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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the meazel is a type of fictional monster for player characters to encounter.

Publication history[]

The meazel first appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The meazel appeared for the Forgotten Realms setting in second edition in Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989),[2] and was reprinted in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996).[3] A unique Meazel, Salizarr, appeared for the Ravenloft setting in Monstrous Compendium Ravenloft Appendix II: Children of the Night (1993), which was reprinted in Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium Appendices I & II (1996).

The meazel appeared in third edition in Monsters of Faerûn (2001).[4]

The meazel appeared in fourth edition in the Monster Manual 3 (2010).


The meazel is a vicious, malevolent monstrous humanoid creature that preys on other subterranean dwellers.

Campaign settings[]

In the Forgotten Realms, meazels are most commonly found in the Vast Swamp,[4] although they have been known to be found in the sewer system of some cities.[4] (for example Westgate).[4]


  1. Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. Conners, William, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix (TSR, 1989)
  3. Pickens, Jon, ed. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (TSR, 1996)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Wyatt, James and Rob Heinsoo. Monstrous Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn (Wizards of the Coast, 2001)