Shadows were a type of incorporeal undead that resembled nothing more than their namesake. These wraith-like creatures existed to slay living beings, which they hated and desired to feed upon. When a shadow touched a living creature, it sapped the being's strength. Any living creature slain by a shadow rose as a shadow soon afterwards.[citation needed]


Shadows were known to hesitate briefly when confronted with someone wearing a silkstone.[2]


Shadows often traveled in groups; hiding from the sun in the depths of the world or within buried ruins and crypts. Shadows could be found anywhere, and appeared as patches of mobile gloom with a more or less humanoid shape. Shadows were always chaotic evil.[citation needed]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 221–222. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 50. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.

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