- Author: Anonymous
- Collection: Research Notes
Sorry if these notes are a little disorganized, professor. I didn't want to trim anything out that you might find useful.
—Two distinct species: land dreugh and water dreugh.
—Some accounts assert there are two varieties of land dreugh, while others maintain these are but the male and female versions of one kind of creature.
—Legends tell of "civilized" land dreugh colonies which supposedly raised herds of mudcrabs as food stock.
—These colonies were also purported to have built stone cairn houses and structures.
—No evidence of such advanced dreugh behavior exists today.
—Dreugh are omnivores and have been witnessed consuming mer flesh.
—Dreugh are capable of channeling some form of shock energy through their bodies. Most scholars agree this is a natural adaptation and not magical in nature.
—The land dreugh carapace is naturally sturdy and can deflect most attacks from common weapons.
—No known language or communication abilities.
—Nesting habits are not well-documented, but we do know the land dreugh encase their egg broods in mud. Nothing is known about water dreugh nesting or egg-laying behavior.
—Some fisherfolk are known to gather land dreugh eggs from the creatures' mud-nests, though it is obviously a rather dangerous occupation.
If this is enough information, I'll begin the netch research tomorrow.