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  • Goblin

    The term goblins actually comprises three separate subspecies of creatures. It also refers specifically to the smallest and most numerous subspecies of these three. Proper goblins are small, even more so than [[Halfling|halflings]]. They breed very …

  • Fey

    The Fey are the inhabitants of the [[Feywild]], created by [[The Sisters|The Four Sisters]] to guard that bright realm against the [[Primordials]] and their servants. They tend to be somewhat capiricious and not entirely friendly in their dealings with …

  • Orc

    Orcs are a race of savage and tribal humanoids that are considered a menace by most civilized peoples. Their race is believed to have originated in the rugged steppes and mountains of [[Turkhast]], far to the south of [[Aldorath]]. They predominantly …

  • Giant

    Giants are a race of creatures created by the [[Titan|titans]], in reflection of how the titans were created by the [[Primordials]]. Giants superficially resemble [[Human|humans]] of incredible stature, but, in fact, each one is tied to a particular …

  • Old Ones

    The "Old Ones" is the term given by the people of [[Seowyns Crossing|Seowyn's Crossing]] to a race that may have lived in their region of [[Aldorath]] before them. Although they have left few visual clues, the Old Ones appear to have been ogre or troll …

  • Gnoll

    Gnolls are the children of [[Yeenoghu]], a terrible [[demon]] lord known as the Beast of Butchery and the Ruler of Ruin. According to their faith, they were created when Yeenoghu fed some of his most cunning and powerful fiendish servants to a pack of …

  • demon

    No one is sure exactly what the first demons were. Some suggest they were a race of foul entities from the depths of the [[Elemental Chaos]] called the tanari'i. Some say that they were [[Primordials]] who fled into the depths of the [[Abyss]] rather than …

  • Titan

    The titans were the first living creations of the [[Primordials]] during the [[Dawn War]]. Seeing that the [[Gods]] were bolstered and aided by the races they created, the Primordials gathered raw elements from the [[Elemental Chaos]] and shaped them into …

  • Devil

    During the [[Dawn War]], the [[Exarch]] [[Asmodeus]] took advantage of the confusion to slay the [[Mourned God]]. Those [[Angel|Angels]] that followed him into his rebellion expected to become angels to the new god Asmodeus. Instead, they were cursed by …

  • Dragon

    During the [[Dawn War]], as the [[Gods]] and the [[Primordials]] battled, the gods [[The Dark Lady and the Bright Lord|Bahamut]] and [[The Dark Lady and the Bright Lord|Tiamat]] created creatures in their own image to serve them in their struggles. Over …

  • Angel

    During the [[Dawn War]], the [[Primordials]] created soldiers to act as their armies and allies. These beings of elemental might clothed in armor were called [[Archon|Archons]], and their appearance devastated the mortals of [[Tol]] that were fighting on …

  • Archon

    Archons are an order of lesser [[Angel|angels]] who serve the [[Gods]]. They are generally bound into fixed and finite forms, and they serve specific purposes. Lantern Archons bring the light of the deities to the faithful. Hound Archons are …

  • Efreet

    Efreeti are powerful elemental beings of fire from the [[Elemental Chaos]]. Although they were independent of the [[Primordials]], the genies threw their lot in with them during the [[Dawn War]]. This decision has cost them greatly. The [[Gods]] have …

  • Genie

    Genies (also spelled djinni) are powerful elemental beings of wind and storm from the [[Elemental Chaos]]. Although they were independent of the [[Primordials]], the genies threw their lot in with them during the [[Dawn War]]. This decision has cost them …

  • Cyclops

    The cyclops are a race of [[Giant|Giants]] created by the [[Fomorian|Fomorians]] to serve them in their realm of the [[Feydark]]. No one is certain why they were created with only one eye each, but there are several theories. According to one popular …

  • Fomorian

    Towards the end of the [[Dawn War]], the [[Gods]] and their allies began to put the forces of the [[Primordials]] on the run. One tribe of [[Giant|giants]] fled from the Gods into the [[Feywild]]. As the [[Primal Spirits]] called [[The Totems]] pursued …

  • Aberration

    Aberrations are reality and sanity twisting horrors that originate in the mysterious [[Far Realm]]. No one is sure what power has coaxed them to seek out [[Tol]], but no one doubts that they could be a threat as terrible as the [[Primordials]] if they …

  • Undead

    When creatures die, most of their spirits pass naturally into the [[Shadowfell]] and beyond. In some cases, however, their corpses are brought back to an unnatural state called undeath, in which they are neither fully living nor entirely dead. From then …

  • Kobold

    Kobolds are a diminuative, reptilian race distantly related to both [[Dragon|Dragons]] and [[Dragonborn]]. They were created by [[The Dark Lady and the Bright Lord|Tiamat]] to be creatures that would be able to move in the shadows and do the Dark Lady's …

  • Dark Ones

    The Dark Ones are a strange race of humanoids that have appeared in the [[Shadowfell]]. It's believed that they are native to the plane, but they've retreated into deeper darkness since the rise of the [[Shadar kai|Shadar-Kai]]. They don't generally …

  • Tarrasque

    The Tarrasque, often called the Worldshaker, is the greatest of the [[Abominations]], living weapons that the [[Primordials]] fashioned to aid them in the [[Dawn War]]. The Tarrasque (for there is only one), is an engine of destruction, made for nothing …

  • Abominations

    The Abominations were living weapons created in the [[Dawn War]]. Some were created by the [[Primordials]] to use against the [[Gods]], and some by the gods to fight the Primordials. The most terrible of these was the [[Tarrasque]],crafted by the …

  • Yuan Ti

    The Yuan-Ti are a race of decadent snake-men who inhabit the continent of [[Velnar]]. They first inhabited only the eastern jungles of Velnar, but their Empire slowly spread westward, causing [[Human|humans]] native to Velnar to make exodus to other lands …

  • Lycanthrope

    Lycanthropes are creatures who're believed to have originated in the more savage places of the [[Feywild]]. Their natural forms are hybrids of humanoid creatures, mixed with an animal. The most common varieties are wolves, tigers, rats, bears, and boars, …

  • Mind Flayer

    Mind flayer is the more common term for the [[Far Realm]] entities that call themselves [[Illithid|illithids]].

  • Illithid

    Illithids, or [[Mind Flayer|mind flayers]] as they are known to most folk on [[Tol]], are evil entities from the [[Far Realm]]. The first mind flayers must've appeared on Tol long ago, as pictures of them warring with the so-called [[Old Ones]] of central …

  • Drake

    Drakes are small to large reptilian creatures, possibly of [[Dragon|draconic]] origin. They are fairly common, being only somewhat less common and accepted than cats and dogs, even among relatively poor households and farms. One farm may have a cat, while …

  • Uluthog

    Uluthog is known as the Worm who Gnaws the World. Manifesting as a massive purple worm, many of the peoples of [[Tol]] believe uluthog created the [[Underdark]] as it gnawed its holes, connecting caverns and even worlds. Uluthog's Underdark connects to …

  • Demon

    No one is sure exactly what the first demons were. Some suggest they were a race of foul entities from the depths of the [[Elemental Chaos]] called the tanari'i. Some say that they were [[Primordials]] who fled into the depths of the [[Abyss]] rather than …

  • Githyanki

    The githyanki are one of two races descended from an unknown proto-race native to [[Tol]]. At some point in the past, their ancestors were captured and taken by the [[Illithid|illithids]] to the [[Far Realm]]. After the rebellion of [[Gith Devnara]], the …

  • Bullywug

    Bullywug are a batrachian race of frog-people indigenous to the continent of [[Aldorath]]. They tend to take up residence in swamps and are often encountered by the [[Halfling|halflings]] of [[Dalenshire]]. Although they were born of the natural world, …

  • Glurup

    Glurup was a [[Bullywug]] of some means and substance. He had dabbled in the arcane arts and made himself a mud lord over a small tribe, ultimately leading them north to lands where Bullywugs were less well-known. He was tempted by the promises of a [[ …

  • Choker

    Chokers are nasty, opportunistic creatures that're believed to have evolved in the [[Feywild]]. The common Cavern Choker tends to lair in underground ruins or caves, emerging at night to catch small game or lone travelers. The larger Feygrove Choker often …

  • Elemental

    Although the term elemental can be used as an adjective to describe a creature that has been infused with the energies of the [[Elemental Chaos]], when used as a noun, it refers to a native of that plane, made up entirely of that plane's form of matter. …

  • Insects

    Although most insects are relatively benign or innocuous, such as [[Fire Wasp|Fire Wasps]], the nature of [[Tol]] is such that some present great threats to the average person. This can generally happen in one of three ways. If an insect is exposed to …

  • Ooze

    Oozes are amorphous creatures that often prowl the deepest parts of dungeons. When small, they can prove beneficial, keeping a dungeon free of vermin and detritus. Few remain small, however, and they often pose a threat to anything living near them. They …

  • Constructs

    Constructs are not technically alive. They are created for a purpose, usually protection or war, and set to specific tasks. Although [[Warforged]] may have started life as simple constructs, they have become self-aware and do possess souls, setting them …

  • Naxarchul

    Naxarchul was a Gauth Beholder who sought the [[Mirror of Dark Gnosis]] in [[Homestead]]. He was slain by the [[Fire Wasps]] in a terrible battle which almost cost [[:ghost]] her life.

    Duergar

    During the [[Dawn War]], the race of the [[Dwarf|Dwarves]] languished in slavery to the [[Giant|Giants]] in the frozen northlands of [[Jotunheld]]. Some, like [[Balgon Fivebraids]] councilled patience, knowing that [[The Thanes of the Five Halls]] would …

  • Ogre

    Ogres are large, bestial humanoids, known for their voracious appetites and thieving ways. They are rarely very intelligent, but they possess a feral cunning which makes them quite dangerous. They often lord it over smaller humanoids, or find themselves …

  • Sphinx

    Sphinxes are a curious race of creatures hailing from the [[Desolation of Azmartheon]] possessing a [[Human]]-like head, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle. They are known for their facility with riddles and their curious nature. Being made up …

  • Cave Fisher

    Cave fishers are curious creatures resembling arthropods or [[Insects|insects]]. They dwell underground, casting out filaments to "fish" for prey. While they normally eat insects, small reptiles, rats, and other vermin, they will not hesitate to attack a …

  • Greepu

    Greepu is a [[Kobold]] warrior who was found in the service of the Green [[Dragon]] [[Valryke]] by the [[Fire Wasps]]. He and his war band had come from a larger kobold tribe to the southeast of [[Barwych]] to meet Valryke and swear their fealty. They had …

  • Yeti

    Yeri are a large humanoid species native to frozen climes in northern [[Aldorath]] and in [[Jotunheld]]. They are aggressive, hostile, and will happily dine on the flesh of humanoid creatures, which they consider delicious. The [[Fire Wasps]] ran into …

  • Mengybone

    Auntie Mengybone was a briar hag who haunts the western edge of the [[Murkendraw]]. She was responsible for drawing [[Brighthorn Castle]] into the swamps, causing its transformation into [[Blackthorn Castle]]. She pulled down the castle and imprisoned its …

  • Sahuagin

    Sahuagin, also called "Sea Devils", are a vicious race of shark-like humanoids who inhabit the [[Sea of Sunken Fires]]. Worshipers of [[Dagon]], the murderous [[Demon]] of the deep seas, they willingly embrace their role as the ocean's premier predators. …

  • Brekhu

    Brekhu was a [[Barghest]], a [[Demon]]-infused monster combining the worst traits of [[Goblin]] and [[Wolf]]. This terrible amalgam led wolves and goblins alike out from [[Gristamere]] on a murderous spree. Among the victims of their swath of destruction …

  • Barghest

    Once in a while, a particularly vile [[Goblin]] or [[Goblin|Hobgoblin]] parent will be especially "blessed" by a [[Demon|demonic]] patron. Their offspring will infused with demonic blood and an affinity for wolves. Eventually, they learn to shift their …

  • Ssivrik

    Ssivrik is a [[Sahuagin]] priest in service to the [[Demon]] [[Dagon]]. In the name of Dagon, Ssivrik sought to cement an alliance between the sahuagin and the [[Orc|orcs]] of [[Sharbaduk]] as part of the [[Three Heads War]]. After Ssivrik's death at the …

  • Oni

    Oni are a race related to [[Ogre|ogres]] and [[Giant|giants]] that plague the lands of [[Tol]]. Due to an ancient pact with the powers of the [[Shadowfell]], oni possess magical abilities that make them more intelligent, cunning, and dangerous than their …

  • Gillik

    Gillik was an [[Oni]] who planned to carve a kingdom for himself in the mountains of southern [[Kurdenheim]]. He killed and replaced an old [[Human|Hastane]] named [[Nagi]] and began to kidnap people to fuel his magics. He ran afoul of the [[Fire Wasps]], …

  • Myconid

    Myconids are an aggressive species of sentient fungus native to the [[Feydark]]. Although individually they are not very intelligent, they are all linked to the mind of Sovereign, their ruling entity. They expand into new territory whenever possible. < …

  • Kumaat

    Kumaats are terrible [[Fey]] creatures of nightmare. They delight in manifesting among "weaker" mortal species on [[Tol]] and forging legends of "bogeymen" and hauntings. They do this by entering a normal mortal animal and turning it into something huge, …

  • Targrek

    Targrek is an oni mage slaver who ran afoul of the [[Fire Wasps]] in [[Gristamere]]. He had been involved in trading slaves with [[Delben Larkspur]] and his plot with the [[Neogi]], feeding off the terror that the slaving ring was creating. Targrek …

  • Neogi

    Neogi are a foul race from the [[Far Realm]]. Like many other [[Aberration|Aberrations]], they have taken up residence in the [[Underdark]], away from the eyes of more wholesome beings. Neogi are master slavers, and they often scheme with corrupt dwellers …

  • Slaad

    Slaadi are extradimensional entities from the [[Elemental Chaos]] that resemble a combination of reptile and frog. They embody the more chaotic aspects of the elements, and they constantly seek to further their agendas on [[Tol]] and to spread their …

  • Madjack

    The Madjack is a green-skinned [[Slaad]] that invaded the [[Goblin]] land of [[Gristamere]]. It was imprisoned within the mining colony of [[Kor Malkosh]], where ancient goblin wizards imprisoned it deep beneath the earth. Slowly, its location was …

  • Grundlemog

    Grundlemog is a troll who was serving at [[Fort Orcfolly]] when the [[Fire Wasps]] slipped in and rescued [[Belerion ap Kadishai]]. He was slain by them during the rescue.

    Dareon

    Dareon is an [[Angel]] of [[Shandalene]]. He appeared to [[:eustace | Eustace]] and the [[Fire Wasps]] when Eustace prayed for aid in [[Zagundarga]] to reconsecrate an ancient temple there to Shandalene's power. Because of Eustace's sacrifice of the [[ …

  • Drauthi

    Drauthi was a young adult white dragon that was the pet of the [[Giant|Frost Giant]] [[Forseti]]. She was slain in the ruins of [[Isvakaborg]] Keep by the [[Fire Wasps]].

    Aspis

    Aspis are weevil-like insects. They are [[Aberrations]] from the [[Far Realm]] that enter [[Tol]] through burrows that they make between the worlds. Luckily, other Far Realm inhabitants find Aspis burrows impossible to negotiate. Aspis like to create …

  • Locathah

    Locathah are a race of icthyic creatures that live in the deep waters of [[Tol]]. They are neither particularly friendly or unfriendly to surface-dwellers, but they are curious about dry-landers, and they will often surface in order to trade the treasures …

  • Wyvern

    Wyverns are a brutish reptilian species related to [[Dragon|dragons]]. They have no breath weapon as a true dragon does, but their tails are equipped with a poisonous sting. There is a large concentration of them in the area called [[Wyvern Island]]. They …

  • Vythak the Reaver

    Vythak the Reaver was a Green [[Dragon]] who dwelled in ancient [[Dragonborn]] ruins in the [[Desolation of Azmartheon]] and raided various caravans attempting to traverse the wastes. He was slain by the [[Gold Dragon Company]] of [[Adventurers]], but not …

  • Sherakuul

    Sheraku’ul was an [[Illithid]] [[Ardent]] who came from the [[Far Realm]] and made his headquarters in the dungeons of the [[Fortress of Grandor]]. He was summoning an army of [[Aberration|Aberrations]] with intent to open a rift to the Far Realm and then …

  • Lich

    A lich is a powerful [[Undead]] magic wielder, considered one of the most dangerous types of Undead that there can be. Powerful [[Cleric|priests]] or [[Wizard|mages]], if they value immortality over morality, can perform a terrible ritual that gives them …

  • Hellstrom

    Very little is known of Captain Hellstrom, the undead captain of the cursed ship, _[[Dagon's Wrath]]_. It's not even clear what kind of undead he is, but it's clear that he and his evil crew are filled with a fury against all the living. It's often said …

  • Myrmidon

    Early in the first years of the [[Dawn War]], the [[Primordials]] realized that they were at a disadvantage in fighting the [[Gods]]. The Primordials were not very imaginative in their creation of races, so they were aided primarily by the [[Giant|giants …

  • Kalok

    Kalok is a [[Archon|Hound Archon]] in the service of [[Shandalene]]. Even among archons, he is known for his loyalty and bravery. He was recently enlisted by Shandalene to answer the prayer of Brother [[:eustace | Eustace]] in the [[Battle of Blacksails …

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