This bizarre creature appears to be a headless, six winged
chicken. It has the general body shape and feathers of a chicken, but has no visible head
or sensory organs of any kind. In addition, it has three pair of wings along its back,
slightly overlapping each other. Closer inspection will reveal a small retractable beak in
the chest region, usually hidden among feathers. This odd creature makes a short,
vibrating chirp. When startled or agitated, these creatures squawk excitedly.
Larrins fowl are powerful flyers and seem to sense their
environment with some sixth sense which scholars have not yet identified. These creatures
are rather stupid and easily frightened. If agitated, they tend to fly about in a panicked
frenzy, flying into trees, attackers and generally making a nuisance of themselves. They
can be rather difficult to catch at times, but they dont generally have the sense to
fly very far from a pursuer. In general, these creatures are harmless and can be easily
killed by a single sword thrust.
Geographic Distribution and Habitat
While not overly common, Larrins fowl can be found in most
climates and regions. They live and forage in forests and tend to cluster and nest in
groups of 20-40 members.
This bird(?) uses its hidden beak to feed on grass, leaves and
other vegetation. The origins of this strange animal are unknown, but according to one
obscure legend, it was created by a wizard named Larrin. For what purpose, none can say.
The name of its creator, however, has stuck. Their meat is tender and lean with a taste
somewhat sweeter than chicken. Females lay 8-12 elongated blue eggs every other month. The
young mature rapidly and the eggs are edible. Some speculate that the wizard
this odd creature as a nothing more than a plentiful food source to aid the armies of his
homeland during a war. Larrin's fowl have a high reproductive rate, but this is balanced
out by a large number of natural predators.
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