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Also known as gehreleths, demodands (pronounced: /ˈdimdændzDEE-mo-dændz[4]) were said to have been fashioned by one of the baernoloths, primal creations of Evil and exiled because of their chaotic taint.[5]

PersonalityEdit

Demodands thought of themselves as the jailors and wardens of the entire population of Carceri and forced their idea of order onto them. They made no distinction between creatures like petitioners, who belonged in the Tarterian Depths, and others like travelers.[6]

SocietyEdit

Demodands were organized in ranks. The lowest of them were the farastus and the nobility was filled by shators,[7] a race of shaggy scribes.[1]

Shators organized plots to increase the demodand race's influence on Carceri. Kelubars were the bureaucrats and farastus the menial laborforce.[8]

Demodands were generally on Carceri and forced their idea of order onto the local population and journeyed to other planes to recapture escapees.[6]

The gehreleths worshiped or honored a patron deity called Apomps, the Three-sided One, a renegade baernoloth who was exiled to Carceri for the act of creating them.[5]

They were servants of Vhaeraun, a drow god from Carceri and were sent by him to the Toril[9]

As of 1372 DR, they were also found on the Supreme Throne, the realm of the mad god Cyric.[3]

HistoryEdit

Demodands were created by Apomps, the Three-sided One, who was then exiled to Carceri[5] Something about or some action of the farastus caused the entire demodand race to be exiled to the Red Prison too. The kelubars and shators loathed the farastus ever since.[10]

SubtypesEdit

There existed several subraces of the demodands but the most common subraces were the farastu, the kelubar and the shator.[6]

Farastu

The lowest of the demodands, farastus could undergo a lengthy and painful process of self-liquefaction into the secretion they most frequently exuded. These pools of tar and slime could be bottled and stored for centuries as a kind of "instant army".[1]

Kelubar

The bureaucrats of the demodands, kelubars could undergo a lengthy and painful process of self-liquefaction into the secretion they most frequently exuded. These pools of tar and slime could be bottled and stored for centuries as a kind of "instant army".[1]

Shator

The nobility of demodands, a race of shaggy scribes.[1]

Notable encountersEdit

Demodands were encountered in 1357 DR on the plane of Tarterus by the Companions of the Hall.[11]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Allen Varney, ed. (June 1994). Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), p. 42. ISBN 978-1560768623.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 42–45. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 163. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  4. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Colin McComb (September 1997). Faces of Evil: The Fiends. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 83–84. ISBN 0-7869-3430-1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 42. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
  7. Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 43, 45. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
  8. Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 43–45. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
  9. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 36–37. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  10. Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 43. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
  11. R.A. Salvatore (November 2005). The Halfling's Gem. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 267, 270, 272, 278. ISBN 0-7869-3825-0.

ConnectionsEdit

Inherently Evil Creatures of the Lower Planes