This egg is very cold to the touch! But the fur is thick and luxurious, keeping the egg incubated and warm.
Glaciskal pups hatch with an icy shell on their backs that is disproportionate to their body size to keep them from being hunted. Their soft fur covers them head to toe and is pure white, camouflaging the pup into its snowy habitat. They have icy shards to help absorb what little light there is. The ice mace tail is too heavy to be used, so Glaciskal mothers usually keep their pups in one spot and know the small creatures won’t be going anywhere soon.
As Glaciskal age, their fur color becomes a lighter gray with white speckling so it's a bit less camouflaged. However, they now can use their ice mace to defend themselves. These creatures are solitary and do not live in groups; the Glaciskal spends most of their time alone during this period.
There is a misleading demeanor presented by these creatures. Despite their defensive looking shells and tail, this is not an herbivore. Glaciskals are apex predators that pretend to be an herbivore.
Their black coats absorb warmth from the sun, collecting energy to strike. They are not feared by other herbivores as they are considered the “guardians” of the herds. This is because Glaciskal act as though they are an injured herbivore, laying on its shell waiting for a lone predator. Once the predator approaches, the mace tail made of ice becomes a lethal weapon. Glaciskals will only strike lone predators and are therefore an unpredictable apex predator in the ecosystem.
Don't judge a book by it's icy cover!