Here there be monsters! Ranging from the exotic to the absurd, this is a record of the more notable creatures we’ve run across.
| Sea Cat
This creature has the body of a porpoise but the head of a lion surrounded with a deep green mane. Where flippers should be are two clawed limbs.
This scaly humanoid has a long, fish-like tail. Its arms and legs end in webbed claws, and its piscine head features a toothy maw.
| Stone Guardian
A pair of giant statues came alive as we approached the entrance to the citadel in the Ruins of Ill Omen. They were made docile by the use of their command rod.
This short, reptilian humanoid has scaled skin, a snout filled with tiny teeth, and a long tail. We came upon a tribe of them on the Gnord Islands, and stopped a sacrifice they were making to the volcano, inadvertently enraging the local efreeti.
This snake-bodied humanoid hisses with anger. Spines of crackling flame dance along the creature’s blackened, fiery-red scales.
This muscular creature has a man’s body but the snarling head and fur coat of a wolf. There was a cult of werewolves that was lead by the Arch-Mage.
| Ant Lion
This gigantic burrowing insect has an oversized abdomen. A terrifying set of long, hooked mandibles protrudes from its head.
This squat, reptilian monster has eight legs, bony spurs jutting from its back, and eyes that glow with pale green fire.
This small green skinned creature is garbed in common quality long sleeved, brown hooded robe with an intricate gold design woven into the front with gold colored thread. In case some of you didn’t know, it is a staple among Final Fantasy “monsters”.
Though these guys are counted among People (under Avian), they are certainly beastly.
| Assassins Vine
This gnarled vine, as thick as a man’s arm and bearing hand-shaped leaves, convulses across the ground in an unnatural slither.
A mass of tangled vines and dripping slime rises on two trunk-like legs, reeking of rot and freshly turned earth.
| Shadow Mastiff
Although shaped like a dog, this muscular creature has a coat that drinks up the light, drawing shadows in around it.Its maw is full of sharp teeth, and a wisp of shadow drips from its writhing tongue. They wandered the corridoors in the Temple of Time.
| Beta Inevitable
This wonderful mechanical man is a clockwork of extra dementional construction. They sentry the temple of time tirelessly.
| Jelly, Ochre
This yellow-orange amoeboid creature slithers across the ground, pseudopods grasping ahead of its slow approach.
| Maelstrom Hydra
Like typical hydra, the Maelstrom Hydra has multiple angry snake-like heads rise from the sleek, serpentine body. the Maelstrom Hydra, however, is much larger, known to attack and sink ships in the open ocean.
This muscular giant has crimson skin, smoldering eyes, and small black horns. Smoke rises in curls from its flesh. He was named Zarevok, and he blew up the small island we supplied at in the Gnord Islands. We encountered the same Efreeti a second time in Dust town, where we banished him for good… we think.
| Light Elemental
This Elemental appears as a huge illuminant humanoid. Its glow is so intense, nearly no mortal eyes can look upon it directly without being blinded.
| Skeletal Red Dragon
The animated skeletal remains of the long decomposed body of a Red Dragon.
| Arrow Hawk
This animal appears to be two birds meshed together. Four wings extend from a sinuous, almost snake-like, body and it has a pair of eyes both above and below its beak.
This immense bird seems to be made of living flame. It spreads its wings and gives vent to a musical cry as it takes to the air. The Phoenix is famed for its resurrection properties.
| Stone Colossus
This towering stone automaton bears the likeness of an archaic, armored warrior. It moves with ponderous but inexorable steps.
| King Slime
The creature’s blue membrane is nearly invisible while in water. Its toxins cause confusion and panic while it devours its victims.
The mindflayer is an evil and sadistic being, humanoid in appearance, but with a four-tentacled octopus-like head. Eulis had been transformed into a Mindflayer and wiped of most of his identity, but gained unbound psionic power. The party defeated him at the Knot of Time, where Eulis reverted back to his normal, self-loathing self.
| Chain Devil
Wickedly barbed chains adorn this lean figure, and gaps in the bindings reveal deathly pale flesh etched with jagged scars. We were hunted by one in Rycia, for meddling.
| Invisible Stalker
No true form can be detected, yet a sense of force and hulking malevolence is undeniable in this creature’s presence. It was another servant to the Arch-Mage of Rycia, Alton Ralderac.
Created from the body of a drow, warped and mutated through special poisons and elixirs to take on the characteristics of a giant spider, the drider is a dangerous creature. Eulis had two as his lieutenants, named Arachnie and Spinda, who both met their end at the ruined dig sight by Rycia.
Faceless giants from the plane of Giardur. Cruel and monstrous, they attack without fear or remorse. Possessing great strength and a myriad of disabling spell-like abilities, they are the main fighting force during the Reckoning.
| Ax Gargoyle
Closely resembling decorative statues, Ax Gargoyles are fierce and cunning. They are related to the typical gargoyles, but made larger and more loathsome by the machinations of Giardur. It attacks with a Darksteel Halberd or claw attacks, as well as its ax tail.
A walking arsenal of malevolence. The Weapons are the top dogs of Giardur. You just need to wait to see them in action!