Deva (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the deva is a type of angel.

Publication history[edit]

The astral deva, the monadic deva, and the movanic deva first appeared in Dragon #63 (July 1982),[1] and were reprinted in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

The astral deva, the monadic deva, and the movanic deva appeared in second edition under the "aasimon" heading in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991),[3] and appeared for the Planescape setting in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[4]

The astral deva appeared in the third edition under the "celestial" heading in the third edition Monster Manual (2000).[5] Savage Species (2003) presented the astral deva celestial as both a race and a playable class.[6] The monadic deva and the movanic deva appeared under the "deva" entry in the third edition Fiend Folio (2003).[7] The astral deva appeared under the "angel" heading in the revised 3.5 edition Monster Manual (2003).[8]

Description[edit]

The astral deva is a patron of planar travelers and powerful creatures undertaking good causes.

The monadic deva is a stoic watcher of the Ethereal Plane and the Elemental Planes.

The movanic deva is one of the celestial infantry serving the Positive Energy Plane, the Negative Energy Plane, and the Material Plane.

Other publishers[edit]

The monadic deva and the movanic deva appeared under the "celestial" heading in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[9]

The astral deva appeared under the "angel" entry in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (2009), on page 10.[10] The monadic deva and the movanic deva appeared under the "angel" entry in Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (2010), on page 27-28.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gygax, E. Gary. "Featured Creatures." Dragon #63 (TSR, 1982)
  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. ^ Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
  6. ^ Eckelberry, David, Rich Redman, and Jennifer Clarke Wilkes. Savage Species (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  7. ^ Cagle, Eric, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matt Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt. Fiend Folio (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  8. ^ Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  9. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 37–38. ISBN 1-58846-112-2. 
  10. ^ Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (Paizo Publishing, 2009)
  11. ^ Baur, Wolfgang, Jason Bulmahn, et al. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (Paizo Publishing, 2010)