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A quipper was a general term for a wide variety of fish similar to piranhas that shared the trait of sharp teeth and gathering in large schools when hunting their unsuspecting prey.[6][1][7]


Frozenfar quipper
A variety of quipper endemic to the Sea of Moving Ice.[7]
Giant quipper
A variety that could grow to a length of 15 ft (4.6 m) and swallow a humanoid infant whole.[8][9]



Quippers were well adapted to many environments, but typically found in freshwater. It was not uncommon to find schools of quippers even in underground lakes.[1]

They were common in rivers throughout Chult[5] and in the headwaters of the Styx in Pandemonium.[10] During the time of Netheril, schools of quippers lived in the southern Channel Lock, but never migrated into the deeper Narrow Sea, the reason unknown.[6] Giant quippers could be found in the River Dessarin.[9]


Quipper and chips was a popular dish served at the Yawning Portal in Waterdeep in the 1490s DR.[11]





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  2. Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), p. 74. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
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  6. 6.0 6.1 slade, Jim Butler (October 1996). “The Winds of Netheril”. In Jim Butler ed. Netheril: Empire of Magic (TSR, Inc.), p. 68. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Cryptic Studios (August 2016). Neverwinter: Storm King's Thunder. Perfect World Entertainment.
  8. Eleni Roussos (April 4, 2023). The Art and Making of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. (Random House Worlds), chap. 2. ISBN 9781984861863.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley (2023). Honor Among Thieves. (Paramount Pictures).
  10. Wolfgang Baur and Lester Smith (1994-07-01). “The Book of Chaos”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Chaos (TSR, Inc), p. 84. ISBN 1560768746.
  11. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 21. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.