The Allip is an uncommon undead that found accross Eberron, with most of these creatures seeming to be common in Khorvaire and Sarlona. The creatures only seem to have one thing in common, that they have died of maddness or suicide. Many, but not all, Allips in Khorvaire have been connected with the mad cults of the Dragon Below, or to the prisons of Khorvaire. An adventurer who claims to have been captured while exploring Riedra claims that in the "Rehabilitation Camp" where he was held had many of these creatures roaming the lower levels. The Inspired lords when asked had nothing to say about the alagations, other then, "If such defiled creations where to exist it would be abhorrent for a Riedran not to attempt to remove the being."Ankheg:
Commonly found across Eberron, Ankhegs are found on ever continent except Frostfell. In Khorvaire they are found within the Talenta Plains where they are considered a scourge by the halflings. The Talenta Ankheg is renowned as a dangerous beast, but more often then not it scavenges its food from the larger predators that roams the plains. It is netorious for killing and devouring live stock, which the halflings herd. Most of the time the halflings will move camp when Ankhegs appear as they are extremely dangerous even to their dinosaur mounts. They will take careful measure to ensure that the Ankhegs do not follow by killing and leaving several carcasses on the trail.
A desert more variety lives in the Wasting Plains and Menechtarun desert of Xen'drik. It lives in this inhospitipal climate, only coming above ground during heavy rains or at night. The creature is known as the Nightstalker Ankheg because of its viscousness and its dark black coloring. The creature is normally no larger then the Talenta Ankheg, but is known to group up to 14 feet in length. Also the creature has a more predatory nature then the scavenging cousin of Khorvaire.
The largest and rarest variety is found on the continent of Argonessen and is refered to as the Chromatic Ankheg, and inhabits the plains east of the Great Barrier mountian chain. They measure up to 30 feet long and feast on anything they are able to capture. The Chromatic Ankheg gets its name from the "chameleonesque" scales which are vibrant and change color as they move. Only 1 of these creatures has ever been captured and its remains can be seen in the Morgrave University.
It is unknown about the Sarlonan Ankheg, but an Inspired Lord visiting Morgrave has commented on a similar, yet much smaller, creature to the Chromatic Ankheg used by a race known as the Dromites as gaurds animals.Aranea:
(collaberated w/ Rechan) Once, the Demon Wastes was a vibrant forest of the likes of the Eldeen. However, the fell magic of the fiends had sapped the land of its very life to fuel their evil powers, turning the land into a blighted desert. The magic that used also left interesting side effects on the things that had survived. The Aranea are one such case.
After the power of the fiends fell over a few monstrous spiders as the vibrant forests of the Wastes dried up, and the creatures fled beneath the surface into Khyber to find food, the magic of the demons mixed with the natural mutative nature of the Dragon Below. It bred in generation after generation a touch of magic, that continued until the spiders reached sentience. Once they had become self-aware, they looked around Khyber, and longed for teh world above. And so they eventually emerged in the Eldeen, and continued to live.
But their magic was still there, and over time, they experimented with it, changing themselves slowly, breeding and breeding as the unique gifts developed, and over time, the once-vermin manifested the power of mimicry, changing their shape.
Claims have been made that the Aranea not only inhabbit the forests of the Eldeen Reaches, but other realms as well. It seems that the taint of the fiends was once great and powerful. In Khorvaire they are also believed to inhabbit Q'barra, some islands in Lhazaar, the Shadow Marches, and Droaam.
Aranea have also been spotted in other realms as well, ranging from Sarlona to Xen'drik. Many of those from Sarlona have long been tossed to the 4 winds by the Inspired, and now inhabbit the jungles of Argonessen and Xen'drik. The Aranea are rare, and almost each coven or group of such beings seems to be different, and many have strange powers, unlike others races. It is unkown if this is because of their demonic taint or if it is from years of evolving in some of the most hostile lands.Assassin Vine:
The Assassin Vine, or Giant Strangler is common only in the jungles of Xen'drik. Several different varieties exist, and a rare version is said to exist within the King's Forest of Breland.
This strange plant as been observed and documented, the largest and strangest version is known as the Giant Strangler
is of immense size and is coated in a contact poison. The plant its poison to incapacitate victims to strangle them.
The King's Assassin found on Khorvaire is very similar in all repects to the common Assassin Vine of Xen'drik. The only difference between the two is the King's Assassin is actually a flowering plant, with beautiful flowers. These flowers actually "bloom" when touched, but react violently after the blooming. They release a sweet scent into the air when blooming and the vines directly after lunge forward choking the victim.Athach:
These creatures are very similar in mind and attitude as the Hill Giants of Xen'drik and southern Khorvaire. Beyond this the similarities stop. The Athach is rarely seen in Xen'drik, and even more so in Khorvaire. It is unknown to the origins of this species, but these hulking brutes are believed to be some attempt long ago by a Daelkyr to tranform the giants. A journel by an adventurer was recovered some 10 years ago detailing a massive battle between several hill giants and a pair of Athatch in the jungles of Xen'drik. The adventurer noted that the giants who had quite obviously seen her party ignored them and instead battled the two much larger and powerful Athach. The note detailed that during the battle the Hill Gaints would rant on calling the Athach "Tainted Ones" in the giant tongue.
Lord Ashborn, an exiled fire gaint, gave an audience with a man who discovered the journel and told him, that the Athach were mostly unknown to the giants until some 3000 years ago, when they began to appear from deep beneath the earth. But Ashborn also said those could be just the ramblings of superstitous minds at work, because the legend seems to come from the Hill Giants.