Mastadges are the domesticated "beasts of burden" that serve the villagers of Nagada. A friendly cross between a camel, buffalo, and loveable sheep dog, Mastadges are loyal animals capable of withstanding the brutal sandstorms of planet Abydos. They can reach speeds of up to 35 MPH over the planet's desert landscape, making them an excellent form of transportation, especially during a battle. Mastadges are known for their awful smell and for their distinctly emotional cry - a single musical note that hangs in the desert air as they howl.