The sarlang is a large 4-ton swamp lizard. This massively built reptilian quadruped is covered with heavy scales and has a short, thick tail. The creature has large paddle-like feet allow it to swim or scramble through water, thick marshy grasses and soft ground. It uses its tail to propel itself though water and grasses. The sarlang is immensely strong and a powerful swimmer. It has a very distinctive low rumbling growl. From the tip of its snout to the end of its tail, a typical sarlang measures 7 meters (22 feet).
Generally, the sarlang is not aggressive. It is a docile herbivore of the swamps and marshlands. If cornered or threatened, it will bite and strike with sweeps of its tail. The sarlang generally flees combat. If used as a steed, it can be trained to hold its ground.
Sarlangs can be found in wetlands and marshes throughout Qeshir and Aggradar. It is most common in the Darijun Jungle and the Aswanar Wildlands. A larger variety dwells in the Kalanos Marshes.
Both the saurians and the boglings use sarlangs as steeds and beasts of burden. The sarlang is trainable and has proven to be a docile and easy to control animal. Sarlangs are surprisingly strong and can carry up to three riders at once or a heavy load of cargo. The saurians have developed a sort of elongated saddle which has two seats and a section for cargo.
Saurians, orcs and other races also slaughter sarlangs for their meat, which is edible and tasty, although somewhat greasy and fatty.
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