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Hollerbat - Iris Compiet

Hollerbats were avian mammals native to Grot, characterized by their beady yellow eyes, dark red fur and long membranous fingers. The latter trait allowed them to rapidly navigate through stalagmites and stalactites. They were, however, easily exhausted in long flights and had to rest frequently.[1]

Because of their poor eyesight and aversion to eating Glow Moss, Hollerbats compensated by using their hollering cries as a form of sonar. Despite being widely considered a nuisance among Gelfling, Hollerbats were nevertheless vital components to Grot's ecosystem, as their droppings fertilized the Glow Moss which nourished Nurlocs and other subterranean animals. This fertility was due to the Hollerbats consuming sun enriched foods during nocturnal hunting trips outside Grot.[1]

The Hollerbat was the sigil animal of the Grottan Clan, which made use of its highly flammable guano to make everburn.[2]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 90, ISBN 1683838211
  2. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, pp. 102-103, ISBN 0593095596
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