Minotaurs are a strong and combative race of monstrous humanoids resembling bull%u2013human hybrids that were rare in Faerun.
Minotaurs are evil giant muscular humanoids with fur-covered bodies and bull-like heads. It was once believed that all minotaurs are male; actually cursed humans that had been altered by the gods or a demon lord to become a minotaur. That legend proved false as female minotaurs became more prevalent over the years.
Minotaurs are carnivores, but preferr the taste of human flesh. They love to dwell within maze-like caverns or ruins, where their innate sense of direction prevented them from getting lost. They lure travelers into their maze-like homes, where the minotaurs have the advantage over their unfortunate prey.
Many minotaurs can't be trusted with non-minotaur races at times, since most humanoids are their meal, and they will do anything for a quick bite out of a sleeping party member, slave owner, or wandering villager. They are not welcomed in any cities, and receive an immediate death sentence, or a stoning if caught. Or worse, they are hunted by multiple hunters seeking the thrill of giving the beasts a taste of their own medicine.
Minotaurs are not highly intelligent, but possess instinctive cunning and are adept at ambush attacks. Attacks in the dark are preferred so they can take advantage of their infravision. Minotaurs can track by scent alone, and will always investigate an unfamiliar scent. Minotaurs are fearless combatants, and will only retreat if their defeat was obvious.