Legacy of Fire
Creature of Katapesh
Many animals on the plains and in the desert are native to Katapesh, known in other lands only because of the luxurious pelts traded in the marketplace. On the plains, the most common creatures are Katapeshi lions (great golden beasts with white manes), gazelles, zebras, blink dogs, camelopards (a variety of giraffe), and small, beautiful antelopes called calopi. Jungle areas include such wildlife as alligators, giant snakes, lizards, stirges, and rare tribes of lizardfolk. In the desert, one finds camels, sand eels, basilisks, behirs, wild horses, scorpions, and buzzards. In the mountains, giant frilled lizards known as razorscales prowl next to mountain lions, wild goats, dragonnes, and gnolls.
Gnolls are the most common monsters in Katapesh, and arguably the most dangerous. Gnolls consider Katapesh their homeland, and seem intent on killing or enslaving all interlopers who dare make their homes there. Gnolls are feared and reviled throughout the land, but the Pactmasters’ open trade policy means that gnolls may freely enter the city of Katapesh, so long as they come to barter and behave themselves.