Rothé (pronounced: /rˈθro-THAY[4]) were herd animals and one of the primary livestock of humans in Faerûn's northern areas and of the drow of the Underdark below.[3][5]

Description[edit | edit source]

These magical beasts resembled musk-oxen.[1][2]

Ecology[edit | edit source]

The Axe of Mirabar, the militia of the city of Mirabar, rode rothé in the winter.[6]

Usages[edit | edit source]

Many in the Realms were known to make strings for instruments from the dried intenstines of rothé.[7]

Species[edit | edit source]

Surface rothé 
Herd species living in northern Faerûn.[3]
Deep rothé 
This sub-species communicated with magical flashing lights in the Underdark.[3]
Ghost rothé 
These rothé were larger than average, and were white with magical abilities that grant them transportation and silence.[3]

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Adventures
Dungeon #20, "The Ship Of Night"Dungeon #45, "An Artist's Errand"
Novels
ExileStarless NightDaughter of the Drow
Video Games
Baldur's Gate III

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mike Mearls, et al. (November 2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. Edited by Jeremy Crawford, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207–208. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 313. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 314. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 28.
  5. Warning: edition not specified for Exile
  6. Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 152. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  7. Ed Greenwood (06-06-2019). What Instrument Strings Are Made From (Tweet). theedverse. Twitter. Archived from the original on 5-16-2021. Retrieved on 5-16-2021.
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