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.
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.
There were many varieties of unusual bat species, some of which are listed below:
- Deep bats
- Dangerous bats native to the Underdark.
- Dire bat
- Enormous bats with a wingspan of roughly eight to nine feet.
- Fire bat
- An unusually large bat native to the elemental planes.
- Shadowhunter bat
- A type of large, predatory bat touched with the power of the Shadowfell.
- Sea bats native to the underground port at Skullport.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 318. ISBN 978-0786965614.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 268–269. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
- ↑ Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 27. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet and Monte Cook (October 2000). Monster Manual 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 192. ISBN 0-7869-1552-1.
- ↑ Elaine Cunningham (July 2003). Daughter of the Drow (Mass Market Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 157. ISBN 978-0786929290.
- ↑ Warning: edition not specified for Tangled Webs
- ↑ Michael Dobson (January 1984). “Living in a material world”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #81 (TSR, Inc.), p. 60.