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Tojanida (Dungeons & Dragons monster).png
Type Outsider
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Stats Open Game License stats

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the tojanida is a turtle-like outsider from the Elemental Plane of Water.

Publication history[edit]

The juvenile tojanida, the adult tojanida, and the elder tojanida appeared in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[1] and in the 3.5 revised Monster Manual (2003).


A tojanida has a giant turtle/tortoise shell, which has 8 openings in it[citation needed], 4 at each end. The central body of the tojanida beneath the shell has 7 stems. 4 of those end in flippers, 2 end in large claws, and the last ends in a head with two eyes on stalks and a vertical mouth. It can rearrange its stems so that any of them fits through any of the 8 holes (note that this leaves one free). The tojanida is sea-green in color, with hints of violet and blue[original research?].

The tojanida is usually peaceful and lives like a normal aquatic creature. When attacked, however, it shows other properties. First off, approaching the tojanida is hard, as its stem rearrangement allows it to see in almost any direction at a whim. It can grab and grapple with its claw stems, and bite with the head stem. Its favorite tactic is to clutch an opponent, pull them into its shell, and then jet them out through the unused opening. A tojanida can also unleash a cloud of ink.

Tojanidas speak Aquan and can be loquacious, but usually only on the subject of food[vague].

They are neutral in alignment.

Other publishers[edit]

The tojanida is fully detailed in Paizo Publishing's book Misfit Monsters Redeemed (2010), on pages 52–57.[2]


  1. ^ Williams, Skip, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook. Monster Manual. Wizards of the Coast, 2000
  2. ^ McComb, Colin, Rob McCreary, and James L. Sutter. Misfit Monsters Redeemed (Paizo, 2010)