Thought it would be interesting to see what creatures and races people have invented for their fantasy stories, so please share as much as you'd like about them. Perhaps we can inspire each other! I'll start of course. In my fantasy world, there are no other races other than humans, there are however two kinds of monsters. One of them are humans who have changed permanently into something else (mutated you might say) and the other type is a sort of manifestation of people's fears, taboos, nightmares etc. One of the changed humans is called "Starvers" or "hollows". They look like extremely emaciated humans, yet retain reasonable strength and endurance, they also often show signs of self-inflicted wounds like a lot of scarring, missing fingers, nose, ears, even an arm. One "deformity" they all share though are missing eyes, torn out by the "person" him/herself (missing eyelid as well) and they have a very dark, almost black discoloring spreading out the empty eye sockets and have the same on their lips (which are often cracked) as well. The tongue is also black and the teeth rotten. They are "created" from people driven insane by disturbing visions and an increasing hunger for human flesh, the taboo of which further drives them to further madness, leading them to tear out their eyes to try and escape the visions and temptations. It's a long process and they will begin to refrain from eating as eating anything else will make them throw up. At one point the urge will become too great and they will seek out corpses to eat, or may even attack people. They have no language anymore, roam around alone hiding in dark places and usually only attack living humans when the starvation has become too great. Even when they do attack and feast they seem hesitant, as there's still a little shred of humanity in them. There's another, much rarer breed of these that aren't nearly as starved, still have their eyes and haven't inflicted self-injury. They people who willing and gladly resorted to cannibalism and found enjoyment in the disturbing visions they saw. So that's one of my monsters, let me see what you have!