Fierce Monsters Roam the World

The desert planet has its own deadly ecology.

Many creatures that are familiar sights on milder worlds have long since died out or never existed at all.

Athas has no cattle, swine, or horses; instead, people tend flocks of erdlus, ride on kanks or crodlus, and draw wagons with inixes and mekillots.

Wild creatures such as lions, bears, and wolves are almost nonexistent. In their place are terrors such as the id fiend, the baazrag, and the tembo.