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A toad or frog—the terms were more or less interchangeable[4]—was any of a number of species of amphibians characterized by dry, leathery skin (usually pink and orange-colored), short legs, and snout-like parotoid glands.[citation needed]

History[]

The wizard Dhaerivus was once turned into a toad at a magefair.[5]

In 1358 DR, the wizard Regweld Harpell was experimenting with merging horses and frogs. He named his first "success" Puddlejumper.[6]

Species[]

Archer frog 
A mottled green and brown variety of the giant frog.[7]
Bullfrog 
A type of large frog found in the Vast Swamp.[8]
Fire toad 
A toad that lived in warm climates and dry regions, such as parts of the Hordelands.[9]
Ghoul frog 
A creature with translucent skin and large, black pupils.[10]
Giant frog 
Otherwise known as a giant toad, was a monstrous variety of the mundane creature.[11]
Leech toad 
A black nocturnal toad with bright red eyes.[12]
Neotropical toad 
A toad with horizontal pupils and poison glands behind the eyes.[13]
Redeye frog
A species of frog that was endemic to the Farsea Marshes.[14]
Spined toad 
A toad that looked like a cross between a giant toad and a hedgehog.[15]

Ecology[]

Habitats[]

Toads were found in the Calim Desert,[16] the Great Swamp of Rethild[17], and at Toad Knoll in Shadowdale.[18]

Usage[]

Toads could serve as familiars to mages.[19]

Frogs were eaten in many regional dishes, such as brassla.[20][21]

Trivia[]

Appendix[]

See also[]

Appearances[]

Gamebooks
To Catch a Thief
Video Games
Referenced only
Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford
Board Games
Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Begins

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 322. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 282. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Johnathan M. Richards (May 1998). “The Dragon's Bestiary: The Anurans”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #247 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 88–92.
  4. Johnathan M. Richards (May 1998). “The Dragon's Bestiary: The Anurans”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #247 (TSR, Inc.), p. 88.
  5. Ed Greenwood (November 2003). Elminster at the Magefair (The Best of the Realms). (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3024-1.
  6. R.A. Salvatore (November 2006). Siege of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast).
  7. Johnathan M. Richards (May 1998). “The Dragon's Bestiary: The Anurans”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #247 (TSR, Inc.), p. 89.
  8. Chet Williamson (July 1998). Murder in Cormyr. (TSR, Inc.), chap. 25, p. 158. ISBN 0-7869-0486-0.
  9. David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), pp. 117, 125. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  10. Johnathan M. Richards (May 1998). “The Dragon's Bestiary: The Anurans”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #247 (TSR, Inc.), p. 90.
  11. Ed Greenwood and Sean K. Reynolds (May 1999). “Wyrms of the North: Voaraghamanthar, "the Black Death"”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #258 (TSR, Inc.).
  12. Johnathan M. Richards (May 1998). “The Dragon's Bestiary: The Anurans”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #247 (TSR, Inc.), p. 91.
  13. Kevin Melka (January 1997). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Venomous!”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #237 (TSR, Inc.), p. 48.
  14. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “The Cormyrean Marshes”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  15. Johnathan M. Richards (May 1998). “The Dragon's Bestiary: The Anurans”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #247 (TSR, Inc.), p. 92.
  16. Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), pp. 76–78. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  17. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 98. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 146. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  19. Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds, Darrin Drader, Wil Upchurch (June 2006). Mysteries of the Moonsea. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 23. ISBN 0-7869-3915-X.
  20. Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 128. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  21. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), pp. 110–111. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  22. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 97. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  23. Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak (January 1998). Tymora's Luck. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-0726-6.