"Look at this lil guy! He's so cute with his little frosty scales!"
Frost-tailedChilgos are small, lizard-like creatures. They live in the Gelaal Mountains and have a tremendous talent for climbing and jumping. They have a long tail to help with their balance, as well as use as a weapon if needed. They use their four feet to move about quickly with great ease, with their uncannily grippy toes helping every move they make. While chilgos are quite friendly and approachable, their tail, as well as portions of their spine, is covered in ice. This covering provides them some protection from harm, as well as being able to use it as a weapon should the need arise. The ice formed on the body of a chilgo is caused by their own body, not by natural freezing of water, and because of this they are not just able to use it to smack potential predators, but also fling it at high velocities by a flick of their tail.
Family OrientedChilgos are a very social creature, and often lives in large family groups. They are a very curious species, and love to explore new surroundings. In fact, they often investigate objects that look like they could provide food or shelter. Because of their relatively short lifespan, their reproduction happens at any given time in the year, and they can spawn roughly a dozen hatchlings. It is common for chilgos to live with their parents until two months, which is when they reach maturity, at that point they either choose to remain with family or strike out on their own. Due to their approachability, many people try to take chilgos from their environment, however outside of the mountainside they do not tend to last very long. With the help of magicks from the Magisterium, some chilgos have managed to flourish in captivity, though it is not easy or cheap to successfully keep a chilgo in captivity.
Approximately 20 months
100 to 200 grams
Approximately 6 inches