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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]

Toad skin could be pressed and used to assemble books out of. The toad leather allowed such books to remain waterproof and lowed its aging and degradation in humid areas. One such book was the Lady Faveretti's Cookery Handbook for Erudite Young Girls (with an appendix on Poisoning for Beginners), a spellbook for aspiring lady magicians of the Blade Kingdoms.[22]

Trivia[]

Appendix[]

See also[]

Appearances[]

Adventures
Nightmare Keep
Novels
The Council of Blades
Video Games
Referenced only
Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford
Board Games
Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Begins
Gamebooks
To Catch a Thief

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. Darrin Drader, Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds, Wil Upchurch (June 2006). Mysteries of the Moonsea. Edited by John Thompson, Gary Sarli. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7869-3915-2.
  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. Paul Kidd (November 1996). The Council of Blades. (TSR, Inc.), chap. 2, p. 14. ISBN 978-0786905317.
  23. 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.
  24. Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak (January 1998). Tymora's Luck. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-0726-6.
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