Bar-lguras[3] (pronounced: /bɑːrlʌˈgɔːrɑːzbar-lu-GOR-az[5] or: /ˌbɑːrɛlˈgrəzBAR-el-GOO-ruhz[6]) or barlguras,[2] also known as leaping demons, were ape-like tanar'ri demons.[3]


Bar-lguras were covered in reddish-brown hair and stood between 5 and 6 feet tall. They appeared similar to orangutans. They usually walked on all four limbs, but were able to stand on two legs.[3]


Bar-lguras were used as scouts and foot-soldiers by more powerful demons. They preferred to fight and travel in packs, but they didn't like the company of lesser demons.[3] Bar-lguras served Demogorgon and when seen outside of the Abyss were associated with the Cult of Demogorgon.[2]


Some, but not all, bar-lguras wielded weapons and wore humanoid armor.[3] They used their powerful arms and legs to attack, as well as their claws. They set ambushes when possible.[3] They were able to use their teleport ability to teleport both themselves and enemies. A favorite tactic was to teleport an enemy into a sealed area where it could not escape.[3] Like other tanar'ri, bar-lguras could summon other demons when they were in dire straits.[4]






  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 53–54. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Monte Cook (Oct 2002). Book of Vile Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 171–172. ISBN 0-7869-0672-3.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Monte Cook (Oct 2002). Book of Vile Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 169. ISBN 0-7869-0672-3.
  5. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 25.
  6. J. Paul LaFountain (1991). Monstrous Compendium: Outer Planes Appendix. In Timothy B. Brown ed. (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 1-56076-055-9.


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