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Manticores are a monster species of Innworld.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

A Manticore is part lion, part scorpion, part bat. They can fly, despite being five times as large as actual lions or larger, they have muscular bodies and a stinger with lethal venom.[1]

They are not mindless monsters, having some basic intellect.[1]

That appearance means they are remotely similar to mythical Manticores on Earth, although the description of it being winged makes them more similar to RPG lore than the original persian myths.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

There have been reports of Manticore presence in Terandria[2] and Chandrar[1].

They might also occur in Rhir[3] and Izril[4], but they are probably not a wide-spread monster variant.

Threat Assessment[edit | edit source]

A proper Manticore infestation is hard to deal with, and requires whole armies or numerous Gold Rank Adventurer teams, given how even a single Manticore may pose a threat to a Gold rank team. While thousands of Manticores usually mean large-scale death, e.g. that of entire cities, just one hundred Manticores are certainly a nuisance.[1]

The Realm of Belchan allowed Flos Reimarch to proceed against a Manticore infestation with the army of Reim itself. Flos slaughtered over a hundred and some Manticores there, although the beasts were capable of fighting organized and strategically as a group.[1]

Utility[edit | edit source]

The hides and other parts (probably including the venom stinger) can be used for crafting.[1] The meat tastes like magical venison and people claimed they find it delicious.[5]

Manticores may be tamed and used as mounts. However, they are not capable of long flights (like Griffins or Wyverns) and they are notoriously hard to control.[5]

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