The Typhonic Beast is a dog-like creature native to desert regions. It is renowned for its intelligence and its hostility to human beings. Indeed desert lore holds that it is the only mute animal which can be truly evil (some who say this add that the dog is the only mute animal which can be truly good).
It is a dark red in colour, with a thin body resembling a greyhound. It has a stiff, forked tail, which is ever kept straight, and triangular ears which, like the tail, are perpetually erect. Its eyes are said to be unnervingly human-like, with black markings around each that make it appear to have applied henna.