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Arduff - Iris Compiet

Arduffs were crepuscular mammals native to the Crystal Desert. They were characterized by their angular, lupine features, needle-sharp teeth and plumed tails. They were the dominant predators of the Crystal Desert during the Age of Innocence, and were a major threat to the primitive Gelfling tribes, frequently breaking into their shelters and dragging them out. Arduff predation was one of the driving forces behind the Gelfling forming the rudiments of civilization and forging the first weapons. By the Age of Division, the Arduffs had long been driven to extinction, but lingered in Gelfling mythology.[1]

Arduffs

In the continuity established by Legends of the Dark Crystal, Arduffs were still extant during the Garthim War, and were kept as attack animals by skekLach. These Arduffs were characterized by their more reptilian appearance and the presence of palmated antlers.

References[]

  1. Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 157, ISBN 1683838211
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