The Illithiad is a sourcebook in the Monstrous Arcana series for AD&D 2nd edition.

Hungry Tendrils Stir in the Dark...

The Illithiad is a visually stunning tome that details important information on mind flayers, their mental powers, and their dire plans to control the multiverse.

This "complete book of illithids" covers:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the mind flayer.
  • The terrible truth about the mind flayer life cycle.
  • Illithid-kin, undead mind flayers, and new 'flayer-kin monsters.
  • A balanced look at illithid psionic powers.
  • Illithid origins, history, theology, psychology, and society.
  • A detailed description of a typical mind flayer community.
  • Unique mind flayer psionic abilities and items.
The Illithiad is the third volume in the popular Mᴏɴsᴛʀᴏᴜs Aʀᴄᴀɴᴀ® game accessory series and is indispensable to DMs who want to add these terrifying creatures to their campaigns. The Illithiad supports the mind flayer adventure trilogy: A Darkness Gathering, Masters of Eternal Night, and Dawn of the Overmind.


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