Fantastical creatures inspired by JRRTolkein
Beyond where no one knows, lived the crooked, eight foot tall, broad-as-a-door, Locin. Locin was the wisest of the wisest of the west, but never seemed to show it; disappearing in the depths of his map. He was a mysterious figure, very seldom seen, but friendly too, listening to what you would never expect to be heard. No history was known about Locin’s type, nor where they came from; this was waiting to be discovered. Hidden behind the noisy nostrils of the wizard lay the grey, shrivelled, restless eyes of fortune, seeing every secret to be seen. Beneath the mossy green, natural crown upon his head, the ash-coloured, as long as a hell hog’s tusks locks of Locin, reached the bottom of his robe. Locin wore the same swamp-like robe he had worn ever since he earned the Condral (the most powerful weapon in the universe, that can destroy all evil at once when gathered together), and never changed his appearance. No more clues has Locin left, but I wonder who will be the first to reveal the west…
Far East beneath the miserable Moaning Forest lie the great nests of the Egrots, the nearest living place to Hell. Creatures that even dare to go near their territory never make it back alive. Egrots are quick thinking. You would think they strike at any sort of prey they can get their talons on, but no. Egrots are extremely fussy eaters, and only enjoy the juicy fresh meat from a recent kill, either alive or dead. They always hunt in packs, or as Locin’s Book of Secrets says, ‘Never they seek alone’. Egrots are gruesome, grizzly eagle-headed creatures with a surprisingly wicked small body. They have ghastly, slit yellow eyes suggesting disease, along with their sickening snotty nose. The most distinctive feature of an Egrot is their fangs. The fangs are slobbered in poisonous saliva which can kill any creature in the Forest.
Egrots aren’t afraid of anything unnatural – or are they?
By Ben Harris (12)