The other day I was goofing around, seeing how tough the world bosses are if you crank up player damage and how much damage NPCs take and use Pippi mod to crank up your strength stat to like 300, when I noticed something odd. See if you can see what’s wrong with the crocodile boss’s face here:
That’s right, the nostrils. Crocodiles (and indeed all living crocodilians) have their nostrils on the ends of their snouts, like so:
(This is an alligator but you get the point.)
No crocodile has its nostrils located so far up the snout. So I don’t think these things are crocodiles at all.
Now hold on, hold on, hear me out here, because I am about to rock your world. You see, there were animals that, through convergent evolution, resembled crocodiles in basic body shape (or rather, since they came first, crocodiles resemble them), and had their nostrils located that far up their snouts: phytosaurs.
So, somehow, there are phytosaurs living in the Exiled Lands, over 200 million years after they had gone extinct everywhere else in the world. Had they simply managed to hang on for that entire time? Or were they somehow resurrected through the magic of the giant kings for some unknown purpose? I don’t think we will ever know, but I know I for one will ponder this question to the end of my days.
(Yes, I know they’re probably just crocodiles with funny snouts. I just thought this was funny. Let me have my dreams, okay?)