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Candlekeep & Strixhaven Bestiary: Monsters, NPCs, Magic Items, and more.

Candlekeep & Strixhaven Bestiary

Candlekeep & Strixhaven Bestiary aims to be a complementary work to the Candlekeep Mysteries and Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. Monsters, NPCs, and magical items found in this book can be encountered in libraries, magical academies, wizard's towers, temples and arcane ruins. 

In total, there are 29 stat blocks in this book for the Dungeon Masters to spice up and enrich their games when the players enter a library or a similar place of learning and knowledge. Book also contains the Translator character background and wondrous magic items.

This book is dedicated to Ed Greenwood, the creator of the Forgotten Realms. 

Strixhaven Update

Welcome to the School of Mages! I wrote this book when the Candlekeep Mysteries was released, thinking that the monsters and NPCs here are the perfect fit for the library setting of that book. But when the Strixhaven was first announced, then I realized this book was actually the perfect companion for the new Strixhaven setting. All the statblocks that can be found in this book are specifically tailored and designed to fit in an arcane academy/library/wizard’s tower kind of setting, both as living places, and also as ruins and dangerous dungeons. So now, just before the release of Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos, I have decided to update this book! I have added 8 more brand new statblocks that are inspired by the Strixhaven setting. When preparing the new statblocks, I have experimented with some new stuff such as combining arcane and divine magic for certain characters. I hope you will enjoy it and use it in your games!

List of Content


  • Animated Arcane Guardian
  • Awakened Spellbook
  • Clockwork Library Staff
  • Dead Loremaster
  • Ghost Librarian
  • Giant Globe
  • Golem, Book
  • Golem, Runestone
  • Ink of Juiblex
  • Library Cat
  • Manuscript-bound Maztican Warrior
  • Map Tapestry
  • Mimic, Study Desk
  • Monstrous Monster Manual
  • Palimpsest
  • Paper Spiders of Cheth Rrhinn
  • Philosophical Discord
  • Servant of the Binder
  • Swarms in the Library


  • Booklifter 
  • Disciple of the Passive Voice 
  • Glyphscribe 
  • Gondsman 
  • Librarian 
  • Lorekeeper 
  • Potioneer 
  • Tuneservant 
  • Wise One 
  • Xothar 

Magic Items

  • Amulet of Moonlight
  • Glass Plaque of Scribing
  • Goggles of Translation
  • Hourglass of Study
  • Map of Teleportation
  • Postage Case
  • Shar’s Tulip
  • Speakstone


  • Translator

Strixhaven Update

  • Apprentice Lumimancer
  • Fuming Effigy
  • Lightscribe
  • Lumimancer
  • Reflective Golem
  • Ruin Rescuer Spirit
  • Ruin Warden
  • Thiromancer






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