Surprisingly well-spoken manticore
Homeland: The Highlands.
Occupation: Highway robber.
Location: Cave near Robbers’ Ruin.
Kylas was a large manticore with a heavyset jaw and dim, beady eyes. Despite his brutish looks, he was very well-spoken, although he was still not very bright, and preferred to let his allies do the thinking. He had a great passion for humanoid flesh, and desired to taste as many variant flavors as possible. He also knew the ritual to gain a being’s powers by eating their heart. Kylas eventually ate Krano’s heart, gaining his horns of force power.
Kylas was native to the forests of the Highlands. At some point, he attacked Krano, who held his own and convinced Kylas to join him in the field of highway robbery. With Kylas’ might, Krano was able to take down larger caravans and steal their treasure, while feeding the bodies to Kylas. They made their base in a giant, ruined cathedral in the forest known as Robbers’ Ruin.
Recently, a line of trees sprouted through the Robbers’ Ruin, and Krano ordered Kylas to clear the trees for burning. Krano then spotted Novie and mounted Kylas to attack. Cain revealed himself and killed Krano, and Kylas became curious about the taste of deva flesh. Kylas chased Cain into a crumbling hallway and nearly brought him down, but was distracted by Novie. Both adventurers then fled.
Left to his own devices, Kylas consumed Krano’s heart, using a dark ritual to gain his powers. He then searched the surrounding forest for Cain, intending to eat his heart as well. He found Cain hiding in a cave by a riverbank, only for the deva to suddenly disappear. Kit and Alecc then arrived, attacking him with partisan and spells alike. Under the brutal assault, Kylas was crippled and slain, keeling over into a pool of water.