List of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition monsters

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This is the list of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition monsters, an important element of that role-playing game.[1] This list only includes monsters from official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition supplements published by TSR, Inc. or Wizards of the Coast, not licensed or unlicensed third party products such as video games or unlicensed Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition manuals.

Contents

MC1–5 Monstrous Compendiums[edit]

MC6–10 Monstrous Compendiums[edit]

MC11–15 Monstrous Compendiums[edit]

TSR 2140 - Monstrous Manual (1993)[edit]

TSR 2602 - Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994)[edit]

TSR 2501 - Monstrous Compendium - Mystara Appendix (1994)[edit]

TSR 2153 - Monstrous Compendium - Ravenloft Appendix III: Creatures of Darkness (1994)[edit]

Monstrous Compendium Annuals[edit]

TSR 2433 - Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II: Terrors Beyond Tyr (1995)[edit]

TSR 2613 - Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix II (1995)[edit]

TSR 2162 - Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium Appendices I & II (1996)[edit]

TSR 2524 - Savage Coast Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1996)[edit]

TSR 2635 - Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix III (1998)[edit]

TSR 3140 - Birthright - Blood Spawn: Creatures of Light and Shadow (2000)[edit]

Other sources[edit]

This section lists fictional creatures for AD&D 2nd edition from various sources not explicitly dedicated to presenting monsters. Primarily, these are the separate sourcebooks and expansions for the Forgotten Realms, Al-Qadim and other campaign settings produced by TSR.

Spelljammer[edit]

Forgotten Realms[edit]

TSR1060 - Ruins of Undermountain (1991)[edit]

The Forgotten Realms Ruins of Undermountain boxed set included 8 unnumbered 5-hole punched loose-leaf pages of creature descriptions in Monstrous Compendium format.

ISBN 1-56076-061-3

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Beholder (Elder Orb) Monstrous Manual (1993), Black Spine (1994), I, Tyrant (1996), Lords of Madness (2005)
Beholder-kin (Death Kiss) Monstrous Manual (1993), Black Spine (1994), I, Tyrant (1996), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Lords of Madness (2005), Dragon Compendium, Volume 1 (2005)
Darktentacles Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), Monster Manual II (2002)
Ibrandlin Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996), Priest's Spell Compendium, Volume One (1999), Monsters of Faerûn (2001)
Scaladar Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995), City of Splendors: Waterdeep (2005)
Sharn Netheril: Empire of Magic (1996), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Anauroch: The Empire of the Shade (2007), Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (2008)
Slithermorph None
Snakes, Flying Races of Faerûn (2003) Flying Fang and Deathfang
Steel Shadow None
Watchghost Wizard's Spell Compendium, Volume One (1996), Monsters of Faerûn (2001)

TSR9326 - The Drow of the Underdark (1991)[edit]

This 128-page softbound book provides additional details on the history, culture and society of the dark elves, and includes 9 additional creature descriptions in Monstrous Compendium format on pages 113-127.

ISBN 1-56076-132-6

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Bat, Deep 113-114 Dragon #90 (1984), D&D Master Rules (1985) (Werebat), Monstrous Compendium Ravenloft Appendix (1991) (Werebat), Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991) (Werebat), Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1991), 1991 Trading Cards Set #383 (Werebat), Night Howlers (1992) (Werebat), Monstrous Manual (1993), Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium Appendices I & II (1996) (Werebat), Monsters of Faerûn (2001) (Night Hunter, Sinister) Azmyth, Night Hunter, Sinister and Werebat
Dragon, Deep 115-116 Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1991), Monstrous Manual (1993), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #52 (2005), Drow of the Underdark (2007), Draconomicon (2008) (as "Purple Dragon")
Myrlochar 117 Monsters of Faerûn (2001)
Pedipalp 118-119 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980), Monster Manual II (1983), Tome of Horrors (2002) Large (Schizomida), Huge (Amblypygus) and Giant (Uropygi)
Rothé, Deep 120-121 Fiend Folio (1981), Monstrous Manual (1993), Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2001)
Solifugid 122 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980), Monster Manual II (1983), Tome of Horrors (2002) Large, Huge and Giant
Spider, Subterranean 123-124 Ruins of Undermountain (1991) (Hunting as "Spider, Flying", Watch), Monstrous Manual (1993), City of Splendors (1994) (Watch), Monsters of Faerûn (2001) (Hairy, Sword), Faiths and Pantheons (2002) (Hairy), City of Splendors: Waterdeep (2005) (Watch) Hairy, Hunting, Sword and Watch
Spitting Crawler 125 Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2001)
Yochlol 126-127 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980), Monster Manual II (1983), Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix II (1995), Villains' Lorebook (1998), Dungeon #84 (2001), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Fiendish Codex I (2006), Demon Queen's Enclave (2008)

TSR1083 - Menzoberranzan (1992)[edit]

The Forgotten Realms Menzoberranzan boxed set included 7 pages of creature descriptions in Monstrous Compendium format, bound into the first book of the set (The City) on pages 88–94.

ISBN 1-56076-460-0

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Alhoon (Illithilich) 88 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996), The Illithiad (1998), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Lords of Madness (2005), D&D Miniatures: Night Below #38 (2007)
Cloaker Lord 89 Monsters of Faerûn (2001)
Foulwing 90 Dragon #197 (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Lost Empires of Faerûn (2005)
Lizard, Subterranean 91 Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2001), Dungeon #94 (2002) Pack Lizard
Riding Lizard 92 Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2001)
Wingless Wonder 93-94 Dragon #40 (1980), Wizard's Spell Compendium, Volume Four (1998), Secrets of the Magister (2000) True and Transformed

TSR1084 - Ruins of Myth Drannor (1993)[edit]

The Forgotten Realms The Ruins of Myth Drannor boxed set included 8 unnumbered 5-hole punched loose-leaf pages of creature descriptions in Monstrous Compendium format.

ISBN 1-56076-569-0

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Aratha (Killer Beetle) Monstrous Manual (1993)
Baelnorn Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves (1998), Monsters of Faerûn (2001)
Blazing Bones Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Doomsphere (Ghost Beholder) Monstrous Manual (1993), Black Spine (1994), I, Tyrant (1996), Monsters of Faerûn (2001)
Electrum Dragon Dragon #74 (1983), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Fang Dragon Dragon #134 (1988), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Draconomicon (2003), D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #48 (2006), Draconomicon (2008) (as "Gray Dragon")
Dread Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Lost Empires of Faerûn (2005)
Feystag (Calygraunt) Dragon #89 (1989) (as "Calygraunt"), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Lythlyx Dragon #43 (1980), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Magebane Dragon #140 (1988), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Metalmaster (Sword Slug) Dragon #139 (1988), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Lost Empires of Faerûn (2005)
Naga, Bone Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Monster Manual II (2002), Serpent Kingdoms (2004), D&D Miniatures: Unhallowed set #34, Monster Manual (2008)
Ormyrr Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Monster Manual II (2002)
Windghost Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Monster Manual II (2002)
Xantravar (Stinging Horror) Dragon #140 (1988), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Xaver Dragon #94 (1985), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)

TSR1085 - Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (1993)[edit]

The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2nd edition) boxed set included 8 unnumbered 5-hole punched loose-leaf pages of creature descriptions in Monstrous Compendium format.

ISBN 1560766174

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Aballin Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Monsters of Faerûn (2001)
Baneguard Shadowdale (1989), Ruins of Undermountain (1991), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Lost Empires of Faerûn (2005) Direguard
Bonebat Halls of the High King (1990), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996), Monsters of Faerûn (2001) Battlebat
Deepspawn Dwarves Deep (1990), Monstrous Manual (1993), Pool of Radiance: Attack on Myth Drannor (2000), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Lost Empires of Faerûn (2005)
Dracolich Dragon #110 (1986), Waterdeep and the North (1987), Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), 1991 Trading Cards #251, Monstrous Manual (1993), 1993 Trading Cards #387, Cult of the Dragon (1998), Draconomicon (2003), Dragon #344 "The Ecology of the Dracolich" (2006), D&D Miniatures: War of the Dragon Queen set #31 (2006), Dragon: Monster Ecologies (2007), Monster Manual (2008)
Gambado Fiend Folio (1981), Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Tome of Horrors (2002)
Gibbering Mouther Lost Tamoachan (1979), Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (1979), Monster Manual II (1983), Dragon #160 "The Ecology of the Gibbering Mouther" (1990), Assassin Mountain (1993), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Monster Manual (2000, 2003), D&D Miniatures: Aberrations set #50 (2004), Lords of Madness (2005), Monster Manual (2008)
Gibberling Fiend Folio (1981), Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #265 (1999), Monsters of Faerûn (2001)
Helmed Horror Halls of the High King (1990), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Priest's Spell Compendium, Volume Three (2000), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Dragon #302 (2002), Lost Empires of Faerûn (2005), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #37 (2005), Monster Manual (2008)
Lock Lurker Dragon #139 (1988), Haunted Halls of Evening Star (1992), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Priest's Spell Compendium, Volume Three (2000)
Naga, Dark Dragon #89 (1984), Anauroch (1991), Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1991), Dragon #261 "The Ecology of the Dark Naga: Fool Me Twice" (1999), Monster Manual (2000, 2003), D&D Miniatures: Underdark set #33 (2005), Monster Manual (2008)
Nishruu Halls of the High King (1990), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), Lost Empires of Faerûn (2005)
Quaggoth Fiend Folio (1981), Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992), Monstrous Manual (1993), Dragon #265 (1999), Monsters of Faerûn (2001), D&D Miniatures: War Drums set #57 (2006), Drow of the Underdark (2007)
Skum Polyhedron #67 (1992), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Monster Manual (2000, 2003)
Tressym Haunted Halls of Evening Star (1992), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994), Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2001), Lost Empires of Faerûn (2005)

TSR9563 - Powers & Pantheons (1997)[edit]

The Forgotten Realms campaign expansion Powers & Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd contained next to the description of many deities also new creatures.

ISBN 0-7869-0657-X

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Divine Minion 187 Planescape Campaign Setting (1994) (Minion of Set) Magical servants of Mulhorandi deities with the ability to shapechange into specific animals.
Elder Eternal Evil 188-191 Dendar the Night Serpent, Kezef the Chaos Hound, Ityak-Ortheel, the Elf-Eater Titanic mythological evil creatures from the Outer Planes related to Abeir-Toril's prehistory
Shade 192 Monster Manual II (1983), Dragon #126 "The Ecology of the Shade" (1987), Dragon #213 (1995), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (1998), Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2001), Races of Faerûn (2003), Dragon #307 (2003), Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (2008) Humans or demihumans imbued with the essence of the Plane of Shadow

Dragonlance[edit]

TSR9294 - Dragon's Rest (1990)[edit]

The Dragonlance adventure Dragon's Rest by Rick Swan contained three new fictional creatures. Its TSR product code was DLA3.

ISBN 0-88038-869-2

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Chronolily 57 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995) Immense sentient flower whose nectar reveals images of the past, present and future.
Chulcrix 58 Gigantic carnivorous worm with two pincers dwelling on the Ethereal plane.
Gk'lok-Lok 59 Tribal creatures consisting of stalk-like tendrils that spend their lives dormant, re-experiencing the lives of dead warriors.

TSR9334 - Wild Elves (1991)[edit]

The Dragonlance adventure Wild Elves by Scott Bennie contained six new fictional creatures. Its TSR product code was DLS4.

ISBN 1-56076-140-7

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Curotai 56 Kagonesti transformed into six-armed ferocious evil fighter.
Dragon, Spider 57 Dragon-like evil creature with spider-legs and eyes.
Handmaiden of Takhisis 58 Jiathuli Powerful evil entity with many spell-casting abilities serving Takhisis.
Ice Vampire 59 Undead Kagonesti with the ability to manipulate cold and a hunger for the warmth of living creatures.
Spider Horse 60 Predatory hybrid between a spider and a horse.
Weapon, Living 61 Evil spirit animating a melee weapon.

TSR9344 - Taladas: The Minotaurs (1991)[edit]

The Dragonlance game accessory Taladas: The Minotaurs by Colin McComb contained several new creatures. Its TSR product code was DLR2.

ISBN 1-56076-150-4

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Children of the Sea 61 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (1998) Child of the Sea and Accantus Human-like aquatic race that reproduces with humans. Accanta are wild and aggressive versions of the children of the sea that possess additional powers.
Grain Nymph 62 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (1998) Cultivated relatives of the nymph associated with farmland
Yrasda 63 Aphelka, Thanic and Ushama Irda-like race closely linked to the sea with the ability to shapechange into a specific sea creature

TSR9382 - Flint's Axe (1992)[edit]

The Dragonlance adventure Flint's Axe by Tim Beach contained a new creature. Its TSR product code was DLQ2.

ISBN 1-56076-422-8

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Tyin 32 Adult and larva 9-foot-tall (2.7 m) grotesque semi-intelligent humanoid predator that can spit acid.

Al-Qadim[edit]

TSR1077 - Land of Fate (1992)[edit]

The Al-Qadim Land of Fate boxed set contains 8 unnumbered 5-hole punched loose-leaf pages in Monstrous Compendium format.

ISBN 1-56076-329-9

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Genie of Zakhara, Dao Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1994), Monstrous Manual (1993)
Genie of Zakhara, Djinni Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1994), Monstrous Manual (1993)
Genie of Zakhara, Efreeti Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1994), Monstrous Manual (1993)
Genie of Zakhara, Janni Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1995), Monstrous Manual (1993)
Genie of Zakhara, Marid Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1995), Monstrous Manual (1993)
Giant, Island
Giant, Ogre
Roc, Zakharan Common, Great and Two-Headed
Yak-Man (Yikaria) Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995)

TSR9366 - Golden Voyages (1992)[edit]

The Al-Qadim Golden Voyages boxed set by David "Zeb" Cook contains 4 unnumbered 5-hole punched loose-leaf pages in Monstrous Compendium format, each with a full-page image of the creature described on the back. The TSR product code for the set was ALQ1.

ISBN 1-56076-331-0

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Coelenite Coelenite Colony and Mass Colony Polyp colony with a mass mind, forming vaguely humanoid bodies from coral pieces.
Ogrima Large evil humanoid resulting from breeding of an ogre and ogre mage.
Sartani Up to 20-foot-tall (6.1 m) humanoid with crab-like head, arms and pincers.

TSR1091 - City of Delights (1993)[edit]

The Al-Qadim City of Delights boxed set contains 8 unnumbered 5-hole punched loose-leaf pages in Monstrous Compendium format.

ISBN 1-56076-589-5

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Afanc (Gawwar Samakat) Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994) Afanc and Young Afanc
Al-Jahar Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Cat, Winged Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994) Lesser and Greater Winged Cat
Crypt Servant Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Genie, Tasked, Administrator Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Genie, Tasked, Harim Servant Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Ogre, Zakharan
Opinicus Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Parasite Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994) Bloodring, Ear Seeker, Goldbug, Wizard Lice and Vilirij
Pasari-Niml Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994) Warrior, Noble and Calipha
Singing Tree Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Sirine Monstrous Manual (1993)
Talking Bird Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Tatalla Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994)
Vargouille Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994)
Vermin, Elemental Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994) Air (Duster), Earth (Crawler), Fire (Flameling) and Water (Spitter) Elemental Vermin

TSR9431 - Assassin Mountain (1993)[edit]

The Al-Qadim Assassin Mountain boxed set contains 4 unnumbered 5-hole punched loose-leaf pages in Monstrous Compendium format. The TSR product code for the set was ALQ2.

ISBN 1-56076-564-X

All of the fictional creatures described in this accessory are included in the Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One, above, and are not reproduced here.

TSR9433 - Secrets of the Lamp (1993)[edit]

The Al-Qadim Secrets of the Lamp boxed set contains 4 unnumbered 5-hole punched loose-leaf pages in Monstrous Compendium format. The TSR product code for the set was ALQ4.

ISBN 1-56076-647-6

All of the fictional creatures described in this set are included in either the Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One or the Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix, above, and are not reproduced here.

TSR9440 - Ruined Kingdoms (1994)[edit]

The Al-Qadim Ruined Kingdoms boxed set by Steven Kurtz contains an 8-page booklet with non-player characters and monsters.

ISBN 1-56076-815-0

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Segarran 1 Humanoid with the head and tail of a crocodile and the ability to assume human form; servants of the evil goddess Ragarra. Greater seggaran have additional magical powers and bat's wings.
Serpent 8 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995) Herald and Teak Herald serpent: intelligent, good-aligned messengers of serpent lords. Teak serpent: a 30-ft long constrictor snake.

TSR9449 - Corsairs of the Great Sea (1994)[edit]

The Al-Qadim Corsairs of the Great Sea boxed set by Nicky Rea contains an 8-page booklet with monsters.

ISBN 1-56076-867-3

All of the fictional creatures described in this set are included in the Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two, above, and are not reproduced here.

Planescape[edit]

TSR2600 - Planescape Campaign Setting (1994)[edit]

The Planescape Campaign Setting boxed set contains a 32-page Monstrous Supplement booklet.

ISBN 1-56076-834-7

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Aleax 2-3
Astral Searcher 4-5
Barghest 6-7
Cranium Rat 8-9
Dabus 10-11
Magman 12-13
Minion of Set 14-15 Powers & Pantheons (1997) (Divine Minion) Minion of Set and Shadow Priest
Modron 16-23 Monodrone, Duodrone, Tridrone, Quadron, Pentadrone, Decaton, Nonaton, Octon, Septon, Hexton, Quinton, Quarton, Tertian, Secundus, Primus and Rogue Unit
Nic'Epona 24-25
Spirit of the Air 26-27
Vortex 28-29
Yugoloth, Lesser - Marraenoloth 30-31

TSR2603 - Planes of Chaos (1994)[edit]

The Planescape Planes of Chaos boxed set contains a 32-page Monstrous Supplement booklet.

ISBN 1-56076-874-6

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Abyssal Lord 2-3 Graz'zt and Pazrael
Asrai 4-5
Bacchae 6-7
Chaos Beast 8-9
Chaos Imp 10-11 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Fensir 12-13 Male, female and young Fensir, Fensir Mage and Rakka
Howler 14-15
Lillend 16-17 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Murska 18-19
Oread 20-21 Oread and Snowhair
Ratatosk 22-23
Tanar'ri, Lesser - Armanite 24-25 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Tanar'ri, Greater - Goristro 26-27 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Varrangoin (Abyssal Bat) 28-29 Lesser (types I-IV) and Greater Varrangoin (types V-VI)
Viper Tree 30-31 Viper Tree and Larval Viper Tree

TSR2607 - Planes of Law (1995)[edit]

The Planescape Planes of Law boxed set contains a 32-page Monstrous Supplement booklet.

ISBN 0-7869-0093-8

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Achaierai 2-3 Monstrous Compendium - Fiend Folio Appendix (1992)
Archon 4-9 Monstrous Compendium - Outer Planes Appendix (1991) (Lantern, Hound, Warden, Sword and Tome) Lantern, Hound, Warden, Sword, Trumpet, Throne, Tome and Fallen
Baatezu, Lesser - Kocrachon 10-11
Bezekira (Hellcat) 12-13 Monstrous Compendium - Fiend Folio Appendix (1992)
Bladeling 14-15 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Busen 16-17
Formian 18-19 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Gear Spirit 20-21
Kyton 22-23 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Moigno 24-25
Parai 26-27
Rust Dragon 28-29
Zoveri 30-31 Monstrous Compendium - Outer Planes Appendix (1991)

TSR2615 - Planes of Conflict (1995)[edit]

The Planescape Planes of Conflict boxed set contains a 32-page Monstrous Supplement booklet.

ISBN 0-7869-0309-0

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Aeserpent 2-3
Asuras 4-5 Monstrous Compendium - Al-Qadim Appendix (1992)
Buraq 6-7 Monstrous Compendium - Al-Qadim Appendix (1992)
Delphon 8-9
Diakk 10-11 Varath and Carcene
Ethyk 12-13 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Gautiere 14-15
Linqua 16-17
Ni'iath 18-19
Phiuhl 20-21
Quesar 22-23
Slasrath 24-25
Vaath 26-27 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Warden Beast 28-29 Monstrous Compendium - Outer Planes Appendix (1991)
Yugoloth, Greater - Baernaloth 30-31 Baernaloth and Demented

Dark Sun[edit]

TSR2400 - Dark Sun Campaign Setting (1991)[edit]

The original Dark Sun Boxed Set for the Dark Sun campaign setting contains several pages of monster description in The Wanderer's Journal book, as well as in the A Little Knowledge adventure booklet.

ISBN 0-7869-0162-4

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Animal, Domestic 85-86 Erdlu, inix, kank and mekillot Erdlu: large flightless scaled bird kept for meat and eggs; inix: 16-feet carnivorous lizard used for riding and transport; kank: 8-feet-long black insects kept as mounts and for honey; mekillot: 30-feet-long moundshaped foul-tempered lizards used as caravan beasts
Belgoi 87 Belgoi appear human, but with long claws, toothless mouths, and webbed feet. They have a taste for the flesh of intelligent races.
Braxat 88 It is difficult to tell whether the braxat are of mammalian or reptilian stock. Their backs are covered with shells and their heads have a lizard-like shape. But, they walk upright, can speak with a human-like voice, have opposable thumbs, and are warm-blooded.
Dragon of Tyr 89 Fortunately, there is only one dragon in the Tyr region.
Dune Freak (Anakore) 90 A race of dimwitted humanoids with bony, wedge-like heads, small ears, and beady eyes covered by clear membranes to prevent sand from scratching them.
Gaj 91 A psionic horror, though physically it appears as a reptilian beetle six feet long.
Giant, Athasian 92 Monstrous Compendium - Dark Sun Appendix: Terrors of the Desert (1992) Beasthead, desert and plains giant Beasthead: 20ft-tall hostile giants with an animal head; desert: 25ft-tall giants living on desert islands; plains: 25ft-tall giants raising herds on islands with scrub plains terrain
Gith 93 A grotesque race that appear to be a mixture of elf and reptile.
Jorzhal 94 About four feet tall, the jozhal is a small, two-legged reptile with a skinny tail, a long flexible neck, and a narrow snout.
Silk Wyrm 95 A snake with a hard, chitinous shell that measure over 50 feet in length.
Tembo 96 A despicable, furless, tawny-colored beast covered with loose folds of scaly hide.
Kluzd 15 Snake-like reptiles that inhabit mudflats, ten feet long and two to three feet in diameter. They can swallow a grown man whole.
Wezer 16 worker, soldier, brood queen Enormous flying insects that make underground hives in the desert.

TSR2432 - City by the Silt Sea (1994)[edit]

The City by the Silt Sea campaign expansion box for the Dark Sun campaign setting by Shane Lacy Hensley contains a 32-page Monstrous Supplement.

ISBN 1-56076-882-7

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Absalom (Unique Morg) 2-3 High Priest of Dregoth, an undead, mummy-like dray
Caller in the Darkness 4-5 Supernatural storm of trapped spirits that inspires fear and draws in psionicists within its reach
Dragon Beetle 6-7 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995) 1-foot-long (0.30 m) horned beetle living in groups with a poison dangerous to drakes, dragons and dray
Dray 8-9 Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II: Terrors Beyond Tyr (1995) Race of tall, lean, draconic humanoids created from humans by Dregoth
Dregoth, the Undead Dragon King 10-11 Dark Sun Campaign Setting (1995) Undead Dragon of Tyr, a mighty human sorcerer-psionicist transformed into a dragon-like being
Dwarf, Cursed Dead 12-13 Intelligent undead dwarves capable of attaking by shooting their sinews at an opponent
Kalin 14-15 Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II: Terrors Beyond Tyr (1995), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995) Kalin and Kalin Rider 12-foot-long (3.7 m) aggressive insectoid creatures used as mounts by kalin riders. Kalin riders: Elite templar troops of Dregoth
Krag 16-17 Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II: Terrors Beyond Tyr (1995) Undead with special powers related to the element or paraelement that killed it
Kragling 18-19 Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II: Terrors Beyond Tyr (1995) Lesser and greater Skeletal Undead created and controlled by a krag and associated with that krag's element
Pit Snatchers 20-21 Elemental-like creature made of smoking tar that tries to drag its victims into the tar pit it lives in
Sharg 22-23 40-foot water creature resembling a crossbreed between a giant shark and a squid
Silt Serpent 24-25 Normal and giant Poisonous serpent with psionic sensory powers, inhabiting the shallows of the Silt Sea
Silt Spawn 26-27 Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II: Terrors Beyond Tyr (1995) The young of a Silt Horror, this tentacled creature lives in groups in the shallows of the Sea of Silt
Venger 28-29 Undead relentlessly seeking to destroy someone who did it a great wrong
Wall-Walker 30-31 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995) 5-foot-long (1.5 m), scaled, spider-like subterranean creature using chameleon-like powers and paralytic poison to torment its victims

TSR2437 - Thri-Kreen of Athas (1995)[edit]

The Dark Sun campaign setting accessory Thri-Kreen of Athas by Tim Beach and Dori Hein contains three monster descriptions.

ISBN 0-7869-0125-X

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Trin 125 Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II: Terrors Beyond Tyr 9-foot-long (2.7 m) moderately intelligent insectoid creatures with four legs and two clawed arms, primitive relatives to thri-kreen
Jalath'gak 126 Normal and giant 13-foot-long (4.0 m) predatory winged insect appearing in swarms
Zik-trin'ak 127 Thri-kreen warrior caste enhanced for combat from normal members of their species

TSR2438 - Dark Sun Campaign Setting (1995)[edit]

The expanded and revised Campaign setting boxed set for Dark Sun contains several pages of monster description in The Wanderer's Chronicle booklet.

ISBN 0-7869-0162-4

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Animal, Domestic 123-124 Erdlu, inix, kank and mekillot Erdlu: large flightless scaled bird kept for meat and eggs; inix: 16-feet carnivorous lizard used for riding and transport; kank: 8-feet-long black insects kept as mounts and for honey; mekillot: 30-feet-long moundshaped foul-tempered lizards used as caravan beasts
Dregoth, the Undead Dragon King 125-125 City by the Silt Sea (1994) Undead Dragon of Tyr, a mighty human sorcerer-psionicist transformed into a dragon-like being
Giant, Athasian 127-128 Monstrous Compendium - Dark Sun Appendix: Terrors of the Desert (1992) Beasthead, desert and plains giant Beasthead: 20ft-tall hostile giants with an animal head; desert: 25ft-tall giants living on desert islands; plains: 25ft-tall giants raising herds on islands with scrub plains terrain

TSR2444 - The Wanderer's Chronicle: Mind Lords of the Last Sea (1996)[edit]

The Wanderer's Chronicle: Mind Lords of the Last Sea book in the Dark Sun campaign setting accessory box of the same name by Matt Forbeck contains ten pages of descriptions of NPCs and monsters.

ISBN 0-7869-0367-8

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Dolphin, Athasian 78-79 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four
Giant, Crag 80 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four
Kreel 84 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (as Fish, Athasian)
Lizard Man, Athasian 87-88
Puddingfish 89 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (as Fish, Athasian)
Shark, Athasian 90 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (as Fish, Athasian)
Skyfish 91 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (as Fish, Athasian)
Squark 92-93

Birthright[edit]

TSR3100 - Birthright Campaign Setting (1995)[edit]

Within the Birthright Campaign Setting box were a set of cardsheet, separate from the books. Beyond rules summaries and handy charts, several unique monsters were presented.

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Dragon, Cerilian card 7 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996) A dragon variant unique to this setting, with a breath weapon of a stream of burning venom.
Giant, Cerilian card 7 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996) Forest, Ice
Goblin, Cerilian card 8 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996)
Orog card 8 A subterranean race of miners and warriors that inhabit Cerilia's mountain ranges.
The Gorgon card 9 One of the awnsheghlien, he is the regent of The Gorgon's Crown in North Anuire.
Rhuobhe Manslayer card 10 One of the awnsheghlien, an elf twisted by his hatred and pledge to exterminate all humanity.
The Seadrake card 11 One of the awnsheghlien, a merchant who transformed into a massive sea serpent over centuries.
The Spider card 12 One of the awnsheghlien, a goblin who became an arachnoid monster, and regent of The Spiderfell.

Greyhawk[edit]

TSR11374 - The Scarlet Brotherhood (1999)[edit]

The Greyhawk campaign setting accessory The Scarlet Brotherhood by Sean Reynolds contains the descriptions of seven monsters.

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Bredthrall (slave races) 87-88 Komazar, Kurg, Rullhow
Gibbering Mouther, Greater 89 Gibberspawn
Onco 90
Ravenous 91
Su-Monkey 91
Thousandtooth 93
Tolkasazotz (Olman Bat-Vampire) 94

Other sources[edit]

TSR9506 - Chronomancer (1995)[edit]

The Chronomancer game accessory by Loren Coleman contains 7 pages of monsters living on Temporal Prime, a fictitious dimension that allows time travel.

ISBN 0-7869-0325-2

All of the fictional creatures described in this accessory are included in the Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three, above, and are not reproduced here.

TSR9569 - The Illithiad (1998)[edit]

The Illithiad game accessory by Bruce R. Cordell from the Monstrous Arcana series contains 7 pages of monsters linked to the illithids.

ISBN 0-7869-1206-5

Creature Page Other appearances Variants Description
Elder Brain 92-93 10-foot-diameter (3.0 m) brain with psionic abilities, that is the center of an illithid community.
Urophions 90, 94 Lords of Madness (2005) Cross between roper and illithid that looks like a rocky outcropping and has hidden tentacles.
Neothelid 90-91, 95 Psionics Handbook (2001) Worm-like creature 10 feet (3.0 m) in diameter and 100 feet (30 m) long with four long tentacles protruding from the lamprey-like maw.
Gohlbrorn 96 Dragon Annual #1 (1996), Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four (1998) (as Bulette, Gohlbrorn) Subterranean predator; a smaller, more intelligent relative of the bulette.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wienecke-Janz, Detlef, ed. (2002). Lexikon der Zauberwelten - Gandalf & Co. Wissen Media Verlag. p. 12. ISBN 3-577-13505-0. 
  2. ^ "The Bos is Back". wizards.com. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Wizards Celebrates Birthright's Anniversary". Wizards.com. Retrieved 2010-11-07.