Osyluth

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Osyluth
Bone devil.JPG
Characteristics
Type Devil

An osyluth, or "bone devil," is a type of devil in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.

Publication history[edit]

The bone devil (lesser devil) first appeared under the "devil" heading in the original first edition Monster Manual (1977).[1]

The osyluth lesser baatezu appear in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991) under the "baatezu" heading,[2] and are also detailed under the "baatezu" heading in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[3]

The osyluth appears under the "devil" heading in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[4] and as the bone devil (osyluth) in the revised 3.5 edition Monster Manual (2003).

Ecology[edit]

Environment[edit]

Osyluths are native to the Nine Hells of Baator.

Typical physical characteristics[edit]

An osyluth looks like a tall, emaciated being with dried skin stretched so tight as to outline and emphasize every bone. It has a skull-like head and a bony tail like a scorpion's, and exude a stench of decay. An osyluth stands about 9 feet tall and weighs roughly 500 pounds.

Alignment[edit]

Osyluths are Lawful Evil.

Society[edit]

Osyluths often serve as the informers and police of the Nine Hells, monitoring and reporting on the activities of other devils.

Other publishers[edit]

The osyluth appeared under the "devil" heading in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (2009), on page 74.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. ^ LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  3. ^ Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  4. ^ Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
  5. ^ Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (Paizo Publishing, 2009)

External links[edit]