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Juiblex (pronounced "JOO-ee-blex"[5]), known as the Faceless Lord, was a demon lord and lord of oozes and shapeless things.[2] He was a lesser deity and one of the triumvirate of the Lost Gods of the Underdark (the other two being the Elder Elemental God and the Dark God.[6]

DescriptionEdit

A shuddering, glistening cone of jelly and slime striated with veins of black and green rears up from the pit. Baleful red eyes swim in the thing's gelatinous body, and dripping pseudopods of tremulous ooze writhe with latent hunger in every direction at once.[3]

The Faceless Lord often appeared to be a 9-foot-tall cone of slime striped with black, green, brown, yellow, and gray. At other times, he was nothing more than a pool of animated ooze. In all forms, Juiblex was covered in pulsating red eyes that could look in any and all directions.[1][2]

Spawn of Juiblex were the look-alikes of the demon lord himself.[citation needed]

PersonalityEdit

Juiblex was the least complicated of the demon lords in that his only plans were destruction and ruin and he cared little for intrigue.[7]

CombatEdit

Juiblex could crush and absorb those he caught up in his acidic pseudopods. His amorphous body was difficult to damage. Most weapons barely harm him and blunt weapons were just useless. Worse though was his powerful acid that consumed or ruined nearly everything that touches him. Juiblex could spew forth green slime at foes and summon both oozes and demons to aid him in battle. Usually the oozes or tanar'ri kept his enemies busy.[7] Juiblex could also confer a madness of unending hunger upon enemies.[5]

AbilitiesEdit

Juiblex spoke Abyssal and Common and used telepathy. He also had two forms of contradicting sight: Blindsight and Darkvision.[3] Slimes and oozes in the vicinity of Juiblex received unusual intelligence.[5]

RealmEdit

Juiblex resided in the Slime Pits, where he drove out all but the slimes and oozes that were found there.[2] He dwelt in the 222nd layer of the Abyss with Zuggtmoy, known as the Lady of Fungi.[8]

Cult of JuiblexEdit

Juiblex cared little for worshipers but nonetheless had an unorganized cult of followers. If he knew of his followers at all, he did nothing to reward them. Most of his followers were slimes, oozes, and jellies.[9] He was also worshiped by some aboleths (who believed Juiblex provided the moist environment most appropriate for their slimy skin) and insane humans.[6] Some demons, particularly hezrou, swore him fealty and retrieved victims for him to feed on.[2]

Juiblex's domains were Chaos, Corruption, Evil, and Ooze. His symbol was that of a pseudopod dripping slime.[8]

RelationshipsEdit

Juiblex constantly tried to take over Zuggtmoy's holdings, causing friction between them.[8]

Most demons loathed Juiblex. They viewed him as a threat only when they stood in his way, so most left him alone.[2]

OtherEdit

It has been revealed that Juiblex was not actually a tanar'ri but rather an aspect of Ghaunadaur to increase worship.[citation needed]

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Novels
  • Archmage: A demon with a description matching Juiblex was present with the demon hordes attacking the dwarves at Gauntlgrym.

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 67. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Monte Cook (Oct 2002). Book of Vile Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 134–136. ISBN 0-7869-0672-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 66. ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.
  4. Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 66–68. ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "A Field Guide to Juiblex". Dnd Wizards Tumblr (2015-09-23). Retrieved on 2015-09-23.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 60. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68. ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.
  9. Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 67–68. ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.

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