As the scholars often discuss whether unicorns are or are not horses, so they could discuss whether Black Unicorns are or are not unicorns.
As its name states, this creature’s smooth hide is always pitch black, sometimes even darker than a raven – if that is possible indeed. Its breath is said to be poisonous, yet even if this is not true it seems that the smell is hardly bearable.
Its eyes have a distinct evil glow during the night and many also claimed that the Black Unicorns are able to kill a man just with a stare.
This particular feature along with the clawed fingers and some of its behavior (the way it stalks its victims, for instance) determined many scholars to declare the Black Unicorn as being actually a type of daemonic creature, though this claim is disputed even to this day on the Beltaine Realm.