Despite the imposing name, naturalists believe Eldthursar to be naught but yeti
whose ancestors forswore their icy mountain homes, choosing instead the molten lakes of Pyros
to raise their young.
For thousands of years, these giant carnivorous beasts dwelled in dark caves high atop the peaks in northern Abalathia's Spine
, far removed from the tribes of men located in the warmer southern climes. When the Calamity
, however, sent temperatures in the Coerthas western highlands
plummeting, scores of frost-breathing yeti migrated into the region in search of new homes...and new prey. Though hunters' tales refer to these massive creatures as "snowmen," yeti lack most of the faculties one might associate with man, such as language, cognitive reasoning, and the ability to construct and wield tools.