Kogimaw Species in Elem | World Anvil
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"Ja'ben DuKogi was made famous with the discovery of the Kogimaw. His son, Koga DuKogi, after him then made strides to begin the domestication of such creatures, opening the idea of breeding them to all of Duwu. Koga's grandson, Koga III would eventually become the first to ever use the Kogimaws in battle at Mlir's Landing, the historic battle that cemented Hilius Kembo as the ruler of the Poison islands."

Basic Information


The Kogimaw is a quadrupedal amphibious creature. Its thick and muscular quadriceps make up for its leaner lower legs.

Biological Traits

Female Kogimaws tend to be larger, more colorful, and more aggressive than male Kogimaws and this is mirror by their highly matriarchic social structure. The female Kogimaw is nearly always the hunter and protector in the animal's relationships while the male is normally left to find suitable breeding locations and constructing shelter.

Genetics and Reproduction

The Kogimaw sexually reproduces and gives live-birth.

Growth Rate & Stages

Kogimaws grow to be their full size in roughly 2-4 years and they live for about twenty years. Kogimaws grow to about two meters in length and can reach the weight of about two men on average.

Ecology and Habitats

The Kogimaw primarily lives in swampy areas. They prosper in regions with water and soft soils like clay and mud. They spend most of their time living inside the waters of the land hunting for prey and socializing with others of their species. They are also known to cover themselves in mud or clay by rolling on the ground and smothering themselves to hide their scent while traversing on land.

Dietary Needs and Habits

The Kogimaw is omnivorous and feeds on swamp plants, insects, and small creatures that dwell in the water or on the shorelines. Kogimaws normally congregate in marshy coves or huddles surrounding the swamps. Here they eat, breed, and socialize.

Biological Cycle

Throughout the seasons Kogimaws relatively keep the same habits other than during the hottest seasons which tend to be their breeding seasons.

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Kogimaws are regularly used as a steed in the Poison military as a form of cavalry, while others use them for their meat and their skin to be used as food and clothing respectively.

Facial characteristics

Kogimaws have vertical-slit pupils and large protruding jaws that extend from their face. They are have extremely sharp teeth.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Kogimaws inhabit the swamplands and marshes found in eastern Kuhyburg and Kwham, but primarily on the islands of Hilo, Duwu, and Bisa.

Average Intelligence

Kogimaws have relatively low average intelligence, making them extremely useful as animals of burden and mounts for the Elem people with access to them.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Kogimaws have poor hearing, but they make up for it with an excellent sense of smell and vision. It uses its smell to smell out insects and small animals in the swampy areas that they live in.
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Scientific Name
Zagabel Dukogi
Darimaw, Xipeneck
20 years
Conservation Status
This species has large populations all over the islands of Bisa and Duwu. It is in no danger of going extinct in the future.
Average Height
0.8-1.3 Meters
Average Weight
130-190 Kilograms
Average Length
1.5-2.5 Meters
Average Physique
Kogimaws are incredibly strong, with some of the strongest jaws in the world, able to puncture even the most durable of metals with their bite. While they seem incredibly slow because of their posture and the size of their legs, their muscly legs are able to carry them to quite impressive speeds similar to that of a hound.

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