The manticore is an incredibly dangerous nocturnal monster. It has the head and body of a lion combined with a scorpion-like tail and bat-like wings. It is not particularly intellligent but had a very natural predatory cunning. Living mainly in the Great Desert in Rennor Province it feeds on the abundant desert herbivores. This does not stop it from attacking humans though if it feels that they are easy prey. Is it recommended that people only sleep in the desert with a large group around a fire with posted sentries.
Manticores are hunted by the Enduring Harvesters for the venom in their tails. Properly distilled the venom can make a range of potent medicines, including an antidote for all known poisons. The venom must be harvested from a live manticore though, making this a particularly dangerous harvest. If a manticore is slain its body begins to rot almost immediately letting out an incredible stench.