Sphinx

No natural creature, the sphinx were first seen in the aftermath of Al’Drenra, most probably created by a mage as a guard beast. All sphinx are identical and female, likely an intentional part of their creation and accomplished by means of each sphinx being born fertile, so that they lay eggs and self-produce on their own. Roughly the size of a lion and with a body greatly appearing as such, save for their massive, eagle-like wings, sphinx possess the head of an (by many accounts) attractive Human female with long, lustrous black hair and pale, glassy green eyes. Some travelers have reported that, far from being an ineffective guardian, what with their small, Human-like teeth, sphinx are actually rather cunning, and first paralyze their victims with their scream before leaping upon them and savaging them with their claws. There are also reports that, though they do not actually speak a language, sphinx may on occasion parrot an ancestral memory which has come to be called “The Riddle of the Sphinx”, and which some scholars speculate may give clues as to the original model, or purpose, of the creatures.

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Posted March 5, 2012 by Evoru

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