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The diatryma (pronounced: /diɑːˈtrmɑːdee-ah-TRY-mah[3]) was a large, flightless bird native to the Underdark.[5]

DescriptionEdit

The gigantic bird was about 8 ft (2.4 m)[6] - 12 ft tall.(3.7 m)[7] Its short wings rendered it flightless.[7] It had a thick neck and a deadly powerful hooked beak.[6]

EcologyEdit

The drow used their hugely plumed feathers for decoration.[5] The mercenary Jarlaxle sported one of these on his wide brimmed hat, as both an ornamental and a functional magical item[8] known as a feather of diatryma summoning.[3][9] By blowing into the feather, Jarlaxle was able to summon a diatryma bird.[10]

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NotesEdit

  1. The 1st edition statistics for the phororhacos were used instead of the axe beak, since the Dragon article proposes it as a better approximation due to its height.

AppearancesEdit

Adventure modules
Novels

ReferencesEdit

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