TRF’s Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 4, Terror Birds

On the Fourth Day of Christmas
My GM gave to me,
Four Terror Birds,
Three planetvores,
Two orks choppin’,
And dread Cthulhu dreaming ‘neath the sea.

A bird with a huge beak lunging toward the viewer

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.

TRF’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Megan loves RPGs, cephalopods, robots, dice, and Kickstarter campaigns related to the above. She is a co-founder of The Redacted Files and runs our Numenera, Pathfinder, and Horror on the Orient Express campaigns, as well as the Trail of Cthulhu one-shots.

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