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The neogi are insectoid creatures originally from the Spelljammer campaign setting.

Description[]

Appearance[]

Neogi usually look like a cross between a spider and an eel. They have a bloated body and eight limbs, two of which have simple claws, and are covered in light tan fur.

Personality and alignment[]

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Abilities and traits[]

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Ecology[]

Environment[]

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Lair[]

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Life cycle[]

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Diet[]

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Society and culture[]

Neogi are slave traders, and they consider everything either a slave or owner. All neogi have several slaves, usually umber hulks, sometimes even other neogi. These neogi slaves have more slaves, leading to complex ownership hierarchy.

Relationships and family[]

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Organization[]

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Enemies[]

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Allies and minions[]

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Religion[]

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Language[]

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Treasure[]

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Equipment[]

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Hoard[]

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Harvesting[]

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History[]

Origins[]

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Ancient history[]

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Recent history[]

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Notable Neogis[]

For a full list of Neogis, see Category:Neogis.

  • Blarux, the Ancient
  • Ghorfal the Voracious, neogi great old master

Related creatures[]

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The tso are an extraplanar relative of the neogi.[citation needed]

Publication history[]

AD&D 2nd edition[]

The neogi and the great old master neogi first appear for the Spelljammer campaign setting in the Spelljammer: AD&D Adventures in Space, Lorebook of the Void (1989). The neogi undead old master appears in the supplement SJR1 Lost Ships (1990).

The neogi, the great old master neogi, and the neogi reaver appear in the Monstrous Manual (1993).

The neogi was further detailed in The Ecology of the Neogi, Dragon #214 (Feb 1995).

D&D 3rd edition[]

The neogi appears in the Monster Manual II (3e) (2002), including the adult neogi, the great old master neogi, and the neogi spawn.

The neogi receives its own chapter in the book Lords of Madness (2005). The adult neogi, the neogi defiler, the dwarf neogi, the neogi spawn, the great old master, the neogi slavemaster, and the neogi sorcerer appear in this book.

D&D 4th edition[]

The neogi appear in Monster Manual 2 (4e) (2009), which describes the neogi slaver, neogi great old master, and the neogi spawn swarm. The neogi taskmaster appears in Dungeon #168 (Jul 2009).

D&D 5th edition[]

The neogi appear in Volo's Guide to Monsters (2016), which also describes the neogi hatchling and neogi master.

Creative origins[]

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Reception and influence[]

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