Type: Aberration (List)
Race: Mind Flayer (List)
Monster Manual classification: Mind Flayer
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Attack: Ego Whip (Charisma damage), Tentacle whip (Bludgeoning), Lightning Bolt, Ball Lightning, Mind Thrust, Psionic Dominate
Special Qualities: DR ♦10Normal ●17Epic/Byeshk, Spell Resistance, Mind Blast, Extract Brain, Inertial Armor, Aid
Habitat: Ruins of Gianthold — Top of spire in Stormeye territory
Description: An Ancient Flayer guards a locked chest which has an unlock DC of 46. The Ancient Flayer is not a rare encounter.