This week we get into the Shadow Mastiff!
It's a wispy, ethereal doge from 1e-5e and some of the art is just fantastic!
This ep is part 3 in James' on going dive into the Black Dog lore outside of D&D and like the others this episode is absolutely packed to the gills with awesome real world lore about semi-spectral hounds and their deeds!
Spoiler: It’s mostly the UK, however this also means a lot of the lore has been preserved and links to a lot of the books can be found on our website in the show notes!
Hope you all enjoy this dark and dense ep!
Cormyr: Tearing the Weave – WotC
The Burning Black – Mark Allard-Will
Highways and Byways in East Anglia – W.A. Dutt
Apparitions of Black Dogs – Dr. Simon Sherwood
Notes on Folk-Lore of Northern Counties of England and the Boarders – William Henderson
Black Shuck Returns – BBC article about the dog discovery in 2014