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Abishai (pronounced: /ˈæbɪʃÆB-i-shy[3] Loudspeaker listen) were medium-sized baatezu devils from the first two circles of the Nine Hells, who were servants of Tiamat. They were guards and torturers.[4]

DescriptionEdit

They resembled cornugons, the only difference was their color and the size.[citation needed] They could be found in various colors: red, white, black, green and blue.[4]

CombatEdit

In battle, they relied on their claws, but the elder ones could possess some magic abilities, such as opening a gate between the Nine Hells and the Prime Material Plane, and some lesser confusing spells.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

During the Time of Troubles, a group of thirteen abishai were marooned in Unther. The Cult of the Dragon in Unther considered this a blessing from Tiamat. Each of the thirteen maintained a lair in the Underdark below the city of Unthalass. In truth, Tiamat did not send them as a blessing; the thirteen enjoyed their freedom from serving Tiamat, and the high priest of the Cult was blackmailing them into following his orders lest he send them back to Tiamat in Hell.[4]

Types of AbishaiEdit

Black abishai 
Blue abishai 
Green abishai 
Red abishai 
White abishai 

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Computer Games

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (May 29, 2018). Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. In Kim Mohan, Michele Carter eds. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 160–163. ISBN 978-0786966240.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 12–14. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  3. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 25.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 12–14. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.

ConnectionsEdit

Baatezu
Least: AdvespaLemureNupperibo
Lesser: AbishaiBarbazuHamatulaMalebrancheSpinagon
Greater: AmnizuCornugonErinyesGelugonOsyluthPit fiend
Miscellaneous Devils
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