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Alignment Chaotic evil
Type Aberration

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the morkoth (Pronounced More-Koth) is an aberration.

Publication history[edit]

The morkoth first appeared in the original Blackmoor supplement (1975).[1]

The morkoth appeared in the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the original Monster Manual (1977).[2]

The morkoth appeared in the second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[3] and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4]

The morkoth appeared in the third edition Monster Manual II (2002).[5]


The morkoth is a humanoid-squid being, that dwells in spiraling tunnels underwater. Those who see the tunnels are pulled straight to the morkoth, as the tunnels have a hypnotic effect. The morkoth then devours the victim. For its shadowy behavior, it is called, "the wraith of the deep."[citation needed]


  1. ^ Arneson, Dave. Dungeons & Dragons Supplement II: Blackmoor (TSR, 1975)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  3. ^ Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two. TSR, 1989
  4. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  5. ^ Bonny, Ed, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter. Monster Manual II (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)