Unlike ordinary pigs, dire boars were vicious and would attack any creature that approached.
Beyond Faerûn, dire boars were known to inhabit the moors, deciduous forests, and coniferous forests of the Moonshae Isles. As well as the land of Chult. In Anauroch, they could occasionally be found in the fertile areas of the Plain of Standing Stones.
Some humanoid races were known to domesticate dire boars, such as orcs and dwarves, the latter of which referred to their dire boar mounts as "thundertusks." However, domestication was a difficult process, and after being domesticated dire boars were still known to be quite fierce and dangerous.
Notable Dire Boars
- Bal'alak, a giant dire boar that terrorized the jungles of Samarach in the Chultan Peninsula circa 1374 DR.
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