From Remnants of the Earth
The grotesque beasts that roam the land do pose a pretty large problem to Teinar. While some of these creatures seem to be harmless, some of them too small or too seemingly unintelligent to pose much of a threat, there are also those that are far too intelligent, those that are predatory, travel in packs, and launch organized and seemingly planned out attacks on any vulnerable Teinari who are above ground. In the past, there have even been some instances of a particularly powerful creature making its way inside the city before it was killed.
Some of these creatures have noticeable resemblances to the animals they once were—there are ones that can be identified (if barely) as wolves, felines, even dragons and unicorns, noble creatures that have been twisted and deformed (physically and mentally) by the effects of Aedolis’ waste. Even more beasts bear no resemblances at all to any known animals, either mutated beyond recognition or a new species altogether. These mutations are not limited to land animals; sea creatures have also been altered into monsters—even down to the mer tribes.
If that isn’t disturbing enough, there have been sightings of beasts that look just a bit too human in shape…
While many of these mutations were caused by the waste, there is also speculation that some creatures are also the result of Aedolis’ genetic experiments, the failures and throwbacks.