Alhoon

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Alhoon
Characteristics
Alignment Lawful Evil
Type Undead
Publication history
Source books Menzoberranzan boxed set (1992)

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the alhoon (illithilich) is a type of fictional monster for player characters to encounter.

Publication history[edit]

The alhoon (illithilich) first appeared in the second edition for the Forgotten Realms setting in the Menzoberranzan boxed set, in the booklet "Book One: The City" (1992), and reprinted in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996). The creature was further detailed in the Illithiad (1998).[1]

The alhoon (illithilich) appeared in third edition in Monsters of Faerûn (2001) and Lords of Madness (2005). [2]

Description[edit]

An alhoon is essentially an illithid that chooses to focus on developing arcane abilities in addition to its psionic ones, eventually becoming both undead and a mage. In illithid society, illithids who choose to develop arcane abilities become outcasts and they may eventually transform themselves into powerful undead creatures with formidable psionic and arcane abilities.

References[edit]

  1. Cordell, Bruce R. The Illithiad (TSR, 1998)
  2. Baker, Rich, James Jacobs, and Steve Winter. Lords of Madness (Wizards of the Coast, 2005)