This is a list of some of the monsters found in an around Phlan and the north shore of the Moonsea. The monster's reputation is reflected in its monster level, listed as a Roman numeral after its name. Level I monsters are less powerful than a well-equipped beginning fighter. A Level VIII monster may be more powerful than several heroes.

Name Level Description
Anhkheg VI Large burrowing insects with great mandibles. These creatures have been known to spit a powerful acid.
Basilisk VII A giant eight-legged lizard. One of the most dangerous creatures in the realms because their gaze can turncreatures to stone!
Bugbear IV Hideous giant sized goblins who stand over seven feet in height. Bugbears look clumsy but are strong, quick fighters with great stealth.
Centaur IV These good creatures are half men and half horse. They are capable fighters and can be valuable allies.
Displacer Beast VI These creatures are large, black puma-like creatures with two tentacles sprouting from their backs. These creatures can appear several feet from their actual location.
Drider VI These creatures resemble a cross between a drow elf and a giant spider. They are powerful spell casters.
Efertti VII These large powerful jinn are from the elemental plane of fire. They are very arrogant and will only serve a powerful master.
Ettin VII These creatures look like giant two-headed orcs. They have great strength and usually wield two spiked clubs that inflict terrible damage in combat.
Fire Giant VIII These evil giants have flaming red hair and are immune to all fire. They usually attack with giant two-handed swords.
Giant Frog III These are giant carnivorous frogs. They are fast, dangerous predators who may be poisonous.
Giant Lizard IV These are the giant cousins to the command lizard.
Giant Mantis VII These are the giant version of the common mantis. These creatures are fast, strong, and have good armor.
Giant Scorpion VI These are the giant version of the common scorpion. Its poisonous tail can kill a man.
Giant Snake V These are giant poisonous snakes.
Ghoul III These are evil undead whose touch may paralyze a man in combat. They feed on corpses and attack all living creatures on sight.
Gnoll II These creatures are hyena-headed humanoids who stand over seven feet tall.
Goblin I These are small humanoids common in the Realms.
Hill Giant VII These are one of the smaller, more stupid giants, but they are still tough opponents. They usually carry large clubs.
Hippogriff III These magnificent creatures have the forelimbs and head of an eagle and the body and hind legs of a horse.
Hobgoblin II These are human-sized, intelligent relatives of the goblin.
Kobold I These are small, cowardly humanoids who delight in killing and torture.
Lizardman III These are lizard-like humanoids. They are omnivorous but they have a particular fancy for human flesh.
Medusa VI These are hideous women with snakes for hair. They can turn a man to stone with their gaze.
Minotaur VI These are strong bull-headed humanoids. They are cruel man eaters, commonly found in mazes.
Mummy VII These are powerful undead with great strength. The mere sight of one has been known to paralyze a man in combat. The touch of the mummy causes a strange rotting disease.
Nymph V These are extremely beautiful creatures that appear as ever-young females. They usually inhabit wild lakes and streams.
Ogre IV These are large, foul-tempered, ugly humanoids. They are strong fighters.
Orc I These are evil, pig-faced humanoids.
Phase Spider VI These are giant poisonous spiders with the ability to phase in and out of this dimension. Usually they only "phase in" to attack, then "phase out" again.
Quickling IV These are small, fast-moving creatures. Because of their great speed they are invisible when they move.
Skeleton I These are the least of the undead. These animated skeletons are usually controlled by some evil force.
Spectre VII These are one of the most powerful of the undead. Their touch can drain the life out of men.
Stirge II These are small, blood-sucking birds.
Thri-Kreen VI These are intelligent, carnivorous insect-men who live in burrows. They have four arms and a poisonous bite that paralyzes their foes.
Tiger V These are noble beasts who are both strong and silent. Though their normal prey are animals, they have been known to become "man-eaters."
Troll VI These are large, strong, ugly humanoids. They know no fear and can regenerate wounds.
Vampire VIII These are one of the most dreaded undead in the Realms. They can drain life levels, are strong fighters, and are sometimes powerful magic users.
Wardog III These are large, strong dogs, trained to kill. Orcs, goblins, and other evil humanoids are known to use them.
Wight VI Evil, undead humans whose touch can drain the life out of a man.
Wild Boar IV These creatures are the wild relatives of the pig.
Wraith VI These creatures are non-corporeal undead. Their touch can drain the life out of a man.
Wyvern VII These creatures are distant relatives of dragons. They attack by biting and using the poisonous sting in their tail.
Zombie IV Magically animated corpses controlled by an evil force. Zombies always fight back until destroyed or turned.