The eidolons were often used by divinities and their servants to guard holy sites. According to research by the wizard Mordenkainen, they were often forged from the souls of those who had proven their unwavering devotion to their god. Eidolons had no free will nor other purpose beyond guarding the place they were assigned to and could never leave.
In combat, eidolons showed fanatical zeal when protecting the holy site they were assigned to. At its core an eidolon was an incorporeal undead divine spirit that could fight either as a spirit, or by inhabiting sacred statues in the vicinity. Eidolons often invoked feelings of intense dread in opponents.
Eidolons created by kuo-toa had the ability to spew blood-red seawater with caustic properties, capable of burning the flesh of opponents and affecting their eyesight. The caustic seawater could harden to encase a victim in a compact coral dome covered in runes declaring them as a ritual sacrifice.
- During the Time of Troubles, Torm used the souls of his followers to create a giant lion-headed eidolon to battle Bane outside of Tantras.
- Eidolons were created by kuo-toa priests in the likeness of Blibdoolpoolp. One such eidolon was located in Taunissik circa 1396 DR.
- An eidolon was known to guard the inner sanctum of the Brotherhood of the Moon beneath the Icespear House in Deadsnows.
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- ↑ Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
- ↑ James P. Davis (May 2010). Circle of Skulls. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-5485-8.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Bruce R. Cordell (2008). Plague of Spells. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ?. ISBN 978-0786949656.
- ↑ Scott Ciencin (June 2003). Tantras. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ?. ISBN 0-7869-3108-6.
- ↑ Dan Jewell; Creighton Broadhurst (2009). Shades of Blue Fire (LURU1-3) (ZIP/PDF). Living Forgotten Realms. Wizards of the Coast. p. 21. Retrieved on 2018-08-10.