In the days before the Great War, this lizard species could be found inhabiting wetlands across the continent of Quon, subsisting primarily on insects and other small animals. Their deadly arsenal of eight auburn-toned spikes, used for both intimidation displays as well as to dispatch their prey, were known to contain a potent and lethal poison. They met their demise at the hands of the beastmen hordes, whose careless overhunting led to the eventual extinction of the species in the Middle Lands. However, peistes still inhabit the East Ulbuka Territory even today, where the disinterested Velkk and historically reclusive Adoulinians did not overhunt the species.
Oppressive Gaze: - Frontal Gaze attack. If you face the Peiste while this status is in effect (while their eyes are glowing blue), you will be inflicted with Terror and Zombie. (Only used by Sibilus subspecies)
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.
In Irish folklore, the Peiste (also called Piast, Horse-Eel, Hair-Eel) was an eel-like monster or serpentine dragon or wyrm that resides in lakes. It has been described as a thick-bodied serpentine animal 7 yards long with a mane of hair down its spine. One particular location it was thought to reside at was Lough Ree, a lake in central Ireland known for commercial eel fishing.