Oracle: (Ambulare in Satunebris)
Sphinx Sphinge: Sphinxes are very strange and misunderstood creatures. They are secluded and usually only found in solitude, no more than one or the occasional two together. Many myths surround the Sphinx, the most prominent of which being they are the gateway into other magical realms. Sphinxes, although they make wonderful guards, are not magical portals, they are just normal creatures. Another misconception is the Sphnix riddles. This was a single happenstance that a single Sphinx set up originally as a prank, but then turned into a gatekeeper when found to be effective. The Sphinx named Zlars was responsible for that. There are two distinctions to the Sphinx by age. The Sphinxes are generally from birth to 10-15 years old. Criosphinxes are generally from 16-35 years old (also this distinction has the most diverse of heads from the generic human, to bear, wolf, or ram heads as well although they seem to be outcasts in the sphinx tribes). Hieracosphinxes are the last and generally from 35-death. Hieracosphinxes or Hierachos for short, are the most regal versions of the sphinxes.
Lifespan: Unknown (generally a lifespan can be measured from start to finish, there are not enough sphinxes around to accurately measure the starting or ending point. We can only find a sphinx and if it is alive or dead.)
Cogniscience: Very intelligent, IQ is 150-170, It is said that sphinxes were created as keepers of knowledge, they have a very high intelligence and can remember most anything they come up against.
Languages: Seraphic (Language of the Angels), Druidic (Old English/Rare), Runic (although mostly in writing).
Size: Large, 14-19 ft, technically the largest and most ferocious of the “Big Cat” or panthera group.
Physical Appearance: Although it varies on specifics, Sphinxes are generally the base of a large cat (typically a lion) with the head of a Man. Golden in color and sand-dwellers, they are very good at standing still like statues and, if necessary, blending into their natural habitat (the dune sea or other sandy places). It is said that a sphinx has the Head of a Man, the Tail of an Ox, the Body of a lion, and the Wings of an Eagle. Although this is theoretically possible, it isn’t seen, and hasn’t been for quite some time. That myth was perpetuated by a Chimera according to Ilazaro the Hieracosphinx in charge of the largest Sphinx Tribe, The Ezze. Sphinxes that are depicted in artwork are usually some interpretation of this myth.
Spiritual Appearance: The Sphinx is about 2 hexigrid (smaller than the creature). The Criosphinxes are about 4 hexigrid (just larger than the creature). The Hieracos are about 9 hexigrid (much larger than the creature) but can fluctuate at will from the Sphinx.