Their true appearance was that of a giant humanoid female with pale green or blue skin. Their hair was a darker color of their skin. Curved ram horns sprouted from the side of their head. Older silats had longer horns with the horns growing a full spiral every century. A silat’s teeth and nails were yellow but harder than obsidian.
No matter what form they took, silats always wore rags that barely concealed their skin.
All silats possessed superhuman strength. They could attack with their claws or with a bite. Magical or iron weapons were needed to injure them and they were capable of regeneration. Silats were immune to poison and mind-influencing spells.
These usually solitary creatures could be found just about anywhere in Zakhara. In order to discourage encounters, they often disguised themselves as hideously ugly women.
All silats preferred to be left alone and treated with respect when they were encountered. Individuals who showed respect and displayed manners were rarely eaten.
Silats were treated with ambilvalence because they were known to be extremely helpful to those who approached them in the correct manner. Unfortunately this manner varied between each silat.