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  • Chimera

    Chimeras are very unintelligent creatures, which is fortunate, because otherwise they could probably lay waste to most of Barsaive unopposed. Chimeras are powerful enough to pose some slight danger to dragons, but are far more threatening to the Namegiver …

  • Stone Lion

    Like the [[Brithan | Brithan]], stone lions are part savage mountain creature and part angry earth elemental. These small, gray mountain lions have fur as hard as rock, along with razor-sharp, crystal-edged claws and teeth that can tear armor as easily as …

  • Harpy

    Harpies are a repulsive cross between bird and human, displaying the worst qualities of both. They have the faces and bodies of hags, covered with grimy matted feathers. Their bird-like feet and short stubby wings are dirt encrusted, their faces are …

  • Krilworm

    Krilworms are nocturnal flyers, traveling in swarms ranging from eight to eighty members, and feeding on large insects and small mammals. Their needle-like teeth drip a foul-smelling substance that many believe to be toxic. They have segmented bodies …

  • Shadowmant

    Eight feet wide with a five-foot-long tail, shadowmants resemble large, flying stingrays. A shadowmant’s outer side is black, its underside dark gray, and its tail ends in a crystalline stinger. A shadowmant has two eyes and a small mouth lined with rows …

  • Volus

    The volus’ entire fifteen-foot-long body is covered with tough, chitinous plates of varied hues and sizes. The huge claws tipping its front feet are far larger than its rear claws, and its head resembles the bowl of a thick shovel. It uses its strangely …

  • Cave Troll

    Cave trolls are descended from tribes of trolls who took to the deep places of the Earth when the Horrors came. Their isolation from the rest of the world led to cultural stagnation, and in some cases, degeneration among these tribes. Elemental magic has …

  • Dyre

    The dyre eats grasses, travels in herds, and appears to pose little danger to adventurers. Ork Cavalrymen prize the dyre as a mount because of its huge size, quick brain, and irritable temper. Most ork cavalries have at least one or two in their ranks, if …

  • Gate Hound

    The gate hound is an aberration not of Nature, but of certain Namegivers’ meddling with Nature. In the last few years before the Scourge, many magicians searched frantically for ways to protect the Namegiver races from the Horrors. The sensible ones built …

  • Goat

    Goats are bearded, horned herbivores that are often domesticated. Shepherding herdsmen raise them on Barsaive’s mountains and hills for milk and meat. Goats are sometimes used by windlings as cheap riding mounts. These statistics can also be used for …

  • Granlain

    Granlain are unusually large, strong horses that often serve as draft animals. They stand seven feet tall at the shoulder and commonly reach ten feet in length. Granlain are stubborn animals, and trolls are often the only Namegivers strong enough to deal …

  • Henghyoke Otter

    The Henghyoke otter is a species of river otter bred by the t’skrang of House Henghyoke. Specimens can grow up to six feet long and two feet tall at the shoulder. The creatures are amazingly dexterous and have been trained to fight under the direction of …

  • Horse

    Horses have recently regained importance in Barsaive. Most of the horses in the region descend from those brought in by the first ork nomad tribes to re-enter Barsaive after the Scourge. Ork tribes remain Barsaive’s premier source of horses, and ork …

  • Huttawa

    The huttawa’s body resembles that of a lion or tiger, but it has an eagle-like head with a large beak and bird-like eyes. Four feet at the shoulder and six feet long, huttawa are a favored mount for dwarf Cavalrymen, and often help pull caravan wagons …

  • Ice Flyer

    Ice flyers resemble white, winged baboons, standing roughly six feet tall and weighing up to seven hundred pounds. They often gather in flocks of four to twenty-four individuals, one of which leads the flock. Some, though not all, of their feathers gleam …

  • Pack Mule

    Mules are the sterile crossbreeds of donkeys and horses. Pack mules are used to transport goods all across Barsaive. Though not as strong as draft horses, they are more sure-footed and travel better on uneven ground. These animals are often found pulling …

  • Stajian

    Stajian are large, bison-like animals often used as mounts by ork cavalry. They are 6 feet high at the shoulder—less massive than a thundra beast, but faster, and far stronger, than a horse. Their broad hooves allow them to traverse mountains and swamps …

  • Storm Wolf

    An excellent hunter, the handsome storm wolf stands taller and is a little stronger than a normal wolf. Storm wolves travel in packs of eight to two dozen animals, and hunt travelers only if desperately hungry or if they sense evil emanating from the …

  • Thundra Beast

    This large, four-legged animal looks like a cross between a rhinoceros and a dinosaur, with a tough, rock-like skin covering its entire body. Thundra beasts stand seven feet tall at the shoulder, are ten to twelve feet long, and weigh about five thousand …

  • Troajin

    Troajin are tiger-like animals native to jungle and mountain country. The average troajin stands approximately four feet at the shoulder and is eight feet long, a combination of a five-footlong body and a three-foot tail. Wild troajin are fiercely …

  • Unicorn

    The Scourge wiped out many of Barsaive’s wondrous beasts and transformed others nearly beyond recognition. The latter fate befell the unicorn, though it was greatly improved rather than corrupted. Before the Scourge, the unicorn was one of Barsaive’s most …

  • Will O' The Wisp

    The will o’ the wisp began as a magical construct, but the Scourge turned something harmless into something dreadful … or at least unpleasant. The first will o’ the wisps served as portable lights. With one of these little creatures floating beside him, a …

  • Zoak

    The zoak looks like a cross between a large bird and a bat, with feathers on its body and head and a leathery neck, wings, and tail. The creature’s feathered legs each end in four eagle-like talons. Zoaks measure roughly four feet from beak to tail-tip. …

  • Griffin

    These strange, four-legged creatures combine a lion’s body with the head, legs, and wings of a large eagle. Like an eagle, a griffin’s front legs are covered in feathers and end in sharp talons; its hind legs resemble those of a lion, covered in soft fur …

  • Krillra

    The female krilworm, or krillra, shares certain features with the male (see Krilworm, p. 318), but in many ways looks quite different. The krilworm, at its largest, measures no longer than a human’s hand and foot placed end to end. The krillra, however, …

  • Triplicant

    Solitary creatures, triplicants stand about five feet tall and have bluish-white skin and purple eyes. Their hands look huge in proportion to their slender bodies. Triplicants wander the land, eking out a living through hunting and theft. Though of …

  • Gargoyle

    Like obsidimen, gargoyles are creatures of elemental earth and stone. However, these creatures are the results of a magical experiment gone wrong long before the Scourge. Their exact origins have been forgotten, but gargoyles are found in many parts of …

  • Felux

    The felux looks like a lion, but with eyes almost the size of a human’s hand. A night hunter, the felux uses its eyes to catch its prey. The felux is one of the few cases in which a change induced by magic helped a creature to survive instead of …

  • Diva Bird

    The bird known as leavy’g’deeva, “Large Song of the Morning”, is also called the diva bird, after the term applied to large, loud singers in the music halls of Throal. While the Name may not fit this bird physically, what the diva bird lacks in stature, …

  • Tabri

    The tabri are large flightless birds that travel in flocks or herds, much like the grazing mammals that are also found on the plains. Long of leg and neck, their skin is a medium gray, while their plumage is a medium brown. Males have fan-shaped tails …

  • Tigathna

    The natives of the Servos refer to this beast as lektas’tigathna, literally the “surprising ankle biter”. The tigathna reaches a maximum size of three elven hand spans in diameter, and appears to be a harmless ball of fur. However, hidden underneath the …

  • Turfcutter Beetle

    Not all threats are immediately visible. Even out on the southwestern plains, where there is very little cover but long grass and the occasional gentle rise of the land, danger can lie hidden. Such is the turfcutter beetle, a hazard that rarely fails to …

  • Preces

    The preces has many different Names. The Name “preces” was bestowed on this creature by the Therans centuries before the Scourge, and the folk of Barsaive’s southern regions still call it that. Further north, local people call it “supplicant,” to the west …

  • Plague Lizard

    A plague lizard looks like the twisted offspring of a reptile and a rodent, if one can imagine a lizard-rat that measures more than 10 feet from snout to tail. Its entire body is covered with boils and welts, each of which carries a different disease. The …

  • Lightning Lizard

    Traveling in prides of three to thirteen individuals, lightning lizards are four foot long with three-foot-long tails and weigh roughly two hundred pounds. When dry, their yellow-and-green skin glistens as though oiled. Lizards bloated from feeding in the …