In The Shadow of the Dead Gods
Nothing ends a disagreement in a Tyrian settlement as quickly as the rumor of a tembo approaching. Everyone, regardless of race, culture, or prejudices, despises tembos. A real-life bogeyman, the tembo creeps under the blanket of night to steal away the beloved-brides and beaus, mothers and brothers. Even animal companions have been taken. A tembo kills for food and pleasure. Thought intelligent and capable of speech, it shows no remorse, and its chilling laughter echoes through the soul.
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