Srhalena Beetles Species in Seleim | World Anvil
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Srhalena Beetles

Srhalena beetles, also known as 'Vel's Pets', are a species of insect found only in and around the area of Srhalena on the southwestern side of the Bazdresra Sniarsti. The town became an area of mystery and horror when the first inhabitants disappeared after three generations. When others moved into the area, they too disappeared in the same timeframe. At present, the monarchy has sealed the area and none are permitted to enter without official leave.    These beetles were discovered on the most recent expedition into the lost town. They were first found inside the main hall of the city. This structure has been one of great interest to explorers as it is where the winged star symbol first appeared after the third set of disappearances.    The nickname of the beetles was derived from research conducted by symbologists. They discovered the symbol found on the backs of the beetles, and the outer wall of the building they inhabit, is related to a god worshipped by ancient Yzelians, Vel. The worship of this god fell as Tekel rose to prominence and some scholars believe that Padka and Clohdus are other names for what was once a primordial god. Devout practitioners of Tekel reject this notion and state that Vel never existed. However, the colloquial name for the beetles remained.

Basic Information


Each beetle is approximately 5-7cm long, with six short legs, which end in three toe-like claws. These are used to navigate and climb. Their mouths separate at the center into two pincer structures that draw prey inside. From there, the prey is mashed with sharp needle teeth and passed through the digestive tract. Their exoskeleton is red to dark purple in coloration. The most notable feature of the beetles is the marking on their back. All have an entire, or at least partial, marking that mirrors the winged star found on the outer wall of the town hall.
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