Unee

Unee

(ow-neh)

Biological Information

Sz: 1.94 m. | 6’ 4” (head to tail)
Wt: 1,450 kg. | 3,200 lbs.
Loc: The Outcropping
Tpt: Docile
Prd: Kiindem
Var: Superficial Colours

References
  1. Caring For Unee
  2. Dangerous Lizards Among the Sand
  3. Survey: Moisture of Pan Arbnhap

At some unknown point in the past unee were domesticated by xiruens to make gathering their meat easier than hunting.1 It is unclear whether the species was as docile before this, as unee that are still seen in the wild are quite docile.2

Unee are the main source of food for nearly all settlements across The Outcropping.1 The name roughly translates to “meat lizard”, which implies that unee were seen as large sources of food before domestication, or that the name came after. Xiruen did not keep detailed records of first encounters with and domestication of the species. Subsequently, it is unknown if the remaining wild unee are indeed descended from previously domesticated strains, though this appears to be the case.2 

To bolster their mass in both muscle and fat, domesticated unee are fed tougher grasses and roots.1 On their front claws and tails they have spiked protrusions that appear to be the same material as their teeth. What few unee remain in the wild have seasonal reproductive cycles, but domesticated unee are capable of reproducing after two to three years and can lay 2-4 eggs that take 3-4 months to hatch, and can mate for the majority of their lifespan—sixteen years on average.1

Wild unee can be found in lower lying land across The Outcropping where water pools and grasses grow.2 Across the more diverse habitats of Pan Arbnhap, unee can be found elsewhere, though their predators are numerous.3