There are few beasts in the world that have been so domesticated as the minotaur. Enormous beings with the body of a man and the head of a bull, minotaurs were designed simply to kill and destroy. In the wild, they are nearly unstoppable, as they possess almost no natural intelligence and simply kill and eat nearly anything they see. That said, with their low intelligence, they're extraordinarily susceptible to mind-control spells, particularly dwarven control enchantments. Nearly all minotaurs in the central portion of Calsin have been enslaved in some form, as their massive, muscular bodies make them ideal disposable workers and fighters.
The minotaurs were originally created during the Vampiric Wars, shortly after the humans made their escape from Donitor. The elven army, marching down to take care of the threat, created a vast race of minotaurs and satyrs to do battle, as they were thought to be immune to vampire bites. Upon reaching the land and discovering that the orcs had already taken care of the problem, the elves simply turned the minotaurs free and went back home, leaving the monsters trapped beyond the mountain range and the vast Vamsick desert.
Height: - 8-10 feet
Characteristics: - Head of a bull, body of a man. - Since they still possess the vocal cords of a human, whoever is controlling the minotaur can often speak through the beast, an effective intimidation tactic. - The only beast on the continent with the ability to use blood magic to temporarily enhance its combat abilities.