The Ra’akta is a large marine predator, growing up to 10-11 meters (about 35 feet) in length and can weigh up to 10 tons. They are fast, sight based predators the use mainly pectoral fins for locomotion. They have the characteristic split lower “jaw” of most Skathan animals. Their heads are plated with a bone like armor. The olfactory tendrils have evolved to have a much more deadly use, despite looking smooth they have tiny barbs that help grasp prey while eating, however their tendrils are not used for hunting like other, smaller predators. Tendrils are usually retracted.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
In the swamps of Skatha huge coral like fungi sprout up through often salty water, their huge root like structures lifting up through the water, creating a vast network of bridge like pathways on which many different organisms travel. Perched on the largest root we see Kathuu, a swamp fisherman, enjoying a nap in the humid warmth. Despite the calm look of the swamp, the water can prove to be a much more dangerous place. Concealed under the algae and plant matter are a number of different predators, ready to snatch up any unfortunate creature.