Crouching Jackal

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Located in northern Katapesh, the Crouching Jackal is a huge statue that stands nearly seventy feet tall and appears to depcit a jackal, although the body looks more like that of a cat (or possibly an Osirian sphinx). The head has the upright, pointed ears of a jackal and a jackal's bushy tail.

No one knows who built the Crouching Jackal or why, though some rumours claim that if a person sleeps in front of it, they will be transformed into a jackalwere. Other theories include the Crouching Jackal being a hollow and unopened treasure vault, or a vast construct used in ancient wars as a terrifying weapon. Many also believe that it is a sister statue to the lizard-like Creeping Watcher of the Vargas Swamp. Regardless of its original purpose, the Crouching Jackal can be seen for miles around and is used as a convenient landmark by local travellers.1