Snakes were elongate reptiles that lacked limbs, eyelids, as well as external ears and were covered in overlapping scales. The shade Durza wore a cape made from snake-hide during the Battle of Tronjheim. The sorceress Trianna's familiar was a snake of clay brought to life by magic. Eragon was afraid of snakes, in Inheritance, when he found a burrow grub, " He stopped as he would if he had chanced upon a snake. He did not blink. He did not even breath as he watched the fat, obscene-looking grubs flee."