landscape they reside in, they are able to see very far if the weather is clear.

Scientific Name
Antilocapra Malicius
Lifespan
20
Average Height
1m
Average Weight
35kg
Average Length
1.6m

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