Demon Lords


The Horned Prince
CE male demon lord of gargoyles, gluttony, and ruins


Unholy Symbol: five-horned gray gargoyle skull missing its jaw
Domains: Chaos, Evil, Earth, Trickery
Favored Weapon: None
Temple: Caverns, rooftops, ruined cathedrals, tall structures
Worshipers: Bandits and brigands, gargoyles, gluttons, nabasus
Minions: Fiendish purple worms, man-eating animals, stirges
Obedience: Perch atop a high outcrop and look out over the surrounding terrain. If the outcrop is in an uninhabited area, you need do nothing more but wait for an hour, but if the outcrop is in an inhabited area (such as a city), no passersby should realize you are a living thing—any who do must be slain before the hour’s end. Gain a +4 profane bonus on saving throws against effects that cause sickness, nausea, fatigue, or exhaustion. You may also cast sanctuary 3/day, shatter 2/day, or vampiric touch 1/day as a cleric of your current level.

Some believe that the Horned Prince can look out of the stone eyes of any gargoyle perched atop a ruined building to watch the world below, and that from these vantage points he selects those he wishes to torment. Whether or not this is true, the monstrous gargoyles of the world certainly venerate horned Xoveron as their lord. Sacrifices to the demon require bodies to be cast from high windows or impaled atop spires under the open sky—always in ruined locations, for inhabited cities are anathema to the Horned Prince. His goal is nothing less than the emptying of the cities of the world so that he may reign over the resulting desolation. Xoveron is the patron not only of gargoyles, but also of the dreaded nabasu demons, and he often sends the latter into the Material Plane to spread his cruelties. Xoveron appears as a four-armed, four-headed gargoyle.

Xoveron’s realm is an immense, ruined city called Ghahazi, located in a ragged realm of razor-sharp hills of flint and iron. The catacombs below Ghahazi are extensive and deep, and are said to extend to no less than a dozen other Abyssal realms—many of these routes are secret and known only to Xoveron and his closest allies.


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