Encounters

Many strange and dangerous creatures roam the face of Athas, constantly forced to adapt to the harsh desert landscape. New creatures spawn from the desert every day, though most never see a second generation. Because the world is so barren, to some extent every creature is both predator and prey. For even the most passive beast and sweetest flower is often deadly on Athas. In a world where creatures must kill or be killed, this is only logical. Still, many people forget this rule when they see a brightly colored plant or a seemingly friendly ball of scales roll by.

Though the names of many of the races and creatures below are recognizable, make no mistake, most are nothing like their namesakes from other worlds. Abandon any preconceived notions before reading the text.

Common Sentient Races

Dwarf
Dwarf
Elf
Elf
Half-Elf
Half-Elf
Half-Giant
Half-Giant
Halfling
Halfling
Human
Human
Mul
Mul
Thri-Kreen
Thri-Kreen



Beasts, Monsters, & Uncommon Sentient Races

Baazrag
Baazrag
Drake
Drake
Giant
Giant
Gith
Gith
Guardian Orb
Guardian Orb
Inix
Inix
Kank
Kank
Mauralith
Mauralith
New Races spawned by the Desert
New Races
Sand Bride
Sand Bride
Scrab
Scrab
Shadow People
Shadow Giant
Spirit of the Land
Spirit of the Land
Reptilian Humanoids
Ssurran
S'thag Zagath
S’thag Zagath
Rat-Men
Tari
Psionic Warrior-Nuns
Villichi



Undead

Banshee
Banshee
Undead Insects
Bugdead
Dhaot
Dhaot
Fael
Fael
Fallen Legionnaire
Fallen Legionnaire
Gray Zombie
Gray Zombie
Kaisharga
Kaisharga
Krag
Krag
Meorty
Meorty
Morg
Morg
Raaig
Raaig
Racked Spirit
Racked Spirit
Scarlet Warden
Scarlet Warden
Thinking Dead
Thinking Dead
Wraith
Wraith
Zhen
Zhen



Extinct Races

Gnome
Gnome
Goblin
Goblin
Orc
Orc
Rhulisti
Rhulisti
Sprite
Sprite
Troll
Troll



Advanced Beings

Avangion
Avangion
Dragon
Dragon
Elemental Lord
Elemental Lord
Spirit of the Land
Spirit of the Land

Encounters

The Dead Lands of Athas VadVaro