Demons and Devils
Each demon lord had a unique appearance and set of abilities and commanded over at least one layer of the Abyss. Those that controlled several layers and rose higher in power gave themselves the title of demon prince. The demonic fiends were in an eternal struggle, edging and fighting for dominion over one another. Unlike the archdevils , the chaotic evil demon lords did not have a rigid hierarchy, though they appeared in greater numbers throughout the Blood War.
A demon lord, when slain in a plane other than the Abyss, was banished to the Abyss for a hundred years, whereas ordinary demons, including the mariliths and glabrezus , risked being reborn into a lesser form, or not at all. Demon lords waged eternal war with each other, often seeking ways to expand their holdings into other layers and at the same time defend their personal domains from rival lords and scheming underlings. Obox-ob was the first demon lord to hold the title of Prince of Demons , a coveted status symbol, followed by Miska the Wolf Spider , and then Demogorgon.
Orcus and Graz'zt contested this title, while Obox-ob desired to regain it. Most demon lords had secretive mortal cults who sought to elevate their lords to godhood through prayer and sacrifice. Although obyriths were the oldest of the demonic races, and their lords among the most powerful, only about twelve obyrith lords survived the rebellion of the tanar'ri demons.
Known obyrith demon lords included:. The most powerful of the demon lords, aside from the obyrith lords, were called demon princes. These were tanar'ri demons, and bore some of the characteristics of the race. The vast majority of demon lords were tanar'ri, but only a few were demon princes. The rest were simply called demon lords. This is wrong, and Yamasoth himself is angry at this misrepresentation. Demon Lords of Golarion.
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Minor demon lords. Nascent demon lords. Dead demon lords. Other divine beings of the Abyss. Core Deities.