Thoqqua (pronounced: /ˈθɑːkwɑːTHAK-wa[5]), also called rock worms, were worm-like elementals native to the Elemental Plane of Fire.[2] They were favored by the orc goddess Luthic and the gnome deity Urdlen.[6]


A thoqqua's long body was hot enough to melt rock.[2] Thoqqua had no internal organs, being made purely of the elements of fire and earth.[7]


Thoqqua were foul-tempered. They spent most of their time burrowing underground in search of minerals to eat.[2]


Thoqqua used their bodies to slam their enemies. This was particularly effective because the touch of a thoqqua resulted in fire damage.[2]


Thoqqua were natives of the Elemental Plane of Fire[4] or, possibly, the Paraelemental Plane of Magma.[1] However, they also dwelt on the Elemental Plane of Earth[2] and in the Underdark on Toril,[4] where they did particulary well in volcanic regions of the Lowerdark.[8]

They were usually found alone or in pairs.[2] A minority of Thoqqua, 2% of the population liven in Earth's End, a launching point for adventurers, who wanted to discover peculiar metal and gems of the Lowerdark.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Monte Cook (1998). Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix III. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 106-107. ISBN 0-7869-0751-7.
  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 2.12 2.13 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 242. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), pp. 87–88. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 R.A. Salvatore (September 1990). Homeland. (TSR, Inc.), p. 234. ISBN 0-1401-4372-6.
  5. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 30.
  6. Sean K. Reynolds (2002). Deity Do's and Don'ts. A Faiths and Pantheons Web Enhancement. Wizards of the Coast. pp. 13,15. Retrieved on 2014-09-22.
  7. Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan (September 2001). Manual of the Planes 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 0-7869-1850-8.
  8. Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
  9. Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 147. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.