Murmet are arcane constructs once created by the Spring Court of Leovigild. Half-way between beast and plant, Murmets are grown from earth regularly soaked in blood from trees that have the knots of their souls knitted with frayed strings of predatory animals. The result is an ambulatory, bipedal, wooden creature that feeds off of blood.
Elves of the now dead Spring Court used the Murmets as scarecrows and guardians. They were easily bound to a single place and trained to protect crops or manors with ferocity. The creatures supposedly cannot breed without the aid of mages, but there are tales in Ackenzal of wild Murmets who sneak into towns to drain the blood of children. Currently, the contruction of a Murmet is considered an aspect of Tekne, forbidden magic within areas under the influence of the Ascendant Church.