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Candlekeep Library Bestiary: Monsters, NPCs, Magic Items, and more for Candlekeep Mysteries. (For Stray Animals Charity)


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Candlekeep Library Bestiary

Candlekeep Library Bestiary aims to be a complementary work to the Candlekeep Mysteries adventure book. Monsters, NPCs, and magical items found in this book can be encountered in the Candlekeep Library and other libraries across Faerûn.

In total, there are 21 creature stat blocks and 10 NPCs 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 has been dedicated to Ed Greenwood, the creator of the Forgotten Realms. 

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





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April 5th, 2021
This is the kind of staff that we should've gotten as a part of Candlekeep Mysteries (CM). To everyone's dismay, CM didn't offer much in terms of new and evocative monsters, NPCs and/or items. Th [...]
March 24th, 2021
While waiting my Candlekeep Mysteries to arrive, i can say this book will be a solid supplement for any library/scholarship based adventure or setting. Every single page has surprisingly clever and funny ideas. You have a lot of monsters-some of them [...]
March 18th, 2021
All I can say is that this is worth every penny. It is top professional quality with great art and layout. As an old 2E fan I really like the references to old speciality priests. Monsters seem fresh and intriguing. Can't wait to have my players enter [...]
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