|First appearance||Greyhawk Adventures (1988)|
Ingundi are intelligent humanoid reptiles.
Female ingundi lay a single egg in a concealed area, but do not remain to incubate or guard it. The egg, if it survives, hatches after 12 weeks. Young ingundi are two feet long from nose to tail, and are born with their innate ESP, change self, and charm abilities. For the first six months of their life, these powers can only be used on small animals. They reach their full size at the end of six months.
Ingundi most commonly feed on forest animals such as deer and stags, appearing as harmless members of those species to lure them into complacency before killing them. They will also prey on humans and demihumans, though this is less common.
Typical physical characteristics
Ingundi resemble small lizardfolk, standing five to six feet tall. Their mouths are wider and filled with sharp teeth. Their forearms are smaller and weaker than those of lizardfolk, but bear formidable claws. Their hides are light green in hue, shading to pale yellow-white on their bellies. Their small eyes are yellow, with large black pupils. They wear no clothes or ornamentation.
The ingundi has an innate change self power, paired with a powerful ESP ability that enables it to take the form of its victims' ideal sexual partner. Their illusory selves can appear in any size from that of a large dog to the size of a bear. It casts charm person or charm monster on those it engages in conversation, then attempts to lead its victim off somewhere where it can be killed and eaten.
Ingundi are chaotic evil.
The ingundi are solitary creatures, typically making their lairs inside dead trees or among the roots of living trees. They approach others of their kind only to mate. They are of low intelligence.
The ingundi have no language, communicating solely through ESP.
The ingundi is twice referred to as the "incubus" in Greyhawk Adventures, pages 28 and 29, suggesting an earlier name for the creature dropped at some point during the book's development.
- Breault, Mike, ed. Greyhawk Monstrous Compendium Appendix. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1990.