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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the drelb is a type of fictional monster.

Publication history[edit]

The drelb (haunting custodian) first appeared in the original Monster Manual II (1983).[1]


A drelb is an inhabitant of the Negative Material Plane which is sometimes called to the Prime Material Plane to serve as a guardian of hidden wealth or secret places. A drelb resembles a wraith in appearance. A drelb's nether chill makes its victim fall shivering to the ground. A drelb can use a trick of illusion to diminish its form in size while gliding smoothly forward, making it appear that the drelb is retreating even while it is advancing.

Other publishers[edit]

The drelb appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[2]


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 118–119. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.