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Skin Colour Multiple
Hair Colour Multiple
Universe Human universe
Background Information
Book Universe The Saga of Darren Shan
The Saga of Larten Crepsley
First Book Appearance "Cirque Du Freak"
First Movie Appearance Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

A Skelk is a sea-creature that was often mistaken for being mermaids.


They are able to grow fur all over their body as well as removing it again. They live longer than Vampires and even when they 300 or 400 they are still considered young. The Skelks have there own language which sounds like a seal barking.

When a Skelk is widowed, they are expected to leave the family of Akelks and mourn for at least 30 years.


Larten Crepsley once witnessed a Skelk wedding, involving Madame Truska.


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