14. XIII - Chimera
1st Aprarl 3785, 9th Eon
They can be seen... well, wherever they choose, really. They have no one set habitat.
They come as big as a lion, with the goat's head being the right size of a goat and the snake tail being the size of a small viper. It's wing span is roughly thirty metres in length.
These... hideous creatures are the things of nightmares, for me. They seem so unnatural, with various pieces of animal latched to it. Eagle, snake, goat and lion all make it up, and the poor animal even looks like it hates its own existence. Constantly drooling with a wicked and maddening look in its eye that seems like its pieces were not meant to fit at all.
Whether natural or whether a thing of human experiment, we are not fully sure. All we have seen is ancient drawings of men standing around one of these disgusting creatures in cages. This could mean they were hunted and captured, or indeed bred through awful arcane experiment. It is unclear. But their existence in this world is never welcomed, by farmer, hunter or cryptozoologists for that matter. They prey on livestock ceaselessly with an unending hunger. Their materials are all but useless with their parts being so messy. And are one of the ugliest creatures known to exist to study with pleasure.
And as if they were not bad enough, they have been known to breathe fire from either one of their heads. Whether a gift from dragons, stolen or who knows what, they do not possess great skill at launching it at targets, more or less belching it out rather than breathing it heavily upon their enemies.
Riptide Chimeras - Instead of breathing fire, they spit jet streams of scaling water.
Head Professor of Mythology and Cryptozoology at the University of Adrastia