Three wig-wigs.

Wig-wigs were small, orange, fluffy creatures with terrible ferocity, found in the Deepwoods. They hunted in packs and devoured every scrap of their prey, leaving no evidence of their kill behind them. However a lone wig-wig couldn't cause much harm. Wig-wigs did not need to drink water, as they obtained their moisture from their food. They were known to gather below elevated shryke roosts, such as the Great Shryke Slave Market awaiting all manner of creatures either to fall from the gangways above, or be cast out by the shrykes. Wig-wigs at first sight often created a false image of cute and friendly creatures, as noted by Twig; that was, until they opened their mouths. They were feared by all who knew of their temperament and ferocity, especially by banderbears who were incapable of climbing trees in order to escape.

Wig-wigs were scared of fire and so immolating them was an effective way of both killing wig-wigs and forcing them to flee. However, doing so in the Deepwoods was hazardous because it was a place filled with flammable things, so climbing a tree was the safest method of escape.

Role in the Twig Trilogy

Wig-wigs devoured Twig's banderbear friend during the events of Beyond the Deepwoods. Later on, Twig saw Wig-wigs devour Thunderbolt Vulpoon in the Wig-Wig Arena of the Great Shryke Slave Market.

Role in the Rook Trilogy

Rook saw massive clusters of wig-wigs on the forest floor beneath The Eastern Roost.

Role in The Immortals

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Weelum fighting a wig-wig swarm.

Nate's banderbear friend, Weelum, was attacked by Wig-wigs in the Deepwoods during the events of The Immortals. Nate managed to set the wig-wigs on fire, by striking two sky crystals together, and they retreated.


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