Until the whole rabbit warren chased me, I thought they were cute.
With all the burns, I'll think about it again.
This carnivorous desert dweller is characterised by a good, quickly closable nose. Furthermore, the Vello has claws which it can retract in order not to damage them when digging. The most outstanding feature of the Vello, however, are its saxum-covered earrings which can be used for striking and, like the claws, set on fire. These ears are used in a sandstorm to protect the eyes of the Vello.
Genetics and Reproduction
Both sexes of the Vello become sexually mature after approximately one year. Afterwards the female is fertile every two months. The female is pregnant for about one month and then gives birth to one litter of up to 10 young. The number of young animals is based on the metabolism of the mother.
Growth Rate & Stages
Vello juveniles are already full-grown after two months, however still without ear edges and with half a year sexually mature. The age of the vello can easily be determined by the size and density of the saxum edges.
Ecology and Habitats
The Vello live in the deserts of Orcerta and use their claws to dig their burrows into the sand. To make this possible, the entire body of the vello secretes a substance that solidifies the sand during digging. This secretion also contains scents that have an attractive effect on some animals and are used by the vello to delimit their territory.
Dietary Needs and Habits
The main food of the Vello are small lizards and carrion. Vello can smell carrion for several kilometres and follow this trail at night. During the day they are usually close to their home and feed on lizards attracted by the smell of the secretion.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
The secretion of the vello is used in some alchemical recipes:
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
The ears and nose of the Vello are very good and are designed to sniff out prey, carrion and other predators over long distances.
Dedicated to Amevello
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Yellow with red to black ear edges