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Xi-Drakes are large, flying creatures found within the Ninth World.

Background[edit | edit source]

The largest thing to darken the Ninth World sky is the xi-drake, a massive, white-skinned reptile with broad wings, a long tail, and a large armored crest on its head. The creature is light for its size, and the crest has a unique organ that helps it to fly (though nobody knows how exactly it works).

Xi-drakes have keen senses, but more impressively, they can read the minds of any intelligent living creature at long range and thus are almost impossible to deceive. They breed rarely but have great longevity.[1]

Abilities and Traits[edit | edit source]

Motive:[edit | edit source]

Obligation and honor

Environment:[edit | edit source]

Xi-drakes nest in mated pairs; otherwise, they travel the world alone or with a single rider/companion.

Health:[edit | edit source]


Damage Inflicted:[edit | edit source]

5 points

Armor:[edit | edit source]


Movement:[edit | edit source]

Long while flying; short while on the ground

Modifications:[edit | edit source]

Perception as level 6. All combat tasks against a living opponent as level 6.

Combat:[edit | edit source]

Xi-drakes are straightforward combatants, attacking with a bite or claws, but since they read minds so easily, they use this information to aid in both their attacks and defense.

Interaction:[edit | edit source]

Xi-drakes are intelligent creatures. They can't speak (telepathically or otherwise), but their ability to read minds allows a sort of communication They're no so much tamed and trained as they are befriended.

Due to a pact made more than a century ago, xi-drakes serve as mounts for the Angulan Knights. Once a xi-drake is bound to a rider/companion, the two work in concert until death (usually the death of the rider, since xi-drakes live for hundreds of years).

Use:[edit | edit source]

Although they can be encountered on their own, xi-drakes are perhaps most interesting when used as the companions of the Angulan Knights.

Loot:[edit | edit source]

Rarely, a xi-drake is outfitted with one or two cyphers or an artifact, but only if it can use the devices.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cook, Monte, et al. “Creatures.” Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 259. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-45-2
  2. Cook, Monte, et al. “Creatures.” Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 259. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-45-2