So I partially completed character creation for a new game and I am pondering potential ideas for two of the players Beliefs. The setting is a small village that has known 100 years of darkness. Then recently, the pitch black skies turned gray and the village is cautiously exploring the world once again in hopes of finding why the light has returned and if it can be brought back fully.
So, the players have beliefs centered on exploring the outside world and protecting or aiding the village.
One character is an enchanter that wanted to create something that would help protect the village and we settled on a mask that would enhance the sight of the wearer so lookouts or scouts could see danger coming from farther away. So he has a belief about finding a sharp-eyed creature he can harvest an antecedent from for his mask.
Another character is a hunter and village guard and she wrote a belief about tracking down a great beast that had been sighted in the woods beyond the village.
So, my first thought was simply to burn up a great wolf of some description since wolves in a forest out of Slavic folklore is pretty much required by law. However, it is also typical in those tales for the beasts to talk and be quite helpful if treated well and I think I’d like to try and go that route. So that means I would need a second beast to point the Enchanter at for his component.
So I am looking for suggestions. Any keen eyed creatures crop up in your games that would fit the bill?