Right: First up the Listener Temple I've already described. Next: A 'Hellmouth' (note: I don't like that name, can anyone suggest a better one?') These barely mobilecreatures live in the Dark Canyon and use their lgihts to impersonate a range of different things. From simple glowing moss, to the wave patterns of glow-grass, to swarms of lumis flies; anything that will attract somthign for it to snare and eat. The tentacles have poison barbs, that can kill even a full grown Carac (six feet long and weighs more than a human). If they sense something too dangerous approaching, their lights can impersonate the warning signals of other dangerous predators. As they grow their diet changes to whatever is suitble for their size. Jenaari: These sentient beings were the first inhabitents of Kendara canyon, before eventually being driven out. A few remain in the caves, but by the late period most are scattered across Aeolus They are aggressive and sometimes launch raiding parties, but for the msot part they keep to theselves. Finally, a Sallaran: These surface creatures burrow underground for shelter during storms and emerge en mass during lulls. They use the winds to roll alone, raising their 'sails' to do so. They eat net-grass, but will occasionally scavenge other food, even carrion. Behemoth(thing Hym posted) to come later. ***** the other thing is a characte rconcept of sorts: Adrian Winger orginated from a steampunk-esque world where either a) he or his friend invent a teleporter, or b) they find a magical teleporter(that they don't know what it is) that takes him to Aeolus. He then uses it to travel around Aeolus(including through time) and he writes down stuff that will be the individual stories. Some of which involve him, and others are tales he's heard of. I sorta prefer the magic idea to the tech one as it makes it a little less Doctor Whoish, but even them I'm not quite happy with introducing someone form a seperate, more Earth-like world. I think it works because it gives the reader a more familiar viewpoint, but at the same time I sorta feel it might take away some of the uniqueness of it. Og course he could be from an Aeolan civilisation but that doesn't seem to work as well to me.