|First Seen On||Chapter 1, Day 12, Page 3, 4/3/08|
Tik'tikki are small, toothless lizard/armadillo like creatures that are about the size of a large house cat. Despite laying eggs, Tik'tikki are in fact warm-blooded, similar to modern Earth monotremes like the Echidna and Platypus, as well as several extinct species of ancient lizards.
Habitat and BehaviorEdit
Tik'tikki live in most all corners of the underworld but are especially common in and around large cities like Chel. Younger tik'tikki travel in packs while the adults tend to be more solitary. Tik'tikki are omnivores that will eat most anything that can fit in their mouths and can be found most anywhere were scraps of food are found in plenty. Their name comes from the distinctive sound they make (teek teek kee). They may be distantly related to the Koa'naka, another underworld lizard.
Relationship with the Tei'kaliath, Drow and OthersEdit
Tik'tikki are somewhat popular amongst Chelians as pets for the well to do and sources of food for the lower class. Since they're also willing to eat just about anything smaller than them they are also used to clean houses in Chel. The Tei'kaliath never really got a chance to put them to much use before the second exodus, but at one point wild tik'tikki were captured in an attempt to breed a domestic pack. Known uses of tik'tikki by Tei'kaliath are dissection to better understand their anatomy and as test subjects for poison blow darts. The latter turned out to be ineffectual. It was also discovered that tik'tikki eggs were edible.
Winslow, the mascot for the new harvesters. Winslow is Timotheus's companion and is claimed to be a trained attack Tik'tikki. He appeared with Timotheus and is treated by him as his companion/side-kick. Winslow has managed to appear in the story a few times and be mentioned by name. Pinky, a pet tik'tikki with a pink bow given as a pet.