|First appearance||Eldritch Wizardry (1976)|
The ki-rin appeared in the second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993). The psionic variant of the ki-rin appeared in The Complete Psionics Handbook (1991).
The ki-rin appeared in the fifth edition Volo's Guide to Monsters.
Ki-rin bear a resemblance to unicorns somewhat. They are a race of aerial creatures whose hooves rarely touch the earth, for they dwell amid the clouds and behind the winds. Females are never encountered and Ki-rin are always solitary.
Ki-Rin are powerful spellcasters who roam the skies looking for good deeds to reward and seek malefactors to punish. They sometimes aid humans if the need to combat evil is great. Ki-rin worship their own deity, Koriel.
- Gygax, Gary; Blume, Brian (1976), Eldritch Wizardry (1 ed.), Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: TSR
- Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
- Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
- Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
- Winter, Steve. The Complete Psionics Handbook (TSR, 1991)
- Wyatt, James. Oriental Adventures (Wizards of the Coast, 2001)
- Rubin, Jonathan (March 6, 2008). "Farewell to the Dungeon Master: How D&D creator Gary Gygax changed geekdom forever". Slate.
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