Al-mi'raj

From Ardrana

Al-mi'raj are rather stupid creatures, but are potentially dangerous because of their unpredictable nature. They resemble large rabbits with long, soft fur. A single black horn, one to two feet long and spiraled like that of a unicorn, protrudes from the fore­head. Although most al-mi'raj have yellow fur, white, pink, and even light green specimens have been seen.

Like normal rabbits, al-mi'raj are rather nervous creatures. Rather than hopping away when threatened, however, al-mi'raj become aggressive and vicious. They leap at the offending intruder, attempting to stab with their horns. Al-mi'raj are also able to teleport short distances, giving them the nickname "blink bunnies." They blink to and fro seemingly without pattern, attempting to avoid attack. The al-mi'raj appears a few feet from its opponent and immediately hops to the attack. A few al-mi'raj have psionic abilities.

Al-mi'raj live fairly peaceful lives as long as they are left to themselves. They roam about pastures and woodlands, eating all manner of plants. Their lairs are usually above-ground nests composed of fur, grass, and twigs. Al-mi'raj of the same herd tend to build nests close together. During the spring mating season, the males "joust" with their horns, competing for the favors of the females. About two months after mating, the female gives birth to a litter of cute, cuddly babies with nubs where their horns will later grow. It takes an al-mi'raj about a year to reach full growth.

Though the origin of the al-mi'raj is unknown, they may be an example of a failed "science" project conducted by Gnomes, by whom they are often kept as pets.

Note: Al-mi'raj originally appeared in this form in the Fiend Folio Monstrous Compendium Appendix for the AD&D game from TSR. Their use here is for the purposes of providing context for the campaign only.