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Just wanted to add something that might be of interest: (The creature list has tressym :S!) (Apparently one of the official stories for Baldures gate EE had Neera with a Tressym friend called "Ettin".)
Also its strange that there are no Dragon magazine articles about this creature :S!
Aaannd a look of the archive D&D page serch did nothing:
I put this here because I don't know if this is of any help/importance.
Terrorblades 's Far Realm logs dated 14:37, January 13, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I added the Unapproachable East tidbit. I'm not sure what to do with the BG:EE story (that cat has two faces!). And nothing is something too. :) — BadCatMan (talk) 12:50, January 16, 2015 (UTC)
Yay, I contributed to a featured article ^^! It what!? I totally missed that! Where is that?! Just wish I could have found something... Terrorblades 's Far Realm logs dated 21:35, January 16, 2015 (UTC)
First, an ettin is a giant with two heads. Neera's tressym Ettin is described as having a "bifurcated face, half black and half tabby, one eye blue and one green." and as "the two-faced tressym". That suggests it is a "Janus cat", a deformed cat with duplicated facial features. You can dare to look it up yourself. ;) — BadCatMan (talk) 04:00, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
It only has two eyes, so I took that to mean one side of its face was black, one side tabby. When looked at in profile it seemed to be one or the other, and "Ettin" was just an intentional, endearing misnomer, like naming a chihuahua "Juggernaut". —Moviesign (talk) 04:30, January 18, 2015 (UTC)
Bifurcated means cleaved or divided in two. And Janus cats can have two, three, or four eyes. I agree it's a silly name, but then why not call it Ogre? The three hints strongly suggest Ettin is a Janus-cat tressym. I assumed it's a result of Neera's wild magic. — BadCatMan (talk) 05:54, January 18, 2015 (UTC)

Wow, I'm getting Army of Darkness vibes from these "janus cats"... Terrorblades 's Far Realm logs dated 13:23, January 18, 2015 (UTC)


Might we be able to use the updated edition tabber for the infobox? Since this is a featured article, it would be nice to highlight the newest infobox features. (I don't have all the sources, else I'd do it myself.) ~ Lhynard (talk) 16:59, May 26, 2015 (UTC)

Past Tense No Longer Needed[]

This whole article is written in the past tense.  As if this created used to exist, but no longer does.  It's confusing.  Since this creature does exist in most versions, including 5E, should this be changed so that it's written in the present tense?  SkyeNiTessine (talk · contr) 17:08, May 11, 2020 (UTC)

This wiki employs a past-tense policy for in-universe articles, just like the narrative tense that is used in novels. See past-tense policy for more information. ~ Possessed Priest (talk) 18:06, May 11, 2020 (UTC)
Haha, okay. That's a terrible policy for reference articles. I'll start a discussion on that policy's Talk page. --  SkyeNiTessine (talk · contr) 03:29, May 18, 2020 (UTC)