This is something from one of my online RPG clubs. My character and one other wound up in a swordfight, the object of which was more or less to run each other through till they called it a draw. I can actually see gryphons doing this--and getting by with it. It has long been a complaint of mine that the game of Dungeons and Dragons--and their books--treats griffons as mere animals. Hah! Only highly intelligent creatures are crazy enough to do this!