On the Fourth Day of Christmas
My GM gave to me,
Four Terror Birds,
Two orks choppin’,
And dread Cthulhu dreaming ‘neath the sea.
There are a lot of cool and weird beasts in the Ninth World, but I really love the Terror Birds. What’s crazy is that these beasts have root in our own (First World’s?) history. Terror Birds, or Phorusrhacids, were a clade of huge, carnivorous birds that could be 3 meters tall. The party only fought them off once in my Numenera campaign, but as luck has it they found a clutch of eggs and they tried to raise them to terrifying adulthood while saving the Ninth World.