Bigby (Greyhawk)

Bigby (Greyhawk)

Greyhawk Character

home=Veluna (formerly Onnwal)
universe="World of Greyhawk"
In the "World of Greyhawk" campaign setting for the "Dungeons & Dragons" roleplaying game, Bigby is an archmage. The former apprentice of Mordenkainen, Bigby is part of the Circle of Eight, and is a former member of the Citadel of EightFact|date=November 2007. Before the Greyhawk Wars, Bigby made his home in Scant, capital of Onnwal. Nowadays, he can often be found in Mitrik, VelunaWho|date=November 2007. His personal symbol is an open palm behind a large, stylized bumblebee.


Bigby is responsible for developing such commonly known spells as:
*Bigby's Clenched Fist
*Bigby's Crushing Hand
*Bigby's Forceful Hand
*Bigby's Grasping Hand
*Bigby's Interposing HandThe above have been found in all three editions of the Player's Handbook, while the following are in Player's Handbook II:
*Bigby's Disrupting Hand
*Bigby's Helpful Hand
*Bigby's Striking Fist
*Bigby's Tripping Hand
*Bigby's Warding Hand

Bigby has also developed the following additional spells:
*Bigby's Battering Gauntlet
*Bigby's Besieging Bolt
*Bigby's Bookworm Bane
*Bigby's Construction Crew
*Bigby's Dextrous Digits
*Bigby's Fantastic Fencers
*Bigby's Feeling Fingers
*Bigby's Force Sculpture
*Bigby's Most Excellent Force Sculpture
*Bigby's Pugnacious Pugilist
*Bigby's Silencing Hand
*Bigby's Slapping Hand
*Bigby's Strangling Grip
*Bigby's Superior Force Sculpture


Bigby is known to have authored the following works:
*"Manual Powers Beyond Life"

Bigby in other media

In the computer game , some text found within the game's files (but not within the game itself) indicates that Bigby was an incarnation of the The Nameless One. []

In the book "Passage To Dawn" by R.A. Salvatore, when Harkle Harpell enters into an unorthodox contest of wizardry with the Sea Sprite's wizard Robillard, Harkle boasts that he had "improved on Bigby" with his spell "Bigby's Snapping Digits".


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