Two Bailards in the soil of an Ungade nest

Bailards are small, worm-like Pattamalia native to Gamila. There are two types of Bailard, one living in undersea Ungade nests and the other living in Islanda's Dignnose nests. They latch onto nest walls with long, stringy tentacles. Hiding in nests allows these animals shelter, protecting them from outside predators, and food, pulling nutrients from the soil. Ungades and Dignnoses do not usually interact with Bailards. The only exception to this is ruler Dignnoses, which sometimes pull especially large Bailards out of walls and wear them around their necks as symbols of royalty. This often starves the Bailard.

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