Quth-maren were undead creatures created from flayed corpses by clerics of Kiaransalee.[2]


With every scrap of skin flayed from their bodies and their exposed muscles incessantly oozing acidic blood, the quth-maren were hideous creatures. Unlike zombies, quth-maren did not decompose.[2]


Intelligent adversaries and vicious in groups, quth-maren had a number of abilities that made them disturbing opponents.

Caustic Blood
Constantly oozing acidic blood, any unarmed or natural attack that struck the quth-maren in melee would cause the acid to harm the attacker.[2]
Command Undead
In the same manner that an evil cleric could attempt to command undead, so to could a quth-maren.[2]
Fast Healing
A quth-maren could rapidly heal from wounds inflicted to it.[2]
Horrifying Gaze
Any living creature that came within 30 ft (9.1 m) of a quth-maren and met it baleful gaze risked simply cowering in fear at the sight of it.[2]
Spit blood
In addition to the caustic blood that oozed from its body, a quth-maren could expel a glob of this blood every so often causing it to splash over foes near where it landed.[2]


In 1372 DR, Dorina T'sarran seized control of Szith Morcane and ordered the priestesses of Lolth there to be flayed and transformed into quth-marens.[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 James Wyatt (September 2002). City of the Spider Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 123. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 139–140. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
  3. James Wyatt (September 2002). City of the Spider Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 6. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.