Monster Mania: Roc


Hello fellow dungeoneers! I know it’s been a while since my last post but I am happy to say I am back in the saddle. Today I will be talking about Rocs. For the longest time I thought I knew all that there was when it comes to a Roc. Big bird acts how you would think a big bird acts. I was surprised to learn not just how GARGANTUAN these monsters are, but their somewhat mythical origins. Rocs use their bird like appearance to their advantage by flying high in the air to disguise themselves like any other feathered friend. It is only when a Roc strikes is their immense size realized. Their wingspan stretches to potentially more than TWO HUNDRED FEET rivaling Dragons in sheer size. Rocs came about in ancient times when Dragons and Giants battled for dominance over the world. The father of the giant gods, Annam, created Rocs so that his worshipers could more effectively combat Dragons in the air. Once the war ended Rocs were freed by their Giant masters. Ironically on occasion those very same Giant became part of the menu not long after.

Rocs typically keep to themselves, choosing to have isolated lives, but on occasion will mate in their giant nest cobbled together by objects they just so happen to find like a cart, or ship. Their diet is composed of the wandering adventurer, horse, or a god damn whale. While it could be easy to dismiss a Roc because of its appearance it is not something to be trifled with. They are hard to put down and when they attack you better look for the closest cave to hid in or else it’ll be the end of that story.

Thanks for reading dungeoneer. Be sure to leave me some words, and let me know if there’s anything you want to talk about. Also look forward to some new kinds of posts in the near future, here’s a hint: homebrew items. Well that’s… that’s actually it. Till next time!

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