Kingmaker in Eberron
Talonquake is known as a legend, the First Owlbear, created centuries if not tens of thousands of years ago. Who originally created it is still a mystery – but this fusion of bear and owl has grown to titanic proportions and travels the landscape of Xen’drik leaving destruction in its wake.
Through the use of magic and trickery the Talonquake was cursed with a mental compulsion to attack and destroy any nearby civilizations, leading him to the capital of Valdrik. Wounded enough to retreat from the city the ruling council tracked the beast to its lair and broke the curse – deciding to leave the creature alive.