Today’s monster is a rarohan. This one had a little bit more thought put into it. I needed something that required a team to kill, something that preferred to live in the plains, and something fast. Enter: giant lion with skeletal body.
This monster is about the size of a horse. Technically, you can kill one by yourself but it would be extremely difficult. It’s better to go at one with a team of two or three. Not to mention, they run in packs, so even better than a team, grab yourself an army—or several teams, at least. They are almost invulnerable to arrows (unless you can get one in the eye), and the best way to make sure they’re dead is to cut off their head. That’s why you need a team—one person to distract it while the other person takes a blade to its neck.
Their body is made of bone, and their veins run through the bone. The skeleton is covered by a thin membrane in greens, greys, and browns, that enables it to hide easily in tall grasses. They run really fast as well, though they don’t like woods very much, and will only go through them if they have no other choice. They tend to be more common out in the midwest, prairie area of the country, though you can run into small packs living in more forested farmlands.
I’ve noticed that when people are looking at sketches of monsters, they tend to lean towards this one quite often. I think it’s because it’s familiar—a big, scary cat. Just as a recommendation: I wouldn’t try petting it.