A Book of Vile Darkness Web Enhancement
The Book of Vile Darkness details all aspects of evil as they might apply to your campaign. This includes, but is not limited to, the statistics and descriptions of those most evil beings, the archfiends—the Lords of Hell and Demon Princes. They each come with their own details plus descriptions of their followers and cultists. Yes,although the archfiends are not true deities, cults of mortals revere them all the same. (The Book of Vile Darkness describes how this works and suggests relevant variant rules.) Presented here for you are three more archfiends that didn’t make it into the book: a deposed archdevil and two demon princes—well, one demon prince and one princess. • • • The former archdevil, Geryon, longs to rule inHell once again. Pazuzu is a prince like no other, for he rules the skies of all Abyssal layers. Thus he is master of very much and very little all at once. Rhyxali holds sway over all the shadow demons (find their description in the Book of Vile Darkness) and the secrets and souls they procure as they skulk about the Abyss.
Design: Monte Cook Editing and Typesetting: Sue Weinlein CookEditorial Assistance: Penny Williams Illustrations: Arne Swekel and DiTerlizzi Web Production: Julia Martin Web Development: Mark Jindra Graphic Design: Sean Glenn, Cynthia Fliege
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To use this web enhancement, you should already have the Book of Vile Darkness by Monte Cook. Any spells, feats, or magic items marked with a dagger (†) appear in that sourcebook rather than inthe core rulebooks. This bonus material is brought to you by the official D UNGEONS & D RAGONS website: . While the Book of Vile Darkness is intended for mature readers only, this web enhancement was written with Wizards of the Coast’s online audience in mind. Therefore, it is suitable for all D&D players.
GERYON, DEPOSED LORD OF THE FIFTH (FILTH)
Huge Outsider (Evil, Lawful) Hit Dice: 30d8+360(495 hp) Initiative: +8 Speed: 40 ft. AC: 40 (–2 size, +4 Dex, +11 insight, +17 natural), touch 23, flat-footed 36 Attacks: Claws +40 melee and tail slap +38 melee Damage: Claws 2d8+13 plus 1 vile, tail slap 1d8+6 plus poison Face/Reach: 20 ft. by 5 ft./15 ft. Special Attacks: Fear gaze, improved grab, poison, spell-like abilities, summon baatezu Special Qualities: Baatezu traits, DR 15/+5,outsider traits, regeneration 6, SR 30 Saves: Fort +29, Ref +21, Will +24
Treasure: Quadruple standard Alignment: Lawful evil Advancement: — Geryon was once Lord of Hell’s Fifth Layer. During a period called the Reckoning, Asmodeus himself ousted him. This turn of events seems strange to those who know the facts, since the Reckoning came about when the lords of Hell all turned on their...