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Leech Snake

Basic Information

Ecology and Habitats

Prefers wet, muddy environments like those found in the Wet Wilds and recreated under Talons. In the past, there must have been sufficient suitable prey for the leech snake to maintain itself in its adult state.   Changing conditions in the wilds have endangered the species, leading to certain scholars to turn an aquarium into a managed habitat that surround the school like a moat.

Dietary Needs and Habits


When they are smaller, they are more vulnerable to predation. But they also have more opportunity to feed than they ever would as adults.
Their hollow teeth angle towards each other to slice their way through the skin to siphon the blood. In a reversal of the typical advantage to animal growth, the leech snake grows too large in its life cycle to continue to feed on the animals in its natural environment.   Its maw simply grows too big to find purchase on any available prey.

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Talon Moat

The last of the species are kept and cared for in a custom made aquarium. Though they are endangered, the leech snake's alien likeness acts as a deterrent to potential trespassers. Rumors of being drained to husks is enough to dissauade attempts.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Longma Basket

The pristine snaking lake at the very heart of Gaioor. During the floods, when all other settlements must brace for trauma, Gaioor's wholly controlled fresh water lake is continually kept level by the sea being filtered through the permeable rock that makes up the Gates of Yates.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities


Tiny wisps of stringy skin line the rim of the snakes' maw as a primitive tasting organ.


The slippery coating allows the creature to extend its sense of touch.
15 years
Conservation Status
An area of the basket surrounding the Talons is closed off for their habitation
Facial Characteristics
A round concentric maw lined with hollow teeth and suckers
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Dark reddish bands
Geographic Distribution

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Cover image: Gross by Josh Hutchinson


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