Whales were the largest mammals in the world.[1] They were gentle sea-dwelling creatures that migrated from place to place in the oceans. While peaceful, whales were known to only attack ships and other sea creatures when provoked.[citation needed]

Types of WhaleEdit

  • Baleen whales: These were a larger type of whale, including humpback whales, gray whales, and right whales. They fed on plankton.[1] These whales fed by straining seawater through long strips of baleen that they had in place of teeth, from which they got their name.[citation needed]
  • Cachalot whales: These included such breeds as sperm whales,[1] They were active hunters, feeding on giant squid,[1] fish, squid, and smaller marine mammals.[citation needed]


Whales were sacred to the elven god Deep Sashelas and the deities Istishia and Valkur.[4]

Notable WhalesEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 282–283. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  2. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 358. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  3. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 100. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  4. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. pp. 10–15. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
  5. Douglas Niles (1987). Moonshae. (TSR, Inc), pp. 23–25. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
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