Creature Compendium

Monster du Jour

Hydra

The hydra is a fearsome and mythical creature that embodies the essence of danger and power. With its serpentine body and multiple heads, it is a sight to behold and... read on

If you're a GM, consider working this creature into your campaign. If you're a player, it might be time to do a little reading. #gsmdj

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Aboleth

Aboleth

An ancient, aquatic abomination with a serpentine body, slimy skin, and multiple tentacles around its mouth. It possesses powerful psionic abilities, a mucus that enslaves minds, and the ability to... read on
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Acolyte

Acolyte

A humble servant devoted to a deity or cause, the acolyte is a novice in the realm of divine magic. Clad in simple robes, they assist in religious ceremonies, provide... read on
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Adarna Songbird

Adarna Songbird

The Adarna Songbird is a majestic creature with vibrant, iridescent feathers that radiate with otherworldly colors. It possesses a slender, agile body similar to that of a peacock, adorned with... read on
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Alicanto

Alicanto

The Alicanto, a creature of the night, roams the desert under the cloak of darkness. Its wings glisten with a metallic sheen, mirroring the hues of the precious ores it... read on
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Amarok

Amarok

The Amarok is a large arctic predator that strikes fear into the hearts of those who dare venture alone in the icy tundra. Towering over regular wolves, the Amarok is... read on
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Androsphinx

Androsphinx

An androsphinx is a majestic and enigmatic creature, embodying both wisdom and power. Its imposing form combines the features of a human and a lion, with the upper body resembling... read on
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Animated Armor

Animated Armor

Animated armor is a sight both intriguing and eerie. It takes the form of a suit of armor, crafted with meticulous detail and imbued with enchantment to grant it mobility... read on
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Ankheg

Ankheg

An ankheg is a fearsome insectoid creature that lurks beneath the earth, often found in grasslands and forests. Towering over its prey, an ankheg possesses a long, segmented body covered... read on
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Anzu

Anzu

The Anzu is a formidable winged humanoid creature that possesses the ability to harness the dual forces of fire and water. With its majestic wingspan and commanding presence, the Anzu... read on
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Ape

Ape

An ape is a large primate known for its powerful build and close resemblance to humans. Standing upright on two legs, it possesses a muscular body covered in thick, coarse... read on
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Giant Ape

Ape, Giant

The giant ape is a colossal creature that stands towering over its surroundings. With immense strength and size, it is a force to be reckoned with. The giant ape resembles... read on
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Aralez

Aralez

Aralez are ethereal beings resembling large, winged dogs with sleek fur and glowing, compassionate eyes. They possess an otherworldly beauty and emit a gentle, soothing aura. Their wings shimmer with... read on
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Archmage

Archmage

An archmage is a spellcaster of extraordinary power and knowledge, revered as the pinnacle of arcane mastery. Clad in elaborate robes and wielding a staff or other arcane focus, the... read on
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Assassin

Assassin

An assassin is a highly skilled and shadowy individual who specializes in the art of stealth, infiltration, and precise killing. Clad in dark clothing and concealed weapons, they move through... read on
Awakened Shrub

Awakened Shrub

An awakened shrub is a seemingly ordinary plant that has gained sentience and consciousness through magical means. While it retains the appearance of a small shrub or bush, it possesses... read on
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Awakened Tree

Awakened Tree

An awakened tree is a magnificent and extraordinary being, a tree that has been granted sentience and consciousness through powerful magic. It stands tall and proud, with branches reaching toward... read on
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Axe Beak

Axe Beak

An axe beak is a large, flightless bird known for its distinctive appearance and fierce nature. Standing about 7 feet tall, it possesses a strong, muscular body covered in coarse... read on
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Azer

Azer

An azer is a humanoid creature with a sturdy and robust build, resembling a dwarf in many ways. Their skin is made of living, metallic material, which gives them a... read on

Baboon

A baboon is a medium-sized primate known for its distinctive appearance and lively behavior. They have a robust and muscular build, with strong limbs and a sturdy frame. Baboons typically... read on
Badger

Badger

A badger is a small, stocky mammal known for its distinctive appearance and digging abilities. They have a compact body with short legs, a broad head, and a pointed snout.... read on
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Bake-kujira

Bake-kujira

The Bake-kujira, also known as the ghost whale, is a terrifying sight to behold. It appears as a massive, spectral skeleton resembling a whale, its bones translucent and glowing with... read on
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Balor

Balor

A Balor is a fearsome and powerful demonic creature originating from the depths of the Abyss. Towering at about 20 feet in height, it possesses a muscular and imposing humanoid... read on
Bandit

Bandit

A bandit is an individual who operates outside the boundaries of the law, engaging in criminal activities such as robbery, theft, and extortion. Typically found in groups, bandits often prey... read on
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Bandit Captain

Bandit Captain

A bandit captain is the leader and most skilled member of a bandit group, wielding authority and commanding respect among their criminal associates. They are more experienced, dangerous, and organized... read on
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Banshee

In the ancient woods where the veil between the mortal realm and the ethereal plane grows thin, the Banshee dwells, a mournful specter bound by tragedy and resentment. Her ethereal... read on
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Barbed Devil

Barbed Devil

A barbed devil, also known as a hamatula, is a fiendish creature from the infernal realms. It is a humanoid figure standing around 7 feet tall, with a muscular and... read on
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Basan

Basan

In the depths of shadowed forests and forgotten ruins, the Basan lurks, a creature of eerie wonders and chilling dread. Its diminutive form, reminiscent of a large chicken, belies the... read on
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Basilisk

Basilisk

A basilisk is a fearsome creature that strikes terror into the hearts of those who encounter it. It is a reptilian monster with a serpentine body, similar in appearance to... read on
Bat

Bat

Bats are small, flying creatures with leathery wings and sharp fangs. They are often depicted as nocturnal creatures associated with darkness and the undead. Bats have keen senses and can... read on
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Giant Bat

Bat, Giant

The giant bat is an impressive creature, significantly larger than its smaller bat relatives. With a wingspan of up to 15 feet, it casts an ominous shadow as it soars... read on
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Swarm of Bats

Bats, Cauldron of

In the nocturnal realm, where darkness reigns and creatures of the night roam, the Cauldron of Bats emerges as a chaotic and unsettling entity. Composed of countless bats moving in... read on
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Bearded Devil

Bearded Devil

A Bearded Devil is a fiendish creature with a hulking humanoid form. It stands about 6 feet tall and is covered in coarse, reddish-brown scales. Its most distinguishing feature is... read on
Giant Fire Beetle

Beetle, Giant Fire

A giant fire beetle is an extraordinary insect that resembles an ordinary beetle, but with a size much larger than its mundane counterpart. Its exoskeleton is hard and glossy, shimmering... read on
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Swarm of Beetles

Beetles, Swarm of

In the depths of forgotten tombs, decaying forests, or ancient ruins, the Swarm of Beetles emerges as a writhing and relentless entity. Comprised of countless beetles moving in unison, the... read on
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Behir

Behir

A Behir is a colossal, serpentine creature that combines the features of a dragon and a centipede. It measures about 30 feet in length and possesses a muscular, scaled body... read on
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Berserker

Berserker

A Berserker is a ferocious warrior who embraces an uncontrollable battle rage. Clad in ragged, fur-lined garments and wielding a weapon with untamed fury, they are a fearsome sight on... read on
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Black Bear

Black Bear

The Black Bear is a medium-sized, predatory creature found in woodland and mountainous regions. It possesses a stout and muscular body, covered in a thick coat of black fur. With... read on
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Adult Black Dragon

Black Dragon, Adult

With sleek, obsidian scales reflecting a sinister sheen, the adult black dragon exudes an aura of malevolence. Its massive wings stretch wide, enabling swift flight through shadowed skies. Its fanged... read on
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Ancient Black Dragon

Black Dragon, Ancient

An ancient black dragon is a formidable and terrifying creature of immense size and power. Its sleek and sinewy body stretches to great lengths, covered in thick, scaly black hide... read on
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Wyrmling Black Dragon

Black Dragon, Wyrmling

A Black Dragon Wyrmling is a small, yet menacing creature. Its scales glisten in shades of deep black, reflecting a hint of green in certain lighting. With a slender and... read on
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Young Black Dragon

Black Dragon, Young

The Young Black Dragon is a formidable and cunning creature that embodies the power and menace of dragons. As the younger counterpart of its older and more powerful kin, the... read on
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Black Pudding

Black Pudding

A Black Pudding is a terrifying creature known for its amorphous, gelatinous form. It appears as a thick, viscous mass of dark, ooze-like substance. Its surface ripples and quivers, constantly... read on
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Blink Dog

Blink Dog

A Blink Dog is a medium-sized canine creature that possesses extraordinary magical abilities. It has sleek fur, usually of a light brown or gray coloration, and its eyes shimmer with... read on
Blood Hawk

Blood Hawk

A Blood Hawk is a medium-sized avian predator often found in wooded areas or mountainous regions. It has a sleek and streamlined body covered in dark red feathers, giving it... read on
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Adult Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon, Adult

The adult blue dragon dominates the desert skies with its majestic presence. Its scales shimmer like sapphires, radiating an electric aura. With immense wings and a serpentine body, it soars... read on
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Ancient Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon, Ancient

An ancient blue dragon is a colossal creature, its majestic form exuding power and dominance. Its scales shimmer with a vibrant shade of deep blue, reminiscent of a stormy sky.... read on
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Blue Dragon Wyrmling

Blue Dragon, Wyrmling

A Blue Dragon Wyrmling is a juvenile dragon of the blue dragon species. It is a medium-sized creature with a serpentine body covered in vibrant blue scales. Its wings, although... read on
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Young Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon, Young

The Young Blue Dragon is a formidable and majestic creature that embodies the power and fury of dragons. As the younger counterpart of its older and more experienced kin, the... read on
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Boar

Boar

A boar is a medium-sized creature known for its sturdy build, sharp tusks, and wild temperament. It has a muscular body covered in coarse fur, typically brown or black in... read on
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Giant Boar

Boar, Giant

The giant boar is a formidable creature, dwarfing its smaller domesticated counterparts. Standing several feet tall at the shoulder and weighing over a thousand pounds, it possesses immense strength and... read on
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Bone Devil

Bone Devil

A Bone Devil, also known as an Osyluth, is a fearsome and fiendish creature. It stands tall on a skeletal frame, resembling a twisted humanoid figure with bony protrusions and... read on
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Adult Brass Dragon

Brass Dragon, Adult

The adult brass dragon exudes an aura of warmth and wisdom. Its gleaming scales shimmer like polished bronze, reflecting the sunlight that dances upon them. With a regal bearing and... read on
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Ancient Brass Dragon

Brass Dragon, Ancient

An ancient brass dragon is a majestic and imposing creature, known for its regal presence and warm, burnished scales that shimmer in the sunlight. It possesses a serpentine body of... read on
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Brass Dragon Wyrmling

Brass Dragon, Wyrmling

A Brass Dragon Wyrmling is a young and vibrant creature, exhibiting the distinctive features and traits associated with its brass dragon heritage. A Brass Dragon Wyrmling is relatively small in... read on
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Young Brass Dragon

Brass Dragon, Young

The Young Brass Dragon is a magnificent and curious creature that embodies the charm, wit, and playfulness of dragons. As the younger counterpart of its older and more experienced kin,... read on
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Adult Bronze Dragon

Bronze Dragon, Adult

The adult bronze dragon commands attention with its majestic presence. Its scales shimmer with a metallic sheen, ranging in color from deep bronze to a radiant golden hue. With a... read on
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Ancient Bronze Dragon

Bronze Dragon, Ancient

An ancient bronze dragon is a magnificent sight to behold, with scales that gleam like polished metal under the sun. Its immense size and strength command respect, as it moves... read on
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Wyrmling Bronze Dragon

Bronze Dragon, Wyrmling

A Bronze Dragon Wyrmling is a magnificent creature possessing the distinct characteristics and traits associated with its bronze dragon lineage. A Bronze Dragon Wyrmling is small in size, with a... read on
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Young Bronze Dragon

Bronze Dragon, Young

The Young Bronze Dragon is a majestic and noble creature that embodies the power, wisdom, and protective nature of dragons. As the younger counterpart of its older and more experienced... read on
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Brown Bear

Brown Bear

A Brown Bear is a formidable, large and powerful beast that roams the wilds, often dwelling in forests and mountainous regions. A Brown Bear is massive in size, standing on... read on
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