A vodyanoi (pronounced: /ˈvdjɑːnɔɪVOD-ya-noy[4] or: /ˈvɑːdjɑːnɔɪVAD-ya-noy[4]) was a close relative of an umber hulk that dwelt in deep bodies of fresh water.[3]


These strong creatures looked similar to umber hulks, but had slimy green skin and webbed claws. Vodyanoi did not have the gaze attack of the umber hulk, but could swim.[3]


They attacked with their large and powerful claws, as well as their mandibles. Vodyanoi could summon up to a score of electric eels to assist them in combat.[3]


Vodyanoi were very territorial, attacking both creatures, as well as vessels, that crossed through their lands.[3]


They were known to inhabit the fresh-water lakes in Chessenta,[2]. In the Sea of Fallen Stars they were known to inhabit the abyssal plains of Serôs as well as the town of Lyrathil.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 352. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Scott Bennie (February 1990). Old Empires. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 52. ISBN 978-0880388214.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), p. 93. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 30.
  5. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), pp. 44, 144. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
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