||Baknar are large carnivorous bipedal creatures with thick white fur and ridged horns. They stand tall (9 feet / 3 m) and have short tusks.
An indigenous creature found only in the frozen North, they are only truly at home in the ice and snow of their frigid domain. Large carnivorous creatures, the Baknars usually dwell near the coastline. Their typical prey is Gallings, or the smaller Ostrels, two common breeds of birds that live at the sea's edge, but they are also known to hunt and attack humans.
They are afraid of fire. Baknars are known to sleep for up to three days after eating a large meal. They are preyed upon by Kalkoths. Baknar are fierce predators which usually attack in packs of three. They have been known to set ambushes for the trappers. Starving Baknars will try to kill and eat any warm-blooded creature they encounter.
A slain Baknar generates 8 pints of Baknar Oil. This oil is useful when applied to a medium sized humanoid creature (one pint per humanoid) as it negates Cold Damage for 24-48 hours following application. Baknar also take 2 points less Cold Damage. Baknar Oil is especially noisome, although its foul smell vanishes once it has been applied to human skin because it causes the loss of the sense of smell in humans who apply it.