Demogorgon
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Great Demon-Lord of Corwyn, and one of the Lords of the Abyss. Demogorgon, also known as the "Prince of Demons", was a powerful demon lord and lesser deity. The self-proclaimed title "Prince of Demons" was won by virtue of power and influence; many demons challenged it but none could defeat Demogorgon and claim it.

Description


The demon towered a full eighteen feet in height, his body at once sinuous like that of a snake and powerful like that of a great ape. Two baleful baboon heads (with blue and red faces) leered from atop his lumbering shoulders, from which writhed two long tentacles. His lower torso was saurian, like some great reptile with blue-green, scaly skin. He had an immense forked tail.

Personality


Each of Demogorgon's heads had its own name and personality. One was named Aameul while the other was named Hethradiah. The two heads warred with each other. Aameul relished deception, while Hethradiah relished destruction.

Combat


Demogorgon preferred to avoid direct conflict, instead using magic to help his servants. Demogorgon could hypnotize with his gaze or drive creatures around him to terror and insanity just at the sight of him. His whip-like tail had the ability to drain the life energy right out of a living foe. His tentacles caused living creatures to rot away, as if by some sort of rapid leprosy. He was also extremely resistant to magic. Demogorgon was equally comfortable on the surface or underwater.

Realm


Demogorgon lived on the 88th layer of the Abyss, known as Gaping Maw. This was a layer consisting of a great sea of briny water broken by tall, sharp, ugly, rocky promontories. Demogorgon's palace, called Abysm, consisted of two twin towers roughly shaped like tightly coiled serpents, crowned at the top with skull-shaped minarets. The two towers were linked by a bridge near the top. Most of the fortress lay underwater beneath the towers. The reefs and caverns near the fortress were home to aboleth, kraken, and ixitxachitls, which constantly warred with each other and worshiped Demogorgon in his palace above.

Cult of Demogorgon


Demogorgon's cult was relatively small compared to "true" deities, but much larger than those of most fiends. He was worshiped by the intelligent manta ray race known as ixitxachitls. Demogorgon's other worshipers included troglodytes, kuo-toa, and other humanoids, particularly evil humans. His cult prospered in times of chaos and caused great destruction wherever it was found. Temples to Demogorgon were split in half, with one side representing Aameul and the other representing Hethradiah. Demogorgon's domains were Chaos, Corruption, Demonic, and Evil.[1] His symbol was that of a forked tail, often wrapped around a skull or sword.

Aspects of Demogorgon


Mortals could not summon Demogorgon himself, but the most pious could use sacrifice to summon a temporary aspect of Demogorgon. The aspect was smaller and not as powerful as Demogorgon. An aspect of Demogorgon was always unbalanced, taking after one head more than the other.

Relationships


The hatred between Orcus and Demogorgon was legendary. He was also a dedicated foe of Graz'zt and Mammon. He hated Sekolah and encouraged his followers to kill sahuagin. Demogorgon was allied with the obyrith lord Dagon, who often advised the heads of Aameul and Hethradiah separately. Dagon provided intellect, while Demogorgon provided brute strength. Some of his other allies included the Succubus Queen Malcanthet. The imprisoned Shami-Amourae was his former consort. He was the brother of another demon lord called Mandrillagon.

History


Demogorgon once had a single head until a blow from Amoth split it in two. Soon after that battle, Demogorgon defeated the stone primordial Storralk. He kept Storralk beneath his throne, torturing him for eternity.