The Tome of Lore: Table of ContentsSryth™ Expanded Info Entry
Of all the creatures on Sryth there are perhaps none as equally feared and
respected as the griffon.
These majestic and extraordinarily intelligent creatures have the head, fore-quarters, and
wings of an eagle, and the hind-quarters and tail of a lion.
They can grow to be nearly twenty feet tall, and can be as long as
some adult dragons.
The forepaws of the griffon are equipped with razor-sharp, stonelike claws, and
their beaks are harder than stone, enabling them to tear through most materials
Srythian griffons commonly possess magical abilities. One such ability innate
to all griffons is the power to turn themselves into stone at will. While they
remain in this state (which can be for a very long time) they are impervious
to nearly all forms of attack.
They are reclusive creatures, preferring to dwell out of sight in their abodes
which are normally large caves, and usually at some great elevation.
Srythian griffons are often quick to anger, and will attack without warning when
they feel threatened. Griffons steadfastly despise dragons of all varieties,
and will not tolerate them under any circumstances. An adult griffon is perhaps one of
the only living things on Sryth that a dragon fears.
Though tolerant of most other living creatures, griffons are by their very nature
suspicious and will normally shy away from any dealings with the world of men.
Should you ever encounter a griffon, you should know that they are fierce combatants,
who give no quarter once they've identified a foe.