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Swothels were large, quadrupedal mammals native to the Crystal Desert. They were characterized by their reversed knees and prehensile proboscis used for detecting water. Upon finding a source of water, Swothels would drink more than necessary to keep themselves alive, storing the excess liquid in their hump.[1]

They produced milk with a glowing hue,[2] with many Gelfling lost in the Crystal Desert owing their lives to a Swothel for this reason.[1]

After the Skeksis discovered the rejuvinating effects of Gelfling essence, skekSil maliciously replaced skekVar's essence vial with a bottle of liquid whose ingredients included Swothel milk.[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. 164, ISBN 1683838211
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Prophets Don't Know Everything" The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Netflix. August 30, 2019
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