|Source books||Eldritch Wizardry|
The ki-rin appeared in the second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993). The psionic variant of the ki-rin appeared in The Complete Psionics Handbook (1991).
Ki-rin are always lawful good.
Ki-rin worship Koriel.
Ki-rin resemble unicorns somewhat. They are powerful spellcasters, and roam the skies looking for good deeds to reward, and malefactors to punish.
Ki-rin are a race of aerial creatures whose hooves rarely touch the earth, for they dwell amid the clouds and behind the winds. Females are never encountered and Ki-rin are always solitary. They sometimes aid humans if the need to combat evil is great. The coat of the ki-rin is luminous gold, much as a sunrise on a clear day.
- Gygax, Gary; Blume, Brian (1976), Eldritch Wizardry (1 ed.), TSR
- Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
- Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
- Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
- Winter, Steve. The Complete Psionics Handbook (TSR, 1991)
- Wyatt, James. Oriental Adventures ([[W:Wizards of the Coast|]], 2001)
- Jonathan Rubin, "Farewell to the Dungeon Master: How D&D creator Gary Gygax changed geekdom forever," Slate (March 6, 2008).