Aisanee

Aisanee (I-shuh-neh)

Biological Information

SizeWeightLifespanDiet
1.8 m. | 70 in.118 kg. | 260 lbs.8 yearsCarnivorous

Other

LocationTemperamentPredator(s)Variants
The OutcroppingAggressiveXiruen, Kiindem, UrgaiSome superficial colour

Aisanee are biped lizards, roughly at the height between a full-grown Xiruen’s shoulders. The name comes from the Barzacc word for foe, “Aisa”. While they are bipeds, their legs function much like the hind legs of all other large reptiles found in The Outcropping, which is to circle asymmetrically outwards while running. They use their tail mostly for balance, but also to bludgeon things in their immediate vicinity that their large forearms cannot reach. They have a semi-opposable thumb on each hand that is mostly used for grabbing meat/prey and tearing flesh and meat.

Biology and Behavior

Aisanee are likely the most frequently found animals all over Xiruen-Space, and both eat and fall victim to a number of other creatures. Their entire diet consists of meat, whether that is insects, or mammals and reptiles such as Sudamin, Eeniimar, Epbee, Unee, or even Xiruen. They are fairly evenly matched with the Sentient Species and will frequently attack unarmed Xiruen who travel across the deserts. Aisanee travel in packs of two to five, and the pack is almost always made up of unrelated Aisanee, both male and female. Two mating Aisanee will temporarily form their own pack, hunting on their own, and after the female lays eggs, the two will separate and look for new packs.

Ecology

As the most widely distributed animal of The Outcropping, the Aisanee can be seen in nearly every climate, save for the coldest of deserts. They are the main predator of several animals including the Sudamin, Eeniimar, and Epbee. When the female lays eggs, these eggs—if not eaten by other animals—will usually produce four to ten more Aisanee, which keep the number of other animals down. High populations of Aisanee also indicate the presence of predators higher up, such as Urgai or Kiindem.

Interaction with Omneuttians

As previously stated, Aisanee are not afraid to attack Xiruen, often attacking a lone or small group of Xiruen in their pack. This is likely how the animal got its name, as a reference to its willingness and ability to kill Xiruen, as compared to the Kiindem who are more territorial, who mostly Xiruen for territorial reasons.

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