In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the aurumvorax, or "golden gorger," is a magical beast.

TypeMagical beast
StatsAurumvorax, the "Golden Gorger"
Publication history
Source booksMonstrous Manual
First appearance1980

Description edit

An aurumvorax resembles an eight-legged mustelid: ferocious and tenacious as a badger, slinky like a ferret, but about 3 feet long. It has slightly leonine features, and its golden-brown fur is as strong as field (or plate) armor. Despite the relatively small size, the aurumvorax is physically powerful.

The aurumvorax is a solitary creature with similar habits to many real-life woodland animals. Aurumvoraxes are neutral in alignment and cannot speak.

Ecology edit

The aurumvorax seems to have a deep affection for precious ores and minerals, which it consumes to supplement its mainly carnivorous diet. It often lairs near places where such things can be found. Gold seems to be its preferred inorganic dish. Many say that the aurumvorax's disproportionate strength is due to eating these things. The aurumvorax is widely hunted for its fur, which can be used to make garments of great strength and beauty.

The aurumvorax makes its home in alpine forests. Aurumvoraxes often burrow into solid rock to make their lairs.

Publication history edit

The aurumvorax appeared in the following publications:

References edit

  1. Gygax, Gary. Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (TSR, 1980)
  2. Feil, Mark. "The Ecology of the Aurumvorax" Dragon #132 (TSR, 1988)
  3. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 12–13. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.

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