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Dire bats were giant bats the size of horses.
Dire bats averaged 200 pounds (90 kilograms) and had leathery wings that stretched fifteen feet (4.6 meters) from end to end. Their bodies were covered in shaggy fur.
Dire bats hunted at night and rested during the day. They were stealthy and used echolocation to locate prey.
These bats were easy to startle and tended to kill or drive away any other encountered creatures with their bite.
Dire bats were favored by the orc god Shargaas. They were used as mounts by members of the Shadovar military and Zhentarim skymages. Shield dwarves of Oghrann in the Upperdark kept large populations of dire bats to use as mounts as well.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 62–63. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
- ↑ Sean K. Reynolds (2002). Deity Do's and Don'ts. A Faiths and Pantheons Web Enhancement p. 14. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2014-09-22.
- ↑ Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 88. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
- ↑ Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 103. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 166. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.