Velas serve an important role in Saylian culture, as their presence often heralds rain to come, a rare treasure in the arid deserts. Many are kept for their soft wool, which protects them from the harsh rays of the sun. They are fiercely protective of their companions, further cementing their image as a guardian species for Saylians. Humans wishing to keep Velas as companions must be careful to teach them not to drive away strangers too zealously, as they will interpret newcomers with great suspicion otherwise. Once properly socialized however, they make excellent guards and are natural companions for long journeys.