Dark Sun - Destiny and sacrifice
This creature resembles a large, hairless canine. Its four-foot-long body is covered in loose folds of light brown, scaly hide. All four legs end in razor sharp claws, and large fangs protrude from its upper jaw.
The tembo is a savage predator that wille at anything, but it prefers the children of sentient races.
In addition to their physical speed and strength, it also boasts psionic powers and the ability to drain the life of their victims. Few are those who can withstand a pack of tembos.
During their escape from captivity in the arena of Tyr, the PCs encounter a tembo. With her ability to talk to animals, Zuri sends the beast on its slaver masters instead.