Lore:Shalk

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A Shalk

Shalks are large, occasionally aggressive beetles which attack by spitting fire.[1] They also bite attackers with their sharp mandibles, and can pack a bit more power into the maneuver by producing flames as they bite.[1] Despite the danger, they are herded by the Dunmer of Deshaan for their prized meat, resin, and carapaces.[2] They are native to mainland Morrowind near the base of Ash Mountain, as well as Vvardenfell. They tend to congregate near lava.[3]

Shalks possess flammable glands that can be used for arson.[4] Their meat is edible, and can be used in stews.[2] Shalk chitin can be ground up and used to make poultices that ease burn wounds.[5] [6] Shalk resin has numerous alchemical properties, [7] A salve of shalk resin and crushed bergamot seeds is proven to repel parasites, such as toe-borers, grassfleas, and fleshbloats.[8] Shalk resin can also be hardened to create a number of household objects.[9][10] Bloated shalks can somehow be milked to obtain a blue substance that is used in tattoo ink.[11]

See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the Morrowind and ESO articles.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shalk abilities in The Elder Scrolls Online
  2. ^ a b The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Stonefalls and DeshaanFlaccus Terentius, 2E 581
  3. ^ Oodegu's Journal—Keep Out!Oodegu
  4. ^ Eveline Vette's dialogue and the events of Season of Harvest in The Elder Scrolls Online
  5. ^ Shalk Poultices quest item description in The Elder Scrolls Online
  6. ^ Soft-Scale dialogue and the events of Proving Trust in The Elder Scrolls Online
  7. ^ Shalk Resin's alchemical use in Morrowind
  8. ^ Discomforts of WarRobier Douare, Alchemist
  9. ^ Shalk-Resin Window Sundial item description in The Elder Scrolls Online
  10. ^ Shalk-Resin Nail Trimmer item description in The Elder Scrolls Online
  11. ^ "Shalk Blue" Tattoo Ink item description in The Elder Scrolls Online