The Orphans of Cathorna
In most respects, night goats appear similar to other goats. They are the size of sheep, have long, straight, coarse hair, backswept horns, remarkable agility and a near-irrepressible curiosity. However, they are almost completely white, have milky eyes with no pupils and very acute hearing. Found in the damp cave of the metal mine in Thror’s Hills, the one night goat herd so far encountered was eating caveweed, a pale fleshy grapevine-like plant, clambering up steep and slippery cave walls to reach the straggling fronds.
Their initial curiosity abated after one of their number was grabbed, hogtied, stuck on the end of a rope and thrown in the water until a giant carnivorous fish tried to suck it free of the rope. Pulling the terrified creature from the water, Second Skirmish then messily butchered it and used as bait on a hook. The rest of the herd kept their distance thereafter. Samples of the meat were tried; while tender and juicy it was very sour.
Back to The Bestiary