In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the Abrian is an extraplanar Magical Beast. They dwell in the abyss

AlignmentChaotic Evil
TypeMagical Beast (Extraplanar) image
Publication history
Source books3E Fiend Folio, Planescape Appendix 2
First appearance1995

Description edit

Abrians are large, flightless birds which somewhat resemble ostriches. However, they have a pair of small arms (not unlike those of a tyrannosaurus rex or velociraptor) at the front instead of wings. The upper underside of their long neck and their limbs are bare, while the rest of their body has black plumage, with red plumage at the tail and the bases of their strong legs.

The abrians are far more intelligent than they look; actually being as intelligent as any sentient race, and commonly engaging in trade with nomads and traveling merchants. Abrians themselves travel in large flocks.

Abrians are chaotic evil in alignment, typical of a creature of the Abyss.

Publication history edit

The abrian first appeared in the second edition Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix II (1995).[1] They later appeared in the third edition Fiend Folio (2003).

References edit

  1. Baker, Rich, Tim Beach, Wolfgang Baur, Michele Carter, and Colin McComb. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix II (TSR, 1995)