It is one of the most well known creatures in Myrtaan due to the fact that its skin is comprised of layers of amethyst shards where a normal lizard would have scales. These amethyst scales give it an incredibly hard protective layer which shield it from attacks and make the lizard largely heat resistant.
Generally docile, with a diet comprising primarily of Creeping Spine plants, if attacked the Amethyst Lizard is a formidable foe. Hard to hurt and with large claws, many an adventurer has lost their life seeking the riches that a complete Amethyst Lizard skin would bring. Experimentation has also found that it seems impervious to poisons.