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Adherer, Dungeons and Dragons Fiend Folio, Don Turnbull, 1981

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the adherer (IPA ædˈhɪərər ad-HEER-ər[1]) is a type of humanoid creature.

Publication historyEdit

The creature first appeared as the gluey in White Dwarf #7 (June/July 1978). The adherer then appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[2]

The adherer appeared in the second edition Fiend Folio Monstrous Compendium supplement (1992).[3]


While the adherer is described as having a mummy-like appearance, it is not technically undead. Instead it is a humanoid covered with loose folds of white skin that is said to secrete an adhesive substance which causes weapons employed against it to be reduced in effectiveness and to stick to its body.

Other publishersEdit

The adherer appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[4]

The adherer is fully detailed in Paizo Publishing's book Misfit Monsters Redeemed (2010), on pages 4–9.[5]


  1. Mentzer, Frank. "Ay pronunseeAY shun gyd" Dragon #93 (TSR, 1985)
  2. Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  3. Williams, Skip, et al. Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (TSR, 1992)
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). "Tome of Horrors". Necromancer Games. pp. 4. 
  5. McComb, Colin, Rob McCreary, and James L. Sutter. Misfit Monsters Redeemed (Paizo, 2010)

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