Name: Griffin

Category: Monsters, Useful

Type: Avians

Size: Large

Region: Mountains, Coastal

Rarity: Common

Lifespan: 17-20 years

Appearance

Griffins are creatures with the head, beak and wings of an eagle but the body of a lion with a strong tail that they can manipulate in order to perform many kinds of tasks. They grow as long as a human is tall (between 5 and 8 feet long excluding the tail) and are usually a golden brown colour with golden beaks, though some have white heads or are slightly darker.


by Joy?

Behaviour

They protect their nests and guard their young with great ferocity, making their homes from thick branches and their own feathers in hard-to-reach eyries on rocky mountain plateaus or cliff faces.

Diet: Fish and small mammals.

Habitat: Rocky mountain areas, cliffs and bluffs where they can nest in cracks and on rocky plateaus. They prefer high, isolated areas where there's plenty of food. As a result, griffin can be found in large numbers along the Ao Coast? and in the Dusky? and Apolli Mountains?.

Breeding: They mate for life, producing only one egg, so it's not advisable to get between a parent and their chick.

Special Information

Strengths/Abilities:

  • They have the strength of a lion and the ability to rip into flesh with their sharp eagle beak.

Uses:

  • Griffin feathers can be used to lighten items such as weapons or equipment. A wise hunter knows not to face the griffin himself, but to seek the nest where feathers abound.

Other Info: It is said that you cannot speak lies in the presence of a griffin because their hearts are so pure, but there is no evidence that this is actually true and most people don't want to get close enough to test it.

Creator: Joy? and Emma?

Creatures Monsters Useful Mountains Coastal Large Avians Common