Dire rats were dangerous creatures. They were much larger than the common rat and were found in dungeons and city sewers. The bite of these creatures carried a potentially lethal disease known as filth fever.[1]


Dire rats could be found in the wild in the Silver Marches, particularly in the Rauvin Vale and Sundabar Vale, as well as in the High Forest.[2]



A dire rat could be summoned as an animal companion in Neverwinter Nights.[3]


Computer games


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 64. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  2. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 43–44. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  3. BioWare (2002). Trent OsterBrent Knowles, James Ohlen. Neverwinter NightsAtari.