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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, demon lords (also known as Abyssal lords in 2E AD&D) are demons who have gained great power and established a position of preeminence among demonkind.

Each demon lord has a unique appearance and set of abilities. Most control at least one layer of the Abyss. A demon lord, when slain in a plane other than the Abyss, is banished to the Abyss for 100 years, whereas "ordinary" demons, including the mightiest balors and mariliths, risk being reborn into a lesser form (or not at all). The most powerful demon lords are demon princes. "Demon lord" and "demon prince" are self-proclaimed titles; unlike the archdevils, the chaotic evil demon lords do not have a rigid hierarchy. However, first edition AD&D did claim a demon can only be called a prince if he or she rules an entire plane of the Abyss, thus Orcus implied by his title to rule a least one plane of existence, while lesser lords did not.

Demon lords wage eternal war with each other, often seeking ways to expand their holdings into other layers and at the same time defend their personal domains from rival lords and scheming underlings. Demogorgon has for many years been the most powerful demon lord, and he proclaims himself Prince of Demons. Orcus and Graz'zt contest his title, as does the obyrith Obox-ob, who once held that title.

Most demon lords have secretive mortal cults who seek to elevate their lords to godhood through prayer and sacrifice. Book of Vile Darkness details a number of prestige classes for mortal disciples of demon lords, as does the "Demonomicon of Iggwilv" feature currently running in Dragon magazine.

Differences in editions of D&D[edit]

The distinctions between demon lords and demon princes vary between editions of Dungeons & Dragons.

  • In AD&D, demon lords may not have complete sovereignty over a layer of the Abyss, whereas all demon princes rule one or more layers.[1] However, both Lords and Princes were assigned the status of lesser gods.
  • In 2E AD&D, both demon lords and demon princes are known as Abyssal lords.[2]
  • In 3E D&D, almost all demon lords control a layer of the Abyss, and many have a scattering of mortal worshippers, whereas all demon princes control at least one layer of the Abyss, and all have mortal worshippers.[3]

Known demon lords[edit]

The most common and canonical demon lords in the 3.5 Edition (and generally most of the earlier editions) are Baphomet, Dagon, Demogorgon, Fraz-Urb'luu, Graz'zt, Juiblex, Kostchtchie, Lolth, Malcanthet, Obox-ob, Orcus, Pale Night, Pazuzu, Sess'Innek, Yeenoghu, and Zuggtmoy. However, in addition to these, countless other minor demons have appeared in earlier editions, supplement books and Dragon Magazine, spinoffs from D&D, and other sources. Beneath is a large list detailing all known Demon Lords, both the major ones listed above and minor ones.

The majority of these demon lords below appear as listed in Appendix I in Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (f) indicates a female demon lord, (o) indicates an obyrith, (l) indicates a loumara, and (d) indicates a lord that is presumed dead.

Note that any demon lord who was mentioned by name only in the Monster Manual II (1983), on page 35, is noted as "*MM2".

Name Title Concerns Layer of the Abyss Previous Appearances and Notes
Abraxas The Unfathomable Magic words, arcane secrets, talismans 17: Death's Reward *MM2
Adimarchus Prince of Madness Insanity 507: Occipitus (Former) Skullrot on Carceri (currently imprisoned) Antagonist of the Shackled City Adventure Path modules published in Dungeon. Detailed in Dungeon #116, page 61. Dragon #360 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 13. Was a fallen celestial.
Ahazu The Seizer Night, abduction 73: Wells of Darkness (Self-imposed imprisonment) *MM2, Dungeon #148, page 82. Rules the void beyond the Wells of Darkness known as Shattered Night. Functions as a vestige.
Ahrimanes Chief of the Cacodaemons Exiles, wanderers 452:Ahriman-abad *MM2
Aldinach (f) Lady of Change Transformation 1: Pazunia (from the fortress of Aldinach's Egg by the edge of the Grand Abyss) *MM2
Alrunes (f) The Soothing Spirit Protection, sisterhood 260: Green Abyss *MM2
Alvarez The Purging Duke Inquisition, torture 57: Torturous Truth Faces of Evil: the Fiends, p60.
Alzrius Lord of Infernal Light Fire, destruction 601: Conflagratum Hellbound: The Blood War, "The Dark of the War", p25.
Anarazel The Daring Darkness Adventurers 79: The Emessu Tunnels *MM2
Ansitif The Befouler Corruption of religious sites and relics 73: The Wells of Darkness (imprisoned); former rule of layer 21: The Sixth Pyre *MM2, Dragon #357, page 67. Ansitif can be called by binders.
Ardat (f) The Unavowed Secret or failing marriages, harpies *MM2, Dragon #341 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 24.; detailed in Dragon #359 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv"
Areex (o) The Forgotten Prince Unknown 73: The Wells of Darkness (imprisoned) *MM2
Arlgolcheir (d) Corpse located in layer 73: The Wells of Darkness Mentioned in Dragon #116 "Rogue Stones and Gemjumping", page 55; Dungeon #148, "Wells of Darkness", page 66.
Arzial The Blooded Baron Subterfuge 45, 46, 47: Azzagrat (serves Graz'zt) Mentioned in Dungeon #13, "The Ruins of Nol-Daer".
Aseroth The Winter Warlock Cold, ice, corruption, magic 566: Soulfreeze *MM2. Said to be a former archomental.
Asima (o,f,d) The Unanticipated Ill surprises 4: The Grand Abyss *MM2. Was destroyed during the creation of The Grand Abyss (called the Blood Rift in 4E D&D). She has a tomb there and is said that her body is "undecaying".
Astaroth (d) Diabolus Prophecy Corpse located in layer 73: The Wells of Darkness *MM2, Lost Empires of Faerûn, page 21, Dungeon #148, page 66, Dragon #357 page 68. Slain by the arch-devil Gargauth, now functions as a vestige as his corpse is continually regenerated and destroyed in the Wells of Darkness.
Azael (d) The Ensnared Rebellion, war 422: Savage Searing (now Yeenoghu's Realm) *MM2. Former ruler of the layer now dominated by Yeenoghu. Slain by the "Killer of the Gods" Ma Yuan. Was a fallen celestial.
Azazel Prince of Scapegoats Blame, absolution 137: Outcasts' End *MM2
Azuvidexus (d) The Ravenous Maw Primeval beasts and scaled nightmares N'gharl (formerly layer #230) Wizards of the Coast website: The Crawling Jungle; Dragon #357 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 29. The current Azuvidexus is an awakened tyrannosaur who had abosrbed the original's evil and intellect.
Baltazo The Seeping Sovereign Diplomacy, strategy 1: Pazunia (from the fortress of Sullen-Ghat) *MM2. He is a Blood War general guarding the gate leading to the layer of Fraz-urb'luu.
Baphomet Prince of Beasts Minotaurs, beasts 600: The Endless Maze (Shubgottia) Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth; Monster Manual II (1983), page 36; Dragon #353 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv"; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, page 58.
Barbu (f) The Unwelcome Discord, ruined peace *MM2
Bayemon Of the Unhealing Wound The afflicted *MM2; said to have escaped from the Wells of Darkness. According to the "Demonomicon", Kostchtchie is in possession of Bayemon's still living severed head in his glacial fortress.
Bechard (o) The Rotting Husk Decomposition, obsolescence 422: Yeenoghu's Realm (former ruler) *MM2. Former Demon lord of Tempests who ruled the 422nd layer before Azael and Yeenoghu.
Cabiri (o) The Watching Master Observation 73: The Wells of Darkness (imprisoned) *MM2, Dragon #357, page 69. Cabiri can be called by binders.
Charun The Hammerer Massacres *MM2
Chernovog The Green God Evil Druids, Vengeful Nature, Warlocks, evil fey The Verdant Chasm; layer number unknown Expedition to Castle Ravenloft
Codricuhn The Blood Storm, Prince of the Eight Seas Destruction, storms Coagulus; wanders the Abyss Dungeon #168
Cyndshyra (d) Of the Seven Torments Dragon #357, page 67. Allied with Ansitif to destroy the Malgoth.
Dagon (o) Prince of the Depths Creatures of the deep aquatic 89: The Shadowsea Mentioned in Monster Manual II (1983), page 35, detailed in Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss on pages 59–60. Dragon #349, "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 30-45.
Demogorgon The Prince of Demons, The Sibilant Beast Demonkind 88: The Gaping Maw Eldritch Wizardry; Monster Manual (1977) p16; Wrath of the Immortals boxed set; Monster Mythology, page 88; Book of Vile Darkness, page 125; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 61–62.
Dwiergus The Chrysalis Prince The shaping of demonic races 558: Fleshforges Dragon #353 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv".; detailed in Dragon #359 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv"
Eblis Of the Unbended Knee Refusal to surrender 1: Pazunia *MM2
Ebulon 73: Wells of Darkness (imprisoned) Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. Former general of Graz'zt.
Eldanoth The Bloodless Scion Crime, Murder 359: The Arc of Eternity Faces of Evil: the Fiends, page 60. Former slave to Orcus.
Eltab Lord of the Hidden Layer Hatred, retribution 248: The Hidden Layer Dreams of the Red Wizards; Spellbound; Champions of Ruin, page 130.
Ereshkigal (f) *MM2
Felex'ja (d) The Tiger King Tigers, felines, stalking predators Dragon #357, page 67. Allied with Ansitif to destroy the Malgoth.
Fraz-Urb'luu Prince of Deception Lies, subterfuge, illusion 176: Hollow's Heart Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth; Monster Manual II (1983), page 39; Faces of Evil: the Fiends, page 60; Dragon #333 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 21; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 63–64.
Gorion Mentioned in "Dragon" #139.
Graz'zt The Dark Prince Tyrants, despots, guile, debauchery 45, 46, 47: Azzagrat Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth; Monster Manual II (1983), page 39; For Duty and Deity (1998); Book of Vile Darkness, page 130; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, page 65.
Gresil Custodian of Records Abyssal lore *MM2, Living Greyhawk Journal 10; Dragon #294.
Haagenti Lord of Alchemy Alchemy 548: Garavond Dragon #337 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 47.
Ilsidahur The Howling King Bar-lgura 90: The Guttering Grove Dungeon #10 "The Shrine of Ilsidahur". In 4E D&D, Ilsidahur's layer has since been incorporated into Demogorgon's layer.
Ixinix (d) Lord of Blackwater Dragon #357, page 67. Allied with Ansitif to destroy the Malgoth.
Juiblex The Faceless Lord Oozes, slimes, and jellies 528: Molor Monster Manual (1977), page 17; Monster Mythology, page 67; Book of Vile Darkness, page 134; Dragon #337 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 47; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 66–67. Juiblex rules his own realm in layer 528 and is currently contesting with Zuggtmoy for layer 222.
J'zzalshrak (f) The Errant General Blood War campaigns Dungeon #64, "Bzallin's Blacksphere," page 29.
Kardum Lord of the Balors Balors, fire 21: The Sixth Pyre Was introduced in Fiendish Codex I; based on Marduk by Gary Gygax (see Non-Canonical Demon Lords below).
Kerzit Guardian of the Tome The Tome of the Black Heart Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure; Dungeon #112, pages 13, 52, 96.
Kizarvidexus (o,d) The Horned Duke Corpse located in 73: The Wells of Darkness Dungeon #124, page 35; Dungeon #128, page 33; Dungeon #148, "Wells of Darkness", page 66. Slain by the Wind Duke general Icosiol.
Kostchtchie Prince of Wrath Frost giants, wrath, rage 23: The Iron Wastes Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth; Monster Manual II (1983), page 40; Monster Mythology, page 82; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 68–69.
Lamashtu (f) She Who Erases Monstrous births, deformity 503: Torremor Dragon #329 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 67, "Demononicon". Former consort to Pazuzu. although she is trapped within Torremor, she is now regarded as the layer's new ruler.
Laraie The Stalking Terror Pursuit *MM2
Lascer Lord of the Shadow Shoal Assassination, Murder Dragon #349 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 35. Dragon #297; detailed in Dragon #359 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv"
Lazbral'thull The Butcher Torture, bloodletting 73: The Wells of Darkness (imprisoned) Dungeon #122: Root of Evil.
Lindyrm Mentioned in The Deva Spark.
Lissa'aere (f) The Noxious Poison gas 27: Malignebula Hellbound: The Blood War, page 25.
Lolth (f) Demon Queen of Spiders Drow, spiders 66: The Demonweb Pits First debut in module D3: Vault of the Drow and more prominently, in Q1: Queen of the Demonweb Pits. Went on to appear in many other supplements such as first edition Fiend Folio and Deities and Demigods (all three editions).
Lupercio The Baron of Sloth Sloth, darkness 128: Slugbed Faces of Evil: the Fiends, page 60.
Lynkhab (f) Lady of Regret Depression, desire 297: The Sighing Cliffs Faces of Evil: the Fiends, page 61.
Maelfesh featured in Rose Estes' Greyhawk novels.
Malcanthet (f) Queen of the Succubi Succubi, hedonists 570: Shendilavri Dungeon #112, page 48, and #124, page 95; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 69–70; Dragon #353, The Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Malcanthet.
Malgarius The Demon Tree Evil sylvan creatures A demonic plant that once controlled a layer of the Abyss, but which was defeated by the demon lord Lazbral'thull. (Dungeon #122: Root of Evil).
Malgoth, the (o) Dungeon #117: Touch of the Abyss; FC1 p 125. Was destroyed by an alliance of demon lords including Ansitif and Ixinix. Now exists as a disembodied intelligence.
Mastiphal The Hunting Sovereign Pursuit of prey 1: Pazunia (in the fortress of Vanelon) *MM2. Current consort to Malcanthet.
Miska The Wolf-Spider Spyder-fiends, war Imprisoned in Pandemonium. Dungeon #124, page 17. Detailed in 2e adventure The Rod of Seven Parts. Former Prince of Demons after Obox-ob. Was consort to the Queen of Chaos.
Mu-Tahn Laa Mountains of Sorrow Beyond Measure Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde
Munkir The White Guardian Afterlife, the back door to Paradise 77: The Gates of Heaven *MM2
Mydianchlarus (d) Demonomicon, page 134
Nekir The Black Guardian Afterlife, the back door to Paradise 77: The Gates of Heaven *MM2
Nergel *MM2; in Gary Gygax's Gord novels, Nergel is a prince of "unlife".
Nocticula (f) The Undeniable Night 72: Darklight *MM2
Nql Mentioned in Eldritch Wizardry, in the "Codex of the Infinite Planes" entry. Possibly a name fragment.
Obox-ob (o) Prince of Vermin Vermin 663: Zionyn *MM2; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 71–72. Formerly held the title of Prince of Demons. Was the first Prince of Demons.
Orcus Prince of the Undead Undead, Abyssal ascension, escape from death 113: Thanatos Eldritch Wizardry; Monster Manual (1977), page 17; Dead Gods; Dungeon #89; Book of Vile Darkness, page 136; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 73–74; Dungeon #149, pages 56–57. Was the prominent villain of the Bloodstone series.
Oublivae (f) Queen of Desolation 100: The Barrens Demonomicon, page 130
Pale Night (o, f) The Mother of Demons Motherhood 600: The Endless Maze, 471: Androlynne Faces of Evil: the Fiends, page 61; Dragon #353 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv"; Manual of the Planes (3rd edition), page 100; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 74–75. Purported to be the mother of Grazzt, Lupercio, and Vucarik. Consort of Baphomet.
Pazuzu (o) Prince of the Lower Aerial Kingdoms Flying creatures, corruption 1: Pazunia, Former ruler of 503: Torremor Monster Manual II (1983), page 41; Dragon #329 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 56; Book of Vile Darkness web enhancement; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 76–77. Also known as Pazrael. Pazuzu has since abandoned his layer of Torremor and has laid claim on Pazunia.
Phraxas Lord of Misery and Despair Misery, despair 4: The Blood Rift Demonomicon, page 134
Queen of Chaos (o, f) Chaos, obyriths 14: The Steaming Fen First appeared in the "Rods of Seven Parts" second edition module, said to be a native of Limbo. In Fiendish Codex I, she is now an obyrith lord.
Qij-na (d) The Shattered Dragon #357, page 67. Allied with Ansitif to destroy the Malgoth.
Rhindorz'zt (d) The Black Prince Dragon #357, page 67. Allied with Ansitif to destroy the Malgoth.
Rhyxali (f) Queen of the Shadow Demons Shadow demons, secrets 49: Shaddonon Book of Vile Darkness web enhancement.
Rimmon (d) Mentioned in 4e Monster Manual 3, Pg 15
Rr'ikin'aka King of Scorpions Scorpions, vermins 73: The Wells of Darkness (imprisoned) Dungeon #148, "Wells of Darkness", page 66.
Salis Thik (d) 333: Unnamed. Possibly the same as the Broken Scale. Abyssal Warriors by J. Robert King
Sch'theraqpasstt The Serpent Reborn Yuan-ti 111: The Mind of Evil Dragon #151
Sertrous (o, d) Prince of Heretics parasites, crawling things, serpents 380: The Hungry Tarns Elder Evils, page 112
Sess'Innek The Emperor Lizard Lizardfolk, civilization 7: The Phantom Plane (aka Kearackinin) Monster Mythology, page 102; Serpent Kingdoms. Demon lord of the Lizard Kings.
Shaktari (f) Queen of Poison Mariliths 531: Vudra Dungeon #60, "Nemesis", page 32. Revealed to have escaped from the Wells of Darkness.; detailed in Dragon #359 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv"
Sifkhu (l) Loumaras 230: The Dreaming Gulf Dragon #353; currently bonded by Malcanthet.
Shami-Amourae (f) The Lady of Delights Succubi 73: The Wells of Darkness (imprisoned) Dungeon #5, "The Stolen Power", page 27; freeing her is the goal of Dungeon #148, "Wells of Darkness".
Siragle The Ineffable Secret oaths 493: The Steeping Isle Dungeon #28, "Sleepless". Reported to have escaped from the Wells of Darkness.
Socothbenoth The Persuader Perversion, sexual taboos 597: Goranthis *MM2, Mentioned in Dragon #333,"Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 29.
Soneillon (f) The Youthful Crone Rejuvenation 71: Spirac *MM2. Not to be confused with the succubus who uses her name as detailed in "Lost Empires of Faerun".
Tantagaras (d) Hunger, Sloth 400: Woeful Escarand 4th Edition Monster Manual3; page 44. Killed by the god Kord. "Father" of the nalfeshnee demons.
Tharzax The Chattering Prince Poisonous vermins 2: Driller's Hives Dungeon #123: Salvage Operation.
Thralhavoc Shadowmaster Undead shadows, subterfuge 348: Name unknown, and Thralhavoc had abandoned it. Hellbound: The Blood War, "War Games", page 56.
Turaglas The Ebon Maw Hunger, consumption 32: Sholo-Tovoth Dragon #312.
Ubothar (o) The Thunder Below None; currently exiled and imprisoned from the Abyss. Dragon #349 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 31. The Thunder Below by James Jacobs.
Ugoreth (d) Demonomicon, page 130. Slain by the demon princess Oublivae.
Ugudenk (o) The Squirming King Worms and hungry parasites 177: The Writhing Realm Dragon #333 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 39.; detailed in Dragon #359 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv"
Ungulex 73: The Wells of Darkness (imprisoned) Dungeon #148, "Wells of Darkness", page 66; said to be the first prisoner to be imprisoned, after Ahazu.
Verin Voice of Graz'zt Diplomacy 45, 46, 47: Azzagrat (serves Graz'zt) Monster Manual II (1983), page 35; Faces of Evil: the Fiends, page 62. Also known as Vuron or Ztefano. Appeared in "For Duty and Deity" as a male marilith.
Veshvoriak (o) Obyrith lord whose body was dumped in Layer 23: the Iron Wastes. Later revealed to be still alive and was trapped in the ice by Demogorgon. Dragon #345, "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 31, "Demonomicon".
Volisupula (f) The Flensed Marquesse Finery, ostentatious ceremony 8: The Skin-shedder Planes of Chaos, in the "Chaos Adventures" booklet.
Voroxid Poisonous bones and teeth Dungeon #148, "Wells of Darkness", page 81.
Vroth-Khun (o) None; currently banished from the Abyss. Dragon #349 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 31.
Vucarik Consort of Chains Chains, torture 651: Nethuria Hellbound: The Blood War, page 26.
Wejinhastala (d) The Tempest Storms, winds, tempests Dragon #357, page 67. Allied with Ansitif to destroy the Malgoth.
Xazivort From the Ashes. Not to be confused with the god, Raxivort. Is able to possess living beings.
Xinivrae (f) (Would Be) Queen of Succubi Succubi, Seduction (of women) 230: The Dreaming Gulf (exiled) Dragon #353 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv"
Yeenoghu Prince of Gnolls Gnolls 422: Yeenoghu's Realm Monster Manual (1977), page 19; Monster Mythology, page 83; Book of Vile Darkness, page 140; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 78–79.
Yibyiru (f) The Rancid Lady of Bitter Bile Poison 222: Shedaklah (serves Zuggtmoy) Dragon #337 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 48.
Yrsillar Lord of the Nothing Greater & Lesser Dreads 277: Belistor Dragon #277.
Zanassu (d) The Spider Demon Spiders, arachnids Empires of the Sands, reported dead in Demihuman Deities; slain by Selvetarm.
Zivorgian (f) Lady of Ripe Carrion Vultures, Rot, Ghouls, Corpses Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Graz'zt; said to be daughter of Pale Night.
Zuggtmoy (f) Demoness Lady of Fungi Fungi, Rot, Decay 222: Shedaklah (or Mycorji) Module T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil; Dragon #337 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 37; Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, pages 79–80.
Zuregurex Lord of the Drowned Dead Storms and the drowned dead 480: Guttlevetch; currently abandoned Dragon #357 "Demonomicon of Iggwilv", page 24.
Zzyczesiya The Ungrasped Confused and malevolent ignorance 3: The Forgotten Land Faces of Evil: the Fiends, page 60. Said to have escaped from the Wells of Darkness.

Non-canonical demon lords[edit]

Paizo Publishing released Book of the Damned, Vol. 2: Lords of Chaos for the Pathfinder campaign setting in 2010.[4] Written by Fiendish Codex I co-author James Jacobs, it took obvious inspiration from both Armies of the Abyss and Fiendish Codex I, though some details were different, and new demon lords took the place of lords with copyrighted names. The following demon lords were described in this volume:

  • Lamashtu
  • Abraxas
  • Aldinach
  • Andirifkhu
  • Angazhan
  • Areshkagal
  • Baphomet
  • Cyth-V’sug
  • Dagon
  • Deskari
  • Flauros
  • Gogunta
  • Haagenti
  • Jezelda
  • Jubilex
  • Kabiri
  • Kostchtchie
  • Mazmezz
  • Mestama
  • Nocticula
  • Nurgal
  • Orcus
  • Pazuzu
  • Shax
  • Shivaska
  • Sifkesh
  • Socothbenoth
  • Urxehl
  • Xoveron
  • Yhidothrus
  • Zevgavizeb
  • Zura

Lords of Chaos also details a number of dead demon lords and nascent demon lords.

Green Ronin published a D&D d20 supplement entitled Armies of the Abyss (2002, reprinted in 2003 as part of the Book of Fiends compilation) that provides information on 21 demon lords. Demon lords that share their names with D&D demon lords are listed in bold. As this book was written by Erik Mona, who would later be publisher of Dragon Magazine and co-author of Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, later demonic works by Mona and by fellow Paizo staffer and Fiendish Codex I co-author James Jacobs would seek to remain essentially compatible with it.

  • Abaddon
  • Abraxas
  • Anarazel
  • Astaroth
  • Azazel
  • Azidahaka
  • Behemoth
  • Decarabia
  • Eligor
  • Flauros
  • Gamigin
  • Haagenti
  • Ipos
  • Marbas
  • Nocticula
  • Raum
  • Sabnach
  • Seere
  • Shax
  • Socothbenoth
  • Vepar

A number of minor lords were also detailed in Armies of the Abyss:

  • Cresil the Impure (may or may not be equated with Gresil).
  • Eurynomous the Corpse Eater
  • Malohin the Strangler
  • Merihim
  • Philotanus the Seducer
  • Rahu the Tormentor
  • Shiggarebb, Lady of the Qlippoths

Gary Gygax, in his Gord novels: "The Sea of Death", "Come Endless Darkness" and "Dance of Demons", mentioned many other demon lords. These include:

  • Agadin, a minor demon allied to Demogorgon.
  • Apepi, a snake-like lord.
  • Areex, a minor demon who plots with Zuggtmoy.
  • Ariax, a prince defeated by Graz'zt.
  • Arioch, a demon lord who retreats when Tharizdun takes over the Abyss.
  • Bulumuz, a demon lord in the service of Iuz. He is killed by Tharizdun.
  • Cagrino, possibly a lord of the chargin demons. Cagrino chitters when he speeks.
  • Chidun, said to be allied with Var-Az-Hloo (Fraz-Urb'luu).
  • Elazalag, Princess of the Abat-Dolors; former consort to Graz'zt.
  • Eblis, a demon lord opposing Graz'zt. He is allied with Iuz.
  • Levithan, an uncommited demon with no particular sides.
  • Lugush, a demon prince opposing Graz'zt.
  • Ogrijek, lord of the cowardly four-winged man-hawks zabassus. He seves Graz'zt, but he is executed by his master.
  • Poshban, a minor demon lord allied with Demogorgon.
  • Mandrillagon, kin to Demogorgon, ruler of two layers of the Abyss. He is cowardly, but powerful.
  • Marduk, King of the Fire Demons and a Monarch of Demonium.
  • Meurteenz, a minor demon allied to Demogorgon.
  • Mycortte, a powerful Abat-Dolor demon, who serves as Ezazalag's second in command.
  • Nigroch, an Abat-Dolor warrior, and chief herald.
  • Palvlag, an ancient proto-demon of fire. He serves Graz'zt, and he wants to kill those who serve Nerull.
  • Shabriri, a proto-demon, and brother to Pazuzu. Shabriri is large, and he has many eyes.
  • Trobbo-gotath, a "greatest demon of earth". He serves Demogorgon.
  • Ushablator the Chaos Horror. He is one of the few demons that resists Graz'zt.
  • Vloorm, a minor demon allied to Demogorgon.
  • Volophon, a minor demon allied with Demogorgon.
  • Yuibiri, allied with Var-Az-Hloo.
  • Zerkaar, a minor demon allied to Demogorgon.
  • Zomar, allied with Var-Az-Hloo.
  • Zortolagon, said to be one of the greatest demons of the Abyss. He is one of the few demons that resists Graz'zt.

Necromancer Games, in their Tome of Horrors I and II listed alternate statistics of official demon lords Baphomet, Dagon, Fraz-Urb'luu, The Faceless Lord (aka Juiblex), Kostchtchie, Orcus, and Pazuzu. They also include:

  • Beluiri, a demoness consort of Baphomet.
  • Maphistal (not to be confused with Mastiphal), a lieutenant of Orcus.
  • Sonechard, a general of Orcus.
  • Tsathogga, the "Demon Frog God".
  • Caizel the Seductress.
  • Vepar, a vassal of Dagon.

Mongoose Publishing's "The Slayer's Guide to Demons" include the following:

  • Iyaviht the Dark Whisper, Patroness of the Jartaska.
  • The Gatekeeper, an exiled prince on the first layer of the Abyss

The book also introduced several so-called "Nameless Ones", ancient and powerful demon lords said to be the first demons:

  • The Dancer in Darkness
  • He Who Dreams
  • The Demon Mother
  • The Foundation
  • The Silence at the end of Eternity

Malhavoc Press's module Demon God's Fane introduces a new demon lord

  • Ochremeshk the Demon Prince

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gygax, Gary (1983). Monster Manual II. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-88038-031-4. 
  2. ^ McComb, Colin (August 1997). Faces of Evil: The Fiends. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0684-7. 
  3. ^ Cook, Monte (October 2001). Book of Vile Darkness. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-2650-3. 
  4. ^ Jacobs, James. Lords of Chaos. Bellevue, WA: Paizo Publishing, 2010

References[edit]

  • Kuntz, Robert J. and Gary Gygax. Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure (TSR, 1984).