The girrok is a large, ursine predator common in Nexus wilderness areas such as the Algoroc region. They tend to be solitary predators as adults, though younger girrok can sometimes be found in small groups of siblings or cousins. Though meat makes up the bulk of the girrok diet the creatures are famously omnivorous. Settlements established near girrok hunting grounds often find garbage disposal units are knocked over in the middle of the night while small pets and children are generally kept indoors once the sun goes down. And every new arrival on Nexus has heard the famous tale of the Exile setter family who lost their newborn to one of the creatures one night- although authorities suspected the parents in the crime, the mother's insistence that "a girrok ate my baby" turned out to be completely accurate.
Girrok are large, omnivorous quadrupeds that live in the mountains, forests and rocky highlands of the planet Nexus. Known for their aggression and their voracious appetites, Girrok are solitary predators that make their homes in mountain caves or subterranean grottos. Thick limbed and heavily muscled, many species of Girrok also have hard, protective scales that grow on their backs and hindquarters, making them formidable foes for those who travel the untamed frontiers of Nexus.
Girrok are surprisingly agile and intelligent, and employ a number of attacks that display an unexpected level of dexterity. Because of this, they are considered a valuable prize for intergalactic hunters. SPECIAL ATTACK: Girroks are known to rip boulders from the ground with their paws and hurl them at their victims. If hit by these boulders, their victims are knocked to the ground and incapacitated.
The dexterity of the Girrok inspired one Nexus adventurer to try and capture one in order to teach it to dance. Not surprisingly, the dance lesson was short and unsuccessful.
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In your travels in Algoroc you might have the fortune (or misfortune) of coming across Demonclaw, a legendary Girrok who prowls the mountain valleys, looking for prey and possibly revenge.
Subspecies Many varieties of girrok can be found on Nexus, usually marked by small differences in the coloring of the coat or in body mass - two factors directly related to their territory on the planet Certain subspecies, however, are known for their extreme ferocity or their specific diets.
Rimewater Girrok - Whitevale
Snapjaw Prowler - Malgrave