Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Publication history [ ] The otyugh was created. [ ] Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977–1988) [ ] The otyugh appears in the first edition (1977), where it is described as a weird omnivorous scavenger whose diet consists of dung, offal, and carrion, and is always found underground. The neo-otyugh, a larger, more intelligent species of otyugh, also appeared in the Monster Manual. The Monster Manual was reviewed by in the British magazine #8 (August/September 1978). As part of his review, Turnbull comments on several new monsters introduced in the book, referring to the otyugh as a 'most interesting creation'. The otyugh was detailed in #96 (April 1985), in 's the 'Ecology of the Gulguthra'.
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989–1999) [ ] The otyugh and neo-otyugh appear first in the (1989), and are reprinted in the (1993). The greater otyugh for the appeared in boxed set (1991). Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000–2002) [ ] The otyugh appears in the for this edition (2000). Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition (2003–2007) [ ] The otyugh appears in the revised for this edition (2003). The lifeleech otyugh appeared in (2004).
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Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008–2013) [ ] The otyugh appears in the for this edition (2008). Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (2014–) [ ] The otyugh appears in the for this edition (2014). Ecology [ ] Environment [ ] Otyughs are usually found underground, in places like. Typical physical characteristics [ ] An otyugh is an with a large (eight feet in diameter), bloated body covered with a rock-like skin that is brownish gray in color, which is in turn covered with dung. An adult otyugh usually weighs around 500 pounds.
Its three thick legs give an otyugh slow ground movement, but enable it to pivot quickly. Cr500 crm middleware pdf download. With three eyes on a leaf-like stalk that moves quickly from side to side, it can quickly scan a large area. An otyugh's primary means of attack is by two long tentacles which are laden with bony thorn-like ridges.
Alignment [ ] Otyughs are usually, though lifeleech otyughs are evil. Society [ ] Otyughs are rarely found in groups of more than four individuals, and are often solitary. They make deals with other dungeon denizens, agreeing not to attack them in exchange for their dung and body wastes, which they then devour. To keep the supply of waste coming (and to get fresh meat) they will agree to help defend their home against intruders, which includes many adventurers. Otyughs may be persuaded not to attack creatures in exchange for promises of friendship and food. Neo-otyughs are less trusting (and more vicious), and usually attack intruders on sight.
An otyugh's dungeon allies will sometimes ask it to guard treasure for them. Otyughs mate each year for one month, with one offspring produced. It takes the newborn four months to mature.
Variants [ ] Even more fearsome than the otyugh is the neo-otyugh, a larger, more ferocious species of otyugh, which has some psionic powers as well as a bite which can lead to super-tetanus. One other species of otyugh (appearing in the Monster Manual III) is the Lifeleech Otyugh, which possesses additional tentacles and a supernatural ability allowing it to benefit from healing spells cast in the vicinity as if it were an additional target. Presents a new species of otyugh. Called the gulguthydra, it is a fearsome hybrid between a hydra and an otyugh. Its body is much like that of a hydra, and it has six long necks ending with draconian heads.