Masking themselves behind thick ice storms are daglacian yetis. Not quite sophontic, these particularly intelligent animals are known to be ruthless. They're the sole reason thatdon't trespass into the true Wilds of the Frozen, sticking to their territories quite firmly.
They're rarely seen by daglacians. When they are, all hell breaks loose.
The only primate species on the planet, daglacian yetis are closely related to gorillas, with a much more upright stance. They typically walk on their hind legs, backs kept straight upwards, however running on all fours is reserved for times that require true speed and strength.
They have top-heavy bodies, with broad shoulders and thin waists. Their heads are large and round, coated in thick white fur, hiding dark blue skin underneath. Their hydrophobic fur allows them to glide through the water much easier than a daglacian. These yetis are generally sexually monomorphic.
From what has been observed, daglacian yetis are hypercarnivores, with a diet made completely of meat products. They use primitive weapons, such as large icicles and wooden shafts, to stab at larger prey. Smaller prey items, they will crush underneath their feet or smash to oblivion with their giant fists.
They are one of few species that actively hunt daglacians. Their size and strength means that the people of Daglaci are no match at all, even with their advanced weaponry and defences.
Reproduction & Growth
Little is known about how daglacian yetis reproduce and nurture their young. Young yetis that have been spotted on monster hunting trips are always partnered with an adult yeti, presumably the mother or father.
Again, daglacians know little about their natural habitats. They seem to navigate the Frozen with little difficulty, and require no comfortable clothing or heating like daglacians.
Many presume these yetis have some kind of primitive settlements, where many gather together. Some are paranoid that these yetis are planning some sort of revolt against daglacians, and as time goes on, conspiracy theories have spiralled out of control, even causing riots in the streets of major cities, begging governments to protect their people.
Many assume daglacian yetis to be one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet. There have only been seven deaths related to these yetis in the last five years, six of which were secondary effects, such as heart-attacks.
Unfortunately, society has made yetis out to be something they're not. Scientists that study these animals have shown, with little, but still valid, proof, that these yetis are not naturally aggressive. Some daglacians have been able to approach the Wilds, stand within a hundred feet of a yeti, without being ripped to shreds.
Many anti-yeti zealots seek to disprove this valid research, but to no avail. Nevertheless, anyone who attempts to prove that yetis aren't set on destroying the daglacian species are mobbed, both online and in the real world.
The rich folk of Daglaci are melting the ice that holds up each and every city on the planet. The poor are forced to clean up their mess, when monsters from below emerge to slaughter the entire planet's population.
Life is harsh on Daglaci. Nobody can truly escape the horrors that lurk beneath the thick sheets of ice coating the entire ocean planet.