Sapience level Semi-sapient
Average length 10 ft.
Average weight 4,000 lbs.
Diet Carnivore
Nature Aggressive
Population status Common
Danger rating Lethal

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The dungeon-dwelling destrachan looks like some bizarre, nonintelligent beast, but it’s an incredibly evil and crafty sadist.


Destrachans feed on death and misery; they haunt inhabited underground complexes, spreading woe for evil’s own sake. They can blast their way through stone well enough to travel beneath the surface as they wish. A destrachan speaks no language but understands Common. If a destrachan must communicate, it does so through action.

Anatomy and appearanceEdit

A destrachan has a pair of complex, three-part ears that it can adjust to be more or less sensitive to various sounds. It is blind, yet hunts with a sense of hearing more precise than most creatures’sight. A destrachan is about 10 feet long from its mouth to the tip of the tail and weighs about 4,000 pounds.


Sometimes a destrachan subdues its victims and brings them back to its lair for torture and imprisonment. No living thing would ever willingly ally itself with this monster, although sometimes other creatures accompany a destrachan as it hunts. A destrachan uses its claws only as a last resort or to finish off foes weakened by its sonic attacks. It often enters battle with surprise if possible. It first focuses on destroying metal armor and weapons and then changes to harmonics that disrupt flesh.