Rats are agile omnivorous rodents who live and hunt in packs. Their colonies can usually be found in dark places and underground facilities such as sewers, cellars and dungeons. They may carry various diseases, and are known to attack humans venturing into their turf. Due to their numbers, aggressiveness and sharp fangs, they can pose a lethal threat.
Dire rats are much larger and tougher than normal rats, and to an untrained commoner, even a single dire rat can be a deadly opponent.