A neo-otyugh was a rare and powerful type of gulguthra.[1][2]


Neo-otyughs were a distinct species of gulguthra, and thus were unable to breed with regular otyughs.[3] Neo-otyughs had large bodies and small mouths[1] — this made them easy to tell apart from ordinary otyughs, which had mouths that seemed to stretch across their entire bodies. Though they could not interbreed, both species were similar in appearance and behavior.[2]

These monsters could reach 3 feet (0.9 meters) tall, and 8 feet (2.4 meters) wide, or even larger. Neo-otyughs had very thick hide, two huge arms, and three stumpy legs. They also had an eye-stalk protruding from the top of their bodies. In general, neo-otyughs were fairly clever creatures, but could even become highly intelligent. As such, they had decent telepathic abilities.[2]


Neo-otyughs were very aggressive at hunting prey, and were not trusting. Thus, they often attacked intruders on sight.[1][2]


A neo-otyugh fights off two attackers.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 283. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Greenwood (April 1985). “The Ecology of the Gulguthra: Otyugh and Neo-Otyugh”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #96 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 20–22.
  4. Jeff Grubb and George MacDonald (April 1989). Curse of the Azure Bonds. (TSR, Inc.), p. 22. ISBN 978-0880386067.
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