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Hieracosphinxes (pronounced: /hɪərˈɑːksfɪŋksheer-AK-o-sfinks[4]) were one of many variations of sphinxes.[1]

Description[]

Much like any type of sphinx these creatures had the body of a lion with great feathery wings, but theirs were that of a hawk.[1][3]

Personality[]

These creatures known to be quite evil and savage, with intellects that were generally far lower than other types of sphinxes.[1][3]

Much like other sphinxes, a hieracosphinx was known to covet treasure.[3]

Combat[]

Hieracosphinxes attacked creatures clawing at them with their leonine paws and pecking with their hawkish beaks.[3]

Society[]

Diet[]

These creatures generally fed upon warm-blooded creatures, with humans often being among some of their most favorite meals.[3]

Habitats[]

In the Zakhara region's Crowded Sea, hierachosphinxes could be found on the island chain of Nada al-Hazan.[5]

Relationships[]

These creatures were often known to serve as mounts for more powerful and evil-aligned beings.[3]

They were considered a favored monster of the orcish god Ilneval.[6]

Trivia[]

A hieracosphinx could be summoned by the summon monster VII spell.[7]

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Appearances[]

Adventures
Dungeon #40, "Khamsa's Folly"
Card Games
AD&D Trading CardsBlood Wars

Further reading[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 232, 234. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 324. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 89. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  4. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  5. David Cook (October 1992). “Nada al-Hazan”. In Bill Slavicsek ed. Golden Voyages (TSR, Inc.), p. 2. ISBN 978-1560763314.
  6. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 12. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
  7. Gary Gygax (1979). Dungeon Masters Guide 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 223. ISBN 0-9356-9602-4.

Connections[]

Major Subspecies
AndrosphinxCriosphinxGynosphinxHieracosphinx
Minor Subspecies
CanisphinxDracosphinxLuposphinxSaurosphinx