The origins of the fierce, kell dragon species are the subject of debate, but the danger they pose is unquestionable. Large, carnivorous reptiles, they are defined by dark, coarse skin and multiple rows of bone-like spines along their backs and tails. The thick hide and hard protrusions provide a stout defense for the feral beasts, though few fellow predators would seek to tangle with one. Standing at almost two and a half meters in height and six meters in length, kell dragons use powerful jaws and mouths filled with rows of sharp teeth to rend would-be prey with a savagery that could only be compared to rancors.
Related to the krayt dragon, kells thrive in more temperate climates. They are impossible to domesticate, but remain prized among unscrupulous members of the Galaxy, such as the Hutts and the Sith, as 'pets.' Even born into captivity, kell dragons retain all of their wild savagery, which makes them ideal for bloodsport.