Dagartar - The God of the Pit
An essay by River Rasmussen
Meet the Dagartar (name taken from Far Out Space Nuts). It lives for thousands of years, it lays thousands of male eggs, but only one female egg at the end of it’s life to be it’s heir. Thus, it evolves much slower than the other Sleestak. Still having the iconic horn, bronze skin, and blinding eyes of the Altrusian, this enormous serpentine animal spends most of its time in the dark depths of caves, being fed by the males. Very rarely is this creature threatened, and when it is, it retreats quickly, not knowing how to fend for itself. Remember when Holly punched the God of the Pit and it immediately retreated? This is why. The only thing I don't know how to explain is the red light it emits when hurt. I’d love to hear any theories you all have.
I should also mention that since the cave serpent is from the 90s version, it’s not associated with David Gerrold so it could be just an off handed idea that Sid had while Puffn’ some stuff. But I’d like to imagine that perhaps he was staying faithful to David’s vision and keeping his lore in mind.
Thank you very much for reading, I’m going to try to start making these a bit shorter so I can keep pumping them out. I’ve also been a bit preoccupied by a discovery of 13 potential new episodes of LOTL that I’ve been trying incredibly hard to dig up. If you have anything to add, or any information on The Lost Island, please feel free to contact me at
The link to the episodes with the Dagartar in them: https://youtu.be/Uw6Tt5XQ6ho
The link to where I got the name: https://youtu.be/j-cSz-SsMOU
The only available episode of 13 that exist: https://youtu.be/gTzPOykP9Z0