Nothics were one-eyed creeping monsters that lurked in places with great magical knowledge, which they themselves craved.[1]


Nothics were the result of a curse befalling wizards who delved too deep into arcane knowledge. Once transformed, the nothic held no discernible memory of its former self, except for a faint notion that there might be a way to reverse its condition.[1]

Despite their deteriorated condition, nothics possessed an exceptional insight, and were capable of extracting knowledge and secrets from the minds of others.[1][3]

Notable NothicsEdit




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 236. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mike Donais, Skaff Elias, Rob Heinsoo, and Jonathan Tweet (October 2003). Miniatures Handbook. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 65. ISBN 0-7869-3281-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (Lost Mine of Phandelver). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 23. ISBN 0786965592.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 120. ISBN 978-0786965786.
  5. Christopher Perkins, Adam Lee, Richard Whitters (September 1, 2015). Out of the Abyss. In Jeremy Crawford ed. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 94. ISBN 978-0-7869-6581-6.