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Source: Bestiary 2, pg(s). 244
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Although capable of spaceflight and protecting their riders from the vacuum, shantaks are intelligent enough to be untrainable as mounts. Someone who wants to ride one must convince or magically coerce it, but the shantak has a tendency to strand riders in dangerous places or withdraw its protection. Despite this ability, shantaks rarely actually seek out new worlds for fear of being lost in space.