Jijites were small insect-like reptiles native to Ansion. They had four legs, slitted red eyes, and lived in hives. They were known for making large hive mounds that were triangular, tilted pillars. The hive mounds were made of pebbles and an organic mortar made from the jijite's own excretion. These pillars were used to vent heat from their underground tunnels and were also used as look-out towers. The reptile hives had a caste system similar to the ones found in social insects. They had worker castes who made the tunnels and mounds, sentinels, whose specialized vision allowed them to see predators and rival hives at great distances, as well as many other castes.