The Aoressan Camel is a very domineering animal, commanding a towering weight range of 700- 800 lbs. [300-400 kgs.], and stands at average at a massive 6'5" - 7'0". Its body length is quite large, placed at around 10 -12 ft. It boasts a thick coat, allowing it to survive harsh weather conditions. This coat can vary, in terms of thickness and color, from individual camel to individual camel. The coats are usually a light tan, similar to the color of sand, however, they can be of a light brown or light grey color. The Aoressan Camel prefers slow walking paces, but is able to dash at a speed of up to 50 mph and maintain a 35 mph speed, should it be necessary. It also possesses a hump upon its back, necessary for the storage of water, as well as some of its significant glands, some of which are used in alchemical processes and tribal customs.
Usually found populating the vast desert in the south of Aversia, but can be found in greener areas, in the smaller regions bordering the desert. (Oasis, savannahs, plains, riverbanks). They are of common rarity.
The Aoressan Camel does not keep a permanent home, as it is a nomadic creature, always moving from location to location. However, during mating season, typically lasting the whole of Glacies, they will make their way to the various oases / savannas scattered throughout their sandy habitat and once obtaining a mate [or two], will remain at that location for a period of 3-4 septs, settling for a time before it leaves once again to roam the deserts, its new family in hand.
This creature lives in truly harsh conditions, where vegetation is hard to come by, letting it resort to eating dried leaves, seeds, and thorny twigs. Camels near oases have more access to greener options, such as grass, water, and simple flowers. Camels that are domesticated are usually fed a variety of foods by their owners, from grains and wheat to fruits and oats.
The Aoressan Camel is naturally wild and usually found in packs, containing between 4-9 camels, shying away from initial contact with other groups. This does not mean that some won't stray off and deciding to venture out on their lonesome, but this is uncommon, as it leaves them vulnerable to potential predators, even with their massive size. Through domestication, the camel can be used for work-related purposes, such as transportation, sport, and storage of items. Camels are considered a culinary delicacy in by nomadic tribes inhabiting the desert, so groups of these creatures are tracked, hunted and killed for food and materials capturing the young for domestication and utilization.
- The camel has a hump on its back, containing glands utilized in alchemy and rituals; serves as a water storage unit.
- It can be and is commonly domesticated for commercial use.
- This animal can survive harsh conditions for an extended period of time.
- It possesses a domineering stature, being able to scare potential predators, but is more vulnerable if alone.
- The bone is used for makeshift tools and tribal rituals.
- The meat is edible and is considered to taste good. When a meal of this meat is consumed, Threatening creatures and below will be naturally frightened of the user.
- Herbalists use the hump glands for alchemy, rituals, traditional medicine, and food.
- Its hide is useful for clothing and tents.
- Surprisingly, the udders of a domesticated specimen are used for feeding young and creating satchels.
- Murda Gland: A gland located in the hump of the camel; this gland will magically multiply the amount of water the Camel has consumed. The gland may be rendered into an alchemical to achieve a similar effect.
- Surda Gland: A gland located in the hump of the camel; removes harmful venoms in the blood and water of Aoressan Camel. This gland may be rendered into an alchemical which may counteract venoms in the field, albeit temporarily.
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