A predator slinks through the Traveler's Grass
with the grace of one much smaller. The sound of heavy footsteps is easily obscured by the swishing grass as the towering figure, hunched low as its stalks its prey, moves like a serpent, swaying like the supple stems around it. A nest of baby Dinosaurs
, recently hatched Brontosaurus
, are an easy catch before the strong jaws of the predator, but the babies would be nothing more than a snack. It is the mother the predator waits for, it is the mother who comes into view as the figure crouches lower, its figure shrouded by the waving grass.
The Allosaurus is one of the largest predators that stalk the stretching plains of the Human Empire
. Only dwarfed in size by the Tyrannosaurus
, few creatures do not fear the Allosaurus and even fewer still dare to cross its path. These creatures are ones that travelers give wide berths to for fear of angering a massive creature that they cannot outrun. Their stealth is nearly unmatched, causing those that travel through the Great Plains
to fear the smaller sibling of the Tyrannosaurus
While not a Dinosaur
that is domesticated, the Allosaurus is used for other means, including their hide and teeth as well as brutish fighters in instances of fighting rings or military maneuvers if possible. The hide and teeth of an Allosaurus can bring great riches to anyone that can bring one down, but all are warned to not attempt this feat alone due to the death count that many of the creatures are known for.
The larger carnivorous Dinosaurs
tend towards the areas of the Great Plains
known as the Depths, but it is not uncommon to find them in other places where the Traveler's Grass
is not as tall. Finding an Allosaurus out in the open and on the roads is extremely rare and should be approached with great caution.
The rough hide of most Dinosaurs
makes their uses limited for people, but some groups have developed ways to utilize the hides of Allosaurus for some forms of camouflage. The hide and teeth of the creature are also considered collector's items due to the difficulty of taking down the massive predator.