native to the planet Nelvaan, this immense, reptilian creature was considered the apex predator of the planet's ecosystem. Standing some fifteen meters tall at the shoulder, the grey-skinned horax moved about on four stout, muscular legs. Its head was protected by two thick horns on the end of its snout, while four sharp tusks protruded from its vicious jaws. The horax used its horns to dig up its favored food, siltcrawlers, and it could consume an entire colony in one feedings. Its thick skin and heavy tail, which was lined with spines and ended in a bony club, provided the horax with more than adequate protection. However, despite its physical prowess, the horax was slowly dying out, primarily due to its own territoriality. Because only on horax could exist in a given area, they were continually killing each other in battles for their territories. The native Nelvaanians discovered that a potion made from the scales of a horax could keep the creature at bay, and it was something of a rite of passage for young Nelvaanian warriors to locate a horax and acquire a scale or two before being caught.