|A sphinx, from the 4th edition Monster Manual|
|Avg. Height||10' long|
|Avg. Weight||800 lbs.|
|Language(s)||Common, Draconic, and Sphinx|
|3rd edition rules|
|Creature Type||Magical Beast|
|Advancement||By hit dice|
|Source||Monster Manual, pg. 232-234|
|4th edition rules|
|Creature Type||Immortal Magical Beast|
|Source|| Monster Manual (4th edition),|
The immortal sphinxes are a rare sight on Eberron. These creatures, with the bodies of lions, feathery wings, and human-like heads, have been spotted on the continent of Xen'drik and in the Blade Desert of the Talenta Plains.
Types of SphinxesEdit
There are various different types of sphinxes
Androsphinxes are always male and are the most common of the species of sphinx. They have razorsharp claws, and a gruff demeanor.
Criosphinxes are always male, but these sphinxes are less intelligent than the other species of sphinxes. These sphinxes use their horns to attack, as well as their claws.
Gynosphinxes are always females, and are the female counterpart to the androsphinxes. They constantly seek out new intellectual challenges.
Heiracosphinxes are always male, and are always evil. They enjoy ripping creatures to shreds more than challenging them with puzzles.
- The only sphinx in the civilized land is Flamewind, a gynosphinx with amazing oracular powers. Found in Xen'drik in 996 YK, Flamewind resides at Morgrave University in Sharn, where she spends her time in the university's library in trade for her visions of things to come.
- A loquasphinx named Stheravimalquataram has formed an allegiance with the Ghatharon tribe of halflings in the Talenta Plains.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Monster Manual. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook (July 2003). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Sharn: City of Towers. Keith Baker and James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3434-4.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tome of Magic. Matthew Sernett, Dave Noonan, Ari Marmell, and Robert J. Schwalb (2006). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3909-1.
- ↑ The City of Towers. Keith Baker (2005). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3584-7.