30 Days of D&D Challenge Day 22: Favorite Monster Overall
My favorite monster is certainly a lesser known one. As you may have guessed from previous entries regarding my bird-brained exploits in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by mutant birdmen I happen to enjoy crazy bird men. The Aarakocra were right at the start of the AD&D monster manual and that is where they first caught my eye. It's a wonder they are even in there, if you look at their ecology they try to avoid all human contact. They are recluse and rarely leaving their hunting grounds. That is what makes them perfect for any adventure, deep in the mountains where the PC's are lost, beaten battered and broken when they wander into a new civilization. Formerly unknown to the world these creatures will allow them to nurse their wounds, perhaps even guide them through the treacherous passes. Who knows, perhaps the PCs can help them with their Dragon problem as of late.