D&D ̶M̶o̶n̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ Hero Manual 42: The Legend of Drizzt – Guenhwyvar the Panther

D&D Adventure Boardgame - The Legend of Drizzt - Guenhwyvar the Panther

Thought I posted this before my little hiatus recently, as I painted this in July – but apparently not. So here ’tis. For those who don’t know (*like me), Guenhwyvar was a 600 lb (270 kg) black panther who resided on the Astral Plane. She was summoned to the Prime Material Plane by the use of an onyx Figurine of Wondrous Power.

D&D Adventure Boardgame - The Legend of Drizzt - Guenhwyvar the Panther

This figurine was last in the possession of Drizzt Do’Urden, who treated Guenhwyvar as his ranger animal companion. She could be summoned to her master’s side for twelve hours every other day. However, it was possible for her to be away from the astral plane for longer, but this caused her to become incredibly drowsy, barely able to lift her head. Due to her nature as an astral being not of the Prime Material Plane, she was highly resistant to biological poisons and quite resistant to physical injuries as well.

So basically, the Magic Panther is the animal companion model to Drizzt in The Legend of Drizzt D&D Advanture boardgame. Given how much “Mary-Sue” criticism Drizzt has received over the years, I’m sure he and his pet panther won’t be dramatically overpowered in game….

Painting was based on the usual methods for painting black hair, and I may have thrown in a dilluted brown or purple wash in there as well to tone down the blue slightly. I don’t fully recall. I did give her a “monster” style base, but I can always add texture later if it works better with her being a PC’s pet.

17 thoughts on “D&D ̶M̶o̶n̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ Hero Manual 42: The Legend of Drizzt – Guenhwyvar the Panther

  1. The panther is interesting in that it looks like it could tip over with such a dynamic pose. Is it more stable than it looks? Nice job painting what is a fairly basic and uninteresting sculpt detail-wise. Also, it is great to have you back, mate 🙂

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  2. Nice work, man! I read the Crystal Shard trilogy around the time it came out, and liked it quite a bit. We also happened to be playing a D&D campaign at the time. How the trilogy holds up today, not so sure. It’s a bit of an epic fantasy, which isn’t always my cup of tea. I read some more of RA Salvatore’s books afterwards, but then just got sort of bored with them.

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  3. Pingback: July 2020 – Personal Painting Round-Up | Azazel's Bitz Box.

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