The Dauntless team has taken the lid off of one of the behemoths that players will face off against. Named "Embermane", and as the name implies, this formidable foe embodies "fire and fury". Embermane's lore background is posted to the official site and is a neat read for those who love knowing the story behind the game.
The behemoth struck without warning from the dense forest. I don’t know how something so big moved so swiftly. Before we knew it, Gorj was gone, snapped up in a pair of mighty jaws that cleaved him in two. What I could see of the creature was like an enormous cat, covered in leathery hide with a spiked frill and a single huge horn on its snout. It slipped back into the trees with a roar that shook the air itself and disoriented us all. The behemoth seemed to be everywhere and nowhere all at once.
Read it all on the Dauntless site.