Gnome Ceremorph Species in KELLDORIA (DRAGON REALMS) | World Anvil
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Gnome Ceremorph

A Gnome Ceremorph

  For reasons unknown, ceremorphosis can go awry when an Illithid tadpole is implanted in the brain of a Gnome. This deviation might be due to the quasi-magical nature of gnomes, or simply a facet of how their minds work. When the process is warped only slightly, the mind flayer remains gnome-sized and is called a gnome ceremorph. It retains its knowledge of the Gnomish language while becoming able to speak Deep Speech and Undercommon. The gnome ceremorph also retains fragmented memories of its previous life and previous alignment, not to mention a propensity for invention.

Basic Information


Aberration (Humanoid), Gnome:

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

  • Darkvision 120ft, and 
  • Passive Perception 16

Civilization and Culture

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Genetic Ancestor(s)
Aberration (Illithid)

Mind Flayers

  Mind flayers, which are described fully in the article Illithid , are created through ceremorphosis, a process that begins with the implantation of an illithid tadpole in the brain of a humanoid host. After about seven days in its new home, the tadpole transforms its host into a mind flayer. The new creation typically retains no memory of its previous existence.


Author's Notes

The Original Article from Icewind Dale Rime of The Frost Maiden (WoTc)

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