A bestiary that contains some of the many creatures that walk, crawl, climb and fly across the world. From the blight-eaters of the Surface to the fish that swim the Abyss.
Big, fast and armored beasts that take everything the Surface can throw at it without slowing down.
One of the most commonly domesticated insects in Araea, the Ahi are invaluable for the light they shed in the dark caverns.
They aren't really bug, but they really do quite like blood.
Big, hungry bugs.
Chitinous lurkers that snatch the unwary.
Shelled plant-things with more mobility and appetite than you would expect.
Part fungi, part eel and part insect, the Duan-Kah are not exactly domesticated but close enough to see common use in Dhanû, with only the occasional peasant being devoured.
Like their name suggests, these bats sport feathers and dine on bugs and shrooms. To the well-travelled, their bone-marrow is enjoyed as a powerful narcotic due to their diet.
Docile, crab-like beasts of burden and scavengers. Khtam are common both in captivity and in the wild.
These large crustean predators are native to the Abyss and a hallmark of just how vicious its wildlife can be to those who live near it.
Titanic and terrifying, the legendary Mahu'ca are centipede-like creatures that slumber on the surface until ravenous hunger awakens them.
Visitors from the stars, the ticks come to Araea riding meteorites. Strange and hostile, the ticks are a hazard to any who would be a star-chaser.
Even in a world of caves and stone, some rocks are more adorable than others.
Long-legged creatures that live on the surface, Goa Striders make their home among the glaciers and tundras of the world. They are known for the devastating crushing power of their strikes and their awkward gait.
For the desperate, infection with one danger can fight the other.
The Suryō are large, armored spiders that hunt in packs.They weave webs only to make a home, preferring to hunt their prey by pouncing on them with their powerful horns and potent venom.
Pahü Worm are furry, centipede-like creatures that make their home in arctic tundras and frozen caverns. They nest ice and feed on blooming red algae.
Adorable little spider-friends, until they grow up
Solitary creatures of the Surface, watching and waiting for something from the skies.
Big insects native to the Abyss, Skimmers get their name from their ability to stay perched atop the black waters.
Strange, ethereal beings of great and terrible power. They exist beyond the veil of reality, only occasionally reaching a claw across to touch the life of humanity.
Visitors from another world, the Q'x are half-glimpsed memories. They are sighted as mysterious lights in the sky, remembered in terrifying abductions.
Rapidly growing masses of mold, no longer content to simply wait for something dead to grow on.
Spirits of living lightning and eternal hunger, Sparklights are born of celestial thunderstorms and hunt each other across Araea to survive.
Lurking nightmares made into flesh, Specters haunt the Labyrinth and stalk any who enter their world of darkness.
Combining the worst aspect of centipede and spider with a great size and equal hunger, the Ashikumo are dreaded predators of the Inner Shell.
Cosmic evils haunt the surface and the endless deeps, with life clinging to existence where-ever it can take hold.
Welcome to Araea; a weird-fantasy world set mostly deep underground.
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