Massive beasts, the man made creations of Doctor Meredith Ermindgarde and an early success of the Arasaard Project.
The fearsome horror of the Drow-Beholder-Liche!
The heroes stop in a small town ready to restock their traveling supplies and feed for their animals. All of the villagers are starving, and there is no food to be had. If the PCs are quick witted, their noble steeds might be slaughtered for food.