A badger was a squat, furry mustelid with a distinctive white stripe from the tip of its long nose to the back of its head and white cheeks. Expert diggers, badgers were also notorious for their fury when threatened; despite their small size, when angered their strong bite and sharp claws could be highly dangerous.[2]

Badgers were admired by the gnome race[3] and could often be seen serving as "watchdogs" for rock gnome homes.[4] They were also favored by rangers and druids as animal companions.[5] The gods Garl Glittergold, Geb, Rillifane Rallathil, Sheela Peryroyl, Silvanus, and Tempus often chose badgers to act as symbols of their favor to their followers.[6]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 318. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 268. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls, James Wyatt (March 2009). Player's Handbook 2. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-5016-4.
  4. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  5. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 35,48. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  6. Sean K. Reynolds (2002). Deity Do's and Don'ts. A Faiths and Pantheons Web Enhancement. Wizards of the Coast. pp. 8,10–15. Retrieved on 2014-09-22.