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Fantastic Beast Profile: Peryton

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Monstrata

Order: Carnivora

Genus: Kymerus

Species: Kymerus Peryton Patagonius


Height: 1.8 meters

Length: 1.4 meters

Wingspan: 7.1 meters

Weight: 49.8 kg

Point Total to Slay: 17 points


Description:

Found in the forests and coastlines of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru, the Peryton (also known as the Patagonian Harpy) is a savage, nightmarish, kymeric creature that combines the features of a stag, a coyote, and a condor.



Typically, a lone Peryton will build a nest in a rocky overhang or an exceptionally tall and strong tree where they can observe nearby lands. When attacking, a Peryton will employ one of two tactics: swoop down on an unsuspecting victim and carry them to the nest for consumption, or land and engage its prey with horns, fangs and hooves. Either way, Perytons love using the early morning and evening darkness to stalk and engage their victims.


Unlike the birds of prey that they resemble, Perytons do not glide at high altitudes and instead prefer staying relatively close to the ground. There are conflicting tales about the flight maneuverability of Perytons - with some claiming they are clumsy fliers, while others report Perytons turning tightly at full speed in under a distance of 150 meters.


Perytons are solitary creatures who only assemble in groups to mate. The males that manage to secure a mate rarely survive long, as their mating ritual is short and violent. Female Perytons generally abandon their eggs after laying them, so newly hatched Perytons must fend for themselves from the moment they emerge.


Hunting the Peryton:

We have recovered none of Pavio Yaz’s notes about the Peryton in his collection. As such, we must rely on legend and stories to educate you for this hunt. We have deduced that since the body of a Peryton is largely that of a mammal and that is has no natural armor, targeting the vitals as one would with a deer or coyote is the best strategy.

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