Fifth Elephant

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Monsters of Godville
Fifth Elephant
Class Behemoth
Habitat Savannah and grasslands
Description Big. Very, very big.

The Fifth Elephant (Elephas quintum) is monster that is the sad ex-mount of the fifth 'horse' rider of the apocalypse, who was disowned by the four riders we have today for his unconventional choice of mount.

Blaming his trusted friend, the fifth rider abandoned the Fifth Elephant and set off to find a more suitable creature to ride.

Thus was born the Fifth Elephant, grumpy and disgruntled, it wanders the wastes crushing the hopes, dreams and spines of heroes unfortunate enough to meet it.

Some say that only its old master can calm it, others say that humble offerings of fruit may help. Yet others say it's too dangerous to look into and use that old phrase 'let sleeping cats lie and angry elephants crush you to death'.

The truth is that much is still unknown about the Fifth Elephant. One thing we know for sure is elephants never forget. This means that without some serious therapy, this monster isn't going to change. Much more research needs to be done on this hot headed monster. If you happen to run into the Fifth Elephant, stand completely still and hopefully he will think you are a tree.

The Fifth Elephant, in some point in the past, collided with the Discworld in the vicinity of Überwald. At that time, it was large enough that, along with its four siblings, it could carry a whole world on its back as it stood on the back of a turtle. The impact was of such a force that it bent reality, and a smaller, less beneficent and very, very angry Fifth Elephant drifted off through space eventually coming to rest on the grasslands near Godville.


  • Sheer, brute strength
  • Ability to channel its vast reserves of anger into stomping slow Heroes
  • Long memory of those who dare oppose it, who will be chased to their final doom


  • Fermented fruit will send it staggering and bring it to its knees
  • Slow to pick up speed, enabling the fleet footed to flee
  • Prone to wander off, flapping its ears in bewilderment if distracted

Field Notes

  • One of our field agents did once happen to report of a squadron of Fifth Elephants in attack formation, and sketched out this scene ...


However we checked his medication, bought him a new sun hat and packed him off to somewhere a bit cooler.

  • Same field agent then sent in a Dispatch with a somewhat confusing account and a rather detailed, if shaky sketch, of Fifth Elephants chasing him after 'feasting on too much fermented fruit'...


  • More reliable agents have since been sent to inquire as to whether he or the elephants had been "feasting on too much fermented fruit."
  • This is what happens when an army of hungry, besieged Heroes encounter a Fifth Elephant...

The Fifth Elephant after a victorious hero has defeated it

Majora Hellaphant
Domestica Heffalump
Fortis Bald Mammoth • Hellephant
Mammuthae Bully Mammoth • Multi-tusked Mammoth • Yorkshire Mammoth
Elephantidae incertae sedis Elephant of Surprise • Elephantom • Fifth Elephant • HTMLephant • Irrelephant • Pink Elephant • Psycophant • Undercover Elephant