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- This includes any wolf found pre-Velious including Kunark Era scaled wolves or Chokidai. It does not include Velious Era Dire Wolves as they have their own distinct in game race.
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Chokidai are large reptilian beasts created by the sarnaks of Chardok to serve as guardians and hunters. Bred from the scaled wolves native to Kunark, the chokidai are rumored to be the result of the sarnaks' own experiments of mixing the blood of Skyfire wurms with other strange creatures native to Kunark. Out of countless failed experiments, the chokidai have emerged as perhaps the lone success — but what a fearsome creation they are.
Chokidai are reptilian creatures almost as large as a horse. They have reddish scales fading to a pinkish-white toward their bellies and legs. Several sharp, fin-like scales protrude from the back of the chokidai, each 12 to 18 inches high and of a grayish-green color. Their muzzles sport large razor-sharp teeth, and they have black, vicious claws.
Chokidai are now raised and trained by the Brood of DiZok sarnak in their fastness of Chardok. The sarnak royals have larger chokidai as bodyguards and pets for their children, while the outer guards use them as scouts, guards, and hunters. The chokidai's keen senses alert sarnak sentries of intruders they might otherwise miss.
The chokidai are completely loyal to their sarnak masters, who ttreat them as honored pets and feed them well with the raw meat of slain enemies. Iksar and elven meat is said to be very tasty to them.
Sarnaks often equip their pet chokidai with reinforced leather shoulder-plates (spaulders). The sarnak will decorate these leathers with the colors of their house and lineage, indicating to whom the chokidai belongs. Chokidai who perform well also have markings made upon these spaulders indicating what deeds the particular chokidai has performed.
A chokidai might rarely have treasure, but only if it has swallowed something that lodged in its gullet. The intact spin ridges of a chokidai can be used to make durable and sharp dagger-like weapons.