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Nymphs were fey said to be nature's embodiment of physical beauty; they were also guardians of wild places.[2]

Description[]

Nymphs were about the height and weight of a female elf, but they were blindingly beautiful.[2]

Personality[]

Some considered nymphs to be the most wild and capricious type of fey.[5]

Society[]

Nymphs in cold climates were often known to hunt upon the backs of wolves.[1]

Other types of nymphs besides the normal forest kind included grain nymphs and unseelie nymphs.[6][7]

Homelands[]

Compared to Faerûn, nymphs were a more common occurrence on the Evermeet, though still relatively rare. There they inhabited forests, glades, and valleys.[8]

In the Zakhara region's Crowded Sea, nymphs could be found on the island chain of Nada al-Hazan[9] and the archipelago of Jazayir al-Sartan.[10]

Relationships[]

Nymphs were sometimes sent as agents of the elven gods Corellon Larethian or Erevan Ilesere.[11]

Among the elves that inhabited Evermeet, nymphs were viewed as being spiritual representatives of the elven gods and they in turn seemed to be positively inclined towards them, rarely harming elves. Some of the island's elves, especially those of the green and silver variety, purposely sought them out.[12]

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Sword PlayThe Council of Blades
Video Games
Blood & MagicBaldur's Gate series (Baldur's GateBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnBaldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal)Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
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Further Reading[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Mearls, Greg Bilsland and Robert J. Schwalb (June 15, 2010). Monster Manual 3 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 151–153. ISBN 0786954902.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 197. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 270. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  4. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 74. ISBN 0-935696-00-8.
  5. Mike Mearls, Greg Bilsland and Robert J. Schwalb (June 15, 2010). Monster Manual 3 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 150. ISBN 0786954902.
  6.  (1998). Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Four. (TSR, Inc), pp. 59–60. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.
  7. Robert Wiese (12-01-2002). The Unseelie Nymph. Monster Mayhem. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 01-11-2016. Retrieved on 07-04-2022.
  8. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  9. David Cook (October 1992). “Nada al-Hazan”. In Bill Slavicsek ed. Golden Voyages (TSR, Inc.), p. 2. ISBN 978-1560763314.
  10. David Cook (October 1992). “Al-Sartan”. In Bill Slavicsek ed. Golden Voyages (TSR, Inc.), p. 2. ISBN 978-1560763314.
  11. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement for Faiths and Pantheons. Wizards of the Coast. pp. 10–15. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
  12. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 32. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
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