There are many unusual and dangerous creatures in the Aiel Waste. Most have but a single reference.
References (Possible Spoilers)#
- In The Shadow Rising
- TSR,Ch48 - Aviendha teaches Rand about the denizens of the Aiel Waste including the gara and the two-step. The gara is a lizard about two feet long with bronze and yellow scales. Though slow moving, it can bite through a boot and is poisonous enough to kill a bull. The two-step is a small brown snake of the Aiel Waste. It is so poisonous that its bite kills before the victim can take more than two steps.
- TSR,Ch52 - Amys warns Nynaeve that a mountain king is as deadly in the dream as it is in the waking world.
- In The Fires of Heaven
- TFoH,Ch2 - Jheran is disgusted with the spears who have succumbed to the bleakness, slinking away like stinkadders.
- TFoH,Ch4 - Aviendha calls Isendre a sorda. The sorda is a sly rat of the Aiel Waste. It is good for absolutely nothing.
- TFoH,Ch6 - Han thinks worries that in chasing the Shaido Rand's forces will be strung out like blindworms in the sun.
- TFoH,Ch13 - Elayne notes that Valan Luca's circus has a capar, a creature of the Aiel Waste that looks like a large, hairy boar with a pointed snout and toes with claws.
- TFoH,Ch21 - In Jangai Pass, Aviendha kills a bloodsnake, a large brown snake three paces long. Its bite turns the blood to jelly in minutes, but its white meat makes a good stew. That does not bother Rand nearly as much as the gara, which tastes like chicken.
- In Lord of Chaos
- LoC,Ch15 - The Wise Ones put scarlet puffers in Carlinya's dress. Later they laugh that she did not know the difference between a harmless scarlet puffer and a poisonous red adder.
- LoC,Ch15 - Mora, one of the most famous Wise Ones, died of a bloodsnake bite when she was three hundred years old.
- LoC,Ch17 - The yellowfly is almost too small to see, yet if you leave its egg in your skin you will lose an arm or a leg if you do not die.
- LoC,Ch52 - A motai is a grub found in the Aiel Waste. It is quite sweet and crunchy.
- In The Gathering Storm
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