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Length: 6.44 m
Width: 1.15 m
Height: 1.92 m
Weight: 408.23 kg
Speed: 37.01 m
The Linguis is, in a nutshell, a large, fast lizard. It bears many similarities to the reptilian families across Conglomerate space, as observed by its brilliant genetic design. It has likely required very little change for much of its existence. Despite their impressive length and overall bulk, Linguis are cold blooded. They are subject to the heat they can coax from the environment to determine how active they can or are willing be. The largest are logically found in Anomaly’s vast deserts where heat is in no short supply. The jaws are not terribly powerful, and their attacks are typically “bite and release”. A broken arm or missing fingers are possible, so domestication should be done with a reasonable amount of caution.
Linguis have been tamed by many of Anomaly’s sentient lifeforms, typically used for transportation or low-energy labor chores. They are especially adept at daylight travel given the high temperatures of the desert. This holds true despite their near lethargy with the chill of night.
These creatures are simplicity in their design and brilliant in its execution. The cold-blooded issue aside, fully stocked reengineering labs would have difficulty matching it. This brilliance becomes sheer, blinding joy outpacing Flesh Diggers and Death’s Hands with ease. It is little surprise then to see why they are such coveted creatures and well cared for.
The Linguis are a wonderfully benign presence on this planet. They represent one of the few creatures we’ve encountered that do not immediately spawn visions of bloody death. “Lethality Relativity” factors into this opinion. Their mouths are smaller than other “fauna,” of course, and their generally meek disposition can be equally disarming. The Linguis is more likely to run away from us than at us, which is a blessing given their speed.
It is the classic “prey” versus “predator” energy that allows for the ease of domestication, closely emulating the training of horses on colonial Earth.Should we ever return to our homeworld, many of us have pledged to forego a portion of our pensions for a cloned stallion of some sort based
based on our experiences with the Linguis. They are terribly expensive, yes. The thought of riding such an animal (in the DNAtrium of Station-4’s conservatory park) is an anchoring dream I personally use to keep my sanity when homesickness becomes overwhelming. I betray the boy in me admitting that I rather enjoy the wind in my hair on such a sure-footed beast! I feed my mount with Soul Berries fielded from the Krakarran Pass. Succulent and nutritious to man and beast alike. I named my mount, Maesey, after the beloved pet lizard of my youth.