Fiend Factory was an article series that ran in the early issues of White Dwarf, in the days when that magazine was devoted to all manner of RPG systems prior to Games Workshop founding its own multiverse of game systems and thus turfing out rivals to focus on their own product. The Fiend Factory was a series connected to Dungeons & Dragons, and was a place where fan-submitted monsters would be edited and then printed for the perusal and interest of players and Dungeon Masters across the world. A surprising number of fan-favorite D&D monsters got their start here, and the splatbook "Fiend Folio" was actually intended to be something of a Greatest Hits Collection of submissions to this article series.
Considering how that book is received... yeah, you have been warned in terms of quality.
Its precursor was "Monsters Mild and Malign", which only ran two articles in total in White Dwarf issues #4 and 5, before being renamed to the arguably catchier Fiend Factory. Its successor was the even shorter-lived Creature Catalog of Dragon Magazine, which only saw six articles in total released over the course of Dragon's lifespan, covering D&D editions 1-3.
Index of FiendsEdit
Because 1d4chan is awesome, we're gonna tell you what issues of White Dwarf had Fiend Factory articles in them, and what monsters were in each one.
White Dwarf #6Edit
Needleman: A green-skinned forest-stalking humanoid covered in iron-hard spikes like pine needles, which it can launch as projectiles. Created when a Raise Dead goes wrong on a body lying amongst pine needles, but is not undead.
Throat Leech: A leech that lives in water and swims down the gullets of drinkers to suck blood from inside their throat, suffocating them.
Mite: A really small, nasty, goblin like creature.
Bonesnapper: A small (5ft tall) carnivorous dinosaur that loves to gnaw on bones, and which collects human jawbones as a status symbol.
The Fiend: Strange fiendish-looking creatures descended from a "fallen angel" and "the evil god Pan", which are normally evil, but temporarily switch alignment due to guilt when they kill somebody. This was reinvented in the Fiend Folio as the Forlarren.
Disenchanter: A spindly blue dromedary camel with an elephantine snout that feeds on magic.
Nilbog: A "reverse goblin" that is harmed by healing effects and healed by attacks.
White Dwarf #7Edit
Rover: An expy of the guardian "monster" from the 70s suspense TV show, The Prisoner.
Volt: A strangely shaped flying beastie that attacks with a whiplike tail that delivers electric shocks.
Squonk: An ugly vole-like creature that sits around all the time weeping at its own ugliness.
Eye Killer: A strange fiendish creature that resembles a bat-snake hybrid with a lethal gaze attack.
Witherweed: Predatory ground-covering vines that emit poisonous smoke when burned.
Withra: A "comedic" spin on the Wraith to create a defective version that is immune to magical weapons but harmed by normal ones, can't be turned, and on the off-chance it does hit, will instantly dissipate but also give the victim +1 level (assuming they survive the d6 damage it inflicted).
White Dwarf #8Edit
Tween: A strange wraith-like being that bonds with a "host" and grants them increased luck... by draining it from their traveling companions.
Chaoticus Symbioticus: A slime that bonds symbiotically with powerful predators, using illusions (fake treasure + making its "host" look less powerful) to lure adventurers into fatal confrontations. Was renamed the Symbiotic Jelly in the Fiend Folio.
Stinwicodech: A bizarre frog-headed ape-thing whose tongue attack will first boost a random ability score by +1d6, but then will cause it to decrease it by -1d6 if it hits a second time.
Whirler: A malicious air elemental in the guise of a miniature whirlwind that seeks to envelop victims so it can tear them apart.
Carbuncle: A malicious, armadillo-like monster that uses the valuable gem it grows to wheedle its way into groups, where it then sows discord.
Coffer Corpse: A spiteful undead created from somebody whose funerary rites were never completed, and who now fights to keep from being sent on.
Rock Beast: A malevolent earth elemental in the form of a living boulder that seeks to crush organic creatrues that come within range.
Turung: A strange hairy malicious thing that can cast Web and Anti-Magic Shell. Outright called out as one of the worst monsters submitted to Fiend Factory by that point.
White Dwarf #9Edit
Dokon: An intelligent talking ape that will not attack unless it is attacked or robbed first, in which case it will fight to avenge itself or recover its treasure. If it wasn't for the fact that this came out in Oct/Nov 1978, one might think that this was a Donkey Kong reference.
Imorph: A strange slime that slowly shapes itself into a duplicant of the individual it's fighting.
Stair Stalker: A green hairy thing always found obsessively walking up and down a staircase.
Whipper: A mobile plant that attacks with two deadly flailing vines.
Flying Fish: A giant lungfish that levitates through internal sacs of hydrogen.
Urchin: Flying pincushions.
Umpleby: A dimwitted, shaggy humanoid that uses static electricity to defend itself.
Nasnas: A bizarre monster that looks like a human somehow cleaved in half down the middle. From a weird bit of Arabian folklore.
White Dwarf #10Edit
Blink Skeleton: A skeleton that can teleport around at random.
Inverse Monster: The Nilbog's "temporal inversion" applied to any other monster.
Mimble: A strange, insane little monster that is both possessed of incredible regenerative powers that make it indestructible and a hard-core masochist.
Familiar: A variant familiar in the form of a black cat that guards a wizard's chest of magical items. It has nine lives, and each time it is killed before the 9th is expended, it returns to life stronger than it was before. Was given the clearer name of Guardian Familiar in the Fiend Folio.
Sandman: An elemental of sand who can put victims to sleep.
Eastern Skeleton: A skeleton with the fighting skills of a monk.
Warlock Cat: A "demon-familiar" in the form of an ethereal tiger that is a powerful combatant, but demands a daily human or demihuman meal and will eat its "master" if they don't pick somebody. Was reworked into the Hellcat in the Fiend Folio, which was a little less stupidly useless as a familiar, but still not worth it, since it still demanded a weekly meal and could only serve for a year and a day.
Bragger: An obnoxious nigh-invulnerable imp-like creature that incessantly talks about how great and terrible it is.
White Dwarf #11Edit
Lauren: A bizarre, three-headed, three-eyed, -three-armed, three-legged, hermaphroditic humanoid. Later known as the Tirapheg.
Spook: A generic winding-sheet type ghost... with the plower to instantly convert a player into another Spook upon hit.
Witherstench: A stinkier-than-normal skunk.
Tribe of the Stone: A race of reptilian humanoids from the Underdark that abduct humans to turn them into more of their own race.
Berbalang: A winged goblinoid with the power to astrally project itself.
Sheet Phantom: A haunted cloth that strangles victims to death and then animates their body as a Sheet Ghoul.
Lapidan: A mass of killer rope.
Devil Dog: A white-furred, blue-eyed dog that stalks cold regions for food.
White Dwarf #12Edit
Assassin Bug: 2ft tall fly-like bug-men that use living humanoids as incubators for their young.
Iron Pig: An attempt at making a cheaper version of the iron golem. As a pig.
Grell: A tentacled giant brain with a beak that eats people.
Giant Bloodworm: An overgrown leech.
Three-Headed Skrat: A skeletal-looking serpent that pops out of fissures and uses illusions to make itself look like it has three heads.
White Dwarf #13Edit
Doombat: An undead bat with a whipping barbed tail that carries a ghoul-like paralytic touch.
Terithran: A magic-hating humanoid from the Ethereal Plane that seeks to destroy magic.
Shadow Demon: A fiend trapped in the form of a living shadow.
White Dwarf #14Edit
Gurgotch: A demonic black elephant.
Mindweb: An ephemeral entity that enslaves groups of other monsters and forcibly links them into a singular hive mind.
Energy Cyclone: A whirling vortex of glowing light.
Gazer: A variant Beholder that looks like a sphere with a mouth, a center eye, a ring of 10 small eyes around the central eye, four eyes around the mouth, and skin patterned so that it looks to be covered in eyes.
White Dwarf #15Edit
Heat Monster: A metal sphere that radiates intense heat and sporadically throws fireballs at its enemies.
Tacharanid: A shapeshifting monster that adopts new forms to compensate for weaknesses of its previous forms.
Dragon Dog: A firebreathing dog, basically an upscaled Hell Hound.
Russian Doll Monster: A hulking humanoid beast that has the size and stats of a Stone Giant, but only has 10 HP. Each time those are depleted, it disintegrates to reveal a smaller monster, with stats akin to a progressively weaker monster. In turn, it fights as a Hill Giant (10HP), Ogre (10 hp), Bugbear (9HP), Gnoll (8 HP), Hobgoblin (7 HP), Orc (6 HP), Goblin (5 HP) and finally a Kobold (4 HP). The whole thing is an elaborate nested construct (or perhaps illusion) being controlled from its core by a Leprechaun, which upon being exposed will turn invisible, grab the nearest bit of loot, and then flee for its life.
Time Freezer: Peaceful, shaggy, ape-like humanoid with the ability to put others into temporal stasis, which it uses to escape danger.
Pebble Gnome: Dour, timid, diminutive gnome characterized by its total immunity to all magic, malign or beneficial.
White Dwarf #16Edit
Tenser Beast: A self-propelled Tenser's Floating Disk turned into a weapon by its creator, making it into a flying blade.
Ogress: A female half-ogre that uses magical trinkets to disguise itself as a human woman.
Wrecker: A super-powered Iron Golem created to guard a powerful magical artifact.
Plantman: A hideous-looking humanoid plant with a single dead-white eye and long tentacles that end in lamprey-like mouths for arms. They are based on the plantmen from the Barsoom series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This is the full description:
A plant/human mutation, the plantman is generally human in form and stands 10'-12' high. It has two sinuous arms like elephants' trunks, at the end of each of which is a mouth with razor-sharp teeth. The creature is almost hairless and a ghastly blue in colour; a thick mass of jet black hair, each strand looking like a fat worm and in constant writhing motion, tops the head. There is a single, dead-white eye in the centre of the forehead circled by a broad ring of white 'flesh'. The nose is a ragged, inflamed hole in the centre of the face. The plantman moves on flat, broad feet each 3' long and the creature has a thick tail 6' long which is used in attack as well as for balance.
The plantman's mode of attack varies according to the circumstances. If there is sufficient space for it to do so, it will leap high in the air over its intended victim and lash downwards with its tail, such an attack being rolled as if for a monster with 8 hit dice and delivering 1-20 damage if successful. Otherwise it will attack with the mouths on the ends of its arms, each doing 2-8 damage (these attacks are resolved on the normal table). For each successful mouth attack there is a 75% chance that the mouth will attach to the victim's body, doing an additional 1-4 points of damage and sucking away body fluids (reduce constitution by 1 point for each successful attack of this type, the lost points being recovered at the rate of 1 point per hour).
Plantmen are extremely simple creatures, having only the most basic of nervous systems. They will usually be found grazing in valleys of woodlands, for they are basically vegetarian, eating by running their 'hands' over vegetation. They have a deep respect for clerics and will only attack members of this class if highly provoked; they are in great awe of druids and will never attack members of the druid class. They are too stupid to be trained to obey even the simplest of commands.
White Dwarf #17Edit
Heat Skeleton: A more powerful skeleton that can Heat Metal at will.
Bodach: A strange, ugly little humanoid, like a goblin with clawed bird's feet.
Green Worm: A giant worm (but not as big as a Purple Worm) with a deadly poisonous sting.
Goom: A species of slime most notable for its tar-like adhesiveness.
White Dwarf #18Edit
Mandrake People: Humanoid plants who inhabit the forests, and who hate humans for harvesting their unborn babies - mandrakes - as aphrodisiacs.
Hound of Kerenos: A variant Hell Hound that is tied to Ice rather than Fire.
Phung: An insane mantis-headed humanoid that loves to scare people to death, taken from Jack Vance's "City of the Chasch" novel.
Couerl: A monstrous cat with a mane of tentacles. Distantly related to the Displacer Beast.
White Dwarf #19Edit
Empipath: Small furry creatures that drive people into fits of emotion-driven madness.
Stormbiter: A lesser elemental of sand that only emerges when sandstorms drive them wild.
Werefox: A kitsune-inspired therianthrope characterized by always being female and absolutely hating religion, seeking only to dupe or kill priests and burn down temples. It has extremely powerful affinity for the illusionist arts.
Darkhawk: A rotting undead falcon with a deadly gaze attack.
White Dwarf #20Edit
Creeper: A shambling slimy monster with tentacles for arms that feeds on blood.
Water Leaper: Annoying aquatic predators that resemble fin-winged snakes with the heads of frogs.
Slime Beast: A mass of malevolent mud that can either sludge about like a slime or assume a crudely humanoid form.
Melodemon: A fiend resembling a giant snake with a stinger on its tail and the head of an anthropomorphic alligator.
Cauldron-Born: Unique undead always created in batches; as one batch-member falls, the remainder get stronger.
White Dwarf #21Edit
Brothers of the Pine: Forest dwelling undead that create more of themselves by killing their victims and replacing their blood with pine sap.
Chthon: An intelligent rock formation that can telepathically control plants and animals.
Enslaver: An intelligent blob that can dominate the mind of another intelligent being upon physical contact.
Dragon Warriors: Warriors that are created by smashing a dragon's teeth (one for each) while speaking the dragon's name. The warriors can be commanded to fight until slain or dispelled, and they gain immunities based on those of their parent dragon.
Cyclops: Similar to the traditional cyclops from Greek myth, a large evil humanoid with a single eye that it uses to hypnotize its victims.
White Dwarf #22Edit
Ungoliant, Queen of the Spiders: A demon who takes the form of a giant monstrous spider, based on the character Ungoliant from the legendarium of J. R. R. Tolkien.
Capricorn: A rare and powerful water elemental of good alignment. They have the head, torso, and forelegs of a white goat while their lower body is a blue-green fishtail. They have long sharp horns, are extremely intelligent, and serve as loremasters of the sea.
Crystal Golem: As the name implies, a golem made of crystal.
White Dwarf #23Edit
Flymen: Tiny humanoid beings with the heads and wings of houseflies. They are organized into societal groups called hives, and are made up of various "classes" including the warrior, drone, artisan, flyguard, and flymage. This was the only monster featured in this Fiend Factory installment.
White Dwarf #24Edit
Keep in mind going forward that this is an April Fool's Day issue, so consider yourself doubly warned.
Bonacon: A species of cattle that defends itself against attackers by employing weaponized flatulence with deadly poisonous effect. A few rare bonacons are capable of winged flight, using their powerful farts as rocket assisted takeoff. Amazingly, this is from actual medieval folklore (well, not the flying version).
Llort: A troll that is afflicted with nilbogism. Like the nilbog it is healed when struck, but instead of a troll's normal regeneration ability, the llort suffers degeneration. Three rounds after first being hit, the llort loses three hit points per round until it reaches zero and dies, though it may be brought back to life by damaging it, at which point it will start degenerating again. It sucks to be a llort.
Todal: A creature sent by a demon or devil to punish evildoers for not being evil enough. Inscrutable bordering on unfathomable, the todal looks like a blob of glup, sounds like screaming rabbits, smells like old unopened rooms, moves around like monkeys and shadows, and kills by gleeping. Even the flumph is like wtf. From a pretty cool fairy tale by James Thurber, The 13 Clocks.
Tali Monster: A giant, obese humanoid that is so morbidly fat that it cannot move on its own, but must be carried from beneath by a team of 35 goblins. It can attack by means of its fists and noxious breath.
White Dwarf #25Edit
Dream Demon: A demon whose natural form is that of a small black skeleton with large, beautiful butterfly wings. Besides other magical abilities, it can use a powerful illusion to appear as any creature of less than human size. A dream demon may sometimes be given to a high level chaotic evil illusionist as a familiar.
Incubus: The male counterpart to the succubus.
Brain Sucker: A brain trailing a spinal cord that attempts to take over the mind of a victim and feeds on its Intelligence.
Guardian: This generically named variant of the necrophidius (issue #7) is used to guard its creator's property. The guardian's spirit is able to leave its body and animate its petrified victims, one at a time, and can regenerate while in its own body.
White Dwarf #26Edit
Asrai: Beautiful female water spirits.
Winter Kobolds: Kobolds that live in the cold northern wastes, more powerful than normal kobolds and immune to cold-based attacks.
White Dwarf #27Edit
Spikehead: A brutish apelike beast with a big horn sticking out of its forehead that it uses to gore opponents.
Wirrn: A huge maggotlike creature that attempts to insert its tailspike in a victim and lay eggs inside its body.
Greenmen: Based on the Tharks created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Greenmen are large, green-skinned warriors with four arms. They are a tribal society and skilled in the use of weapons.
White Ape: Based on the White Apes also created by Burroughs, these hairless, white-skinned, four-armed simian beasts have brute strength and low intelligence, and a taste for human flesh. The White Apes and Greenmen often clash over territory as they both prefer to lair in ruined cities.
Cold Beast: A feline creature resembling a lion with white fur that can unleash a cone of cold from its gemstone eyes.
White Dwarf #28Edit
Whispering Tongues: Plants found in forests that serve as the eyes and ears of other woodland denizens. They telepathically alert their owners to the presence of intruders within the forest, though the plants themselves do not engage in combat.
Driver Ants: Normal ants that form an "army" and go on the march for food. A typical column consists of about 20 million ants and are treated as a single monster. These ants are easily avoidable by most creatures, but pose a serious threat if attacked or if a creature is unable to move out of their way.
Birch Spirit: The vengeful spirit of a murdered dryad.
Chameliads: Forest dwelling tribal humanoids that can alter their colour to match their surroundings, making them harder to detect.
White Dwarf #29Edit
Giant Sandcrab: A giant crab that dwells in sandy deserts. It is an ambush predator that captures prey by hiding beneath the sand along caravan routes or near cities.
Anubi: Desert dwelling canine humanoids with heads resembling those of jackals. They are highly intelligent and may be good or evil, while some can even use magic.
Kail: A rare and powerful subspecies of the Anubi, having greater size and strength and more resistant to magic.
Shim-Shari: Headless humanoids made entirely of sand. They can be created in a manner similar to golems and can be ordered to follow basic instructions such as attacking or guarding.
Argorian Wormkin: Small wormlike creatures measuring a foot in length. They attack with a venomous bite that temporarily incapacitates a victim with violent, retching nausea. Wounding a wormkin without killing it will cause it to split into two fully formed wormkins.
White Dwarf #30Edit
Weresnake: A lycanthrope that can transform into a hybrid creature having the torso, arms and head of a scaled and fanged human with the lower body of a serpent.
Muryans: A subterranean insectoid race that resemble human-sized ants that walk upright and can wield weapons.
Sprite Knight: A sprite warrior who serves as a defender of his people and their forest realm.
Minidrag: A small draconic scavenger found in the company of predatory beasts, feeding on the scraps they leave behind. It can fly and use a breath weapon of lethal poison.
White Dwarf #31Edit
Lorelei Willow: A carnivorous willow tree that lures its victims by imitating the speech of intelligent beings.
Dendridi: A race of forest gnomes having a close affinity with plantlife.
White Dwarf #32Edit
Greater Raven: An intelligent raven that can speak additional languages and will often work as a spy or messenger in return for gold or gems.
Nightlings: Tiny reptilian humanoids that live in caves. They come out at night to carry out raids using giant bats as aerial mounts.
Qothe: A blob of white protoplasm with three eyes, a mouth, and a set of four pincers. They move about by bouncing, and though they prefer to eat fish and crustaceans, they will attack "anything that bleeds".
Wyrmlet: A coin-shaped creature with a round flat body, a pair of arms and legs, a rudimentary face on each side, and a ring of suckers around the rim of its body. They use these suckers to attach themselves to other wyrmlets to form a "wyrmling".
Mara: An evil race of small, winged humanoids that live in subterranean caves.
White Dwarf #33Edit
Psitan: A race of physically weak but psionically powerful humanoids, the result of genetic experimentation performed by mind flayers on humans with the unsuccessful goal of creating a race of thralls.
Psi-Mule: A mule. With psionic ability. It also has a taste for human flesh because of course it does.
Giant Mole: Not just a mole, a giant mole. It also has psionic ability, because why not.
White Dwarf #34Edit
Morbe: A vampiric human that drains Constitution. It is not truly undead but exists in a kind of zombified state, thought to be the result of a rare incurable disease. Probably inspired by Marvel Comics' Morbius the Living Vampire.
Wraith Warrior: An undead warrior that radiates a zone of weakness and can inject a cold venom when it strikes with its sword. When this venom reaches the victim's brain he will die and rise again as a wraith warrior.
Goldfinger: A zombie with gold plates on its fingertips that inflict electric shock damage. These undead are created through the combined effort of a mage and an alchemist.
White Dwarf #35Edit
Spidron: A shapeless green liquid of genius intelligence and evil alignment, motivated by a love of wealth and the need to dominate others. It can maintain a humanoid shape by periodically returning to a special magical cabinet that it keeps hidden, much like a vampire and its coffin. While in such a form it wears a hooded robe to conceal its true nature. This monster was inspired by the villain Spidron from the 1970s science-fiction television series The Tomorrow People.
Beggar Louse: An insect that attacks using pincers and a ranged acid spit.
Dark Bat: A bat that radiates darkness.
White Dwarf #36Edit
Loculi: A race of intelligent reptilians that resemble ankylosaurs with six limbs (four legs and two arms that can wield weapons). This was the only monster featured in this Fiend Factory installment.
White Dwarf #37Edit
Weed Delvers: A race of intelligent cephalopods (octopus and squid family).
Crestcat: A large, intelligent, tigerlike feline that can alter its skin like a chameleon, making it harder to detect when attacking. They have a warrior ethos and consider it a noble goal to die in battle against a worthy opponent. Their name is derived from the purple crest of fur around their necks.
Javukchari: A race of vulture-men.
Antmen: As the name implies, a race of humanoids with the heads of ants.
White Dwarf #38Edit
Gwyllion: Fey beings who inhabit lonely mountains. If spoken to they will impart information in the form of riddles.
Redcap: A large ogrish humanoid that is impervious to normal weapons. They inhabit ruined castles, wield pikes and halberds in combat, and have the habit of soaking their caps in human blood. Legends say these creatures were created by wizards to serve as guards.
Bean-Nighe: The undead spirits of women who died in childbirth. They haunt lonely streams and serve as death portents by washing the bloodstained garments of those about to die.
Spriggan: A small goblinlike humanoid that can grow up to ten feet tall with a corresponding increase in damage per attack.
Phooka: A mischievous shapeshifting creature that can take a variety of animal forms. It will entice a victim to get on its back and ride it, at which point the phooka will take off on a wild gallop, eventually dumping the unfortunate rider in an inconvenient place of its own choosing.
White Dwarf #39Edit
K'ooriall: God of the aarakocra.
Dar-Marn-Camac: God of the bodachs (from issue #17).
Ggorulluzg: God of the bullywugs.
T'Ka-Boolk'na: God of the crabmen.
Muadaar Ul-Shaha: God of the desert raiders (from issue #12).
Phraarkilloorm: God of the dire corbies.
White Dwarf #40Edit
Hrussiall'k: God of the firenewts.
Ssrrpt'ck: God of the flymen (from issue #23).
Swulljagoor: God of the frog folk (from issue #20).
White Dwarf #43Edit
Bug Riders: Humans with insect traits that train and ride giant bugs of various kinds.
White Dwarf #60Edit
Blood Spore: A parasitic fungus that disguises itself as a gemstone to attract prey.
White Dwarf #69Edit
The Fiend Factory in this article was a tie-in to the now-lost superhero game "Golden Heroes", a Games Workshop-published game from the early 80s, and specifically presented a team of characters intended for the official Golden Heroes competition at Games Day of that year. The team was the Starlight Pact, a band of mostly dark-themed but non-evil supers.
Balthazael: A half-fiend who fights to reject the fiendish side of his heritage, battling evil to suppress the evil within himself.
Grimalkin: A former witch/psion with telekinetic abilities forcibly turned into a catgirl by a rival coven that merged her with her familiar, reducing her psionic powers to force bolts and shields but giving her feline physical abilities.
Moonblade: A magical warrior from a lost civilization before the ice age, forcibly cursed with immortality by the dark sorcerer-scientists of Mu, then released into the modern era.
Ex-Man: Once an average man, until he died in a freak accident. Then his corpse was stolen by a mad scientist who rebuilt him as a zombie cyborg.
Paragon: A down-and-out daydreamer who discovered he had limited reality warping powers that turned him into a flying brick type hero.
White Dwarf #71Edit
The Fiend Factory in this article contained no new monsters, aside from an improved reprint of the Psychic Vampire from isse #61, but instead advised players on how to best design monsters for submission to the article series.
Ironically, this was the second-last of the Fiend Factory articles to be produced.
White Dwarf #73Edit
For whatever reason, this was the last Fiend Factory article to appear in White Dwarf, perhaps due to the game's migration to 2nd edition. It was themed around rainforest monsters.
Army Wasp: Heard of Army Ants? These are the flying, stinging version.
Vampire Bats: The standard blood-sucking bat.
Quetzl: A brilliantly colored bird with some minor magical abilities.
Aphrodite's Nemesis: A tree whose hyper-nourishing fruit acts as a powerful aphrodisiac, but which turns copulating couples into new AN trees.