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Olhydra, the Princess of Evil Water, was a powerful archomental from the Elemental Plane of Water.[1][2]


In her natural state, she appeared as a huge cresting wave with two eyes like large pearls[2] or as a shapeless watery mass about 20 ft (6.1 m) in diameter.[1]


Olhydra delighted in creating dangerous and destructive manifestations of water. She was eager to smash any vessel in her realm and destroy any city and town within her reach.[citation needed] She could surge forth tirelessly and relentlessly, but was patient enough to know when to draw back and when to attack, eroding her opponent.[2]

Of all the Princes of Elemental Evil, she was the most interested in mortals. She recognized pirates and seafaring raiders as her agents, whether they knew it or not, because they reddened the water with blood and occasionally dropped treasure into her clutches. She sometimes spared the worst of them, knowing they would deliver others to her.[citation needed]


She sought to turn the world into an endless, nightmarish ocean.[citation needed] Olhydra was also affiliated with the Cult of the Crushing Wave.[7]


Neither Olhydra nor her followers were fond of Imix and his followers.[1] Yet both recognized the Elder Elemental Eye as their father.[citation needed]


In the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, Olhydra made an appearance within the mountain enclave of the blue dragon Abazigal, in Calimshan.[8]



Princes of the Apocalypse
Video Games
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of BhaalNeverwinter (Elemental Evil)
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Foulness Beneath MulmasterDark Rites at Fort Dalton

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), pp. 32–33. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Wizards of the Coast (April 2015). Villains: Cult of the Crushing Wave (HTML). Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2015-04-26.
  3. Monte Cook, ed. (1998). Monstrous Compendium Planescape Appendix III. Edited by Michele Carter and Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 16–17. ISBN 0-7869-0751-7.
  4. Eric Jansing and Kevin Baase (September 2006). “Princes of Elemental Evil - The Archomentals”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #347 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 37.
  5. Michael E. Shea (February 2012). “Lords of Chaos: Olhydra and Yan-C-Bin”. In Steve Winter ed. Dungeon #199 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 44–52.
  6. Richard Baker, et al. (April 2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. Edited by Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 219. ISBN 978-0-7869-6578-6.
  7. Richard Baker, et al. (April 2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. Edited by Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7869-6578-6.
  8. BioWare (June 2001). Designed by Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. Black Isle Studios.