MERMAIDS Little is known regarding the origin of the mercreatures, though some stories suggest they are born from the tears of the widows of lost sailors. What is understood, however, is that while curious, mermaids are not gentle or good beings. Their volatile nature is clearly displayed in a history of unusual attacks on ships and their crew, most particularly off the coast of Renloth. It has been suggested that Renloth is largely targeted because of the current king's history with the mysterious creatures, but little proof exists to confirm the thought. GIANTS While only one record exists regarding giants, rumors of the beasts have thrived throughout Fable for centuries. The most popular tale speaks of a young boy's journey up an enchanted beanstalk, and while there is no evidence that suggests merit to the story, since it's conception, merchants have found it increasingly difficult to peddle beans of any kind within the land of Fable. GOBLINS Goblins are rumored to be neglected or orphaned children, stolen from their cradles. They are horribly deformed by their abductors and raised in cruelty and shame, until little of their humanity remains. Said to take up residence beneath the ground, Goblins surface only once every few years to collect new victims. When they do venture above ground, they dress in rags and cover their faces with shrouds, allowing them to better blend in with mankind, but their shuffling walk and the deep rasp of their voice has been known to give them away. Because they are often small in stature, it has been suggested that Goblins employ wild dogs as mounts. FAIRIES Fairies, while few can claim to have ever encountered one personally, are almost always considered a powerful and sentimental force among the people of Fable. Many varying descriptions make it difficult to pin down a fairy’s aesthetic, some accounts suggesting they're no bigger than a firefly, others depicting them with very little difference from human beings. While most stories indicate fairies to be gentle, good natured creatures, there have been accounts of mischief among their kind, and a tale or two of fairy folk gone wrong. SPECTRES Spectres are entirely what they sound like. Haunting visions said to be found throughout the land of Fable.While most are harmless, little more than illusions, there do exist some considerably more threatening species, found within the regions of Bravgara, Wasslorien and parts of Vast. WOLFMEN Wolfmen are precisely what their name would suggest. While little is known as to the origin of their circumstances, it is assumed because of the rarity of it, there is potentially something hereditary to the condition. The word ‘curse’ has been thrown around in reference to the affliction, though it has never been proven as a contributing factor. NYMPHS Because of their ability to shift in form, little is known about what a nymph truly looks like. Mischievous to a fault, it isn’t uncommon for nymphs to lure those who wander into the woods into trouble - though they seem rather inclined against hunters in particular. GRIFFONS These creatures, bird and beast combined are rumored to live within the mountainous region of Wasslorien, particularly in the cavernous underbelly of the mountain. Though the idea of taming the Griffons are virtually unheard of, there are artist depictions which suggest this isn’t entirely impossible.