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A shadow demon was the essence of a demon imprisoned in the form of a shadow.[4]

DescriptionEdit

Shadow demons resembled wraiths or shadows but were in fact entirely different creatures.[2][4] They were humanoid and had batlike wings.[3]

PersonalityEdit

Shadow demons reveled in corrupting souls and capturing them to sell and trade.[3]

CombatEdit

Shadow demons preferred to attack in ambushes. They were able to create an area of darkness around themselves that was impenetrable.[2] Although their bodies were incorporeal, their claws became corporeal upon touch and easily rent flesh.[3]

AbilitiesEdit

Shadow demons were damaged or made helpless by sunlight and bright magical light.[4] During any conditions other than full daylight, a shadow demon could disappear into the shadows. They could pass through solid objects at will, and their attacks passed through armor.[3] They moved silently at all times.[3]

Shadow demons were immune to fire, cold, electricity, poison, disease, sleep, paralysis, and stunning.[3]

SocietyEdit

Shadow demons served demon lords as spies, scouts, and assassins. They often worked alongside undead, shadar-kai and nightwalkers.[2] Shadow demons rarely had much contact with other demons.[3]

LocationsEdit

Shadow demons were found in the Abyss.[3] They abounded in the Darkflame neighborhood of Zelatar.[5]

HistoryEdit

In 14851486 DR, shadow demons were among the demons that walked the streets of Menzoberranzan and were later sent to aid in the (failed) defense of Q'Xorlarrin against the dwarves.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 64. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Richard Baker, John Rogers, Robert J. Schwalb, James Wyatt (December 2008). Manual of the Planes 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 122. ISBN 978-0-7869-5002-7.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Monte Cook (Oct 2002). Book of Vile Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 172–174. ISBN 0-7869-0672-3.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), p. 78. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
  5. Richard Baker, John Rogers, Robert J. Schwalb, James Wyatt (December 2008). Manual of the Planes 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7869-5002-7.
  6. 6.0 6.1 R.A. Salvatore (September 2015). Archmage. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-6575-4.

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