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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the arcanaloth, or arcanadaemon (/ɑrˈkænədmən/ ar-KAN-ə-day-mən[1]), is a type of yugoloth.

Publication history[edit]

The arcanadaemon first appeared in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

The arcanaloth appeared in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991).[3] The arcanaloth appeared for the Planescape setting in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[4]

The arcanaloth appeared in the third edition Monster Manual II (2002).[5]


An arcanaloth is one of the jackal-headed scribes, record-keepers, negotiators, and deal-makers of the yugoloths.


  1. ^ Mentzer, Frank. "Ay pronunseeAY shun gyd" Dragon #93 (TSR, 1985)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. ^ LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  4. ^ Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  5. ^ Bonny, Ed, Skip Williams, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Steve Winter. Monster Manual II. (Wizards of the Coast, 2002). ISBN 0-7869-2873-5