Nalfeshnees (pronounced: /nɑːlˈfɛʃniznal-FESH-neez[4]), also known as Type IV demons, were a powerful type of demon. They were the judges of the Abyss.[2]


Nalfeshnees were 20 feet tall and weighed 8,000 lbs. They had small, feathered wings; despite their flimsy appearance, the wings enabled nalfeshnees to fly. Their bodies were "corpulent" and they stood on their back legs as a humanoid.[2]


Nalfeshnees acted as the servitors of the Abyss. In their minds, nalfeshnees saw themselves enacting the "justice of the universe" by bringing about the destruction of everything.[2]


Nalfeshnees were often disdainful of battle, but were unable to resist their blood lust. They were most fond of their smite ability, which dazed enemies and allowed the nalfeshnee to attack unhindered. Like other tanar'ri, they could summon fellow tanar'ri to aid them when needed.[2]

Notable nalfeshneesEdit




Further readingEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 54,62. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 45–46. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  4. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 28.
  5. R.A. Salvatore (September 2015). Archmage (Hardcover). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 259. ISBN 0-7869-6575-4.
  6. Paul S. Kemp (February 2006). Resurrection. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 185–186. ISBN 0-7869-3981-8.


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