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Alu-fiends (ÆL-oo-feend) are the product of successful procreation between a succubus and a male mortal (mostly humans). Females are, generally, attractive or beautiful, going to great lengths at times to conceal their needle-like teeth and diminutive wings. They often possess a high degree of sexual proclivity. Males, however, require more discriminative attention, as its "cousin", the cambion (produced from a female mortal), possesses many of the same "abyssal" traits which form both creatures' overall appearance. This has led to a diminishing use of the patrillineal and matrillineal-influenced terms as a whole; rather, products of both partnerings are considered "half-fiend".
Rules in Successive EditionsEdit
Alu-fiends, also referred to as alu-demons, first appeared in the Monster Manual II. They were described in the Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix and the Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix. While their exact statistics varied slightly, the general concept as the offspring of a succubus and a mortal male remained true.
In the Third Edition rules, half-fiends were presented as a more general template, in lieu of specific entries for each instance. There has been no specific publishing of an alu-fiend template by official sources. However, a half-succubus template was included in a Dragon Magazine web article, written by Robert Wiese, on half-fiendish variety, and appears on the Wizards of the Coast website. 
Alu-Fiends in the Forgotten RealmsEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 147–148. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 25.
- ↑ Gary Gygax (1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-8803-8031-4.
- ↑ LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1991.
- ↑ Allen Varney, ed. (June 1994). Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 978-1560768623.
- ↑ http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/we/20060630a
- ↑ Thomas M. Reid (May 2007). The Gossamer Plain. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0786940240.
- ↑ Jason Carl (May 2000). The Dungeon of Death. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-1560761327.
- ↑ Dale Donovan (May 1998). For Duty & Deity. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 33. ISBN 0-7869-1234-0.