The Dead Lands of Athas
Many strange and dangerous creatures roam the face of Athas, constantly forced to adapt to the harsh desert landscape. New creatures spawn from the desert every day, though most never see a second generation. Because the world is so barren, to some extent every creature is both predator and prey. For even the most passive beast and sweetest flower is often deadly on Athas. In a world where creatures must kill or be killed, this is only logical. Still, many people forget this rule when they see a brightly colored plant or a seemingly friendly ball of scales roll by.
Though the names of many of the races and creatures below are recognizable, make no mistake, most are nothing like their namesakes from other worlds. Abandon any preconceived notions before reading the text.
Common Sentient Races
Beasts, Monsters, & Uncommon Sentient Races