An ixitxachitl (pronounced: /ɪkˈzɪtzɑːɪtʊlik-ZIT-za-chit-ul[6][7][1] about this audio file listen or: /ɪksɪtˈzɑːɪtɪliks-it-ZATCH-i-til[7]; plural either "ixitxachitl"[4][8] or "ixitxachitls"[9][2][1]) or ixixachitl[8], also known as a demon ray,[2] was an aquatic creature resembling a manta ray. Ixitxachitls were evil servants of Demogorgon that dwelled in the oceans of Toril.[2]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Ixitxachitls preferred to ambush their prey in groups, lying in wait underneath the sea floor.[9]

Society[edit | edit source]

The labyrinthine dens of ixitxachitls were typically dug–out from coral reefs with the help of slave labor. Their surrounding environment were often left devoid of all plant and wildlife.[1][10]

Groups were led by the strongest among them through intimidation. This position was most often taken up by ixitxachitl clerics or a vampiric ixitxachitl.[10]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Ixitxachitls were largely hated by other aquatic life due to their avaricious behaviors and practice of slavery. They were typically known to wage war for territory and feeding grounds against the sahuagins, locathahs, merfolk, and coastal human settlements.[9][1] With Merrow they had an intense rivalry over which of them were the superior servant of the Demogorgon.[1]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Adventures
Dungeon #64: "Grotto of the Queen"

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Christopher Perkins, Adam Lee, Richard Whitters (September 1, 2015). Out of the Abyss. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 225–226. ISBN 978-0-7869-6581-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mike Mearls, Brian R. James, Steve Townshend (July 2010). Demonomicon. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 119. ISBN 978-0786954926.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Bonny, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter (September 2002). Monster Manual II 3rd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 129. ISBN 07-8692-873-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 55. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  5. Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 54. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  6. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dungeons & Dragons FAQ (HTML). Wizards of the Coast. (2003). Archived from the original on 2017-07-09. Retrieved on 2018-05-22.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 85. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Ed Bonny, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter (September 2002). Monster Manual II 3rd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 128. ISBN 07-8692-873-5.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ed Bonny, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter (September 2002). Monster Manual II 3rd edition. (TSR, Inc), pp. 128–129. ISBN 07-8692-873-5.
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