Here we are with the first of the Windemere monsters. I think we’ll all recognize these creatures, which I call Oakind. They are also Ents or Treants, which are the sentient trees found throughout fantasy. Walking and talking as they travel the wilderness or stay in one place for a long nap. Now, what did I do different with the Oakind?
Not much on the surface. I couldn’t change a lot since they were supposed to be giant trees that could move if they felt like it. If they are standing still or sleeping then they resemble a forest. Oakind are always in groups, so you rarely run into a solitary one unless they escaped a massacre. Unlike Treebeard of LOTR (Beat you to it, people!), these monsters aren’t wise protectors of nature. They can be fairly territorial and simple-minded. For example, the ones that Sari and Kira Grason…
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