Chathrang

The parched travelers finally catch sight of a small, reedy oasis. One of their number, versed in nature magic, follows the course of a desert hawk. As the group descends the side of a small mesa, a sharp screech pierces the air. Their bird guide flaps its wings in panic as it is pulled into a patch of what looks like bamboo. It disappears with a crunch.

Veteran desert travelers know to be wary near an oasis. These locales can hide disguised predators such as chathrangs. A chathrang looks like an outsized tortoise, its back covered with reed like protrusions. These tubes shoot quills covered with a sticky toxin. Each quill is attached to the beast by a long, sinewy cord by which it pulls its quarry closer. Chathrangs prey on small flying birds or insects, but they capture land –dwelling prey if nothing else is available

Chathrang

Dark Sun: The Scorched World of Athas EvanMoreau