February 3, 2024
Tome of Beasts III
lead designers: Scott Gable, Richard Green, Kelly Pawlik, Sebastian Rombach, Mike Welham et al.
development lead: Meagan Maricle
interior artists: Miguel Regodón Harkness et al.
cover artist: Chris Rallis
publisher: Kobold Press
publication date: 2022
number of pages: 424
description: This bestiary presents more than 400 beasts. The book is compatible with 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons.
Our featured entry from this bestiary is the tuberkith.
Tuberkith are root vegetables given sentience by fey magic.
After a rural village offended the local fey court, its unseelie
ruler condemned the villagers to watch their year's harvest
uproot itself and walk away, leaving them to starve. Potatoes,
beets, yaro, and yams crawled free from the soil and strolled
about the village.
The fey lord's curse did not work out as intended: Instead
of fleeing into the surrounding wilderness, the tuberkith
became quite social. They exhibited a natural predisposition for
managing crops and happily supported the villagers' farming
efforts in growing additional food. The tuberkith settled among
the villagers and formed families, becoming a blessing in the
FRIENDS IN THE FIELD. Tuberkith form strong relationships
with the communities around them, who cherish the tuberkith's
natural connection to the fields they work. They seem to
especially enjoy working with humans, halflings, and erina.
PLANTING OFFSPRING. When reproducing, both tuberkith
parents plant an eye in the ground. The parents tend to the
burgeoning roots for three months, then they pull the new
offspring from the ground.
DEFENSIVE WEAPONS. Like other cultures, tuberkith have
developed weapons to defend themselves from predators and
foes. The tuberkith wield two-handed mashers, which can knock
their foes to the ground, while allies use one-handed peelers to
effortlessly slice flesh from the prone enemies.