ZZT universeEditCentaurs are an ancient race of half-human, half-horse creatures. They are friendly, even a bit shy. The last thing is probably because the Ogres of Llewdor are always hunting on centaurs, because they like to eat their meat. Many live in the legendary Village of the Centaurs on the Island of Llewdor. They are on average six feet tall.
Centaurs are very skilled warriors, because they have the speed of a horse, and the strength of a man. They are always chased by the ogres, and therefore they have turned to be a bit reticent.
Legend has it that these majestic creatures are direct descendants of Zephyr, the Lady of the Winds, and Sirocco, the Wind Horse. Centaurs once lived and thrived in the centaur village located in heart of the forests of Llewdor. Their village was always heavily guarded by centaur sentries at all hours of day and night. Once a year the centaurs would invite the most esteemed wizards during their spring celebration honoring their ancestor and god, Sirocco. Crispin was fortunate enough to be invited to one of their annual feasts where they displayed their bountiful harvest and artistic expertise of various performing arts. Blessed with the dexterity of human hands and the speed and grace of a body similar to that of a horse, centaurs were skilled in vocations like farming as well as in combat training and warfare. The elder centaurs would try to teach their apprentices the importance of synergy and the balance in nature. The younger centaurs however considered themselves to be superior to all beasts and men. Centaurs lived a reclusive existence in their village and thus could not get any help as their village was attacked and destroyed by the ogres. It is tragic that their pride and faith in their own prowess led to their downfall. No one knows exactly where the surviving centaurs reside but rumor has it that they have since moved to the southern beach of the island of Llewdor. However this remains an assumption that has not as yet been proven for a fact.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Silver Lining's The Four Winds makes a reference to the centaurs and events of King's Quest ZZT 1, and parts of ZZT2. It expands on the the centaur's history as well.