Bats were a group of wild, flying animals of generally small size that fed on other small mammals, insects, reptiles, or fruit. Although the majority of bats were small, a few larger varieties existed. Bats were almost all nocturnal.
Description[edit | edit source]
Most bats were roughly the size of a small bird although larger bats existed. All bats were adept at perceiving their surroundings in the dark though the precise mechanics differed by species, with most bats using a form of blindsight, or darkvision in the case of shadowhunter bats.
Species[edit | edit source]
There were many varieties of unusual bat species, some of which are listed below:
- A species of deep bats that could turn invisible.
- Deep bat
- Dangerous bats native to the Underdark.
- Dire bat
- Enormous bats with a wingspan of roughly eight to nine feet.
- Large bats with a barbed tail.
- Fire bat
- An unusually large bat native to the elemental planes.
- A species of fey bats who served as messengers of dark creatures.
- A heavy large carnivorous bat that resembled a wyvern.
- Night hunter
- Carnivore deep bat from Underdark.
- Shadowhunter bat
- A type of large, predatory bat touched with the power of the Shadowfell.
- A type of large magical bat with unnerving appearance that fed on carrion.
- Sea bats native to the underground port at Skullport.
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Usages[edit | edit source]
Circa 1365 DR, the owner of the restaurant Maid of the Moors in Mornbryn's Shield, Beldora Thiiruin kept pet bats she allowed freely fly around the dining hall, she used the flying critters and means of pest control.
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- Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
- Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 27. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
- Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet and Monte Cook (October 2000). Monster Manual 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 192. ISBN 0-7869-1552-1.
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- Elaine Cunningham (July 2003). Daughter of the Drow (Mass Market Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 157. ISBN 978-0786929290.
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- Michael Dobson (January 1984). “Living in a material world”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #81 (TSR, Inc.), p. 60.
- Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 67. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
- Jeff Grubb, Kate Novak (October 1988). Azure Bonds. (TSR, Inc.), p. 263. ISBN 0-88038-612-6.