They live in huge caves deep beneath the earth, venturing to the surface only when driven by desperation. If you are delving into caverns and come upon piles of bones near an underground lake, keep a sharp eye out for deep lizardfolk.

A little larger than an average human, the deep lizardfolk are...

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Brachelys

Pity the brachelys. Millennia ago, hunting and gathering tribes learned that a brachelys's tough hide makes excellent armor and shields. Centuries ago, wizards discovered many magical properties in brachelys's internal organs.

As a result, these normally docile creatures are often hunt...

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The harpsivell is a tough desert creature that has developed a very strange adaptation: strings line a ridge on its back, and it vibrates those strings to create weird, atonal sounds that disorient or incapacitate both predators and prey. These omnivorous creatures won't eat anything larger than a r...

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The Rabat have lived in the desert for millennia. Their ancient myths claim that they originally lived in floating cities, but they are known for overseeing an empire of stone cities filled with tall pyramids. Two millennia ago, their civilization crumbled, and they now live as nomads and herders, t...

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Green Days: Dinosaur and I is a South Korean animated film from 2011, a sweet coming-of-age story very much in the spirit of Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart. Yeah, I know, it's an odd title. It makes more sense once you watch it, and if you do, watch the credits for more context.

It's set...

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The "shark of the prairies," the terrifying Jawjack seems to have been built entirely for two activities: running and eating.

When simply standing and watching for prey (which they can easily do from their height; a good half again higher than a horse), a jawjack looks a bit like a muscular kangar...

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Massive, dinosaur-like beasts, catamel stop for days at oases, collect water, and store it in large pouches on their backs. They consume this water as they spend weeks traveling in packs of 5 to 10 through the desert to the next oasis.

Desert predators sometimes target these water pouches, but the...

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The Oculus lives in desert environments, typically preying on relatively small and fast animals like rabbits and small deer. At about the size of a pony, they shouldn't be able to catch these prey, except for their powerful, fifth back leg. They typically crawl towards their prey, crouch, then use t...

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