First, I want to say this: I LOVE THE BARLANG. I think it is cool, interesting to look at, interesting to think about, and I sort of feel a bit of empathy for it. If I were a monster, I think I’d be a barlang.
Barlangs are cave monsters. They like the dark and the quiet, and most of all they like to be left alone. They are solitary, introverted, peaceful, for the most part. They largely eat bugs, lichen, bats—the sorts of things you might find in a cave. That said, if you wander into their house, they will eat you, or at least fight back.
They have two big climbing arms, with claws that help them grip the rock. They have several smaller arms that they use for grabbing and pulling, and they are a little sticky so it helps them move around rocky areas. They have big teeth, great hearing, and are sensitive to light.
The easiest way to kill one is with a powerful blow to the skull, but you’ll need a crossbow for that, or a gun.
Here is the full-sized illustration of a barlang:, and I honestly think they are just neat
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