Common Beasts

The following animals are well known to the people of Athas, and are considered common (or at least common pests):

  • Crodlu – Bird-like reptiles that are valued as mounts for their speed, which makes up for their foul temper.
  • Drake – Enormous lizards, like most of the creatures of the wastes, they are dangerous, foul-tempered and savage.
  • Hurrum – Small beetle that emits a pleasing humming noise. Among the nobility of Raam, breeding hurrum is considered a prized skill.
  • Inix – Large, low-slung reptiles used as war mounts and draft beasts.
  • Jankx – Small, fat mammals with delectable innards and a venomous bite.
  • Kank – Giant beetles, which are used as mounts and herd animals. Certain species of kank can be ‘milked’ to release ‘kank honey’ – a sweet secretion prized both on its own, and for its use as an ingredient in food and alcoholic beverages.
  • Mekillot – Huge slow moving reptiles that are prized for their minimal water requirements (only 2 survival units per day) if not for their charming dispositions. They are often part of caravans, with howdahs mounted on their broad backs.
  • Renk – Small snails that attach themselves to humanoids and feed off sweat. 3 renks constitute a survival ration.
  • Ssuran – Race of lizard-men who make their living as raiders.
  • Tarek – Bestial, gray skinned savages. Go berserk during combat.

Common Beasts

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