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Gargoyles (Gargoyle saxi) are humanoid creatures that defy taxonomic classification. They stand up to 2.0 meters tall and weigh up to 150 kilograms. They have dull grey skin, with a rough texture similar to stone.

Gargoyles are carnivorous, waiting in elevated areas and swooping down on prey below. There are marked differences between the European and American gargoyle, but they both remain a mystery to parazoologists.

Gargoyles seem to have an allergy to iron and other ferrous metals. Their flesh calcifies on death, making them immobile stone-like corpses, and thus they are difficult to autopsy and study post-mortem. Gargoyles tend to live in mountains and caves (with occasional sightings in urban areas) in the Northern regions of North America.

Related Species

The European Gargoyle (Gargoyle saxi sexus (Europaeus)) superficially resembles its North American cousin, the common Gargoyle. It stands about 1.5 meters in height and weighs 160 kilograms. It has a short, squat grey body with six limbs (two wings, two arms, and two legs). European gargoyle also has asymmetric dermal ridges and plates throughout its body. Some have a long tail.

The European Gargoyle is a nocturnal carnivore, swooping down from buildings like bird of prey. Some are rumored to hunt in packs. The genetics of the gargoyle are puzzling, as it seems that there are no females or young, and the genetic material of one gargoyle drastically differs from another. Some paranaturalists have begun calling the gargoyle's unique genetics "the chaos gene" due to this anomaly, based on the studies published by Dr. William Traupman of the Boortin Parabiological Institute in The Hague.

European gargoyles are found in tall buildings throughout Europe, although it is rarely sighted outside of Tír na nÓg and urban Germany.


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