Nom de Plumage

When you hear the term “owlbear” the image of two very different hybrids is mentally conjured. After forty years what we picture as an owlbear has become refined: an ursine body with a large owl head and a scattering of feathers over its shoulders and front legs, and no special abilities beyond a talent for ripping people apart with its claws. But the details could just as easily be reversed with a silent predator that drops from above ready to maul you with a fearsome bite.

No one ever looks up.