Darryl Speed's Collection of Characters
Owls, Owlbears, and the Moon
Owls are one of the many anomalies of Ios. In the many millennia since their first contact with mortals Druids, Naturalists, and Philosophers have long known that the animal kingdom treats them as an invasive species no matter where they are found. This leads to the natural question “where are owls from?” Many theorists argue that they were created by some mad alchemist long ago, others say they are evil spirits that haunt the world in search of souls. Only a select few(often called deranged) theorists know the truth, owls come from the moon
Owlbears are the unsuccessful attempt at giving the owls a much more physically sturdy form so that they weren’t forced into exclusively using trickery and magic to deal with problems. Unfortunately, the fusion beast didn’t retain the owl’s natural intelligence and was nothing more than a savage beast that couldn’t be controlled, disturbing the natural order ever further.