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Explore the breadth of D&D�ÕåÇÌ_‰ÛÊ_Ì__�ÕÌàÌ__�ՉÛ_Ì__•À_Ì_Ì__Ì_‰Û__Ì__Ì__Ì_•À_Ì___Ì____s monsters in this immersive 224-page volume filled with beautiful illustrations and in-depth lore. Volo�ÕåÇÌ_‰ÛÊ_Ì__�ÕÌàÌ__�ՉÛ_Ì__•À_Ì_Ì__Ì_‰Û__Ì__Ì__Ì_•À_Ì___Ì____s Guide to Monsters provides something exciting for players and Dungeon Masters everywhere!
The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back and he�ÕåÇÌ_‰ÛÊ_Ì__�ÕÌàÌ__�ՉÛ_Ì__•À_Ì_Ì__Ì_‰Û__Ì__Ì__Ì_•À_Ì___Ì____s written a fantastical dissertation, covering some of the most iconic monsters in the Forgotten Realms. Unfortunately, the Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster, doesn�ÕåÇÌ_‰ÛÊ_Ì__�ÕÌàÌ__�ՉÛ_Ì__•À_Ì_Ì__Ì_‰Û__Ì__Ì__Ì_•À_Ì___Ì____t believe Volo gets some of the important details quite right. Don�ÕåÇÌ_‰ÛÊ_Ì__�ÕÌàÌ__�ՉÛ_Ì__•À_Ì_Ì__Ì_‰Û__Ì__Ì__Ì_•À_Ì___Ì____t miss out as Volo and Elminster square off (academically speaking of course) to illuminate the uninitiated on creatures both common and obscure. Uncover the machinations of the mysterious Kraken Society, what is the origin of the bizarre froghemoth, or how to avoid participating in the ghastly reproductive cycle of the grotesque vargouille.
Dungeon Masters and players will get some much-needed guidance as you plan your next venture, traipsing about some dusty old ruin in search of treasure, lore, and let�ÕåÇÌ_‰ÛÊ_Ì__�ÕÌàÌ__�ՉÛ_Ì__•À_Ì_Ì__Ì_‰Û__Ì__Ì__Ì_•À_Ì___Ì____s not forget ... dangerous creatures whose horns, claws, fangs, heads, or even hides might comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room. If you survive.
Chapter 1: Monster Lore takes several iconic D&D monsters and provides additional information about their origins, their dispositions and behaviors, and their lairs�ÕåÇÌ_‰ÛÊ_Ì__�ÕÌàÌ__�ՉÛ_Ì__•À_Ì_Ì__Ì_‰Û__Ì__Ì__Ì_•À_Ì___Ì____above and beyond what is written in the Monster Manual. Dive deep into the story behind D&D�ÕåÇÌ_‰ÛÊ_Ì__�ÕÌàÌ__�ՉÛ_Ì__•À_Ì_Ì__Ì_‰Û__Ì__Ì__Ì_•À_Ì___Ì____s most popular and iconic monsters, including beholders, mind flayers, and the yuan-ti, as well as classics like orcs, gnolls, and kobolds.
Chapter 2: Character Races presents character races that are some of the more distinctive race options in the D&D multiverse, including the goblin, the orc, and the firbolg.
Chapter 3: Bestiary provides game statistics and lore for nearly one hundred monsters suitable for any D&D campaign. Gain access to rules and story for dozens of monsters new to fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons, such as the froghemoth, the neogi, and the vargouille.