Dragon Turtle

Mystara Compendium Miscellanea

While the idea of a dragon turtle is hardly an invention of the Mystara campaign world, or the rules it traditionally operated under, they were iconic members of its bestiary for years before they joined the ranks of standard D&D fare along with the Athach, Aranea and Nightshades. Seafarers beware! Read the rest of this entry


Sis’thik & Xytar Lizard

Mystara Compendium Miscellanea

Mystara is an unusual world setting for D&D in that it has many lizardfolk type races, but they all use different statistics and have different cultures. From the Wallara to the Sis’thik, there was a lizardman for every region, for every encounter. I’ve included their firebreathing lizard mounts, the xytar, as a bonus. Read the rest of this entry


Mystara Compendium Miscellanea

I’ve heard it said that Kopru are the Ithilids of the Mystara world. This is not true. They are sick, twisted and lack any sort of human moral compass in their own way. Just because they have tentacles for mouths and are capable of mental domination and mind reading doesn’t make them Mindflayers. For one, Kopru are amphibians and don’t play around above the surface of water. Secondly, they have no qualms about getting their claws bloody, primarily because they can’t mentally incapacitate victims, and they can’t dominate the same victim until they fail their check. Same motives, only slightly similar Modus Operandai. Read the rest of this entry