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A fiend is an evil creature from one of the Fiendish Planes. They are not just evil, but born of Evil; primal malevolence is one of the roots of their nature, and the evil essence of the fiendish planes permeates every part of their bodies.[1]

Types of FiendsEdit

The tanar'ri and the baatezu hold an eternal enmity for one another as they wage the Blood War.[2]

DemonsEdit

Main article: Demons

Demons are chaotic evil fiends, native to the Abyss. Tanar'ri are the dominant species of demon, but there are a number of others.[3]

DevilsEdit

Main article: Devils

Devils are lawful evil in alignment and hail from the Nine Hells of Baator. The baatezu are the dominant species.[2]

YugolothsEdit

Main article: Yugoloth

Also known as daemons.[4] They are neutral evil in alignment and inhabit the Blood Rift.[2]

DemodandsEdit

Main article: Demodand

Also known as gehreleths, demodands are said to have been fashioned by one of the primal creations of Evil, exiled because of their chaotic taint.[5] They currently dwell in the Supreme Throne.[2]

Other fiendish racesEdit

While not all denizens of the Fiendish Planes are fiends as such,[1] other inhabitants of the fiendish planes include:

AbyssEdit

Barrens of Doom and DespairEdit

Blood RiftEdit

ClangorEdit

Deep CavernsEdit

Demonweb PitsEdit

Fury's HeartEdit

HammergrimEdit

The Nine HellsEdit

NishrekEdit

Supreme ThroneEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Colin McComb. (September 1997) Faces of Evil: The Fiends. Page 6. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786906840
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44 2.45 2.46 2.47 2.48 2.49 2.50 2.51 2.52 2.53 2.54 2.55 2.56 2.57 2.58 2.59 2.60 2.61 2.62 2.63 2.64 2.65 2.66 2.67 2.68 2.69 2.70 2.71 2.72 2.73 2.74 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 142–165. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  3. Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.
  4. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1983. Page 27.
  5. Colin McComb. (September 1997) Faces of Evil: The Fiends. Pages 83-84. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786906840

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