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Malar: The Beastlord Compendium

"Gather the faithful. The time has come for a Great Hunt."


Malar: The Beastlord Compendium

The Forgotten Realms god of the hunt is feral, wild, and vicious: Malar is the dark side of nature. The civilized people of Faerûn might pray to Malar out of fear or before hunting. But they also forbid worshiping him and loathe his followers, considering them savage murderers.

Assembled from the vast collection of knowledge contained within Candlekeep's Great Library—along with all-new information—Malar: The Beastlord Compendium details everything there is to know about Malar, his followers, their faith, and their practices, rites, and sacrifices.

Malar: The Beastlord Compendium is a resource for Dungeon Masters and players alike, featuring new character options to inspire and flavor your game.

45 pages of lore covering:

  • Introduction - Who is Malar? What are his goals?
  • Chapter 1: Followers of Malar - Who follows Malar and why?
  • Chapter 2: Cult of Malar - What are the doctrine and religious rites?
  • Chapter 3: Areas of Activity - Where have Malarites been seen? Where are they now?
  • Chapter 4: Friends and Foes - Who are the infamous leaders of the cults? Who opposes them?
  • Chapter 5: Events - What are their High Rites and annual celebrations?
  • Chapter 6: Roleplaying a Malarite - Suggestions for NPC and PC Malarites

Appendices include:

  • Appendix A: Character Options
    • Disciple of Malar and Lycan Hunter backgrounds
    • Bestial cleric domain and druid Circle of the Blood Moon
    • 12 feats including Howl of the Blood Moon, Hunter of Malar, Lycan Scholar
    • 15 spells including Beast Claw, Law of the Wild, Spectral Stag
    • 4 supernatural gifts of 3 minor blessings, Unholy Water of Malar
    • 3 blood sacrifices with mechanics on empowering ritual spells with a blood sacrifice
  • Appendix B: Equipment and Magic Items
    • 7 pieces of equipment including Claws of Malar, Lycanthrope Gas Bombs
    • 35 magic items including Book of Fangs and Talons, Claw of Malar, Sword of Cymrych Hugh
  • Appendix C: Creatures
    • 3 Malar champions including 2 Huntmasters, Gnong the hill giant wereape
    • 5 Malar clergy with ranks from Acolyte (CR2) to Archpriest (CR12)
    • 6 new lycanthropes with player templates for wereape, werebadger, werefox, werelion, werepanther, werewolverine
    • 1 werewolf-vampire hybrid
    • 2 Avatars of Malar
    • Templates for an enhanced lycanthrope and Chosen of Malar
    • 5 more monsters including Beast of Malar, Ityak-Ortheel, and Kazgaroth
  • Appendix D: Other Rules
    • 3 diseases including Malar's Fury, Moon Frenzy
    • 3 drugs/poisons including Blacktooth Fungus
  • Appendix E: Plot Hooks
    • A collection of ideas to integrate Malar into existing campaigns
  • Appendix F: Maps (PDF Only)
    • Four digital (tactical, battle) map images including Bloody Rock, Wyvernstones of Hullack (with and without grids)


Malar: The Beastlord Compendium - Contents Malar: The Beastlord Compendium - Malarites Malar: The Beastlord Compendium - Claws Malar: The Beastlord Compendium - Ityak-Ortheel


Reviews:

5/5 Stars from Table Top Level Up (ttlevelup.com)
"Malar God of the Hunt is packed from cover to cover with high quality lore and mechanics. We’re giving it 5 Stars and Highly Recommending for players and DMs who love Lycanthrope. It’s a Must Have for lovers of Forgotten Realms lore."
https://ttlevelup.com/malar-god-of-the-hunt/


Content warnings for this book: Depictions of blood sacrifices, bloodletting, deaths, demons and other evil beasts, diseases, drinking blood, drug use, evil gods and followers doing evil things, hunting of animals and humanoids, kidnapping, murder, town sieges and raids, poisons, tentacles, torture, severing of hands, violence, vomiting, war, werewolves and other werebeasts, and lots of blood.


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Gustavo F October 14, 2019 2:06 pm UTC
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Alright, in Lore wise, NPC options, Plot hooks, world creation, etc, this supplement is exceptional, it's great for DMs and the Lycanthrope options for players is really good and more balanced than the Monster Manual's options. One of the few things that needs improvement is The Circle of the Blood Moon, cause it doesn't add much things for the Druid, it's highly situational and the Circle of The Moon is still a better option for it adds more features to the character. The Circle of the Blood Moon could give more options for Wild Shape, change the mechanic of Apex Predator to work with all kinds of hostile creatures or alt least with beasts and humanoids and it needs a more distinguished feature at the 1/2 level than two cantrips.
The Bestial Domain for Clerics is pretty neat, still a little situational but it has amazing and distinguished abilities. The only thing that bothered me was the Druid Cicle, besides that it's an amazing supplement, congratulations!
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James W October 15, 2019 10:38 pm UTC
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Gustavo F. Thank you. I will look into the Druid circle a bit more. Also, thanks for the ideas and feedback.
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Ryan L September 17, 2019 5:11 pm UTC
James Welch has created the only guide to Malar you'll ever need, and has upped the quality even further by adding a rich variety of Player Options for Lycanthrope and other Malarite themes. This book is easily rated 5 Stars, and is a "Must Have" both for Forgotten Relams Lore fans, and Lycanthrope lovers.

For the full the review, please visit: https://ttlevelup.com/malar-god-of-the-hunt/
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Ty H October 28, 2019 1:09 am UTC
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