Bestiary
Were-cheese

Were-cheese
Movement: Virtually immobile
Habitat: Anywhere
Wallace-Reed rating: 0.1
First encounter: WaW #1

More of a treat than a threat to anybody with a weapon or blunt instrument handy, Were-cheese goes well with wine and grapes.

Grave-beetle

Grave-beetle
Movement: Erratic and unpredictable. Fairly slow on average, but with sudden bursts of speed. Good climbers.
Habitat: Mostly underground. They can also be found in dark abandoned buildings and the like.
Wallace-Reed rating: 0.4
First encounter: WaW #15

Grave-beetles are usually considered vermin rather than monsters, but in large numbers they can pose a threat to low-level adventurers.

Miscreation

Miscreation
Movement: Medium speed. Good climbers.
Habitat: Underground
Wallace-Reed rating: 2.6
First encounter: WaW #17

Blind as bats, Miscreations rely mostly on their hearing for orientation. For hunting they use a specialized sense that registers the electric fields generated by living creatures. They immobilize their prey by injecting it with a neurotoxin which is discharged from the hollow fangs in the upper jaw. The exact effects of this venom are largely unknown.

Wing-pest

Wing-pest
Movement: Fast fliers
Habitat: Underground caverns
Wallace-Reed rating: 1.0
First encounter: WaW #47

Wing-pests do have a sense of sight, but for hunting they rely more upon their radar-like sense of hearing. They hunt in swarms, going after everything from insects to birds to small rodents. If they feel threatened they will attack larger creatures too.

Peeker

Peeker
Movement: Slow
Habitat: Mostly underground
Wallace-Reed rating: 2.1
First encounter: WaW #47

Huge and one-eyed, Peekers mostly mind their own business, but if you stumble into their territory they will try to stomp you into the ground. This is lethal to most adventurers. They are slow, but to compensate for that they can emit a sleep-inducing gas.

Spongee

Spongee
Movement: Slow to medium
Habitat: Grasslands
Wallace-Reed rating: 0
First encounter: WaW #49

Spongees are soft, peaceful herbivores. Their primary source of nourishement is grass, which they assimilate through a special membrane under their bellies.

Devourer-fish

Devourer-fish
Movement: Fast
Habitat: Temperate fresh water
Wallace-Reed rating: 2.9
First encounter: WaW #96

These fierce predators will eat anything from the animal kingdom as long as it's alive or has been dead for less than about a month. They have even been known to feed on each other when food is scarce. They can smell blood from up to a kilometer away, and their razor-sharp teeth can strip their prey of its flesh with staggering efficiency. Devourer-fish are also notoriously hard to kill thanks to their tough, leathery skin and muscular bodies. To make matters worse they hunt in large, frenzied schools.



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