Bladelings were a race of humanoid outsiders[1] from the Barrens of Doom and Despair.[2] Their skin was covered with sharp, metallic spines, and they were known for their xenophobia.[1]


Bladelings were agile humanoid creatures covered in sharp, metallic spines that grew in patches on their tough, metal-hued skin. They were able to throw these spines, which acted like metal shrapnel to injure their foes. Bladelings had purple eyes that reflected like ice.[1]

Bladelings were immune to acid and the effects of rust, and they were resistant to cold and fire. Bludgeoning weapons were not very effective against them.[1]


Bladelings were famous for their superstitious fear of outsiders to their territory. They would not trust anyone they did not know.[1]

Bladelings were fearless in battle and quick to attack.[1]


Besides their ability to throw their spines, bladelings could strike with their sharp claws. They tended to carry longswords in combat. A common tactic was to focus their attacks on the strongest opponents first.[1]


While bladeling society was rife with internal conflicts, they would quickly join together to fight a common foe.[1]

Bladelings often trained as fighters, and their leaders were often also trained as clerics.[1]


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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Ed Bonny, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter (September 2002). Monster Manual II 3rd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 07-8692-873-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.