The Reptann are snakelike creatures. They have long muscular bodies, with glossy or matte scales that can come in almost any color imaginable. Some of them have limbs, varying in development from useless stubs to fully formed and usable arms and legs. Typically limbs develop in more mature specimens that have shorter length, whilst the longer Reptann live out their lives without developing limbs.
There are three different types of Reptann, the Ra, Ran, and the Ram. Each variation is marked by a defining physical characteristic.
The Reptann-Ra are the most notable of the three, defined by having a hood, like the Cobras of Earth. Incredibly intelligent and highly venomous, they are peaceful creatures, and seldom resort to using their venom for anything other than hunting. The Reptann-Ra are also the organizers of the first library of knowledge on the Fauhnan planet.
The Reptann-Ran are the most timid of the three, they are defined by having a rattler on the tip of their tail, much like the Rattlesnakes of Earth. The Reptann-Ran are most well known for their tactical knowledge. They are highly defensive thinkers, and use their brilliance to help them avoid attack from predators and the warmongering Reptarr clans. They have two types of venom, one is a paralyzing agent that does not kill the victim, the other is hemotoxic and will cause rapid tissue deterioration and death.
The Reptann-Ram have no distinctive features. They are smaller in size that the other Reptann and are rather plain in appearance. The Reptann-Ram have the highest likelihood of developing limbs when compared to the other two Reptann variations. They have no fangs, and make up for this by having incredibly septic saliva and powerful muscles. They can attack by coiling their bodies to leap and strike enemies over distances greater than their body length.
The Three variations of Reptann can interbreed freely, and it is not uncommon in modern times to see a Reptann that has traits from them all.
Some revere the Reptann as sacred beings, as it has long been believed that the Reptann were the first Fauhnan species to become intelligent. There is little known of their origins and their customs, as they are highly reclusive. The Reptann are on the rarer side. The entire modern population of their species lives in the Reptann Phyramid in the city of Reptii and they hardly ever leave.
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