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Lodestone Marauder
Lodestonemarauder
Naming
Binomen N/A
Physiology
Average height 10 ft.
Intelligence
Sapience Non-sapient
Aggressivity Extreme
Ecology
Habitat Mountains, Underground
Diet Carnivore, Lithotroph
Lifespan DD
Subspecies N/A
Status Least Concern
Behind the Scenes
Universe Dungeons & Dragons

Lodestone Marauders are frightful quadrupeds. Their skin resembles dull metal and is covered in rusty spikes.

OverviewEdit

Lodestone marauders are dangerous creatures with an insatiable appetite for flesh and metal. Though wild and unpredictable, they were originally trained as guardians. Sometimes they can still be found as "guard dogs" for vaults, armories, and other strongholds. They can manipulate magnetic fields in order to repulse and attract metal. They are the result of magical experimentation.

These creatures spend their time hunting for prey and large caches of metal; they can metabolize both. Metal is assimilated and used to strengthen their hides. As a marauder grows, so do the size and number of their spikes. Those that feed on worked metals grow faster than those that subsist on raw ore.

They are highly territorial, and will fend of any intruders they come across — especially younger marauders. If they find an area with plentiful food, they gorge themselves and establish a den. There, it gathers a pile of metallic objects in order to attract a mate. Courtship is brief, but marauders mate for life.

After breeding, females lay 2-6 eggs encased in iron which hatch after two months. Eggs are protected by both parents. Infants will stay with both parents for six months, then will leave to establish their own territories.

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