Constructed Mythology

A Graesh

The Graesh are a race of sentient doglike creatures. They have upward-facing tusks and come to about shoulder height on a human.

Despite their intelligence, the Graesh are unable, due to their form, to craft any weapons or tools of their own. Therefore, they serve as mounts to more dexterous races in exchange for custom-made armor. Amazingly, they can speak almost normally, though their voices are clearly inhuman.

Most Graesh have intense difficulty using refined magic, though they are technically capable. They can use basic magic in battle, but prefer to rely on their riders when they are present.

The Haram dedicated a group of soldiers to riding Graesh during The Haram War, and they proved highly effective at harassing enemy troops.