Griffins are majestic part lion and part eagle creatures who often nest on high cliffs. Their feathers are sometimes used as ingredients in potions, such as dispel potions. Typically, they are found in arid regions such as Shapeir but they have occasionally inhabited other regions of Gloriana. One lived in Spielburg Valley until it was slain, its head ending up on the wall of the Spielburg Adventurers Guild.
- "This cross between a lion and an eagle is usually found in the more arid regions around mountainous areas, but an occasional griffin has been spotted as far north as Spielburg Valley. The mobility of flight adds to the danger from the knife-edged claws and beak. The Griffin has a curious affinity for mock turtles." (Excerpt from the QfG1 Manual)
- "The griffin is a highly intelligent creature which seldom attacks humans. However, this cross between an eagle and a lion is a ferocious fighter, and is extremely tough. It is difficult to kill, and will retreat from battle if seriously injured. Once its anger has been aroused, however, it will not forget an enemy.
Griffins can be found nesting on the rocky ledges of the mountains surrounding the desert regions." (Excerpt from the QfG2 Manual)