Saturday, May 9, 2015

Demon, Demon, Tell Me Your Name. [CONFIRMED]

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Christopher Perkins began tweeting out a series of concept art images from the new Dungeons and Dragons adventure, Out of the Abyss, Rage of Demons. Many of these images were clearly tied to the Alice and Wonderland theme that Perkins had discussed as having a large influence in this adventure's design. But one of them caught my eye.

Legion of Doom by Richard Whitters
Of course the original image had neither that title, which is how Perkins introduced it, nor did it have the numbers. I added those to make it easy for people to follow along. There are eight Demon Lords pictured above which leads me to believe that these are the only Demon Lords that will be making an appearance in the adventure. So who are they?

1. Yeenoghu

[Edit 5/9/2015 12:16 AM EST] I wasn't sure about this one at first but +Art Braune quickly recognized it for who it was and +joseph browning confirmed it shortly afterwards. Well done guys!

2.Graz'zt

Not only has Graz'zt been confirmed for the adventure in the press release the image is too close to previous versions of the Demon Lord not to be the same individual.


3. Orcus

If you don't recognize this guy as Orcus than you've clearly never played 4e as he was on the very first Monster Manual. As with Graz'zt he has been confirmed to be in the book by the press release.

4. Zuggtmoy

This one surprised me as it wasn't until Mike Mearls tweet that I realized who she was. Nice to see her back in the game's official products. Would have been even better if she had been brought into the game with a product set in #Greyhawk
5. Baphomet

While not confirmed in the press release he looks so similar to previous versions of the Demon Lord that I feel confident in naming him.

6. Juiblex
In the above tweet Perkins directly mentions Juiblex and it would seem counter intuitive to have a creature that far maligned without the Demon Lord itself being involved.

7. Fraz-Urb'luu

I may be out on a limb here but when you compare the wings, ears, tail, and oversized hands of this bad boy he sure reminds me of my favorite Greyhawkian Demon Lord. And considering that you've already brought in Zuggtmoy and Graz'zt, two Demon Lords heavily associated with the setting, I figure it's not that big of a stretch for them to pull in a third as well. I really hope I'm right here. 

What do you all think?

8. Demogorgon

He was confirmed in the press release and is on the cover of the adventure. I think this one is too easy.

9. Jozan, The World's Luckiest Cleric.

Well, he's not been around since Third Edition. So why not show us all how he died and then had his corpse defiled by the Demon Lords who tagged each other in to keep the fun going for six months straight. 

So those are my guesses as to the identities of the 8 Demon Lords in the picture. Do you have any to add to that list?

[EDIT 5/9/2015 11:46 AM EST] I just got confirmation from Chris Perkins that all of the demons are correctly identified and that I got Jozan wrong. So I changed Jozan to a Cleric!

 

2 comments:

  1. So awesome and I hope they put out a bigger version of these pictures at some point. I might get this book just for the conversion material for Greyhawk.

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  2. 5 could be Eltab the others seem like a pretty sure thing

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