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Behir
(Creature)
Type Magical beast
CR 8
Environment warm hills and deserts
Alignment

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 34

Behir are enormous, multi-limbed dragon-like creatures which inhabit Golarion's dry mountain regions, fiercely defending their territories from all who dare intrude upon them.

AppearanceEdit

Behirs appear like huge, sinewy, sleek reptiles covered in scales of various blue hues. The size of these creatures is probably their most impressive feature as they easily reach forty foot in length while many are even larger. These vast beasts weigh upwards of four thousand pounds but are suprisingly agile easily able to out pace a human, they are even graceful climbers seeming to almost slither across the dry cliffs of their desert homes. The Behir's most distinctive feature is their legs, all six pairs of them, they help give the behir its speed but when not in use are kept curled in against its body. The behirs head also sports an impressive set of curved horns.[1]

Habitat & EcologyEdit

Behir inhabit the deserts of the world with a noticeable preference for making their layers on mountains, cliffs and hills surrounding or within the desert. They prefer lairs that are high up as behirs consider everything they can see from their lair to be their territory and they can see more the higher up their lair is. Behir are incredibly territorial defending their hunting grounds with bestial force and their potent lightening breath. Despite their savage tendencies behirs are more than just dumb animals they are proud, powerful sentient creatures, admittedly quite dim ones. It is possible to negotiate with a behir to enter or pass through its territory but behirs tend to attack first and ask questions later. Anyone seeking to deal with a behir needs to make their offer quickly and impress the behir enough that it does not immediately attack. Luckily much like the dragons they resemble behir are covetous and greedy. It has been theorised that due to their similar appearance behirs may be some how related to the conniving blue dragon. True dragons are quick to dismiss this, citing the behirs lack of intelligence as clear proof that they are not related. This has created a great deal of enmity between behirs and dragons and most behirs will attack a dragon with a level of ferocity impressive even for such an angry creature.[1] The presence of a large number of behirs serves as a strong deterrent to any dragon thinking of settling in an area. In places like the Brazen Peaks of northern Katapesh it is believed that the many behirs living their are responsible for the relatively few dragons within the mountain range.[2]

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