The Eldeen Three
The Primal Beast
The spirit known as the Primal Beast plays a part in the power of every primal class. Countless other beast spirits are at large in the world, but the Primal Beast taps into an ancient, raw strength that is the equal of any magic of the gods.
The Primal Beast is a predator from the dawn era, when the first sentient races were just another kind of prey for the mighty beasts. The Primal Beast has no love of mortals. The heroes who can call on this spirit are treated as fellow predators—lesser members of a hunting pack that can tear gods to shreds and feast on their remains. Lesser mortals do as little as possible to draw the Primal Beast’s attention, and adventurers who flaunt their connection to this mighty spirit might quickly find themselves feared and shunned.
Fear of the Primal Beast has a far-reaching influence on the lives of many people who follow the primal spirits. By tradition, some folk of the spirit way do not raise herd animals as food, for all primal tribes tell tales of how the Primal Beast sends the world’s greatest predators against such herding folk. To the Primal Beast, animals are for hunting, for riding, or for companionship, and tribes that attempt to upset that natural order pay the price. Those people who do raise their livestock tell stories of great ancestral heroes who won a reprieve from the wrath of the Primal Beast, or perhaps a divine sanction that protects them from the Primal Beast’s wrath.