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Compsognathus (pronounced: /kɑːmpsɑːgˈnɑːθʌskamp-sag-NA-thus[4]), also referred to as compy,[5] was a species of dinosaur counted among the coelurosaurs.[2][3][6]

Description[]

Among dinosaurs, compsognathus were very small, being roughly the same size as a chicken.[2][3]

Combat[]

Compsognathus hunted prey in packs. They attacked as an ambush and preferred to attack prey while it was sleeping.[2][3]

Ecology[]

Compsognathus were carnivores and lived in packs. Their typical diet consisted of lizards and insects.[2][3]

Habitats[]

Compsognathus lived along the River Soshenstar, and although they didn't pose a threat, their harassment of the citizens of Port Nyanzaru led to the development of a barbed metal wire known as compy wire.[5] They also lived in the Goblin Marches and Stonelands.[7]

Uses[]

Compsognathus were valued as familiars for their highly developed sight, and they could be summoned using a find familiar spell.[8]

Appendix[]

Appearances[]

Video Games
Neverwinter (Tomb of Annihilation)

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 James Jacobs (April 2004). “Dungeons & Dinosaurs”. In Matthew Sernett ed. Dragon #318 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 64.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 David Cook, Steve Winter, and Jon Pickens (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume Three Forgotten Realms Appendix (MC3). (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 0-88038-769-6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 51. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  4. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Cryptic Studios (July 2017). Neverwinter: Tomb of Annihilation. Perfect World Entertainment.
  6. David Cook, Steve Winter, and Jon Pickens (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume Three Forgotten Realms Appendix (MC3). (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 0-88038-769-6.
  7. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Explorer's Manual”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), pp. 22–25. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  8. David Howery (December 1993). “Familiar Faces”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #200 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 31–32.

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