Looking back at this thread from long ago: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/43967090/We're bringing this back, motherfuckers, and this time we're going bigger. Basically, make creatures truly monstrous, like the previous thread above did with wolves.>Snakes with razor-sharp spines on their underbellies to tear you to shreds as they squeeze the life out of you and hypnotic eyes that leave you trapped within the bliss of your own mind as your body is slowly devoured.>Emaciated vultures that gather around someone when they sense that his death is near.>Polar bears the size of small hills with great chunks of ice and snow covering their bodies like armor.Hell, we could probably work in the Prehistoric Fantasy threads I did a while back as well, make a dinosaur-themed version of this:>Glutton titans: living sauropod embodiments of hunger, devouring everything from trees to animals to great chunks of soil with their wide mouths and long, elastic throats.>Pterosaurs with absolute mastery of the skies, able to call down gale-force winds with but a flick of the wingtip.What do you guys and gals think? Any ideas? C'mon, where's the /tg/ I know and love?
Some say these horrid abominations are an incarnation of the God of Death's violence and crueltyRoughly the size of Golden Eagles, their feathers are clean looking save for the horrid stench of filth and decay that follows them. On trees in which they roost the latent energies of death and suffering that clings about them will mutate the tree into an abomination that sheds its leaves in favor of spikes.The Oldest death Collectors have trees that are as tall as some castles and while they bask in the light casually picking at often still fresh (and alive) prey impaled on the limbs the trunk is covered in a ring of gore and miasma of the dead bound to this tree.Perhaps the Death collector is not aware of the suffering it causes. Perhaps this is the cruel joke of life but it's hard to tell when gazing into to the ebon pools of the Death Collectors eyes can cause a weak willed and fragile soul to reach for a knife and slit their own throat in horror.Their Feathers are prized as regents and macabe decorations for the more estranged Necromancers and collectors of oddities.
>>48763471YES. This is exactly what I was talking about! Keep them coming, elegen/tg/entleman!
The Dreadful Helen.Patient, Methodical, and Unrelenting. An unusual name given to the creature by humans who had learned of it and rightly learned to fear it. Written on the stone tablets of the merfolk, they referrer to this creatures as God's Archer for it's uncanny ability to use darts formed from inside it's body and shoot them from a seemingly long distance with supreme accuracy.This creature is responsible for the deaths of many a pearl diver and fisherman as the darts pierce their bodies unleashing a potent cocktail of poisons until the creature can glide of the body and draw it into it's stomach.As for the origin of it's name? It's name is derived from the drunken ramblings of sailors who spoke of a woman called Dreadful Helen who lived by the docks and would seduce and lure young sailors into her bedroom where she would poison and steal their belongings and often times take the bodies with her. Some say this is merely a tale spun to warn young sailors to be weary when in port but all legends have some grain of truth in them somewhere...
>>48763788I could see there being a much larger variant of these things with a harpoon-like dart that hunts whales, stabbing them and reeling them in to feed...I love how you're taking some of nature's already most fucked-up members of the animal kingdom and somehow making them even worse.
Welp, might as well do my own part in this.Rot-ToothMassive, insidious predators of the desert, raiders and merchants alike all know to steer clear of the rot-tooth.Measuring over 20 feet long and over 5 feet across in some cases, these beautifully patterned reptiles are among the laziest animals in existence, spending almost all of their time lying in a particular patch of warm sunlight and dozing off. When a rot-tooth grows hungry, however, next to nothing is safe. Their brilliantly colored hide seemingly fades into the rocks and sand, making them nearly invisible against their environment, and they slink towards the nearest source of meat they smell, which can be anywhere from a couple of yards to dozens of miles away.The freshness of a meal matters not to a rot-tooth; carrion or live prey are equally appetizing to it. When it comes across the latter, though, it becomes apparent just why the great lizards are feared throughout the desert.Surging forwards with a sudden burst of speed, the rot-tooth half-sprints, half-slithers towards its target, the great claws on its forelimbs digging into its prey's flesh as it grabs hold while its many, many razor-sharp fangs find purchase.The bite of a rot-tooth is nothing short of horrific: the bitten area begins to hideously swell and bloat, the skin quickly beginning to rend and rip open like a bursting balloon, while the flesh itself quickly starts to discolor, losing its consistency as it begins to rot right off the bone. Survivors of attacks have been known to survive for days on end, feeling nothing but agony as their organs decompose one by one. Fortunately, the rot-tooth rarely lets its prey suffer, killing with a flick of its jaws before the unlucky victim can struggle too much.After the kill, the lizard unhinges its jaw like a serpent, swallowing its meal whole, then ambles off to continue its nap, acting as if nothing had happened.
>>48764606In other words, a Komodo Dragon
Ripper LizardThe rot-tooth may be a gluttonous beast, but when it comes to sheer killing prowess, few creatures can come close to the mighty ripper lizard.Hailing from plains and savannas once thought long lost to time, this colossal reptile is by far one of the largest around. Standing over eight feet tall at the shoulder, its immense 40-foot body is equipped with immense tearing claws, a long lashing whip-like tail, and a gaping maw filled with razor-sharp knife-like teeth. Cold slit-pupilled eyes regard everything before the beast with chilling intellect, sizing up anything that passes as a meal or an enemy.When hunting, the ripper lizard's mottled brown armored scales provide excellent camouflage as it stalks its prey in total silence until it sees its chance, bursting from cover with a guttural roar and charging forwards at incredible speed. The roar triggers deep-seated instincts within its listeners, locking up their muscles and keeping them momentarily paralyzed out of sheer terror. Those few moments are all that the great reptile needs.Within moments, the ripper lizard is upon its hapless prey, claws slashing and mouth agape as it inflicts one bloody gash after another on the victim. Escape is infrequent, and only leads to more agony: in a similar fashion to the much smaller Komodo dragon, the ripper lizard's bite injects a burning acid laced with incredibly specialized and incredibly dangerous bacteria that leaves bitten creatures dead within hours. All that the lizard needs to do is just sniff out the corpse and saunter towards its feast.Many primitive peoples worship ripper lizards as the descendants of a long-dead god of feasts, war, and death, struck down by the gods of today for fear of his power. Clerics of more 'civilized' races often argue against these beliefs, but the fact that the effects of the reptile's devastating bite is highly resistant to divine healing gives unnerving credence to the tales.Hey fellow writefag, you still there?
>>48765018Think bigger, stockier, and with a bite that take effect at a much faster rate.
"Where there is chance for life, be wary that death lurks nearby."Such is the saying of the Desert dwelling people of the Upanna continent in regards to the Flower Spider.Distantly related to other arachnids, it differents in that after it's able to successfully grow a flowering cacti, a special species of cactus found on the stable part of the Golden Wastes, they will bury themselves underground only exposing the part of the body where the flower grows.In a unique symbiosis as the cacti grows so to does the spider it's thorax elongating and the Spider growing longer and large digging itself further until it reaches nearly 15 feet in lenth with a total body span with all legs splayed of 5 feet across.From here, it will lie in wait just deep enough where it feels the vibrations of the sand being sensative enough to feel even the puttering steps of desert mice who come to nibble at the cacti for it's life nourishing water. They, like all other creatures including Foxes, buzzards and humans will all simiarly be grabbed as it raises up on it's elongated thorax and grasps the prey and quickly injects it with a poison that paralyzes and ultimately suffocates the prey although the last part matters not as the Flower spider will immediately begin to eat the prey, dead or alive.Often it is told during quite nights one can hear the screams of men from under the sand as they are slowly devoured and denied a quick death.
>>48766625Okay, writefagging aside can we talk about this spider for a second? This thing lives in South America where its hind end blends in perfectly with old Mesoamerican ruins. This thing seems to have evolved specifically for tricking adventurers into thinking they've found a piece of treasure.
>>48766809I know, right? Evolution is an insane motherfucker when she wants to be, and she's always in a crazy mood.
>>48766809Like the jewel bugs from Dungeon Meshi?
DuskscytheIt's no secret that there are things lurking in the dark. Vampires, werewolves, ghouls, chokers - the list goes on and on. But lurking in the darkest forests, the deepest caves, there is something that sends fear into even these nocturnal beasts' black hearts. That creature is the duskscythe.The duskscythe is a breed of enormous mantis standing up to twelve feet tall, clad in smooth jet-black chitin plates. Each leg ends in a razor-sharp curved talon, while each front limb sports an immense blade, curved like the blade of a scythe and just as long and sharp, with serrations on the interior edge for even greater killing efficiency. The head is crowned with a pair of large orange eyes that seemingly look directly at the character of anyone they fall upon, with a pair of short but extremely sharp-looking mandibles stationed below.Totally silent, duskscythes are solitary stalkers of the worst of the worst. The creature lurks in frequently traversed sections of towns and cities, all but melting into the shadows as it waits... and waits... and waits... for days on end. It waits and watches as hundreds, no, thousands, of people pass by it every hour, but it still never moves-they are not its prey. Then, when a concealed or unconcealed beast of the night passes it by, it strikes. No disguise can fool it, no spell is too subtle-all can be seen to the eyes of the duskscythe.The massive insect only needs a few strikes to dispatch its prey, its massive blades almost invisible as they slice through the air. The hide of a lycanthrope, the foul flesh of a vampire - all part and split before the duskscythe's blade.Many tales say that the duskscythes were created by the apathetic goddess of death, intended as a countermeasure against rival gods' perversions of the natural order. The legitimacy of such tales is dubious, but the fact remains that the enormous insects will never attack those of the goddess' followers, even bowing their heads to her high priests.
>>48767609>with serrations on the interior edge for even greater killing efficiency.Fun fact, Mantis limbs are "serrated" to better grip their prey, not kill it.
>>48767609Read as "duckscythe" at first.
>>48767672The similarly named "scytheduck," while indeed a dangerous predator, is not related to the duskscythe in any way.
I still have some notes on new monsters to introduce players to during a Monster Hunter tabletop game.Dose /tg/ want, y/n?
Bone DancersEven as many cities have become more lustrious with modern advances, there is still a dark and terrible underside where the outcast and wastrels of society are forced to reside and so to are the predators who prey upon them.Many people who have been driven to these parts of cities form small communities to help protect one another for often the authorities are apathetic to their suffering least the monsters that prey on them turn on the upper city proper.One such threat is the Corpse Slug, an amorphous slug like creature that makes its home on the corpse of any creature it can crawl on where it secretes various tendrils into the body and vitlizes once dead tissue under it's own command.If you find yourself in the back corners of the city and see several people in shoddy cloths staring silently and hungarly at you, you may be seeing several such bone dancers, given that name for their shambling gate along with their partially rotted faces with their skulls masked behind a thin film of sticky flesh.A corpse slug will use it's undead host to feed replacing the hosts' organs with facsimiles of it's own so most people unfamiliar with a corpse slug will often see people dragged into dark and shadowy places being canniballized by another person
>>48767850For the love of all things holy, yes. It would fit really well with the stuff that we have here.
>>48767940Sure. This may take a little bit; I keep stuff in a notebook rather than on a word file. A bit old-fashioned, I know, but I've had laptops lose juice or restart at the worst times.
Ghillibolg (Wyvern subtype-leviathan)The ghillibolg somewhat resembles a terrestrial gharial crocodile, with a long, thin snout and needle-like teeth adapted to snaring fish. They share a dark-green, tough, leathery hide and a long, powerful tail adapted to oar the creature forward through the water towards prey.All resemblance ends there, however; Ghillibolg have six legs and two rows of tentacular protrusions along their back, webbed together with a fleshy membrane not unlike the rubbery skin of a squid or octopus. These fan out and allow the creature to glide through the air for short distances after it leaps from the water.In addition, Ghilibolg secrete ink that contains a powerful neurotoxin that causes rapid paralysis when introduced to the bloodstream; Ghillibolg will emit clouds of it to deter larger predators or to incapacitate wounded prey. Hunters should take care; while the ink itself is not harmful directly, it will impair vision, and if a hunter is struck while coated, they may become paralyzed.Ghillibolg live in temperate and tropical climates, and a mature ghillibolg can grow to sizes close to 25 meters.
>>48768100Yolmaga (wyvern subtype-Flying Wyvern)Despite being classified as a flying wyvern, yolmaga are flightless. Their wings are vestigial and are mostly used to steer the creature through the sand where it makes its home.Yolmaga are striped, dark brown and dark blue; making their hide popular for fashionable garments. Their bodies are roughly wedge-shaped, with a short tail that terminates in a crescent-shaped tail blade, and their hind legs are powerfully developed to allow them to put immense pressure on the sand dunes they prowl in order to do something truly unusual: make glass. Yolmaga are unique in that they are capable of transforming sand into glass through a combination of pressure and an innate ability to expel superheated gasses from their body. By plowing themselves forward through the sand, they can create swathes of glass they can either skate across at high speed, or shatter with their tails to create fields of dangerous, razor-sharp debris.Yolmaga's favored prey is apceros, and they can grow to be nearly 35 meters long.
>>48768357Chrona Devora (Wyvern subtype-Elder Dragon)Chrona Devora is a long, striking elder dragon that resembles a chinese long or lung dragon; with a long, sinuous body, and four relatively short legs. It sports a long, whip-like bifurcated tail, and has a frilled neck whose surface is covered in a beautiful, hypnotic eye-spot pattern. It is covered in scintillating scales that change color as light strikes them, going from a pearly, opalescent pink to a dark, vibrant orange.Chrona Devora seems to posses the power to manipulate probability or time in some manner; when it hunts, it casts ghostly images of itself forward, attack prey from multiple angles or dodging in more than one direction, and then collapsing its actually location to the duplicate in the position in considers most favorable. This has made capturing one for study impossible, as any time one has wound up in a cage it has dissolved into a whisper as the creature finds a timeline in which it manages to avoid capture.Chrona Devora is aid to make its home in the Starscraper Peaks; a series of steep, sharp spires of mountainous rock that jut high into the night sky. This makes the perfect hunting ground for the creature; as it can pounce down upon prey from risky perches without fear; each failed attack tumbling down onto rocky stalagmites vanishing into the ether as the creature reverses poor strikes. Chrona Devora is relatively small for an Elder Dragon, only said to reach lengths of 30 meters, head to tail.
>>48768531Wooba and Lesser Wooba (Wyvern subtype-neopteron)The wooba (and its, amusingly, much larger cousin, the lesser wooba) is a fuzzy, reddish caterpillar-like neopteron that feeds on dead leaves and forest detritus. It's covered in soft, silky fur that is highly prized as armor lining and clothing material for it's surprising durability and luxurious feel. Harvesting it, however, is a bit difficult; wooba fur is like high-tensile strength titanium wire, and it's notorious for snaring weapons in it. Many a hunter has swung hteir sword at a wooba, only to find their blade caught; a brave (or foolsih) hunter who hangs on after that will find themselves tossed around as the wooba thrashes in self defense, either freeing the weapon or further entangling the hunter.The lesser wooba has a much brighter, crimson color to its hairs, and it's protective fuzz also grows longer, giving the appearance of a rather large, rather fuzzy hot dog.wooba grow to approximately half a meter long; lesser wooba approach three to five meters.
>>48768662Scythraxid (wyvern subtype-??????/Elder Dragon/Temnoceran)The actual classification of the Scythraxid is hotly contested among researchers, as it exhibits a wide variety of features, some interesting, some baffling. Most hunters consider it's exact classification to be of secondary importance to the thing being insanely dangerous.If satan crossed a bobbit worm, a praying mantis, and a camel spider, and then abandoned the resulting creation in a cave somewhere to grow large on the hatred of mankind, you might roughly approximate the appearance of a Scythraxid.Covered in spine-laden, overlapping chitinous plates that conceal wide, razor sharp mandibles and several pairs of scything claws, Scythraxid make their home in cave systems in temperate mountains, slaying and eating anything that comes too close to their territory without regard as to the size or fighting prowess of the invader. Scythraxid have many, many rows of sharp legs, and move with disturbing quiet, save for the clicking of chitin as they position themselves for ambush.Scythraxid secrete powerful venom, their spines are poisonous, their blood is highly caustic, they are capable of burrowing, weaving spider-like webs, thier shells have chameleon-like abilities that allow them to blend into dark spaces, and they have a well-developed sense of infra-red vision, allowing them to hunt prey in perfect darkness. They are capable of molting on demand, and are fond of leaving old shells around as 'bait', hoping to counterattack unsuspecting creatures that try to fight back.Scythraxid theoretically have no upper limit to their growth, but most adult specimens are nearly fifty meters long. Favored food: Deviljho.
>>48768853Galaang (Wyvern subtype-Fanged Beast)Galaang resemble gorillas, but they have a vaguely lupine bent to their body shape; large, dog-like ears and digitigrade legs give it a somewhat ungainly appearance. Galaang are capable of storing static electricity in their fur, releasing it as blasts of lightning when it slams the ground.Galaang are whitish-gray, with blue spots. They are as agile as their monkey-like appearance would suggest; often hopping and flipping around in fights in order to disorient it's opponent.Galaang live in tropical forests, concealing bowers high among the trees where they lounge, eating and sleeping until their territory is disturbed. Galaang grow to be roughly 10 meters long.
>>48768977Dispatros (Wyvern subtype-Flying Wyvern)Dispatros are large, flying wyverns that live in arctic climates. They have dark scales, characterized by streaks of brilliant, yellow. They resemble their cousins from warmer climates; the Rathalos, although their bodies are considerably more lithe and streamlined (compare a lion to a leapord) and their tails narrow down to a single, large spike.Dispatros are capable of super-shilling their body fluids, causing the moisture in the air to instantly crystalize onto their bodies. In this manner, they can build up ablative layers of ice on their bodies, both to ward away incoming blows, and to serve as an offensive attack. By flexing it's wings at the nadir of a midair dive, the dispatros can shatter the ice coating its wings, showering attackers with a hail of razor-sharp icicles, or by swinging it's tail, it can lauch massive shards of ice with laser-like precision.Dispatros prey upon Popo and Anteka, and grow to be approximately twenty meters long.
>>48769123Aaaaand that concludes the readable portion of my MonHun notes. Somebody (not me, I treat my notes with care) spilled root beer on it at some point; the rest is blurry, dark-brown illegibility. Hope that's interesting enough for you, /tg/.
>>48763471To be honest, that's not to bad of a stretch for those fuckers.
Moon Dragons - ''Draco Fengari''All Moon Dragons start their livecycle as foot long larvae, called Earth Moreys. These silver-grey, eyeless and eerie eel-like critters crawl out from the carcasses of animals and swiftly burrow deep in to the cthonian depths of the earth, where they'll spend their larvae-lifestage by voraciously hunting anything alive with their pharyngeal jaws and feeding in preparation to the next stage of their lifecycle.Once an Earth Morey has fed and grown enough, reaching the length of three to four feet in size, it finds a secluded spot and crawls it's body into a ball and begins to cocoon itself. Inside this cocoon the Earth Morey metamorphoses into a completely different creature, the nymph stage of it's lifecycle: the Night Gaunt.Night Gaunts are terrifying, eyeless and faceless winged hunters that fly on gulfs of cool air from the stygian depths of the eternally dark earth, emerging from their otherwordly caverns in flocks of hundreds or thousands, to snatch hapless animals or bystanders admiring the nights sky and drag them back to their lair before dawn, never uttering a sound.
>>48769670As Night Gaunts mature and grow stronger and more skilled flyers, they slowly leave the safety of their lairs and company of their kin to become more solitary and more dangerous winged fiends called simply as Gargoyles.Gargoyles are Night Gaunts reaching towards the last stage of their livecycle, that of a fully mature Moon Dragon. They hunt alone by climbing on top of cliffsides and peaks, and remaining completely immoble, blending in with their environment and waiting for unsuspecting prey to walk, crawl or fly by or underneath their cyclopean observation post. Using a form of echolocation and other more outlandish sensory means to detect a potential prey, Gargoyles soundlessly swoop down on top of their kill, in perfect darkness, as light would provide no assistance at all to these eyeless hellions.Over time a Gargoyle grows bigger, it's wings grow larger and it grows a barbed tail to store water and fat and develops sexually into an adult Moon Dragon. Now at last it is ready to enter it's final lifestage and begin it's inexpicable flight through the airless and freezing void that separates the earth and moon in order to reach it's mating grounds.
>>48769808On the moon the now fully adult male Moon Dragons quickly pick and fight over the most prosperous mating sites; the pinnacles of lunar hills or the small craters left by meteorites, as they display their fitness by beating their black wings, trying to impress any female Moon Dragon flying by. Once a male Moon Dragon begins it's mating signalling it no longer feed or sleep, it's only focus being on attracting and mating as many females as possible, until it dies from hunger or exhaustion.The females, once fertilized by a male, begin gather their strenght and prepate for another awesome flight from the moon back to earth where they hatched, this time with their bellies full of eggs. Upon earth the female Moon Dragons will search for a body of a large animal, living or otherwise, to plant their eggs in; the perfect incubator and first meal for the larvaes that will hatch from them.Mastodonts and the carcasses of beached whales are particularly favoured as likely vessels for the eggs, each cabable of housing as much as a hunred eggs, but when pickings are slim smaller animals, such as cattle, can house as many as a dozen eggs. When a Moon Dragon mother finally finds a fitting vessel to plant it's eggs, it coates the body a tar-like substance which both prevents the body from decomposing too rapidly, preserving the edible flesh, as well as wards off potential carrion eaters that would otherwise consume it and the eggs with it. After a short while the eggs hatch, the larvae or Earth Morays feed on the carcass from the inside and finally burst out from it, and thus the cycle continues.
>>48767716Bollocks, scytheducks are the worst!
>>48768853>wyvern subtype>Elder DragonREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>48769962You magnificent motherfucker. You somehow made a species of xenomorph dragons.Applause to you, my friend.
>>48773686Nah, in-between that and a Komodo dragon.
>>48773788Holy shit, I forgot about All Todays! I was thinking more along the lines of pic related crossed with a terror bird and a scythe-like beak.
>>48772835>You somehow made a species of xenomorph dragonsThe artist came up with them first to be quite honestAnd the lifecycle-thing is just a direct rip-off from the actual ayyy-lien xenomorphs
>>48774119Still impressive. Don't sell yourself short.
>>48773788Dirge ReaperIn the dark swamps of the cold country of Pyotyr, everything from the bandits that hide from the arm of the law to the venomous serpents of the mud know to flee when they hear the mournful cry of the surreal predator known as the dirge reaper.Tall as a man, its long serpentine neck adding another five feet or so to its height, this avian monster's emaciated-looking body is covered in fine, sooty grey waterproof feathers, keeping the creature warm in even the coldest of nights. Its thin hind legs end in viciously clawed three-toed webbed feet, and its small head sports a sharp vulture-like beak and a pair of bulging yellow eyes. But by far the strangest feature of the dirge reaper is its arms: in the place of wings, it has a pair of long, thin arms ending in a long, thin, razor-sharp bony blade, covered in a jet-black horny sheath that makes the blade itself look as if it was hewn from pure obsidian.Lurking in the treeline of the swamps and venturing out at dusk, nighttime, and the cold winter months, dire reapers stalk the marshes with cold, calculating precision, blades raised and ready to impale whatever comes its way, sounding its mournful cry periodically.All who hear the heart-rending sound find their hearts and souls suddenly awash with crushing sadness. Guilt for past sins, no matter how small; the pain of losing long-lost loved ones; the heartbreak of rejection-all this and more fall upon the victim with the force of a hammer blow. Even the strongest wills are hard press not to break down into a sobbing heap as their inner demons start to bite and claw.Lured in by the sobbing of its victims, the dirge reaper stalks up to its quarry in total silence, one blade raised. One strike is all it needs to put the unlucky being out of its misery with a single clean cut of the spinal cord.
Bumping with a cool shark to give people ideas.
>>48773788Dubs confirm new frightening fauna
>>48769808>>48774119I thought acid dragons were already a thing?
>>48776667That's in one iPhone app, dude. Granted, it's a *good* app, but it's only in one game.
>>48776884Is this from the game?
>>48777035Doesn't have wings, but yeah.
>>48766809You're saying mother nature is one giant troll?
Gloom GulperThere are many dangers in the thick jungles; jaguars and tigers, infection, blistering heat, venomous creatures of all sizes. But out of all the rainforest's dangers, there is one threat that the inexperienced never see coming.Gloom gulpers are colossal toads, sometimes growing to the size of a small elephant, with an enormous corpulent body, covered in sticky slime that is itself covered in moss and leaf litter, short stubby legs just barely strong enough to heft the beast's great bulk, and an immense maw almost as wide as the creature's head. Bulging eyes with horizontal pupils sit above the mouth, with a pair of large fleshy 'horns' above.Gloom gulpers are ambush predators that dwell on the forest floor, staying totally silent and totally still as they patiently wait. As roots and vines stick to the creature's slimy skin, the gloom gulper's sight becomes ever stronger-like a spider's web, it can detect the presence of any creature that touches the vines it touches. It waits patiently for its meal to come closer... closer... and it strikes.The monster's mouth snaps open fast enough to suck in any plants, insects, and small animals nearby as the toad lunges forwards, its jaws slamming shut on its unfortunate prey with the finality of a coffin being shut. Far-off targets are snagged with an impossibly long, elastic tongue that rockets out of the toad's mouth at blinding speeds, slamming into the creature and reeling it in. The entire process usually takes less than a minute.As soon as the mouth closes, digestion begins: mildly caustic saliva that contains a potent paralytic toxin begins to slowly eat away at clothing, and once in the stomach, swallowed prey items are unceremoniously dumped into a pool of the same. These digestive juices are extremely dense, allowing for victims to float atop it: while they are slowly eaten, they are kept alive the entire time, unable to move as they feel the acid eating away at their forms.
>>48779422Forgot the pic of what it's based on.
BroodbackThe murky waters of the Marsh with No End are home to many things: crocodiles and serpents of immense size, tribes of feral lizardfolk, and mutated monstrosities with far too many tentacles. Out of them all, however, one creature stands out in its nauseating form of defense.The broodback is an immense form of mud-brown, purely aquatic frog the size of a small boat, with a strange flattened body and horizontally aligned limbs, as well as a wedge-shaped triangular head. Its eyes are small and nearly completely useless, only able to see a few inches in front of it; the creature uses a 'beard' of catfish-like whiskers on its chin to navigate. They typically swim with their mouths wide open, filtering small organisms out from the water; indeed, they seemingly have no real way to harm large animals.But the novelty of these creatures quickly changes to horror once they get a lock on prey. When broodbacks sense prey, they don't make a move towards the creature-instead, the toad's back begins to swell and bubble, rising higher and higher until it finally bursts open, revealing a thousands-strong swarm of tiny killer tadpoles.These monstrous tadpoles are each about the size of a human hand, with vicious jaws that would put a shark to shame mounted on their eyeless heads and a pair of forearms ending in razor-sharp slashing talons. Zipping through the water like tiny rockets, guided by a little-understood link they have with their progenitor, these little monsters quickly swarm their prey en masse, tearing into it with teeth and claws and reducing the victim to a skeleton within minutes. After feeding, the swarm piles into their 'parent's' maw, who swallows them whole to digest the meat in their stomachs and reusing the energy needed to spawn their brood swarms to impregnate themselves again with young.
BumpC'mon, writefags, making terrifying shit out of already scary animals is practically a hallmark of /tg/! I thought we were the board that got shit done.
>>48781880I'm hesitant to try this shit. Do I just pick a random animal and try to make it spooky, or do I exaggerate their features to make it a monster, or what
>>48781907A little of both, to be honest. The thread I linked above can provide you with some examples, if you need 'em.
>>48781907So, thought of anything yet?
>>48783350Nope. I was thinking about doing a sheep, but fuck if I'm creative enough to make that work
>>48783439Easy: take a page out of The Far Side and give it organic steel wool.
Too drunk to come up with something for this but the combo of a leopard seal and a wolf is absolutely terrifying to me
>>48783711It should be. It also existed at one point. Primitive whales could be summed up pretty nicely as 'if seals and wolves fucked'.
Desert KingsFeared throughout the arid deserts these large terrorbird relatives are considered an apex predator of their territories. Nearly seven feet tall these large birds are deceptively fast for their size, easily outracing their preferred prey of peccaries but have been known to hunt down coyotes, pumas, and even humans. While capable of short bursts of flight their great size and weight means their attempts to stay in the air are comically awkward.Their large beaks are specially adapted to punching through thick bone, their hunting patterns mainly dealing with them chasing down prey and tripping them up before pinning them down long enough to punch their beaks through skull or throats. Known to play with their prey they will take injured and crippled prey and either dash them repeatedly against the ground or tossing them into the air and catching them.Typically solitary hunters mated pairs will stay together to raise a clutch of chicks that are able to join the hunt mere weeks after hatching. Males and females will compete with members of their own sex when determining their mates and some pairs are known to seek each other out each mating season while others will choose new partners each time. Males and females take turns incubating the eggs and watching the new hatchlings while the other hunts.Legends abound of heroes and villains managing to tame a Desert King to use as their mount though all modern attempts to do so have proved fatal to those attempting such folly.
>>48783960Hell yes. Fun fact about how roadrunners kill: it's got a wrestling name. The Centrifugal Slam. Yes, really.
>>48784010Yeah I live in the southwest and seeing Roadrunners play and kill was what inspired that whole thing lolTheir beaks are meant to punch through the skulls of rattlesnakes
River DragonGiant snapping turtles that instead of breathing fire like normal dragons instead breath out jets of scalding steam. Whip fast snapping bites with their freakishly long necks.
>>48784203Nice start, but could be better. What if it could control the flow of currents, causing boats to be dead in the water and pulling fish into its mouth?
>>48783960Bandit LordsAmong the most feared denizens of the toxic Great Swamp these halfling sized insects are a scourge against all who travel or dwell within it. It fears few things, even the great predatory dragonflies nearly five times their size are free from their predation.With an unparalleled mastery of speed and maneuverability when in flight they are able to pluck other flying creatures from the sky or snatching them from the ground or trees. Stronger than their forms would suggest they are easily able to grapple with adult humanoids long enough for their knife-like proboscis to pump paralytic venom and digestive juices into them.They are frighteningly cunning, so much so it is theorized they are more than mindless beasts but possibly possessing a primitive intelligence. Reports of them opening doors or undoing locks in total silence to get at their prey are common but commonly dismissed as well. While they will eat anything living they seem to prefer humanoids, especially the children, that dwell in the Swamps.
>>48786675>It fears few things, even the great predatory dragonflies nearly five times their size aren't free from their predation.*
>>48783439Attacks in swarms of hundreds and has razor sharp teeth.>Anyone got ideas for pic related?
>>48783711That looks like a super comfy mount.
>>48766343From a slightly different angle that photo would look like the komodo was saying "What?! I won the lottery? I'm so happy!" Or photoshop some anime eyes on there and say something about senpai noticing me.
>>48788030Ever heard of Alfred Hitchcock?
>>48784203>River DragonI'm sure you meant Blastoise
>>48769241An entire species of that bird is called "Neuntöter" in german because the story was that it only ate after killing and impaling nine victims.It's hard to be edgier than the bird family with a latin name that means "butcher".
>>48769163Pedantry corner: Flying wyverns, leviathans, brute wyverns, etc are all subgroups of wyverns. Pelagi/Fanged beasts, neopterons, temnocerans, and so on are completely separate groups, without their own subgroups (yet). "Elder dragons" are a catch-all term for weird shit that hasn't been grouped, from wyvern-like creatures with too many limbs (Fatalis) to things with tentacles (Yama Tsukami) to things that might be classifiable as serpentine wyverns if not for the fact that they're a quarter-mile from head to tail (Dalamadur).
>>48781770>Pepe's first moments
>>48792185Surinam toads are really weird motherfuckers. They're one of the very few types of frog that spend all of their lives in the water, they hatch as tiny frogs, not tadpoles, and they look like they've been run over by a car.The way they reproduce honestly reminds me of pic related.
>>48762940>Monstrous BeastsAm I the only one who read that as monstrous breasts?
>>48784203But why call it a River Dragon, when Steam Turtle sounds better...
>>48793329Ooh, what about Whippingsnapper?
>>48793546>Whippingsnapper?Also known as ''wife'' in common tongue
>>48769123>Dispatros are capable of super-shilling>super-shillingwow, /pol/-monsters
>>48793329That is better. Specially since the setting i'm going to be using them in Dragons are not the typical big scaley reptile
>>48795112How about Rippersnapper for a name?
>>48767647Not these ones, obviously.
>>48788030HitchcocksEven the smallest of creatures can deal death.Hitchcocks are a species of carnivorous songbirds that typically gather around areas where the land has been tainted by fell magics or the presence of a powerful undead. While they at first glance appear to be quite normal birds, a closer look quickly proves the observer wrong: their sharp little beaks contain dozens of tiny needle-like teeth, the claws on the feet are surprisingly large and vicious.Individually, a hitchcock is hardly a threat-it is, after all, still a very small bird. Unfortunately, they're never found individually; hitchcocks live in flocks of hundreds to thousands.When attacking, hitchcocks prefer to go after either lone victims or obviously wounded members of large groups; they sit and silently watch from the branches when traveling parties pass them by, waiting for just the right moment and then lifting off as one and falling upon their chosen victim like a malevolent cloud of claws and feathers.Hitchcock victims are easily recognizable: their bodies are marred with hundreds of thousands of rapidly cuts, their bodies despoiled with rancid and slightly corrosive feces. The eyes and tongues are almost always missing - the birds have a particular taste for those parts.Some rumors exist, however, of emaciated-looking hitchcocks with enormous owl-like eyes and hooked claws on their wings, and needle-like beaks that drain the life from their victims with every peck.TL;DR Pull an Alfred Hitchcock. Also made a reference to vampire finches with the variant.
>>48798292Pic related; it's a real-life vampire finch.
>>48802289So, a little op, but how about a creature that already existed at one point? Long legged crocodile.
>>48802609>how about a creature that already existed at one point?nigga don't get me started with them
>>48777474She always regenerates except from fire or acid damage?
>>48779446>>48781770>>48792185Pepes truely are the monsters of our time
>>48775406>cool sharkThat's not a cool shark anon
They provide absolutely no explanation as to what this cat-spider-thing is or how it came to be, but I'm sure it can provide some inspiration
>>48762940Look up krakonrok the black, from warhammer fantasy. He is my favorite monster.
The LumberbeastLarge, slow, and near-blind beasts, they are yet a threat to anyone foolish enough to be caught walking through the savannah alone. Lumberbeasts, having very poor eyesight, track primarily via smell and sound, and many groups of savannah people have learned to be quiet while traveling across the plains of their homeland. Laden with huge, combat-ready claws and knife-sharp scales over most of their body, they can often be found trailing groups of travelers or wildebeest, waiting for a lone animal to separate from the herd.Any person or beast unfortunate to do so can count on being disemboweled by the thing's tremendous, filthy talons, or beaten to death by its powerful trunk-like tail. After landing a mortal blow- and not necessarily before its prey is dead- the Lumberbeast will bare-handedly open the midsection of whatever it has caught. Afterwards, it will loop its strong prehensile tongue around any organs, separating them by sheer force and pulling them into its mouth to be devoured one by one. It shows particular preference for the liver and kidneys, although nobody quite knows why.
>>48806698Actually I forgot to actually describe how big it was properly. Whoops. It's around the size of a rhinocerous.
>>48806698>Tiny>It's around the size of a rhinocerous.Heh heh
>>48806698i always love it when monsters are immersive in their ecosystem.the lumberbeasts blindness could be explained by the harsh environment, sand storms, heavy daylight and darkest nights make eyes rather useless and require different means of orientation.it is a large predator, probably the largest, and its existance is an indicator for one of two things, either a rather stable ecosystem with enough prey for a beast this size to stay alive, or an often traveled route for merchants and adventurers.
Dire Moles.Like moles, only more dire.
>>48807707>i always love it when monsters are immersive in their ecosystem.Honestly my favorite part of any setting. I love it when their creatures are fully uniquely adapted to the environment. Wish fantasy did it more, since you find that shit in scifi a lot
>>48788044>Do Not Use Copy Or Repostsuch high hopes he had...
In keeping with the xenomorph-theme, what do you think of alien raptors?
RedrumsThe City of Estom. A unique city who's origins began as a vast and open prison underneath a platform where the city proper resides. overtime the families of prisoners settled in the city above creating a strange and unique culture where those banishment below the city was not an immediate death sentence and became crucial t the cities growin economy.However, living down there is not without it's risks as many creatures, mostly born from illegal magical experiments and alchemical wastes from above and below resulted in mutated lifeforms.The Redrum is believed to have been decended from common sewer rats. nearly devoid of fur it's skin is often a pinkish red to a dark velvet colored red dependong upon age. their small eyes are practically vestigal and nearly useless in the vast sewer complex below the main waterworks that supplies the cities fresh water and the only thing keeping them from making their way into the cities drinking water and the residents monster hunters and permement golems used to kill anything that tries to make its way up.With males either hunting alone or in packs ofthen to bring food back to their mates, they stalk the dark alleyways and sewer enterences using their sharp, hooked claws and elongated buck teeth to rend pray and drag them into the filth and much to drow their prey. Should prey escape infection, disease and massive trauma and blood loss will usually see the prey killed in no time.Often preying upon feral cats and dogs, many people who are unfortuante enough to not find or afford housing even in the prison sector are forced to take shelter in the alleys or otherwise they are useful to various criminal organizations who dump the bodies of victims where redrums are known to appear for them to deal with evidence of murder.
>>48814441About what I imagine they would look likealthough if there is a way to combine more rat like features with pic related that's kind of what I had in my head.
>>48810363I know, right?
>>48802609I'm fully aware of Kaprosuchus; it's actually one of the creatures I'm planning on working on next.
Dickrippers, pt. 1It's not uncommon for certain creatures to develop tastes for certain parts of their prey's bodies: illithids dine on sapient brains, mosquitos feed on blood, and bone-crushing scavengers feast on marrow. The dickripper, however, has a much more cringe-inducing meal of choice.Said to have been bred by a demon of lust as a sick form of punishment to the lecherous, the dickripper is a species of leech measuring up to 8 inches in length with a mouthful of long, vicious fangs, found everywhere from scrublands to sewer systems - anywhere with a steady supply of large mammals passing through. Waiting for prey on the ground, usually in the center of a game trail, the creature compresses its body to become almost totally flat like a coiled spring, their skin changing color like an octopus to blend in with their environment. It sits there silently, waiting patiently for an animal to pass over it, and lunges. Using the kinetic energy stored within its body to launch itself up into the air with incredible speed, the dickripper latches onto any protruding parts of its prey: fingers, toes, noses, but most infamously, teats and reproductive organs. The leech's many-fanged mouth opens wide, its elastic stomach allowing the creature to swallow items almost as large as itself, and it bites down, castrating the unlucky humanoid or animal that it bit, and then slithering off at surprising speed. The worm's saliva also contains a potent anticoagulant that causes the wounds its teeth inflicts to keep bleeding for hours on end; cauterization of the wound has so far proven the most effective non-magical measure of stopping the blood flow.
>>48817538Dickrippers, pt. 2Besides the obvious threat of losing genitalia, farmers despise dickrippers: the springing leeches can easily tear apart the soft skin of a prized milk cow's udder, the wounds the leeches leave behind often get infected, forcing livestock owners to put down their animals, and the sudden pain of having something important bitten off can spook livestock into stampeding, causing far more damage than the dickripper ever could on its own.Rumors persist of utterly massive dickrippers that were supposedly bred for more... endowed beings such as giants and ogres, allegedly growing to 3 feet long, with razor-sharp serrated mandibles as well as teeth in their maws.TL;DR it's a spring-loaded unholy hybrid of leech, lamprey, and a condom that bites off your dick and/or balls.Pic related; I roughly based this off of the film that it's from.
>>48817630>>48817538You made something as pure and wonderful as leeches and made them pure nightmare fuelyou monster
>>48817653Not gonna lie, I read that in GLaDOS' voice.
Bumping with an animal I'd love to see someone monsterize.
>>48818027A hydra, only with bobbit worms for heads and the body of a mantis shrimp rather than a dragon.
Goregill, pt. 1Wizards are notorious for being behind the creation of some of the world's stranger beasts: owlbears, gelatinous cubes, and bulettes are just a few of the creatures born from arcane experimentation. While many magically bred beasts roam the land, the water is equally stocked with magically modified fauna, chief among them being the goregill.The goregill was originally bred centuries ago by a wizard with a particular passion for angling, who sought to breed a species of fish that could not only put up a good fight, but thrive in any number of environments and maintain large populations in spite of heavy fishing. With a goal in mind, this nameless arcane practitioner started a decades-long breeding project that combined the traits of dozens of different species of fish with the bloodline of a rare, highly aggressive species from a far-off eastern land, infusing the ichor of demons into the result. His experiment worked-too well, in fact. The resulting fish's first act was to devour its creator and slither off into the nearby river, its creation having already left it heavy with eggs.Goregills are massive mutated snakehead fish growing almost to the size of dire bears that combine all of the worst features of a number of predatory fish. They have the armored scales of an alligator gar, powerful fleshy forefins like those of a coelacanth, a face almost shaped like that of a bulldog with the wide mouth of a catfish, and hundreds of razor-sharp shark-like teeth the size of daggers that crowding its gaping maw. Incredibly aggressive and incredibly ravenous, these monstrous fish will attack and eat anything around their size or smaller, from large fish to small alligators to giants slogging through the waters they live in; this, combined with the thousands of eggs they lay each year, their fast growth rate, and their incredible resilience make the fish the perfect aquatic invasive species.
>>48819104Goregill, pt. 2Goregills are strong enough to drag ogre-sized creatures underneath the water with ease and upturn boats by slamming their bodies against them, fast enough to outswim most watercraft, and agile enough to leap over 10 feet out of the water. Land is of no deterrant to these stupidly aggressive beasts: like a lungfish, gorgegills have primitive lungs alongside their gills to allow for gulping air, and their fleshy forefins can drag them across the ground with surprising speed. They can also survive out of the water for weeks on end, and often make overland journeys to new habitats once they run out of prey in their current one; in times of drought, the fish will dig a burrow and encase themselves in a mucus cocoon, hibernating for decades until they are awakened by fresh water.Even worse, goregills possess a frightening degree of intellect: they're smart enough to destroy piers and docks to get at topside victims, hold creatures beneath the water to drown them, and ram and bite the hulls of ships in order to sink them. Their young are little better: swarms of tens of thousands of thumb-sized razor-toothed horrors that devour flesh, bone, and clothing with equal frenzy.Once goregills have cemented themselves within an aquatic environment, getting them out is next to impossible: they're utterly immune to nearly every toxin and poison out there, guard their eggs jealously, and can breed faster than hunters can catch them. Even the curse of undeath does little to them: goregills have been reported not only surviving in lands tainted by death, but thriving, feasting on wights and zombies with reckless abandon. So far, the only effective methods are either extremely powerful electricity-based spells to electrocute the fish by the dozens or the introduction of even larger, nastier predators to keep the fish in check: conversely, areas with large populations of dinosaurs, dragons, and other large megafauna are largely free of goregill problems.
Bumping with another freaky-ass creature just waiting to be given the monster treatment by you lovely writefags.
>>48819843GrimjawsA fierce name for such a small creature. Grimjaws are fairly small reptiles typically measuring, at largest, little over a foot. What they lack in size and strength they make up for in their formidable defense.When threatened a Grimjaw will unfurl the vortex flaps of it's jaws and suck in a massive amount of air ballooning in size to that of a bowling ball before unleashing it in a concentrated scream strong enough to rupture ear drums and damage the soft tissues of the face which it instintivly targets.However, the use of this skill is taxing and even then othe rpredators can take advantage of the moment of helplessness as the creature deflates and draws its skin back into itself. It has been known that even Lumberbeast, as fierce as they are, will avoid a Grimjaw if it senses it.
>>48819956Holy shit, and here I was just going to just give it hypnotic patterns on those things.Also, have another creepy-crawlie of the deep!
Creeping AbattoirBattlefields are already grim, unwholesome places, but those few among those who pick among the fallen realize the horrors of the killing field don't end when the armies make retreat.Little gives away the Abattoir when not in motion. Only the faint gleam of chitin and the periodic gurgle of its mouthparts indicate it is anything other than a mound dead, though close examination would reveal the fact that the cadavers seem somewhat deflated and withered. Unfortunately such proximity puts any unlucky observers in range of the foul vermins killing grasp. In an instant it moves forward, trapping its victim with hideous limbs and piercing it with the creatures hypodermic spear mouth. Screams turn to gasps, then gurgles and silence as the Abattoir's fluids dissolve the unfortunate from the inside out. After it's satiated, the drained corpse is carefully placed on the pile, their pained expressions should be a warning, but are merely camouflage amid the horror of war
>>48821068One of these things?
>>48775406I like that picture. I'll give my inner writefag a shot.TethnoporThe tethnopor can be described, at a cursory glance, as a monstrous version of a shark. This behemoth is, at the very least, eight thousand pounds of pure muscle, bone, and rage. Their closest relative appears to be the common Carcharodon carcharias, or "great white shark".As their appearance would suggest, these creatures are exceptionally violent apex predators. Adult specimens have been observed, so far without fail, to have scar tissue covering the majority of their body, suggesting competition either amongst themselves or with even larger creatures capable of posing a threat to them.Uniquely, tethnopors have many adaptions over their cousins, the great whites. While being covered with placoid scales, as common to all sharks, many of these scales have fused or otherwise "evolved" into large, menacing spines, suggesting that there is an even worse creature that preys upon theme. The creature possesses no less than ten fins, allowing it to glide through the water with ease. Their mouths are lined with three jaws (with plenty of replacement teeth waiting to take the place of those that fall out). Researchers have proposed that the first two are unable to fully close, and serve as a method to keep prey restrained while the innermost jaw rips flesh from its prey.Tethnopors live a generally solitary existence. They are sensitive to movement in the water around them, and will often attack even if they are not hungry, which makes fishing around a known habitat exceptionally dangerous as they will attack boats, believing them to be prey. They are capable of easily capsizing a boat, or failing that, are capable of biting through a hull with some effort. Extermination when encountered is a high priority, usually achieved through judicious application of high explosive."We're gonna need a bigger boat." - Captain R. S. Cheider, only known survivor of a tethnopor attack
The Plasma Crawler - ''Schnibbetius Schnabs''These colossal crustaceans, the size a well-fed swine, dominate the coral caverns and coastal cliffsides of the world, with one of their uniquely adapted and developed pincers having evolved into weapons of near supernatural potential. They use these pincers to create kinetic energy so powerful it provides heat enough to mmatch the surface of the sun; in other words they can shoot plasma.They use this ability to carve giant caverns on the rocky coastal outcrops and underwater basins as comfy dwellings, but use it to defend themselves well enough if needed.
>>48812808Oreos are shit though
Rlyephants - ''Proboscidea Cthonni''Rlyephants are the largest herbivores on the moon, feeding on the leaves, shoots and fungal growths of the grey-trunked lunar trees and mushroom forests, using their tendril-like trunks and feeders to carefully find and pick the juicy morsels of food.The size and general shape of mastodonts back on earth, Rlyephants also share similar behaviour with their terrestial counterparts; they live in martiarchal family groups of up to 20 individuals plust calves, with the male Rlyephants joining the herd only during mating.They are one of prime sources of food for the apex predators of the moon; Gigerexes and Moon Dragons, and group together in herds as a means to find safety in numbers. When threatened by such a carnivore the Rlyephants typically form a circle, adult Rlyephants facing outwards and the calves safely within the circle, distracting the predators by throwing and tossing rocks, crystallized water and even trunks of lunar trees towards the harrassing predators with their powerful tentacle-trunks.
>>48818027Those are already monsterized earthworms m8
>>48798292Just call them hitches, and make it so only the cock hitches do the hunting.
>>48824421>A setting where the moon is an epic level area for adventurers powerful enough to actually get there.
>>48825543>powerful enoughOr just unlucky enough
Could someone monsterize this?
>>48824049Mud GodsSanzar is known as a massive tropical rainforest with trees that seem to reach endlessly into the sky and trunks as wide (wider even) then most houses given rise to various megafauna.One such creature is the lumbering Mud Gods. Giant Salamanders who live by the river, due to their size they often stay in one spot for great deal of time using their limbs to whip up the dirt to create mud and rolls around rarely every now and then to coat itself relying on the muscus of it's skin and the constant dew rains to keep it's body moist. It's not at all unusual for some Salamanders to be so sedentary that even small trees and flows begin to grow on it's back with a thick enough layer of mud and soil being home to various seeds and insects. forming a symbiotic relationship where it's skin is periced by the roots and connect to it's blood vessels.However, even with such a source of nutrients it's still requires meat and will occasionally snatch an unsuspecting animal that happens across it's mouth: Lock Jaws, Umbra Panthers, Hanumen, Rakshas, Humans. It does not matter to the Mud God.
>>48825543What's wrong with that?
>>48762940>Basically, make creatures truly monstrous>the size of small hillsLike Sin from FFX?
>>48763788Like the story behind the name more than the actual monster
>>48828889I still can never figure out which bit of him was sticking out of the water when you 'fight' him on a boat right near the start of the game. Logically I guess the two fins on the top would be what stick out of the water but then why can you only see one of them?
>>48829322>finNah, it was the dick
>>48830074I was literally about to post that Siberian Tigerpede
>>48783960MEEP MEEP MOTHERFUCKER
BearmoleWhile not as dangerous as the subterranean eating machine known as the bulette, the bearmole is still a very real threat to the livelihoods of people and livestock in the hilly regions of the world.A monstrous hybrid the size of a fully-grown polar bear, the bearmole combines the massive body, powerful jaws, and acute sense of smell of the bear with the immense scythe-like claws, the ravenous eating habits, the near-useless eyes, and the facial tentacles of the star-nosed mole. Burrowing through soil with incredible speed, thanks to their massive forelimbs and claws, these massive beasts erupt from the soil to ambush prey whenever they detect the vibrations of footsteps on the ground above them, tearing into their victims with incredibly rapid bites and swipes from their deadly claws.A bearmole's stomach is never full: the beast devours bones, skin, hair, clothes, and jewelry with equal gluttonous abandon, finishing off entire horses within a matter of minutes, despite being unable to digest metal. Indeed, many a bearmole has been slain only to find a small fortune worth of trinkets and precious stones within the creature's stomach.An even larger subspecies of bearmole exists in the colder reaches of the world, covered in snow-white fur and sporting a pair of formidable tusks jutting from its lower jaw, while a much lankier, totally hairless variety lurks in the Underdark, hunting the various loathsome beasts of that foul place.
Just throwing this idea out there for you lovely writefags to think about: This is a giant spider crab. It has a legspan of over 15 feet across. It is also absolutely fucking terrifying.Luckily for you, it lives in incredibly deep water and primarily feeds on typical crab fare, but it's already given more than enough inspiration.Imagine, if you will, what this thing could do to a human if it wanted to kill you. Say, if it were carnivorous. Now imagine if it was capable of surviving on land, skittering after you like it a bat out of hell, dodging, weaving, and leaping after you in search of your delicious human meat.Shit your pants yet? Good. Because that's just a taste of what I'm coming up with.
>>48831237They lose all their terror when you realize they can barely move even in the water. On land they can't even stand or move
>>48818027Interesting, I already had a creature called a hookbobbit in my setting just to be heartless.They're really simple, they pretty much are just big bobbit worms that have a hooked knifelike protrusion they use to catch fish. It also eviscerates human feet when they are stepped on as they live in warm shallow water.That's all I had written though
>>48831370I know that, shit-for-brains, that's why I said "If it were capable of surviving on land".
>>48831237Bastion CrabsLiteral walking fortresses that live at the oceans bottom. typically standing as tall as 7 feet their long pincers allow them to snap at prey from considerable safety while they are protected via their rock hard shells crusted with barnacles and poisonous coral A unique aspect of Bastion crabs is also the fact that they are considered a prized delicacy due in part to the immense difficulty to capture as their claws are more then powerful enough to snip their way through steel nets making them the bane of fishermen as they will tear their nets to get at the fish inside.The People of the Anua Islands bear a monopoly on these creatures as it is a great source of money and a test of a fishermen's skill and courage to dive into the water and do battle with a Bastion Crab
>>48831237SnapstalkerOne of the most dangerous predators of the Underdark, the snapstalker is an enormous terrestrial crab with a legspan of almost 20 feet across that leaps, skitters, and stalks through the caves it calls home. A razor-sharp blade-like claw grows from the tip of each foot, the tough chitin that covers its body is a stony grey to blend into its environment, it has a vertically-aligned mouth filled with razor-sharp teeth, and its incredibly sharp pincers can exert enough force to crush a human's skull like a paper cup.Even more terrifying than the snapstalker's size, however, is its speed: despite their enormous size, these crabs are incredibly agile, able to climb up walls and upside down with all the skill of a spider, leap up to 18 feet in a single bound, and outrun humans with a quick burst of speed. Once it gets its claws on prey, the massive crab immediately gets to work, using its razor-sharp pincers to cut its victim into smaller pieces, then feeds them into its sharp-toothed maw.Despite their arachnid form, there is no love lost between drow and snapstalkers; the crab will feed on dark elves every chance it gets, while drow view the creature's form as an insult to spiders themselves, killing snapstalkers on sight and sacrificing the flesh to Llolth; said sacrifices are often done in conjunction with the ritual used to transform a dark elf into a drider in an extra show of devotion to the Queen of Spiders.
>>48834094TL;DR it's a fuckoff huge version of the face hugger from Alien, but instead of raping you, it snips you into itty bitty pieces like a kindergartner drunk on power the first time they use scissors before eating you,
>>48834094>SnapstalkerRead that as Snap Talker at first so I imagined a sassy monster with the best comebacks around