Caoimhin (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Home plane The Seelie Court (wandering realm)
Power level Demigod
Alignment Neutral (CG tendencies)
Portfolio Food, shy, friendship
Design details

In many campaign settings for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Caoimhin (pronounced "koo-ev-inn," meaning "kindly") is the killmoulis deity of food and shy friendship. His symbol is a tiny bowl and pin.

Publication history[edit]

Caoimhin was first detailed in the book Monster Mythology (1992), including details about his priesthood.[1] His role in the cosmology of the Planescape campaign setting was described in On Hallowed Ground (1996).[2]


Caoimhin appears as a typical killmoulis; that is to say, he is a large-nosed, mouthless brownielike creature only a foot in height. He wears gossamer armor covered in thick woolen rags to help him keep warm. He grumbles nervously from time to time.


Caoimhin is part of the Outer Circle of the Seelie Court, but Queen Titania loves him as much as any member of her Inner Circle. She is over-protective of him, mollycoddling and mothering him despite his feigned annoyance.


Caoimhin dwells in the Seelie Court realm, which wanders between the planes of the Beastlands, Arborea, and Ysgard. He rarely ventures out, except during his sudden fits of curiosity, but he will not do this without one of the other members of the Court nearby to protect him.


Caoimhin likes warm clothing, plentiful food, bardic poetry, and harmonious music, especially that played on stringed instruments. He is a creature of creature comforts, shy and introverted. However, he will fight bravely for himself or his people. He is a strongly moral being, in his fey way, and he will not desert his people if they are attacked in his presence or that of his avatar, nor will he desert one of his friends in need.


Caoimhin is revered by his people, the killmoulis.


Additional reading[edit]

  • Garcia, Vince. "The Folk of the Faerie Kingdom." Dragon #155. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1990.