a large monster from the Darklands, similar to a Kraan but bigger. The largest, Imperial Zlanbeast, are ridden by the Darklords themselves. Strangely, you can play all the Lone Wolf gamebooks and never actually get to fight one.
You see a zlanbeast from a distance.
As you battle on the bridge, a zlanbeast flies by overhead.
The zlanbeast flies away as the tower collapses.
You are in combat with a zlanbeast. (INCORRECT USE)