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- 1 Publication history
- 1.1 Dungeons & Dragons (1974-1976)
- 1.2 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)
- 1.3 Dungeons & Dragons (1977-1999)
- 1.4 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)
- 1.5 Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000-2002)
- 1.6 Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition (2003-2007)
- 1.7 Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008-)
- 2 Description
- 3 Other media
- 4 References
The hezrou was one of the earliest creatures introduced in the D&D game.
Dungeons & Dragons (1974-1976)
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)
Dungeons & Dragons (1977-1999)
This edition of the D&D game included its own version of the type II demon, which is known as the croaking demon, first appearing in the Immortal Rules set, in the DM's Guide to Immortals (1986). The croaking lesser fiend appeared in the Wrath of the Immortals set, in "Book One: Codex of the Immortals" (1992).
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)
In this edition, demons became known as tanar'ri, and this creature officially became known as the hezrou, a "true tanar'ri", appearing first in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991), and then reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).
Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000-2002)
The hezrou (tanar'ri) appears in the Monster Manual for this edition (2000); in this edition, the name demon is resumed, and tanar'ri are now considered a sub-type of demon.
Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition (2003-2007)
The hezrou appears in the revised Monster Manual for this edition (2003).
Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008-)
The hezrou appears in the Monster Manual for this edition (2008), again under the demon entry.
A hezrou has a toad-like face, black skin, and metallic wire-like appendages protruding from its skin which make it look almost mechanical.
- The hezrou appears in the D&D Miniatures: Angelfire set #55 (2005) and Legendary Evils #25 (2009).
- The hezrou also appears in the game NetHack.
- Gygax, Gary; Blume, Brian (1976), Eldritch Wizardry (1 ed.), Lake Geneva, WI: TSR
- Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
- Mentzer, Frank. Dungeons & Dragons Set 5: Immortal Rules (TSR, 1986)
- Allston, Aaron. Wrath of the Immortals (TSR, 1992)
- LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
- Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
- Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
- Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
- Mearls, Mike, Stephen Schubert, and James Wyatt. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2008)
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