“I think I’ve come up with a theory about these damned, creeping green-and-brown creatures I’ve found infesting The Sanctuary. They obviously weren’t brought here (if I have never seen them before, then certainly they couldn’t have followed me from The Realms), and not enough time has passed to mutate the animals into such a hideous form—the cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens I’ve brought here all appear more or less the same as their domestic brethren back home, despite generation upon generation of breeding and wandering in the wild.
“And none of that explains how—or why—they spontaneously explode, either.
“The conclusion I’ve come to is that they’re some kind of elemental spirit, an interloper that must have found a way through the Planar Veil and, once here, became manifest because of the magic permeating the place, still. It disturbs me how the master of this demiplane can’t even prevent wandering spirits from finding their way through—what hope do I have of keeping wandering wizards or demons from finding their way here, then?
“I’ll have to consult The Book to find a solution, I think. The Seed hasn’t been forthcoming in revealing its secrets.”
~An Excerpt from The Journal of Dorn Evenwood