|Images of Kurnugian jackals|
Source: Troubles in Otari, pg(s). 61
Upon birth, the only difference between a Kurnugian jackal and a mundane one is a third eye at the center of its forehead. At its apex of power, however, a Kurnugian jackal can grow to be twice the size of a mundane jackal.
In addition to the hunting prowess of a mundane jackal, a Kurnugian jackal gains humanoid-level intelligence and the ability to hypnotize prey with its gaze. The jackal can then use its third eye to incite feelings of intense pain in those it has hynotized, and can remove memories of its acts from victims upon ending the hypnotic state. It can also inflict magical paralysis, see invisible objects, bend others to its will, emit tendrils of harmful darkness, and afflict others with unsettling, compulsory laughter.
A Kurnugian jackal's powers come from its connection to the Mother of Monsters, the deity Lamashtu. With gleeful cruelty, it lures its prey into becoming lost in wilderness and feasts on the emotional helplessness, even repeating the process should the prey find its way home. If the prey dies, it eats the corpse's flesh.