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(Bestiary) Terrain: Hills

A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. Hills often have a distinct summit, although in areas with scarp/dip topography a hill may refer to a particular section of flat terrain without a massive summit. The distinction between a hill and a mountain is unclear and largely subjective, but a hill is generally somewhat lower and less steep than a mountain. A hillock is a small hill. Other words include knoll and (in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England) its variant, knowe.

There are various specific names used to describe particular types of hill, based on appearance and method of formation. Many such names originated in one geographical region to describe a type of hill formation peculiar to that region, though the names are often adopted by geologists and used in a wider geographical context. These include:

  • Drumlin – an elongated whale-shaped hill formed by glacial action.
  • Butte – an isolated hill with steep sides and a small flat top, formed by weathering.
  • Tor – a rock formation found on a hilltop; also used to refer to the hill itself.
  • Puy – used to describe a conical volcanic hill.
  • Pingo – a mound of earth-covered ice.
Hills Terrain, Any Climate
Hills Terrain, Temperate Climates
Ala[3PP-OD]
Amphisbaena
Athach
Aurumvorax
Aurumvorax[3PP]
Baccae[3PP]
Blood Hawk[3PP]
Bulette
Calikang
Chimera
Chimera, Legendary
Clawbat
Death Butterfly Swarm[3PP]
Dragon, Spine
Dragonnel[3PP]
Drake, Fire[3PP]
Fachen
Giant, Cave[3PP]
Giant, Ferrous[3PP]
Giant, Hill
Garmunchi[3PP]
Gorgimera[3PP]
Gorgimera[3PP]
Gorgimera, Metallic[3PP-FF]
Gorgon
Greymalkin[3PP]
Griffon
Half-Ogre[3PP]
Hamster, Giant[3PP]
Herd Animal, Moose[3PP]
Herd Animal, Ram, Dire[3PP]
Herd Animal, Ram[3PP]
Herd Animal, Sheep[3PP]
Hippogriff
Hobgoblin
Jinmenju
Kami, Kaminari
Lemkin[3PP]
Leprechaun[3PP]
Leucrotta
Lycanthrope, Werebat
Nightcaller[3PP]
Ogre
Ogren[3PP]
Oni, Ja Noi
Orc
Orc, Black[3PP]
Orc, Blood[3PP]
Orc, Ghost-Faced[3PP]
Orcish Warclops[3PP]
Orog[3PP]
Quickwood[3PP]
Redcap
Red Reaver
Siren
Skittergoat
Skunk[3PP]
Skvader
Spriggan, Fellnight
Stygira
Stymphalian Bird (Bronze Beak)[3PP]
Thawn
Thunderbird
Thylacine
Ubue[3PP]
Weasel
Weasel, Dire[3PP]
Weaverworm
Wolliped, Combat Trained
Wolliped, Domesticated/Wild
Wolpertinger
Wyvern
Wyvern, Fork-Tailed
Wyvern, Barbed-Tongued