This is it - the monster book for those who know that a creature's story goes far beyond a collection of combat statistics. This encyclopedic sourcebook details the history, habitat, behaviors, and ecology of over 170 creatures and monsters, including never-before-seen creatures as well as old favorites. Each beautifully illustrated entry includes not only game mechanics, but also first-hand excerpts from researcher field notes, naturalist sketches 'drawn from life', range maps, local legends, and more.
The fruit of years of extensive travel and personal experience, each narrator presents a complete picture of every creature incorporating personal accounts, known habitats, tracker's guides, combat tactics, and yield data to round out his general observations of the beasts. This is an invaluable resource for Players and GameMasters alike, and only the foolish would travel the realms deprived of this valuable material - don't miss it!