In The War of the Gilded Beasts, I introduced a new creature in my fantasy world. They are reptilian creatures the size of rhinos known as Theropods. I named them after the carnivorous group of dinosaurs that were called theropods. Theropods in my fantasy world are native to the forest kingdom of Storuuk and they look like a four-legged mixture between Tyrannosaurus Rex and Velociraptor. Theropods are as strong and fierce as T. Rex and as fast and intelligent as raptors. They are the apex predators of Storuuk and hunt either alone or in packs. The people of Storuuk are all hunters and warriors and they see Theropods as either effective beasts of war against invading armies or as the ultimate prey item during hunts. Hunting and taming these beasts are the reason why Storuuk breeds the toughest and bravest warriors in the Empire because hard places breed hard people.

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