The Chronicles of Foxton
The Draconian Approach to Monster Hunting
Monsters in Temoris are unintelligent, but very dangerous. Some of them can breathe fire. Some have deadly poison. Some can turn a person to stone with a mere touch. Others are just huge and hungry. But regardless of their abilities, nobody wants them living near civilized areas. They kill livestock and threaten the lives and livelihoods of the common folk.
So the Draconians take any monster incursion seriously. When a monster is reported, they’ll move to investigate immediately. They’ll check for spoor and footprints, look for patterns of attack, and do some other basic groundwork to try to figure out what it is. A swarm of wyverns leaves different signs from a nest of cockatrices, which are different still from a hydra. And of course, what the peasants are describing as a monster might be something entirely different (and worse), like an undead or other intelligent creature.
If the monster is small, the Draconians will handle it themselves. However, they are not (for the most part) trained monster hunters, nor do they have the manpower to spend the time tracking and slaying something so dangerous. For larger, more dangerous monsters, the Draconians prefer to hire professional monster killers (AKA Adventurers) to take care of the problem. They’ll put out a bounty for the monster, advertise in the area (or, in the case of a small town, further afield), and licensed hunters will show up in the hopes of killing the beast and claiming the reward.