The Me'chuan bengolo adult is a majestic and impressive sight, its flanks easily measuring up to a man's waist. The bengolos are most often encountered close to some of the long forgotten ruins of the Ixan jungle. The felines keep a close guard of these places almost as an honorable duty they've been doing as long as they can remember. The adults change pelts many times during their life span, as the outer layer of their fur peels off and reveals the next pelt the bengolo has grown under it. Seeing a bengolo in the middle of the pelt change is believed to bring good luck, as the animals shed in order to regenerate, so they are seen as a symbol of eternal rejuvenation.
At the very edge of the Ixan jungle where the mountains of Me'chuan start to elevate one can sometimes find traces of a seclusive animal. No-one knows how many bengolos there are, as the creature is a master of shapeshifting, so one can never be sure if two separately seen completely different looking bengolos are actually the same individual or not. Some swear that the bengolos find this amusing and do it on purpose, while others are of the mind that the bengolos are too serious and dignified for anything like that, and do it moreso to hide their numbers and appear more numerous and thus more intimidating.
Sprite art: Xenomorph | Description: Rosehill