A fiend was an evil creature from one of the Fiendish Planes. They were not just evil, but born of evil; primal malevolence was one of the roots of their nature, and the evil essence of the fiendish planes permeated every part of their bodies.
Types of FiendsEdit
Demons were the most widespread race of fiends. They were chaotic evil and were native to the Abyss. Tanar'ri, obyriths, and loumara were the three races of demons, but there were many other species as well.
Archfiends were not actually a separate kind of fiend on their own, but rather a grouping of powerful, unique fiends of any of the above kinds. The most prominent groups were the archdevils and demon lords. Archfiends could be incredibly powerful, almost as powerful as true deities.
Due to their magical natures, fiends were capable of breeding with most other creatures. The resulting offspring was called a half-fiend. Some such hybrids could breed true. Notable varieties of half-fiends included cambions, and draegloths.
- Creatures that looked like large, flightless birds with four legs.
- Hell hounds
- Fiends that looked like large, powerfully built dogs with rust-red fur, red eyes, and black teeth and markings.
- Shapechanging fiends native to Gehenna, barghests naturally resembled large, goblin-wolf hybrids with orange eyes and blue fur.
- Also called soul larvae, larva were the fiendish remnants of evil mortal souls.
- Night hags
- Merciless, horrible humanoid fiends with black skin, red eyes, skeletal bodies, clawed hands, and horns. Night hags also possessed powerful magical abilities.
- Neutral evil fiends that appeared as large black horses with flame in place of a mane and tail, and flaming hooves.
- Large, humanoid fiends with clawed hands and elephant-like heads. They were often employed by more powerful fiends as guardians of treasure.
- Powerful, sorcerous fiends from the lawful planes with animal-like heads and backwards hands.
- James Wyatt (January 2001). “Vs.: Fiends”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #279 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 78.
- ↑ Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 308. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ Colin McComb (September 1997). Faces of Evil: The Fiends. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 6. ISBN 0-7869-3430-1.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 142–165. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
- ↑ Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
- ↑ Colin McComb (September 1997). Faces of Evil: The Fiends. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 83–84. ISBN 0-7869-3430-1.
Achaierai • Barghest • Demodand (Gehreleth) • Hell hound • Larva • Maelephant • Night hag • Nightmare • Rakshasa • Shadow mastiff • Vargouille • Yeth hound
Fey'ri • Fiendish creature • Half-fiend (Alu-fiend • Cambion • Draegloth • Durzagon) • Maeluth • Tanarukk • Tiefling