This enormous lizard dwarfs you with its sheer bulk. Thirty feet long and covered with a thick shell, it lumbers forward with a plodding inevitability
Mekillots are used as caravan beasts; a hitched pair can pull a full wagon at a slow pace. Mekillots are never truly tamed, however, for the creatures have been known to go off the road and wander for days. They also like to make snacks of their handlers. Most caravans that use mekillots have a small team of psions to deal with the beasts.
Mating takes place yearly; mekillots lay their eggs into deep mud during the Windflood season. The female lays a clutch of 10-50 eggs about 2 months later. The sex of the mekillot hatchlings depends on the temperature at which the eggs are incubated. The eggs incubate nearly a full year,‖and‖ then‖ hatch‖ during‖ Ral’s‖ Rest‖season.‖ The‖ first‖ mekillot to hatch devours the eggs that would have been its siblings, in order to gain the strength to struggle to the ground surface. Maturity is reached at around 12 years of age, and though their potential lifespans in the wild are unknown, mekillots are believed to be capable of living to 150 years of age. In captivity, they typically live from anywhere between 20 to 70 years of age. Environment: Mekillots prefer hot environments where plenty of water is available, but they can thrive in almost any type of environment. During High Sun mekillots migrate in huge herds to the Trembling Plains in order to mate, and are commonly found there until Fruitbirth Season.
Typical Physical CharacteristicsEdit
A typical mekillot stands between 28 and 30 feet long and weighs around 12,000 pounds. Mekillots are lizards with huge mound–shaped bodies covered with a thick shell everywhere except for on their sides and bellies.
Strategies and TacticsEdit
In a fight mekillots attack with their tongues, or they trample enemies underfoot. A mekillot instinctively drops to the ground when something is underneath it, causing trample damage.
Training a mekillot to take orders requires six weeks of work and a DC 20 Handle Animal check. Mekillot eggs are worth 10 Cp apiece on the open market, while mekillot hatchlings are worth 50 Cp. Professional trainers charge 20 Cp to rear or train a mekillot. Carrying Capacity: A light load for a mekillot is up to 12,000 pounds; a medium load, 12,001–24,000 pounds; a heavy load, 24,001–36,000 pounds. A mekillot can drag 180,000 pounds.
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (nature) can learn more about mekillots. When a character makes a successful skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from lower Dcs. Knowledge (Nature) DC Result
This powerful reptile is a mekillot, a caravan beast. This reveals all animal traits and gives basic information on mekillots.
Mekillots are stubborn creatures that have a reputation of swallowing whole their handlers.
Mekillots can, despite their size, surge forward at their opponents and then crush them like bugs