- For other Bestiary entries see the index.
Dryads are tree spirits who are closely tied to the magical forest of Athel Loren. They are taller than a man, and can take on the form of various species of trees. Dryads are only found within or very near to large areas of forest or woodland, and they act as guardians to the trees in which they dwell. Like most forest spirits, Dryads can change their forms at will. Which form they choose to display to an outsider depends upon whether or not that person has angered the Dryads or not. They are in possession of a conscience which is entirely inhuman, showing neither compassion nor mercy to any who would threaten that which they guard; but neither are they evil or chaotic, as they will leave a survivor so as to warn others. They have a simply alien morality.
A Dryad can assume the form of a beautiful Elven maiden. In such an aspect they have been known to tempt travelers into the depths of the wood in order to do away with them for having the audacity to trespass on their sacred lands. When roused, the Dryads take on a fearsome war-form of twisted brambles and briars that can easily rend a man limb-from-limb.
Tome Unlocks Edit
|Task||Rewards||Order Text||Destruction Text|
|Encounter a Dryad||XP: 84||N/A|
|Kill 25 Dryads||XP: 204||N/A|
|Grove and Grave||Title: Forester, XP: 336||Chrace: Explore a monsters habitat|
|Kill 100 Dryads||XP: 500||N/A|
|Death in Green and Brown||Item: Shawl of Spring, XP: 806||Ostland: Vanquish a Champion Monster|
|Kill 1,000 Dryads||Bestial Token, XP: 1050||N/A|
|Chip Off the Old...||Mythical Tactic Fragment, XP: 1476||Avelorn: Vanquish a Champion Monster|
|Kill 10,000 Dryads||???, XP: 1716||N/A|
|Fire Seldom Dies Alone||Mythical Tactic Fragment||Black Crag: Discover a unique weapon or item and use it against this type of creature.|
|Kill 100,000 Dryads||???||N/A|
Dryads are far from the kindly forest spirits so often described in myth. They are cold, heartless, and vicious creatures who have no capacity for mercy and no empathy for anything save the forest that they call their home.
Like most forest spirits, Dryads can change their forms at will. Which form they choose to display to an outsider depends upon whether or not that person has angered the Dryads or not.
- Branchwraith Ylrisae R4 (Champion) - The Blighted Isle
- Solaryn R4 (Hero) - Mount Bloodhorn
- Yndestra R9 (Champion) - Chrace
- Branchwraith Ylis R12 (Normal) - Ostland
- Sheen Gloomleaf R12 (Normal) - Ostland
- Blacksap R13 (Champion) - The Shadowlands
- Calithae Ragemaiden R23 (Champion) - Avelorn
- Rysharak R23 (Champion) - Avelorn
- Oldbark R24 (Normal) - Avelorn
- Rageborn Branchwraith R25 (Champion) - Avelorn
- Ashridden Wraith R40 (Champion) - Black Crag
- Ornus R40 (Normal) - Black Crag