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A chasme (/ˈkæzm/ KAZ-mee or /ˈæzm/ CHAZ-mee)[1] is a fictional demon in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

Publication history[edit]

The chasme first appeared in the module Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (1982).[2] The chasme (minor demon) also appeared in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[3]

The chasme (greater tanar'ri) appeared in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991).[4] The chasme (greater tanar'ri) also appeared in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[5]

The chasme (tanar'ri) appeared in third edition in the Book of Vile Darkness (2002).[6] The chasme also appeared in Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (2006).[7]


Chasmes are merciless demons resembling great flies. They enjoy torturing and tormenting other beings, also demons, especially if they are sure of their impunity. Because of their cruelty, chasmes are often charged with torturing enemies and deserters. Sometimes chasmes can be found in group acting as patrols; they fly in the skies of the Abyss looking for intruders[original research?].


  1. ^ Mentzer, Frank. "Ay pronunseeAY shun gyd" Dragon #93 (TSR, 1985)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (TSR, 1982)
  3. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  4. ^ LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  5. ^ Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  6. ^ Cook, Monte. Book of Vile Darkness (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)
  7. ^ Jacobs, James, Erik Mona, and Ed Stark. Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (Wizards of the Coast, 2006)