Sleestak are a race of reptilian creatures that evolved from the peaceful Altrusians.
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A Sleestak is a reptilian bipedal humanoid. They have a thin but wide-set mouth and large, round black eyes that are averse to light. Covered mostly in green scales, their bellies are yellow. Sleestak also have claws on their feet and on their hands, with a horn protruding from the top of their heads.
The Sleestak are becoming less intelligent as the species gets older, and more violent and ignorant. The earlier Sleestak were a race of highly intelligent, inquisitive creatures. The Sleestak now are a degenerate race that have lost much of their knowledge and culture. They have come out of the Era of Intelligence and into the Era of Solitude. The Era of Intelligence was the period in time when the Sleestak first arrived at The Land of the Lost. They then built themselves a temple and a city in which to live. The Sleestak also built these temples that are now called Pylons. There was a period when there was only darkness, before the Sleestak built the Time Pylon, which controls the light and dark cycles of The Land of The Lost. Then as the Sleestak went into The Lost City they became less intelligent as they had nothing to look at except hard rock and each other. The Sleestak eventually became ruled by a Sleestak called, Sol. Sol reorganized the Sleestak and taught them how to hunt and kill.
The Sleestak are accomplished in the arts of building, foraging, and hunting, and make and use Crossbows and nets to hunt. The Crossbows are no larger than the size of a Sleestak's forearm. The nets are made to catch either the Altrusian Pig, or the Altrusian Moth which comes from the Altrusian Mountains. Also, during the Era of Intelligence, the Sleestak built Pylons and a temple that the Marshalls called The Lost City.
Originally the free willed sentient species of the Land of the Lost under the leadership of The Zarn, they were enslaved by the Tachyon-manipulating Enik after he killed the Zarn and was sealed within the Central Pylon.