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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 - ContentsMalar: The Beastlord Compendium - MalaritesMalar: The Beastlord Compendium - ClawsMalar: 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/

Nonzero Games
"The upside to this resource is that it most likely has everything you’d need to give Malar a lot of significance in your campaign, for PCs and NPCs alike."
http://www.nonzerosumgames.com/malar-the-beastlord-compendium-by-james-welch/

Rogue Watson
"The Verdict: If you’re looking for detailed history and lore about the Bastlord, as well as themed spells, items, and feats, Malar: The Beastlord Compendium has you covered."
https://roguewatson.com/2019/10/16/dms-guild-review-malar-the-beastlord-compendium/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W91d4fkiaaI

Christian Hoffer ComicBook.com
"Malar: The Beastlord Compendium is a great and thorough supplement that reminds me of the guides and lorebooks that TSR and Wizards of the Coast used to release in the past. If you want to learn more about one of the cooler gods in Forgotten Realms lore, give this supplement a read today."
https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/09/26/dungeons-and-dragons-malar-werewolf/


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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Paul A November 08, 2020 6:03 am UTC
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Are the spells available to any spellcasting class or just Cleric and/or Druid?
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James W November 09, 2020 1:06 pm UTC
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Designed just for those, but I'd talk with your DM to see if it's allowed. Most are reskinned spells with the same dice/results as existing spells--just with different visuals.
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Paul A October 17, 2020 4:07 am UTC
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I noticed a minor type regarding Circle of the Blood Moon. It's mentioned that they start obtaining benefits from the circle at level 1, but the Druid doesn't choose their circle until level 2.
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Paul A October 17, 2020 4:34 am UTC
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I just want to add that I absolutely LOVE this book. Malar always seemed underrated in previous editions and never got the love that he deserved and continually undermentioned to supplements. This book does him justice. I'm planning on making a Changeling Blood Hunter (Order of the Lycan)/Druid (Circle of the Blood Moon) follower of Malar character in the nearby future.
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Kamillo F September 07, 2020 8:08 pm UTC
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Hello there. One question regarding the Beast of Malar: How did you get to this CR and why do I think these numbers don't fit? I think some of these numbers are way to high (+18 to hit?, AC 23? in wolverine form - not even dragons have +18 to hit or AC23) and some are very low - just 89HP - for CR11 this does not fit.
I'll try to re-work this monster as I will need it. You can't just take the numbers from 3e and copy them to a 5e stat block.
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Karen G August 20, 2020 11:49 pm UTC
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Should Wolfspawn be classified as Undead?
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James W August 21, 2020 1:09 pm UTC
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Yes. If I forgot to add that classification, it would be a mistake on my part. Sorry about that.
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Karen G August 21, 2020 11:45 pm UTC
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No problem at all. I love your book. I was doing the KFC file for it, and had added the Undead classification, but wanted to be sure there wasn't a reason not to do so.
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Dylan M April 23, 2020 3:46 am UTC
Do the supernatural gifts follow the same template as explorers guide to wildemount?
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James W April 23, 2020 12:15 pm UTC
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I've never seen the Explorers Guide to Wildemount, so I'm not sure how those relate. The Supernatural Gifts in Malar: The Beastlord Compendium were inspired by Chapter 7: Rewards, Supernatural Gifts section of the 5e Dungeon Master's Guide.
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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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