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Devils Part 6: Erinyes (Best of the Bestiary)

They live by the sword and kill by the sword. Their beauty is nothing compared to their wrath. - From The Book of Vile Darkness Ah, the succubus. A classic devil, often used in fiction. How could they not be in D&D? Although to be fair: this monster is far from your typical succubus. While still being the most… Continue reading Devils Part 6: Erinyes (Best of the Bestiary)

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Devils Part Five: Kyton, the Chain Devil (Best of the Bestiary)

We're starting to climb up the ranks of the Nine Hells! Starting with the first truly deadly denizen: the Chain Devil. AKA: the Kyton. Chain Devils are the jailers of the Nine Hells, serving as the ultimate torturer. They're often called upon by the higher-ups to torment mortal souls with horrendous fury. And... that's it.… Continue reading Devils Part Five: Kyton, the Chain Devil (Best of the Bestiary)

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Devils Part 4: Osyluth, the Bone Devil (Best of the Bestiary)

Oh, joy! Time for nightmares! The Bone Devil is one of the only two Devils that I've personally used in a campaign so far. Granted, I had no idea what I was doing when I did. I threw him in there because he looked strong and scary, not because he worked on a narrative level.… Continue reading Devils Part 4: Osyluth, the Bone Devil (Best of the Bestiary)

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Devils Part 3: Barbazu, the Bearded Devil (Best of the Bestiary)

Our next devilish friend is the Barbazu. Otherwise known as the Bearded Devil. Let that sink in. Everyone else gets an intimidating name, like the Barbed Devil or the Chain Devil. This guy? He's the Bearded Devil! Ooh! I'm shaking in my boots! While the Barbed Devil is a guardian, the Bearded Devil is a… Continue reading Devils Part 3: Barbazu, the Bearded Devil (Best of the Bestiary)

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Devils Part 2: Hamatula, the Barbed Devil (Best of the Bestiary)

At last! It's time to talk about the first of our devils! And, unlike their Demonic counterparts, we're starting out with the weak boys! Although they're still quite dangerous. Barbed Devils, also known as Hamatula, are monsters of incredible greed and desire. They serve as guards for the more powerful devils, often protecting their vaults… Continue reading Devils Part 2: Hamatula, the Barbed Devil (Best of the Bestiary)

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Devils Part 1: General Lore (Best of the Bestiary)

At last, I climb out of the Abyss! Only to fall into the Nine Hells! Goddammit, I'm gonna be here forever, aren't I? Devils are among the most creative monsters in Dungeons and Dragons. Granted, they're not the most deadly. Out of all of them, only one of them poses a genuine threat to a… Continue reading Devils Part 1: General Lore (Best of the Bestiary)

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Demons Finale: Yochlol (Best of the Bestiary)

I'm finally done. At long last. We're finally making our way out of the Abyss! I finally get to see the light again! Out of all the demonic flavor text I've critiqued thus far, the Yochlol's is likely the most specific. They bear the title of Handmaiden of Lolth, serving as the spider queen's spies,… Continue reading Demons Finale: Yochlol (Best of the Bestiary)