The famed “ships of the desert”, camels are large, ungainly-looking herbivores whose strange bodies are uniquely adapted to allow them to thrive in the harshest desert wastes. Players can not use camels as mounts.
Standing up to eighteen hands at the shoulder, the camel has a tall “hump” of fatty tissue that the animal can draw upon for energy when traveling through regions where food and water are scarce. Their long necks and sharp teeth allow them to feed on even the thorniest of plants, and broad, two-toed feet give camels excellent traction along the soft desert dunes.
Though notoriously foul-tempered and prone to spitting at handlers who have earned their ire, desert nomads and merchants plying the southern caravan routes value camels for their intelligence and legendary endurance.