Demons are the most widespread race of fiends. They are usually, with the exception of yugoloths, chaotic evil by nature, and are native to the Abyss. Demons have no true rulers, though powerful demon lords and deities are able to gain enough power and influence to gain control over sizeable armies of demonic creatures. They are also the sworn enemies of the devils, though their ageless Blood War came to a cool upon Asmodeus' ascendance to godhood.
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Subcategories of demons

There are five subcategories of demons:


The loumara are a relatively new demonic race, much younger than the tanar'ri.


The obyrith are so ancient that they predate mortal life, and even the gods.


The tanar'ri are a race of numerous demons originally created by the obyriths as slaves.


The yugoloths are amoral mercenaries who spread into the Blood Rift and throughout the planes.[1]

Other demons

Not all known demons fit into one of the above races. Such non-typed demons include:

Elemental demons also exist, beings spawned from the broken souls of Blood War casualties and resembling the elemental material that spawned them. Known types include:

Demons Summoned to Valhalla

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