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First appearancePlanes of Chaos boxed set (1994)
AlignmentChaotic evil

A armanite is a fictional demon in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Armanites compose the heavy cavalry of the army of The Abyss.

Publication history[edit]

The armanite (lesser tarnar'ri) first appeared for the Planescape campaign setting in the Planes of Chaos boxed set (1994),[1] and was reprinted in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996).[2]

The armanite (tarnar'ri) appears in the third edition Manual of the Planes (2001).[3] The armanite was also detailed in Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (2006).[4]


Armanites resemble fiendish centaurs covered by a full plate armor. They are fierce enemies in battle and their charges are deeply feared. On the layers of the Abyss they usually wander in groups guided by a chief called knecht or pathwarden. Because of their unusual discipline, they are often employed by powerful abyssal lords as mercenaries. Most of armanites come from the Plains of Gallenshu (377th layer of the Abyss); on this layer there are 24 cities of armanites, each ruled by an armanite called konsul.


  1. ^ Smith, Lester W., and Wolfgang Baur. Planes of Chaos (TSR, 1994)
  2. ^ Pickens, Jon, ed. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (TSR, 1996)
  3. ^ Grubb, Jeff, David Noonan, and Bruce Cordell. Manual of the Planes (Wizards of the Coast, 2001)
  4. ^ Jacobs, James, Erik Mona, and Ed Stark. Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (Wizards of the Coast, 2006)