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Special Thanks: Shivam Bhatt, Ross Bishop, Neil Burton, Weldon Chen, Richard Connery, Luis Fernando De Pippo, Tracy Everette, Matt Haag, Ben Jacobson, Tobin Melroy, Ashe Potter, Joshua

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This d20 System game accessory utilizes mechanics developed for the new DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, and Peter Adkison.

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Bestiary of Krynn, RevisedDesigners: Cam Banks, Andr La Roche

Additional Design: Jamie Chambers, Christopher Coyle, Sean Macdonald, Trampas WhitemanEditing: Jamie Chambers Proofreading: Elizabeth Baldwin, Christy Everette, Margaret Weis

Project Manager: Jamie Chambers Typesetter: Sean EveretteArt Director: Renae Chambers, Christopher Coyle Cover Artist: Jeff Easley

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Williams, Kevin Yan, Jim Zubkavich Cover Graphic Designer: Ken Whitman Interior Graphic Designer: Kevin T. Stein

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Chapter Two: Monstrous Prestige Classes ...................... 118 Ambient Tempest ................................................................................ 118Branch of Zivilyn .............................................................................. 120Child of Chemosh ............................................................................. 122Dragon Ravager ................................................................................ 124Scourge of Chaos ............................................................................. 125

Chapter Three: Monsters as Characters ......................... 127 Lacking Acceptance ........................................................................... 127Acceptance Check ............................................................................. 127Influencing Factors ........................................................................... 127Byspassing Prejudices ......................................................................... 129Acceptance and What It Means ............................................................ 129In Summary ...................................................................................... 130Areas Suited for Monstrous Characters ................................................ 130Suggested Monster Races .....................................................................131

Appendix One: Wilderness Encounters ........................... 133

Appendix Two: Monsters in DRAGONLANCE ........................146

ContentsAnkholian Undead ................................... 4Black Willow .......................................... 5Bloodrager ............................................ 7Centaur, Wendle ..................................... 8Chaos Wretch ........................................ 10Child of the Sea ...................................... 12Daemonlord .......................................... 16Daemon Warrior .................................... 17Dark Thrall of Onysablet ........................ 19Demon, Malrauthin ................................20Disir .....................................................22Draconian, Noble (Flame) ........................25Draconian, Noble (Frost) ........................26Draconian, Noble (Lightning) .................. 27Draconian, Noble (Vapor) .......................28Draconian, Noble (Venom) ......................29Dragon, Amphi .......................................30Dragon, Aquatic ....................................33Dragon, Fire .......................................... 37Dragon, Frost .......................................39Dragon Vassal .......................................42Dragonspawn .........................................43Dragonspawn, Abomination .....................45Elemental Minion ....................................48Eyewing ................................................. 51Feeder ...................................................52Flightless Birds ......................................53Forestmaster ..........................................55Funno ................................................... 57Giant, Desolation ................................... 57Giant, Half-Giant ..................................59Goblin, Cave Lord ..................................60Gurik Chaahl ........................................ 61Hatori ...................................................62

Horax ...................................................63Huldrefolk ............................................64Imp, Vapor ..............................................66Kalothagh ............................................. 67Kani Doll ..............................................68Knight Haunt .........................................70Kyrie ..................................................... 71Lizardfolk, Jarak-Sinn ............................ 73Magori ................................................. 75Mandibear ............................................. 77Mundane Animals .................................... 78Proto-Creature ..................................... 79Qlippoth ................................................ 81Razhak ..................................................82Remnant ................................................83Sacred Guardian ....................................84Saqualaminoi .........................................88Shadow Wight .......................................89Skorenoi ................................................ 91Skrit .....................................................92Skyfisher ................................................93Slig .......................................................94Swarm, Turbidus Leech ............................ 97Tainted-Blood .......................................98Tayfolk .................................................100Troll, Mewling ......................................103Tylor ...................................................104Undead Beast, Stahnk .............................105Undead Beast, Gholor ...........................107Urkhan Worm .......................................108Whisper Spider .......................................109Wichtlin ............................................... 112Wyndlass .............................................. 114Yaggol ................................................. 116

Chapter One: Monsters of Krynn ................................... 4

Introduction 3

ForewordThe draconians captured me firstmore years ago than I care to remember. (By Habbakuks fist, I think it was twenty years past when we played D&D around an old kitchen table in Evansville, Indiana.) Man-like creatures birthed from the corrupted eggs of dragons, they were quick to spirit me off to Krynn and take my imagination on a wild, glorious ride. Theyve held me prisoner ever since that first adventure, and since that time, Ive had the pleasure of liberally sprinkling them throughout my DRAGONLANCE novels. To this day, draconians remain unique to the world of Krynn. No commonplace orcs are they!

I was also captured by Ansalons great dragonsor perhaps captivated is a better word choice. With their intricate schemes and skillful manipulations of Krynns lesser beings, they were an unstoppable force to be feared by the D&D characters I played, and at the same time, they were the backbone of my DRAGONLANCE fiction. (I think the majestic blues of the desert are my favoriteflying through gales and dancing with lightning. I still mourn the passing of the Storm Over Krynn.)

The world is known for other unique creatures, too: the chaos wights bent on stealing minds and memories; the brutal thanoi from the brutally cold south; the whimsical kender; the tinkering gnomes; the sea-going minotaurs who could be your best friend or your most terrifying foe...

Passionate and powerful.Hideous and stunning.Divine, demonic, pitiable, and mysterious.The creatures of Krynn are all of those things and much,

much more. Masterfully created from the most talented minds in gaming to challenge the most stalwart of adventurers, I think they are the heart of a DRAGONLANCE campaign.

I wonder which creatures will capture you.

Jean RabeSummer 2003

Introduction

The thing entered the room swiftly despite its great bulk. The scraping sound they had heard was caused by its gigantic, bloated body sliding along the floor.A slug! Tas said, running up to examine it with interest.