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Quintaped
Species information
Hair colour

Red-brown

Native range

Isle of Drear

Alternative names

Hairy MacBoons

Distinction(s)

Five legs

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXXXX

Status

Beast

The Quintaped, also known as the Hairy MacBoon, is a dangerous magical beast with five legs, each ending in a clubfoot, and is covered with thick, red-brown hair.

Nature

Distribution

Quintapeds are only found of the Isle of Drear, which has been made Unplottable because of the danger.

Interaction with humans

The quintaped is carnivorous, with a particular taste for humans and as such are extremely hostile towards them.

Etymology

The prefix quint- means "five", while -ped refers to legs. Hence, "quintaped" refers to something having five legs (maybe saying Fivelegs); this leads to a mystery about a relation to the similar creature 5 Legger. The Quint-part of the name could possibly be taken from the legend-told Quintius MacBoon whose first name starts with Quint and was transformed to a Quintaped.

Uses

Quintaped

The number five, in runic.

The five club footed legs of the Quintaped are used to represent the number five, in the runic alphabet. [1] Incidentally, the classification of the creature is also five X's.

History

According to legend, Isle of Drear was populated by two wizard families, the MacBoon clan and the McClivert clan, who were apparently rivals. The family heads, Dugald McClivert and Quintius MacBoon, got drunk and engaged in a wizard's duel, which resulted in Dugald's death. In retaliation, the McCliverts attacked the MacBoons, turning them all into monstrous five-legged beasts. However, the MacBoons were infamously inept wizards, and the McCliverts realised too late that they had made the MacBoons infinitely more deadly. Resisting desperate McClivert attempts to untransfigure them, the MacBoons killed all the resident McCliverts.

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A Quintaped.

Whether the legend is true or not is unclear. There are no surviving McCliverts or MacBoons today that can relay the fate of their ancestors. For their part, the Quintapeds have resisted all attempts by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures to Untransfigure them, and they are unable to communicate with the Quintaped. It can only be assumed that, if they are indeed Transfigured MacBoons, then they are happy to live the rest of their lives as Quintapeds.[2]


Appearances

Notes and references


Study of Ancient Runes
Ancient Runes Made Easy
Professor: Bathsheda Babbling
Textbooks: Advanced Rune Translation · Ancient Runes Made Easy · Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms · Rune Dictionary · Spellman's Syllabary
Known Runes: Acromantula · Demiguise · Ehwaz · Eihwaz · Fwooper · Graphorn · Hydra · Quintaped · Runespoor · Salamander · Unicorn · Unknown · Mark of Merlin


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