Bestiary

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Within the land of Enarion exist many different breeds of beasts. As more and more knowledge becomes known of Enarion, the list of different species will continue to grow.

Griffin

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Spelled also as Gryphon or Griffon

Griffins are a beast with the front half (head, wings, front legs, and talons) of an eagle and the back half (tail, hind legs, and body) of a lion. Their eyes are yellow and their fur/feathers are brownish yellow, green, or white. Griffins hatch from eggs and upon reaching adulthood are roughly the size of a horse. Their life expectancy is about fifty years.

One can find griffons spread across the land, but most commonly in the mountains. They like to make their nests in caves or high up on cliffs.

They are a loyal and humble beast and this is shown in their mating life. They remain with one partner for all their life and if their partner dies they will never find a new one. When a female griffin lays its eggs it searches for a cave with a narrow entrance so they are protected from dangers. She lays up to 3 large ostrich-sized eggs and guards them with her life while her mate hunts for food. Griffins are carnivores and primarily eat middling sized animals, though occasionally they will hunt larger beasts such as horses or deer. Griffins, however, do not eat mortals.

Griffins are greedy and fond of shiny objects. They will collect coins, gems, metal items and other shiny objects in their nests. Despite this greed, they are generally friendly and docile towards mortals unless their nest or young are threatened. They have middling intelligence and are occasionally willing to be domesticated and trained. Trained griffins are able to understand basic speech and commands.

Griffins are solitary creatures that either live alone or with their mate. The only exception are griffins with white coloring, known as royal griffins. Royal griffins live in larger nests, though they are rarely encountered by mortals. Griffins of other colorations are submissive towards royal griffins.

Griffins have large wings to be able to soar through the sky. In battle they have sharp claws and a powerful stature. A griffin’s beak can pierce the sharpest armour and its talons can cut through iron.

Useful Materials:

Claw - A potion made with a griffin's claw can heal any wound.

Feathers - A potion made with a griffin's feather can restore eyesight to the blind.

Hippogriff

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Spelled also as Hippogryph

A cross between a griffin and a horse, the hippogriff has the tail, body, and back legs of a horse and the front legs, head, and wings of an eagle. Their beaks are sharp, pointed and silver. Hippogriffs have talons as long as a foot and they possess a deadly grip. They have sharp orange eyes and a tall and proud posture. Their coats fade from feather to fur just behind the wings and possess a beautiful shining gleam. They come in many different colours including: chestnut, silver, pinkish roam, black, and bronze. Adult hippogriffs are usually around 11 feet long and weigh up to 1500 pounds. They typically live up to fifty years.

Hippogriffs prefer to inhabit wide open plains and hills. They soar across the skies in any weather, unbothered by rain or storms. They often rest and nest in caves where they feel safe.

The hippogriff shares many behavioral traits with griffins, but they are very dangerous unless tamed. Hippogriffs are carnivorous and possess the same diet as a giant eagle. They eat birds, small mammals such as rabbits, and occasionally larger prey such as deer. Unlike griffins, hippogriffs have been known to attack mortals. Hippogriffs make their nests in caves and mate for life like griffins. Much like many other majestic creatures the hippogriff is very proud and tends to react violently when not treated with respect. Generally hippogriffs are very haughty around humans so you must approach them slowly and with respect or else they may think of you as a threat. Although hippogriffs are proud and dangerous, once someone gains their respect they are very loyal creatures. Hippogriffs always live alone or with their mate, and are very territorial.

Hippogriffs have the ability to fly and have exceptionally sharp talons. The beak of a hippogriff can pierce armor, and they possess a very strong kick. Hippogriffs also have keen sight and are wise creatures.

Useful Materials:

Claw - A potion made with a hippogriff's claw can heal any wound.

Feathers - A potion made with a hippogriff's feather can restore eyesight to the blind.

Salamander

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Salamanders are a fire elemental of middling power that takes the form of a large, komodo-dragon sized, bright red draconic lizard with hardened scales running down its back and a soft underbelly. Salamanders are usually surrounded by a cloak of flame. When a Salamander dies, its body disintegrates and returns to the Plane of Fire. They are immortal creatures.

Salamanders are from the Plane of Fire and appear in places that are strongly aligned with fire, particularly volcanoes.

Salamanders have a low, bestial level of intelligence. Like all fire elementals, they hate water elementals and water aligned beings and are prone to attack them on sight. Likewise, salamanders respect the elemental hierarchy and will obey orders from more powerful fire elementals. Otherwise, they spend their time basking in hot places and absorbing heat.

Salamanders have a wicked bite and sharp claws, but their most dangerous ability is the flame cloak that surrounds their bodies. Anyone who gets too close suffers the risk of being burned or lit on fire. And when a salamander is killed, it usually gives off a small explosion of flame that will incinerate anyone standing too close. However, salamanders have no tolerance for cold and will quickly perish in frigid climates. Their flame cloak ability also exhausts them and they tire easily in combat.

Useful Materials:

Fire Essence - Condensed bits of magical flame.

Triton

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Tritons are a humanoid being with the top half of a humanoid and a bottom half consisting of the tail of an aquatic creature. The upper half of a triton varies in appearance, with some looking more fish-like and others looking more human-like. Tritons normally have a green or blue coloration to their skin and scales. They tend to be around 6 to 8 feet in height. Their body, where the tail and human body meet, has scales that run upwards, and they sometimes have scales on their face. Some tritons have fins on their backs. Their hands are webbed and gills are attached on the side of their neck. Tritons can breathe both air and water. They typically live up to 100 years.

Tritons are native to the ocean. They are capable of surviving in freshwater but do not establish settlements in rivers or lakes.

Tritons are very similar to mortals. Their behaviour doesn’t differ much from mortals, and they can be either hostile or not hostile to mortals they come across. They are sapient life forms and are able to communicate with and talk to mortals. Tritons predominantly live in undersea coral kingdoms, with cities and towns carved out coral reefs on the ocean floor. Each kingdom has its own culture and relationship with other kingdoms, though wars between triton kingdoms are rare. Tritons farm kelp in kelp forests and hunt fish and other sea creatures for consumption. Tritons use weaponry made from bronze or coral as iron and other ferrous materials rust quickly underwater.

Tritons are exceptionally skilled swimmers, and can far outclass a mortal in the water. Their scaly bodies afford tritons better natural protection than the mortal races. Triton warriors are skilled in using tridents and spears, and avoid projectile-based weapons which are ineffective underwater. However, tritons are incapable of effectively leaving the water, due to their tails. They also become very uncomfortable and dry out if removed from the water for too long.

Useful Materials:

None.