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Greyhawk Creatures: Drow, Dragon, Undead, Yuan-Ti, Orc, Death Knight, Grimlock, Bullywug, Dwarf, Sahuagin, Ghoul, Aarakocra, Dracolich, Ko

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Published August 14th 2011
ISBN : 9781155704692
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46 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: Drow, Dragon, Undead, Yuan-ti, Orc, Death knight, Grimlock, Bullywug, Dwarf, Sahuagin, Ghoul,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: Drow, Dragon, Undead, Yuan-ti, Orc, Death knight, Grimlock, Bullywug, Dwarf, Sahuagin, Ghoul, Aarakocra, Dracolich, Kopru, Kuo-toa, Derro, Losel, Steel dragon, Quaggoth, Xvart, Thessalmonster, Wormspawn, Kenku, Taer, Vegepygmy. Excerpt: The drow (pronounced either, rhyming with now, or, rhyming with throw, per Mentzer, 1985) or dark elves are a generally evil, dark-skinned subrace of elves in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. The word drow is from the Orcadian and Shetlandic dialects of Scots, an alternative form of trow (both of which come from the Nordic d kk lfar), which is a cognate for troll. The Oxford English Dictionary gives no entry for drow, but two of the citations under trow name it as an alternative form of the word. Trow/drow was used to refer to a wide variety of evil sprites. Except for the basic concept of dark elves, everything else about the Dungeons & Dragon drow was invented by Gary Gygax. Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax stated that Drow are mentioned in Keightleys The Fairy Mythology, as I recall (it might have been The Secret Commonwealth--neither book is before me, and it is not all that important anyway), and as Dark Elves of evil nature, they served as an ideal basis for the creation of a unique new mythos designed especially for the AD&D game. The form drow can be found in neither work. Gygax later stated that he took the term from a listing in the Funk & Wagnalls Unexpurgated Dictionary, and no other source at all. I wanted a most unusual race as the main power in the Underdark, so used the reference to dark elves from the dictionary to create the Drow. There seems to be no work with this title. However, the following entry can be found in abridged editions of Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of the English Language, such as The Desk...