The prestigious lore-master Volothamp Geddarm is back, and he has composed a crappy dissertation, covering a few of the very iconic creatures from the Forgotten Realms. Alas, the Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster, does not believe Volo understands several of the vital details quite perfect. Do not overlook as Volo and Elminster square away (academically speaking obviously) to light the uninitiated on animals both ordinary and obscure. Discover the machinations of this cryptic Kraken Society, what’s the source of this eccentric froghemoth, or the way exactly to stop engaging from the gruesome reproductive cycle of this gruesome vargouille. Dungeon Masters and players may find some good philosophical advice while you plan the upcoming venture, traipsing about a few dusty old ruin in quest of treasure, lore, and let us not forget … dangerous monsters whose horns, claws, and fangs, heads, and on occasion even hides could effortlessly distort the walls of one’s decoration room. If you live.