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A fiend was 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

DemonsEdit

Main article: Demons

Demons were chaotic evil fiends, native to the Abyss. Tanar'ri were the dominant species of demon, but there were a number of others.[2]

DevilsEdit

Main article: Devils

Devils were lawful evil in alignment and hailed from the Nine Hells of Baator. The baatezu were the dominant species.[3]

YugolothsEdit

Main article: Yugoloth

Also known as daemons,[4] yugoloths were neutral evil in alignment and inhabited the Blood Rift.[3]

DemodandsEdit

Main article: Demodand

Also known as gehreleths, demodands were said to have been fashioned by one of the primal creations of Evil, exiled because of their chaotic taint.[5] They dwelt in the Supreme Throne.[3]

Other FiendsEdit

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

Abyss]]
Barrens of Doom and Despair
Blood Rift
Clangor
Deep Caverns
Demonweb Pits
Fury's Heart
Hammergrim
The Nine Hells
Nishrek
Supreme Throne

RelationsEdit

The tanar'ri and the baatezu held an eternal enmity for one another as they waged the Blood War.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Colin McComb (September 1997). Faces of Evil: The Fiends. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 6. ISBN 0-7869-3430-1.
  2. 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.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 3.39 3.40 3.41 3.42 3.43 3.44 3.45 3.46 3.47 3.48 3.49 3.50 3.51 3.52 3.53 3.54 3.55 3.56 3.57 3.58 3.59 3.60 3.61 3.62 3.63 3.64 3.65 3.66 3.67 3.68 3.69 3.70 3.71 3.72 3.73 3.74 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 142–165. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  4. Gary Gygax (1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 0-8803-8031-4.
  5. Colin McComb (September 1997). Faces of Evil: The Fiends. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 83–84. ISBN 0-7869-3430-1.

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