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The Bestiary is the in-game guide to the mod. At the moment, it has 25 chapters.


Crafting Edit

Bestiary is crafted with 3 Manuscripts (Shapeless Recipe).

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Natural Generation Edit

Bestiary can be found inside chests in Dragon Roosts and Dragon Dens.

Contents Edit

The Bestiary starts with only one chapter: Introduction. The rest of the chapters can be unlocked individually by placing the Bestiary and Manuscripts into Lectern. Each chapter costs 3 Manuscripts. In total, you need 72 Manuscripts to be able to unlock every chapter of Bestiary.

To see contents without opening Bestiary, open inventory (E) and hold (SHIFT) while pointing on the Bestiary. Otherwise you can open it by right-clicking with it. To switch to another page, click on the arrow on bottom left or right.

A small tattered note clings to the binding of the bestiary. It reads: "This manuscript is meant to be a guide to those who like to inform themselves about the greatest wonders in this supernatural realm. It will cover some of the basics of designing tools, armor, and weapons to tracking, hunting, and learning about mysterious creatures."

The bestiary then goes on to describe supernatural changes in the generation of the world, starting with strange ores.

An ore with mystical properties, silver ore can be found at the same layers gold can be found. It can be smelted into ingots which have a variety of uses. Silver weaponry does extra damage to the undead, due to its magical properties.

A second magical ore associated with supernatural creatures is the sapphire ore. Sapphire ore is found randomly in snowy biomes and its drop can be traded with snow villagers. Nuggets of either gold or silver can be storied into placeable piles, like so.

The only way to obtain more information about the magical world is to research other writer's works. This can be done by crafting a lectern.

Once a lectern has been placed, it can be interacted with by right clicking on it. The inside will have three slots, the leftmost for an input bestiary, the bottom for manuscripts, and the rightmost for the output bestiary. For every manuscript, a new index will appear in the bestiary. These new pages can be information about mythical creatures, different types of peoples, informative crafting guides, and even basic alchemy.

After taking down one of the more monstrous ice dragons I had found in a caver, I noticed that the beast was guarding its own clutch of eggs. These eggs were a multitude of faded colors, all coated in shiny scales.

I instantly thought of how much worth these eggs could be sold for, probably even more than many diamonds. However, eggs have one purpose to the dragon themselves: to propagate their own species. Remembering something I had read in some old manuscripts, that dragons have strong maternal instincts and care for their young, I set out to find out how to raise my own brood of dragons.

While moving the eggs to a saver location near my home, I noticed that these eggs were much colder than those of a chicken or other bird. This gave me an idea on how to unlock the secrets of the dragons...

I poured some buckets of water into a small pond and placed the largest of the eggs onto it.

Once the egg was inside the pond, I filled the pond around the egg in order to cool it down. After waiting for a short time, I could not see any difference with the egg. I thought of removing the egg and looking for another method of hatching the egg, but I remembered that dragons are large beings that require a large amounts of time. Deciding not to be hasty, I let the egg sit in the lake for three days.

My decision was very successful! The egg formed ice around itself and in a few days hatched! I am now in possession of a young dragon. I'll have to write another entry at some other time to describe my experiences with this new friend.

After hatching my very own dragon, I realized that the creature favored me as its parent. This creature wandered around aimlessly, however it usually stayed in my general area. Since dragons, are animals, they must require food, so I brought it a rabbit. First, the dragon was reluctant to take any action, but it soon tried to bite the rabbit. The feeble little dragon was barely able to take down the rabbit, so I decided to feed the beast in a different way.

I threw down a slab of mutton, and the dragon quickly raced towards it and consumed it.

Dragons are ancient creatures, and it must take a while for them to mature. However, I devised a plan to spur my dragon's growth faster. I did this by crafting Dragon Meal.

This mix of bone and protein can be made with any meat.

By feeding this to my dragon I was able to make it grow rapidly. I noticed that I could interact with my dragon to check its progress. I can see how old it is, tell its gender, and see how hungry it is.

Placing a dragon skull atop a stick has an interesting effect on a tamed dragon. By using it on a dragon, you can make the beast stay or wander.

By sneaking and interacting with a dragon that is over stage 2, one can mount the dragon and proceed to ride it in the manner of a horse. By jumping, one can make a dragon take off and fly. The beast can be made to descend its flight by sneaking.

A dragon can breath fire by the pressing of a certain command, which is different for many people.

Adult dragons can be bred by feeding them a mixture of elemental items, but first these items must be gathered.

Fire Lilies and Frost Lilies are used to make Fire Mixture and Frost Mixture, respectively. This mixture can be used to breed two tamed dragons. By interacting with a male dragon with the substance then interacting with a female dragon will result in the two breeding.

Once the dragons have finished mating, the female will lay a single egg, of any color.

Dragon horns can be used to summon and desummon dragons. One can desummon a dragon by interacting with it while holding a horn, and blowing a horn can summon one.

Armor for dragons can also be crafted. It is most commonly made from iron, gold, and diamond. Dragon armor is made in the same shape of normal armor, except it uses blocks instead of ingots.

One can also skillfully craft a Dragon Bone Flute out of iron and Dragon Bone. This instrument can calm a tame flying dragon and bring it towards the ground.

The Death Worm. No other creature terrifies desert-dwellers more than this massive beast. Often found digging through sand in the deserts, the death worm stalks man and monster alike, although its preferred prey is livestock.

Appearing in sand tan, bleached white, and blood red, even the mere appearance of the death worm is enough to scare many would be hunters from slaying the beast.

Another fear many have is of the mythical and rare Giant Death Worm. Very few death worms grow as large as these do, with some being 4 times the size as normal worms, at over 20 blocks long.

Death Worms have two major attacks. The first and most common of which is the tongue grab. The Worm will shoot forwards its retractable tongue to grab and injure prey.

The second and rarer attack is for the worm to spout forth nearby blocks into the air. These will push up those who stand on them and the falling blocks may injure the worm's prey. This attack scales with the worm's size.

On death, the worm can drop a variety of items.

Most of the time, rotten flesh from the worm's previous haf-digested meals can be discovered. But much more importantly is the chitin from the worm's exterior.

This can be crafted into armor that has extra toughness, compared to similar sets.

Even more prized than the chitin that the worm creates is the rare drop of an egg.

Similar to a chicken egg, the death worm egg will produce a pathetic-size worm when tossed. But this worm isn't wild, rather it seeks to protect both its owner and its hunting grounds.

Even more prized than the chitin These "tamed" worms are not controllable in the general sense, but they will refuse to attack their owner or their livestock. They grow extremely fast, and attack most hostile creatures. They do not follow or abate any commands, rather they stalk a general 50-block radius around their spawning ground.

Legends even speak of rare eggs that can spawn giant death worms. There might be a reason deserts are full of dragon skeletons.

As legends tell it, there is even a way to mount wild and tame worms. Using two fishing poles, one can safely guide a worm from above the creature, and even order it to attack.

An elusive, fast and beautiful creature can be found rarely in Oceans. The Hippocampus appears to be a strange mixture of animals with both equine and piscine traits. Exceptionally fast when submerged, no known creature can keep up with the hippocampus underwater. However, it's abilities on dry land are extremely weakened.

The hippocampus is a very passive creature and will never attack any other being, even to save its own life.

Hippocampi are colorful and diverse creatures, and appear in many colors.

It can be noticed that hippocampi have an affinity to sponges and to prismarine crystals.

The beasts will follow around those who hold these items. If a sponge is fed to the hippocampus, it may begin to trust the person.

If prismarine crystals are fed to two separate hippocampi, they will procreate and spawn an offspring.

Once a hippocampi is tamed, a saddle can be placed on the beast and it can be ridden. Horse armor and a chest can also be equipped, in order to provide protection and allow the animal to carry items, respectfully.

Riding a hippocampi is similar to riding flying creatures, except the hippocampi is aquatic instead. Slow on land yet extremely quick in the sea, it is a perfect mount for maritimers, explorers, and pirates.

Some myths even state that riding one will allow its owner to breath underwater!

Hippocampi can be made to sit by interacting with them whilst holding a stick.

If killed, a hippocampi drops shiny scales.

These shiny scales, when mixed with a water bottle in a brewing stand, can be turned into potions of water breathing.

By chance I managed to come across an Igloo village. Inside were what appeared to be normal villagers, however in heavy coats and carrying large spears.

These villagers had a wide variety of trades and even offered very lucrative items such as ice dragon blood. However, their most common trade was the fishing spear.

This nifty tool is very effective at capturing many types of fish. Simply aiming and holding it at water seems to conjure fish from the depths. It is very valuable to me as it helps feed my young Ice Dragon.

Woe to those who explore the expanses of the world's beaches, for a beast taller than a dragon lurks in the sea-side caves.

The Cyclops is a monstrous beast with a single eye. Although it is fearsome to nearly all living things, Cyclopses make skilled shepherds. Cyclopses can often be found guarding decent sized flocks of sheep.

Most Cyclopses make their homes from dug-out sea caves on the shore. Inside these caves lay both remnants of the cyclopes' last meals and significant treasures, aside from sheep.

Cyclops are very vigilant creatures, able to see potential prey and threats from afar. However, due to them having only one eye, this ability can be severely dampened.

By taking an arrow and aiming It right at the beast's eye, they can potentially blind the monster.

A blinded cyclops has greatly reduced perception of its environment. One can then be much closer to the cyclops without being detected.

Another way to avoid the cyclops' gaze would be to disguise one-self as a sheep. This can be done by crafting the sheep disguise armor.

Wearing the full suit of armor and sneaking makes one practically invisible to the Cyclops.

All of these precautions should be taken when dealing with such a strong creature, as one bite from a cyclops is enough to decapitate!


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After you have slayed a dragon or come across one's corpse, one can loot from it by interacting wit it.

Dragon scales are one of the most common items that can be recovered from dead beasts. They can be crafted into suits of armor, which are very durable.

The second most common loot one can receive are dragon bones.

Dragon bones are used in many recipes, but are mostly for crafting tools and weapons. These recipes usually involve the use of wither bone instead of sticks. Wither bone can be gathered form black skeletons in the nether.

Wither bone can also be made into wither bone shards, which replace flint when making dragon bone arrows.

Dragon flesh can also be harvested from dragons. This meat cannot be cooked, and has different effects based on what type of dragon it came from. Fire dragon flesh will smite its eater, and Ice Dragon flesh can slow its consumer to a halt. All flesh sates as much as cooked beef.

Dragon hearts can only be dropped once by each corpse. I currently am not aware of their purpose...

Dragon skulls are also only dropped once from bodies. These large ones are used to make command staffs and can be placed on the ground. They can also be put onto banners for a dragon shape.

Dragon blood, both fire and ice variants, certainly have very magical properties. However, these properties are certainly elusive, and I must research more into them...

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After harvesting dragon blood by using a glass bottle on a dragon's corpse, I finally figured out how to use it effectively as a weapon.

By combining either fire or ice blood with a dragon bone sword, I was able to infuse the two and make them into potent weapons to the opposite dragon.

Fire Infused swords ignite their target into flames, and do extra damage against Ice Dragons. Ice Infused swords slow down their target, and do extra damage to Fire Dragons. Both swords also have large knockback effects.

After taking down one of the more monstrous fire dragons I had found in a cavern, I noticed that the beast was guarding its own clutch of eggs. These eggs were a multitude of beautiful colors, all coated in shiny scales.

I instantly thought of how much worth these eggs could be sold for, probably even more than many diamonds. However, eggs have but one purpose to the dragon themselves: to propagate their own species. Remembering something I had read in some old manuscripts, that dragons have strong maternal instincts and care for their young, I set out to find out how to raise my own brood of dragons.

While moving the eggs to a safer location near my home, I noticed that these eggs were much warmer than those of a chicken or other bird. This gave me an idea of how to unlock the secrets of the dragons...

I stacked up some wood and netherrack into a large pile and placed the largest of the eggs onto it.

Once the egg was atop the pile, I lit the pile afire, and the wood and netherrack around the egg burst into flames. After waiting for around a short time, I could not see any difference with the egg. I thought of removing the egg and looking for another method of hatching the egg, but I remembered that dragons are large beings that require a large amount of energy. Deciding not to be hasty, I let the egg sit on the perpetual fire for three days.

My decision was very successful! The dragon's egg hatched and I am now in possession of a young dragon. I'll have to write another entry at some other time to describe my experiences with this new friend.

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These terrifying metal birds stalk the swamps of the overworld threaten to destroy any explorer of their territory.

Traveling in flocks ranging from three to twenty, these birds can rain down hellfire on their prey with a volley of sharpened feathers.

In close combat, the birds can peck prey with their sharpened metallic beaks. When further from their prey they launch four sharpened feathers at their target.

These feathers can deal a great amount of damage, and can be retrieved from shed feathers or once the bird is fell.

These feathers can be used to craft extremely powerful arrows.

These arrows seem undaunted by gravity and are capable of continuous flight, similar to the birds their fletching is sourced from. They also deal extra damage overall.

When killed, these beasts drop assorted metals and a few of their feathers. If a member of a Stymphalian Bird flock is killed, the entire flock will flee from the victor.

Any potential conquerer of the flocks will definitely need some sort of protection from the projectiles of these birds.

Ranged equipment may also be necessary for taking down high-flying birds.

So the legends are true. Such beasts such as the one this entry focuses on do exist. Very well. I shall try as well as I can to describe such a beast and its activities.

The appearance of the beast is obviously reptilian. However, it is much larger than the average reptile: Individuals I have seen range from the size of a pig to 25 blocks! There are even rumors of larger dragons, sleeping in ancient crypts under the ice.

Another notable feature they possess is the ability of flight. This is indicated by the development of large wings, used in aviation. All though the beasts seem sluggish at first, they can lift off and fly swiftly after prey.

Perhaps the most dangerous aspect about them is their ability to produce ice breath from their mouths. They use this power to freeze their prey alive.

Simply creating ice breath is not the only way Ice Dragons dispatch their prey. They also have many different attacks.

The dragon's ice blast attack fires a steady stream of frost from the beast's mouth. Younger dragons are less effective at this attack, while larger ones can freeze nearby terrain, inflicting massive amounts of damage.

The ice blast isn't the only elemental attack. The dragon can also build up a blast of ice into a solidified block. This explosive ice cube is then thrown toward the dragon's prey. Only older dragons are capable of this attack.

One of the most common ice dragon attack is the dragon's bite. This is the main attack of the Ice Dragon. It is powerful, and quick, bit it is not usually instantly deadly. However, the dragon has a rarer melee attack: shaking its prey to death.

In this attack, the dragon picks up its target in its mouth, and rapidly shakes it in order to severely injure its prey.

The dragon also has a final melee attack, in which it builds up a kinetic force in its tail to slam into its target. This attack is very effective, but it takes a while to build up. They can also beat their wings to push prey back.

Taking down a dragon of any stage is not a very easy task. Since Ice dragons use elemental ranged attacks, it would be smart thinking to use protective potions and long range weaponry. If you want to take down one of these beasts, try and avoid ice blasts, and watch for charge up behavior for many attacks. Once you've defeated one, you will have access to some valuable commodities.

Another thing one should note about ice dragons is their different life stages.

Each stage in a dragon's life means different changes to their behavior and attacks. In the earliest stage, the dragon is unable to spout blasts and is limited to biting attacks. Once it is in it's second stage, it can breath weak frost and do mild amounts of damage. The most notable development of the third stage is the gaining of the ice charge attack, which can deal large amounts of damage.

Stage 3 dragons care also the most common type of dragons found in nature.

Whereas stage 3 was the dragon's final teenage form, stage 4 is when a dragon is a mature adult, capable of creating eggs. Stage 4 is generally more powerful and cannot be found in roosts. They occupy large caverns beneath a snow biome's surface.

Stage 5 produces a truly terrifying animal. They follow all other rules of a stage 4 dragon, except much more powerful and deadly. They are incredibly rare, and it is unheard of for a single soul to defeat one. Both 4's and 5's can make deafening roars that install fear in their prey.

So the legends are true. Such beasts such as the one this entry focuses on do exist. Very well. I shall try as well as I can to describe such a beast and its activities.

The appearance of the beast is obviously reptilian. However, it is much larger than the average reptile; Individuals I have seen range from the size of a pig to 25 blocks! There are even rumors of larger dragons, sleeping in the ancient crypts under the earth.

Another notable feature they possess is the ability of flight. This is indicated by the development of large wings, used in aviation. All though the beasts seem sluggish at first, they can lift off and fly swiftly after prey.

Perhaps the most dangerous aspect about them is their ability to produce fire from their mouths. They use this power to cook their prey alive. Simply creating fire is not the only way fire dragons dispatch their prey. They also have many different attacks.

The dragon's fire blast attack fires a steady stream of flames from the beast's mouth. Younger dragons are less effective at this attack, while larger ones can scorch nearby terrain, inflicting massive amounts of damage.

The fire blast isn't the only elemental attack. The dragon can also build up a blast of flames into a solidified block. This explosive fireball is then thrown towards the dragon's prey. Only older dragons are capable of this attack.

One of the most common fire dragon attack is the dragon's bite. This is the main attack of the fire dragon. It is powerful, and quick, but not usually instantly deadly. However, the dragon has a rarer melee attack: shaking its prey to death. In this attack, the dragon picks up its target in its mouth, and rapidly shakes it in order to severely injure its prey.

The dragon also has a final melee attack in which it builds up kinetic force in its tail to slam into its target. This attack is very effective, but it takes a while to build up. They can also beat their wings to push prey back.

Taking down a dragon of any stage is not a very easy task. Since fire dragons use elemental ranged attacks, it would be smart thinking to use protective potions and long range weaponry. If you want to take down one of these beasts try and avoid flames, and watch for charge up behavior for many attacks. Once you have defeated one, you will have access to some valuable commodities.

Another thing one should note about fire dragons is their different life stages. Each stage in a dragon's life means different changes to their behavior and attacks. In the earliest stage, the dragon is unable to spout flames and is limited to biting attacks. Once it is in it's second stage, it can breath weak flames and do mild amounts of damage. The most notable development of the third stage is the gaining of the fire charge attack, which can deal large amounts of damage.

Stage 3 dragons are also the most common type of dragons found in nature. Whereas stage 3 was the dragon's final teenage form, stage 4 is when a dragon is a mature adult, capable of creating eggs. Stage 4 is generally more powerful and cannot be found in roosts. They occupy large caverns beneath the earth's surface.

Stage 5 produces a truly terrifying animal. They follow all the other rules of a stage 4 dragon, except much more powerful and deadly. They are incredibly rare, and it is unheard of for a single soul to defeat one. Both 4's and 5's can make deafening roars that install fear in their prey.

The half-lizard, half-fowl appearance of the cockatrice might not be as terrifying as that of a troll or deathworm, but that does not make it less deadly.

This beast can prove to be a formidible enemy to those who encounter it whilst wandering the savannas of the world. Although the cockatrice can strike prey with its sharpened beak, or slice with its talons, the beast possesses a far strong weapon: its vision.

If one's eyes lock those of the cockatrice, their soul will start to wither away. The cockatrice can kill prey very quickly simply by gazing at it.

In order to protect from this attack, potential slayers of cockatrices may want to craft protection in the form of a Blindfold.

If either the cockatrice or its prey is blinded, it will be forced to use its weaker melee attacks.

Cockatrices can be a good supply of wither bones, of which they drop on death.

Although they inhabit savannas by nature, there are other ways for cockatrices to appear in the world.

Very rarely, a chicken can lay a rotten egg. These eggs are of little value to a farmer, as they cannot be prepared into food. However, when thrown there is a very rare chance to spawn a baby cockatrice. These cockatrice chicks imprint on the thrower of the egg and will serve them for life.

A tame cockatrice can be made to sit, follow, or patrol by interacting with it with an open palm. Feeding the creature seeds will heal it. They can also eat rotten flesh off of the ground. Tamed cockatrices will also fight to the death to protect their owner.

Wild, hostile cockatrices can also be tamed, albeit in a more dangerous manner. By continuously staring at the beast, it can be broken and made to serve its better. The best method to do this would be to trap the creature, then look at it for short periods so the capturer's soul does not wither away.

Cockatrices will naturally protect any chickens in their general area. If any being targets a nearby chicken, with the exception of the cockatrice's possible owner, they will immediately attack.

A Cockatrice's greatest enemy is any weasel-like creature. These small animals could easily kill a cockatrice with just a few bites.

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