Demogorgon is one of the Great Demon-Lords 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. Demogorgon is most well-known for his evil plot to destroy the world of Oris using his Shadow Pearls to unleash the Savage Tide.


This powerful demon towers a full eighteen feet in height, his body both sinuous like a snake and stronger than any of the great apes. Two baleful baboon heads (with blue and red faces) leer from atop his lumbering shoulders, from which writh two long tentacles. His lower torso iss saurian, akin to some, great reptile with bluish-green, scaly skin. He also has an immense forked tail.


Each of Demogorgon's heads has its own name and personality. One is named "Aameul" while the other is named "Hethradiah." The two heads constantly battle with each other for supremacy. Aameul relishes deception, whereas Hethradiah relishes destruction.


Demogorgon prefers to avoid direct conflict, instead using magic to aid his evil servants. Demogorgon can hypnotize foes with his gaze or drive creatures around him into terror and insanity just at the sight of him. His whip-like tail has the ability to drain the life energy right out of a living foe. His tentacles cause living creatures to rot away, as if by some sort of rapid leprosy. Demogorgon is equally comfortable on the surface or underwater, and is extremely resistant to magic.


Demogorgon dwells on the 88th layer of the Abyss, known as "Gaping Maw." This is a layer consisting of a great sea of briny water broken by tall, sharp, ugly, rocky promontories. Demogorgon's palace, called Abysm, consists of two twin towers, roughly shaped like tightly coiled serpents, crowned at the top with skull-shaped minarets. The two towers are linked by a bridge near the top. Most of the fortress lies underwater, deep beneath the towers. The reefs and caverns near the fortress are home to scores of aboleth, Ko-Toa, and Kopru, which constantly war with each other and worship 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, and he was worshiped by the many evil aquatic races. Demogorgon's other worshipers included troglodytes, ko-toa, and even some 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. 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.


The hatred between Orcus and Demogorgon was legendary. He was also a dedicated foe of Graz'zt, Igggwilv, 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 Shari-Amorae was his former consort. He was the brother of another demon lord called Mandrillagon.


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.


One of Demogorgon's most trusted acolytes was a creature named Khala, who shared many of the demon-lord's abilities, and was considered an "Aspect of Demogorgon."