As a lure to attract potential food, a bag of devouring resembled an ordinary bag. It sometimes appeared empty, while other times it appeared to be holding beans. Even magical detection concealed its true nature, revealing it to be a bag of holding. As naturally occurring parts of a creature, bags of devouring could not be created.
The creature connected to the bag of devouring immediately consumed and destroyed any organic material that was fully inserted into it. If living matter was partially inserted, such as when someone reached inside the opening, the creature attempted to pull the person inside. If not rescued within seconds, a person pulled inside the bag was also devoured, their body lost forever. The destruction was so complete that even powerful magic such as true resurrection, miracle, or wish had a chance of failing to bring a devoured creature back to life.
Despite its voracity, the extradimensional creature was not capable of fully digesting non-organic matter. The bag could temporarily store a small volume of material in this way, but the creature eventually spat its contents out into a random location in the Astral Plane or some other plane.
- Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 153. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Gary Gygax (1979). Dungeon Masters Guide 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 122, 137–138. ISBN 0-9356-9602-4.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 274. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 David Cook (April 1995). Dungeon Master Guide 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 214. ISBN 978-0786903283.