Tag: Natural Creatures

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  • Bear, Black

    Though not docile, Black Bears feed primarily on easy to access foods such as nuts, berries, grasses, and roots; and are renowned for their skills in fishing. As a result, Black Bears very rarely see humans as anything other than a curious creature. Black …

  • Bear, Brown

    Larger than its lowland cousin, Brown bears have a more tawny coat, equally thick, with a layer of dense fat beneath the skin to provide additional insulation for its often mountainous domain. Brown Bears have a much more temperamental attitude and …

  • Beetle Swarm, Cave

    Scavengers and carrion eaters, the black hard-shelled cave (or “rock”) beetle is little more than a nuisance on its own. Dwarves are even known to roast and eat them out of the shells. However, an entire swarm of cave beetles, such as a stirred up nest, …

  • Birds of Prey

    Birds of prey come in many sizes, from the tiny sparrow hawk to the giant vulture, they are found throughout the world. Each has their own niche and particular habits. The swift falcon is best used as a template because of its wide distribution. Falcons …

  • Boar/Pig

    The ancestor of the domestic pig, these tough-skinned bristly animals have a ferocious disposition. Often found rooting around in the soft earth of a woodland, they are just as happy rampaging through crop fields and devouring anything they find in their …

  • Bronto

    Bronto are beasts of burden that were painstakingly “engineered” over many centuries by the dwarven scholars known as the Shapers of Memory, by selectively exposing now lost breeding stock to raw lyrium. The bronto were originally intended only to haul …

  • Carrion Beetle

    The beetles wore a golden bridle and carried huge leather sacks of stone and guano. The line of them marched without stopping, dozens, even hundreds, bringing fresh earth to the white fungus trees of the great forests. Their claws skittered with a …

  • Cat, Great

    With the notable exception of Tigers, all the great (or roaring) cats are solitary creatures, mothers care for their children (typically 2-5 cubs) for up to three years after giving birth, with their young capable of hunting after only 18 months. All the …

  • Cat, House

    An animal said to walk by itself. Cats are independent and can be affectionate or obnoxious at whim. Excellent at controlling vermin, cats have adopted people across the World, and can often be found patrolling corridors and building surrounds in search …

  • Cavelight Moss

    A patch of tangled, lacey moss clings to the ceiling above, slowly pulsing with an eerie glow. Among the soft, feathery mass, stems gently writhe, periodically dusting the ground below with a twinkling of phosphorescent spores. Appearing as a …

  • Chicken

    A staple of life across the world, it can almost be said that the chicken is the mark of civilization. Where these fowl are domesticated and raised for their meat and egg production, you will almost always find people who have strong social sense and …

  • Crab, Bone

    Voracious scavengers, bone crabs live in seaside crags and coves near coastal communities where they use their specialized chelae to crack open the skulls of washed-up bodies and feast on the decaying brains within. Centuries of such feeding have given …

  • Crab, Giant

    These immense crustaceans, twice as wide as a man is tall, dwell in shallow waters, both along the coasts and in lakes and rivers - some can even be found in the murky waters of bogs and swamps. Giant Crabs are patient predators, waiting until their prey …

  • Crocodile

    Deadly predators found in hot, aquatic environments such as rivers and lakes in desert or tropical areas. Crocodiles are ancient predators, with thick hides and jaws powerful enough to snap bone and rend flesh with terrible ease. Few men are unfazed by …

  • Death Butterfly Swarm

    The cloud of butterflies swirled in the dappled sunlight of the grove, the setting sun flashing on their black and white wings. As the shadows lengthened, the cloud slowly moved deeper into the woods, leaving behind the desiccated corpses of the half- …

  • Deepstalker

    Strange inhabitants of the Deep Roads, deepstalkers are reptilian creatures that run on their powerful hind legs, balanced by an extended tail. Their heads are lamprey-like, puckered mouth ringed with sharp teeth. Tezpadam, as the dwarves call them, run …

  • Donkey/Mule

    These two animals are related to the horses found throughout the world. The donkey has been crossed with the horse to produce the hybrid Mule. The donkey and mule are more stubborn than their relatives and are consequently less agile, but more stoic. …

  • Eel Hound

    Fear the eel hounds, slithering from the reeds, for they are pure hunters, as cruel as their fae masters. They hunt and track for the Lords and Ladies of the Summer Lands, and their prey is human or dwarf more often than it is boar or deer. Eel …

  • Glowing Slime

    This terror of the Deep Roads is legend amongst dwarven miners, who tell tales about lost or wandering workers spotting a faint light in the tunnels. Thinking it a lamp, they go towards it, only to discover the blue-green glow emanates from a shifting …

  • Goat/Sheep

    Goats provide fiber, meat and milk and are therefore a common sight across the rural areas of the world. Reasonably intelligent (sometimes too much so for their own good) they are much easier to handle than chickens. They will follow their owners at the …

  • Mabari War Hound

    The Mabari is the most prized of all Fereldan dog breeds. Considered to have much greater intelligence than their relatives, these hounds are fully able to follow the commands and requests of their partners. Most Mabari bond only to a single person, and …

  • Nug

    The Nug is a strange looking creature, looking like a pig crossed with a rabbit. They are called “Mudsplashers” by the Dwarves due to their affinity for wallowing in the dirty tunnels below the Dwarf Taigs. , The Nug is commonly used for food, and is …

  • Oxen

    Often used for many of the same tasks as horses, oxen are more stoic and less prone to illness or injury. There is also the advantage that is an ox becomes too badly injured it can always be turned into food. Oxen are the source of milk and meat for many …

  • Rat, Giant

    A normal rat can be a nuisance, consuming or spoiling food. An infestation of rats can be difficult to destroy, but the assistance of feline or hound makes this an easier task. Yet these mundane rats are a trifle when compared to their large cousins. …

  • Red Lion

    One of the famed predators of the Northern Mountains, red lions are massive felines capable of bringing down cavern bears. They have no fear of the various tool-using species, consuming them as readily as anything else they can catch in the mountains. Red …

  • Snake, Giant Constrictor

    Much larger than their more passive cousins, giant constrictor snakes can be found in warm humid climates. Constrictor snakes aren't malicious and are only more aggressive because of their enormous appetite. These snakes strike by first biting their prey, …

  • Simhata

    Simhata (“lion-horses” in a dozen local languages) are mounts without peer, created by ancient magics to serve the world’s greatest heroes. Sixteen to eighteen hands high, these beasts run at twice as fast as mundane horses and tire half the rate. Their …

  • Spider, Giant

    Found most often deep in the dark forests and caves of the world, giant spiders are large arachnids, standing nearly three feet high and stretching nearly eight feet across, that are clever enough to conceal their webs and to strike from hiding. While …

  • Wolf, Timber

    Wolves are social creatures, the pack being lead by a dominant pair, although which sex is the ultimate leader is a matter of heated debate. In reality it does not matter, because it is the good of the pack as a whole which is the deciding factor in …