The crimson death is an undead creature in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game that dwells in marshes and swamps.
The crimson death first appeared (as "Death, crimson") in the first edition in the original Monster Manual II (1983).
The crimson death appeared in the second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), reprinted in the Monstrous Manual under the "mist" entry.
The crimson death appeared in the third edition Monster Manual II (2002).
It appears as a vaguely humanoid knot of fog, with arms, a torso, and white glowing eyes. Its lower body trails off into indistinct vapor.
A crimson death is always neutral evil.
Powers and abilities
The crimson death is an incorporeal undead. However, it can drain blood from any creature it touches.
- ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
- ^ Connors, William, et al. Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (TSR, 1989)
- ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
- ^ Bonny, Ed, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter. Monster Manual II (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)