From inside the cauldron arose a crumbling beast of earth and bone. It was man-shaped, but faceless, bulging with nondescript features. It had a rough outline of head, torso, arms, legs. A cavity of ribs was clearly visible along its midsection. Lurching to its feet, dripping mud, it showed a gaping maw and a jagged mess of copper nails for teeth. A noise came from its mouth, a sound like the movement of wind through winter-crusted leaves – a gasping, nothing sound. The beast stood eight feet tall, looked as thick as a tree. It had no eyes. (Corus the Champion, page 15).
|picture by Kinuko Craft|
The other fascinating creatures and characters of Karac Tor that we do not have time to explore include the gnomes, bird men, and the horrendously evil Horned Lord. To find out more about them, I suppose you will have to read the book!