Scientific Name: Lorcatus lancea Natural Weapons: Teeth and claws Assimilated Weapons: none Diet: Carnivorous Lifespan: 9 years
Lore:The Cashi Armodounts are a vicious species of combat soldier, they are intelligent but not sentient. These armored creatures posses a keen sense of smell and heat detection, making them excellent search beasts, and it is not uncommon to see several Soqed Hozi patrolling with leashed Armodounts. While most of the swarms 'infantry' creatures posses specialized tasks the Cashi behave more like large insectile attack dogs, relentlessly hunting and attacking. Their heavy dorsal shells make them almost inpenetrable to small arms, forcing infantry to pick their shots with care and accuracy, not an easy task when a pack of these creatures are closing in on you.
On a behavioural note, when not in combat Cashi Armodounts and social organisms and display affection and strong attachments to each other and their handlers. If left together they will eventually develop a hierarchy and on some worlds packs of feral Armodounts have been encountered, surviving and procreating long after the swarm has moved on.