Achaierais (a-CHY-ur-ys[5]) were large, flightless, birdlike creatures that could be found in the Barrens of Doom and Despair[4] and in Acheron.[2]


These creatures resembled 15-ft-tall (4.6 m) flightless birds, albeit with four long stilt-like legs that ended in wicked claws. They had colorful feathers, varying from brown to red in hue, though their claws and beak shone like burnished metal. Its plump, round body was roughly the size of a small pony.[2]


An achaierai could release a toxic black cloud when threatened. This cloud had an adverse effect on any caught within it, damaging them and possibly driving the victims to madness. Achaierai were very resistant to magic.[2]


These outsiders were known for their evil personalities, their predatory instincts, and their love of torture.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Tim Beach, Donald J. Bingle, Al Boyce, Vince Garcia, Kris Hardinger, Steve Hardinger, Rob Nicholls, Wes Nicholson, Norm Ritchie, Greg Swedberg, and John Terra (1992). Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (MC14). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-428-7.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 9–10. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), p. 9. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  5. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 25.