The Sorcerer's Conspectus:

A comprehensive view of Andre Norton's Witch World

by Four Sorcerers ~ Elwher, Metaldragon, Indagare & Lotsawatts

 


Races of Witch World

Scaled Ones

 

Scaled Ones are first introduced in Three Against the Witch World.

Appearance: Scaled ones look like jewel-scaled or rainbow-scaled lizard whose front feet work as hands. In Trey of Swords Tsali is mentioned as having a crest and capable of both two-legged and four-legged movement. Their heads are larger and more rounded than a normal lizard's to accommodate a larger brain.

Living Area(s): Valley of Green Silences, Escore and possibly The Waste

Life Span: It's unknown how long they live. They could have a fairly long lifespan, however.

Power: Scaled Ones can communicate telepathically, what else they can do is largely unmentioned.1

Other: Scaled Ones seem to serve as sentries to the Valley of Green Silences. It's mentioned in Three Against the Witch World that they are led by a chieftain. Crytha in Trey of Swords thinks of Tsali as a "Lizard man" and his people as "Lizard folk" which may also be an appropriate name for their race. It's possible they also live in the Were-Riders' forest in The Waste as Kerovan catches glimpses of lizard type creatures there (in Gryphon in Glory) who seem to act as sentries for the Weres.


Footnotes:
1. Tsali in Trey of Swords can rune read and has a bag of glowing rocks, though whether the latter are directly connected to a specific Power of his is unclear.


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