Tales of Tolgard
Manticores are four legged magical beasts. These monsters have vaguely humanoid heads with the spotted body of a lion. They have a set of large, clawed wings that grant them flight and a ridge of spikes down their back that extend to their long tails. They are about ten feet long, from nose to tail, and weigh about 1000 pounds.
These creatures often prefer to attack from the air. Beyond the reach of their ground-bound enemies, the often launch volley after volley of spikes at them and feast upon them once they fall. They are added in battle by lowlight vision, darkvision, and the ability to scent their foes.
Manticores speak Common.
Manticores prefer marsh environments and they seek out high places from which they can safely launch and build their nests.