An Accounting of Abbadon

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Illustration by Jorge Fares

Considering the date, a preview of a more sinister sort seems in order. A while back I put together a listing of the devilish denizens of Hell (one you can complete with the CR 14 gylou and CR 19 puragaus in Bestiary 2). But with the upcoming release of Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the third volume in our Book of the Damned series which focuses on the pure evil fiends known as daemons, it seemed appropriate to give daemonkind the same treatment. So here you go, a daemon for every dark deed and nearly every CR.

CRDaemonSource
2CacodaemonBestiary 2
3LacridaemonHorsemen of the Apocalypse
4VulnadaemonBestiary 3
5VenedaemonHorsemen of the Apocalypse
6CeustodaemonBestiary 2
7SuspiridaemonHorsemen of the Apocalypse
8HydrodaemonBestiary 2
9Leukodaemon*Bestiary 2
9SangudaemonHorsemen of the Apocalypse
10PiscodaemonBestiary 2
11ErodaemonHorsemen of the Apocalypse
11Meladaemon*Bestiary 2
12DerghodaemonBestiary 2
13Thanadaemon*Bestiary 2
14TemerdaemonHorsemen of the Apocalypse
15CrucidaemonBestiary 3
16AstradaemonBestiary 2
17PhasmadaemonHorsemen of the Apocalypse
18Purrodaemon*Bestiary 2
19ObcisidaemonHorsemen of the Apocalypse
20OlethrodaemonnBestiary 2

Ushering in his brethren, we have Jorge Fares's vile venedaemon, just one of the new breeds of daemonkind revealed in Book of the Damned 3. Also, before any one asks, no we haven't done this sort of listing for demons yet, but considering all the sources on the list above, maybe that would make a fine Bestiary 3 preview in the coming weeks. Only time will tell.

Horsemen of the Apocalypse hits store shelves next month.

Wes Schneider
Managing Editor

* Deacon. If you don't know what this is, learn all about it in Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

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Nice art pic but wich one is "he"?

Can't wait for this one, more so then the demons and devils one.

This is the first time I am first to post on a preview.

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If you look at the image file name, he's a Venedaemon. Rather impressive-looking for a CR 5 outsider I must say.


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Venedaemon ftw!


Great artwork on the daemon! It looks really creepy

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Black Knight wrote:

Great artwork on the daemon! It looks really creepy

Yes, this is one scary MOFO

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Is there no 4th type of deacon, one for each of the horsemen?

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JoelF847 wrote:
Is there no 4th type of deacon, one for each of the horsemen?

Actually, I believe the Thanadaemon's the 4th deacon.


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This book is going to be awesome! I have really enjoyed this serious and hope it continues with the other evil outsider/planar races.
Also a generic Book of the Damned covering evil planar creatures not associated with a specific race would be nice. Although it might have to be structured a little differently with each chapter focusing on a particular creature, it's history, and who or what (if anything) rules/leads that race. For example Night Hags.

But now that the big three D's have been done any chance we might see some similar treatment for a Book of the Blessed or whatever you might call it. Angels, Agathions, Azatas, and Archons.

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I'm hoping for more info on the Aeons, Inevitables, and Proteans as well. :D


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Yeah, I would love to see some books like these for Angels, Aeons, Azatas, Proteons, Agathions, Inevitables, and Archons.

Also Oni, Rakshasa, Azura, and Psychopomp would be cool as well.

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I want a book on Ponies.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Friendship is Magic.

Written by Todd Stewart, of course.

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Everytime I read the blog title, I expect to read about a daemon that kills through accounting - I think a 5th horseman of accounting, taxes, and red tape would be appropriate.


I, for one, am glad that this only is due next month. One of my characters is traversing Abaddon via Styx currently as a petitioner, hoping to regain mortal life. With a bit of luck she'll be safely back on Golarion before the horsemen hit the streets ;)

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JoelF847 wrote:
Everytime I read the blog title, I expect to read about a daemon that kills through accounting - I think a 5th horseman of accounting, taxes, and red tape would be appropriate.

>.>

I'll just be over here...you know, not murdering.

<.<


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I, for one, am glad that this only is due next month. One of my characters is traversing Abaddon via Styx currently as a petitioner, hoping to regain mortal life. With a bit of luck she'll be safely back on Golarion before the horsemen hit the streets ;)

*NOM*


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Gorbacz wrote:

I want a book on Ponies.

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Written by Todd Stewart, of course.

Oh you don't want him to write it, he'll just write pages and pages of "Rarity is the best pony".


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Cannot wait for this book, just wish it was coming out in time for Halloween. Might do a winter-horror adventure in the wilderness with log cabins, wendigos, and daemons. Irrisen maybe, with daemons of famine working with the Winter Witches of Baba Yaga in a barren forest on a night with no end.

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Aren't daemons personification of the various ways that mortals get killed? Can we have a list of which daemons are which flavor of death?

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Dame Desnus wrote:
Aren't daemons personification of the various ways that mortals get killed? Can we have a list of which daemons are which flavor of death?

Yup yup! All that's covered in Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

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Brinebeast wrote:
But now that the big three D's have been done any chance we might see some similar treatment for a Book of the Blessed or whatever you might call it. Angels, Agathions, Azatas, and Archons.

Never can tell. If folks want it, these boards are the best place to start voicing your desires and what you'd like to see in hypothetical book on celestial races or a an equally hypothetical future Book of the Damned.

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Brinebeast wrote:
But now that the big three D's have been done any chance we might see some similar treatment for a Book of the Blessed or whatever you might call it. Angels, Agathions, Azatas, and Archons.
Never can tell. If folks want it, these boards are the best place to start voicing your desires and what you'd like to see in hypothetical book on celestial races or a an equally hypothetical future Book of the Damned.

Yes!

yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyeseyes

Bright celestials, dark celestials, scary celestials, ugly celestials, traditional celestials, alien celestials, cheerful celestials, somber celestials, all the celestials plz! :)

an asura is fine too

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Mikaze wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Brinebeast wrote:
But now that the big three D's have been done any chance we might see some similar treatment for a Book of the Blessed or whatever you might call it. Angels, Agathions, Azatas, and Archons.
Never can tell. If folks want it, these boards are the best place to start voicing your desires and what you'd like to see in hypothetical book on celestial races or a an equally hypothetical future Book of the Damned.

Yes!

yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyeseyes

Bright celestials, dark celestials, scary celestials, ugly celestials, traditional celestials, alien celestials, cheerful celestials, somber celestials, all the celestials plz! :)

an asura is fine too

What Mik *really* wants is a 256 page hardcover "Tome of Being so Fluffy Good That it Hurts".

With a pair of pacifist Derghodaemons sharing a tender moment by a lake on the cover.


Demodands! We must not forget the demodands!

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Gorbacz wrote:
With a pair of pacifist Derghodaemons sharing a tender moment by a lake on the cover.

Who are promptly eaten by the Slithery Dee?

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Todd Stewart wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
With a pair of pacifist Derghodaemons sharing a tender moment by a lake on the cover.
Who are promptly eaten by the Slithery Dee?

That's for the Mature Audiences Only follow-up Book of Being Vehemently Not Nice and Showing Your Nipples.

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Exceptional piece of artwork!


Ooooo, might have to snatch these books up. Love love love the venedaemon art!!

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Mikaze wrote:
Bright celestials, dark celestials, scary celestials, ugly celestials, traditional celestials, alien celestials, cheerful celestials, somber celestials, all the celestials plz! :)

Is that a quote from a Dr Seuss book?

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What is a vulnadaemon? I don't remember that being in Bestiary 2.

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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Demodands! We must not forget the demodands!

Oh. We haven't.

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malebranche wrote:
What is a vulnadaemon? I don't remember that being in Bestiary 2.

Daemons are deft at creating illusions. Look again. :P

(Just got that fixed, THX!)


malebranche wrote:
What is a vulnadaemon? I don't remember that being in Bestiary 2.

There isn't such daemon in Bestiary 2 because it will be in Bestiary 3.

EDIT: Only two daemons in Bestiary 3? Hopefuly there will be other fiends to pick from in that book (no pointing of claws, so I won't wave my tentacle in general direction of demodands...)

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Exceptional piece of artwork!

I was exceedingly pleased with some of the artwork in this book, with the venedaemon being among those pieces. It's really cool when something you created ends up getting a kick ass piece of art that's spot on with what you had as a mental image already.


Todd Stewart wrote:
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Exceptional piece of artwork!
I was exceedingly pleased with some of the artwork in this book, with the venedaemon being among those pieces. It's really cool when something you created ends up getting a kick ass piece of art that's spot on with what you had as a mental image already.

Can you spoil to us from what the "vene-" part comes? (and by the way what is the role of that entity)?

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Can you spoil to us from what the "vene-" part comes? (and by the way what is the role of that entity)?

As I understand it, the latin 'vene' has a rather convoluted connection to being a root word for poison which eventually came to be associated with a generic association to various forms of sorcery and witchcraft.

Otherwise, more only when Paizo spoils it in a blog or gives me freedom to openly blab about it. ;)

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[TODD. O_O]


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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Never can tell. If folks want it, these boards are the best place to start voicing your desires and what you'd like to see in hypothetical book on celestial races or a an equally hypothetical future Book of the Damned.

Yes on a fourth Book of the Damned! It could be about Demodands, Divs, and, uh, we're out of evil "D"s aren't we? Maybe Devilkin? We still don't have a real good idea about where the Ghalshoaton fits in Hell's hierarchy. Or maybe expand beyond the "D"s and look at kytons and asuras. Here's still plenty more ground to tread on the Lower Planes.

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:

[This post placed to acknowledge that I have read the post above and have made no additional comment.]

[TODD. O_O]

Hey he asked about a latin root, which is a topic I'm so not an expert in. So I might be horribly wrong in my answer (am I?). I never actually spoiled anything regarding the book :P

Wesley hates me now for poor knowledge of Latin or something. Arg.


Bluescale wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Never can tell. If folks want it, these boards are the best place to start voicing your desires and what you'd like to see in hypothetical book on celestial races or a an equally hypothetical future Book of the Damned.
Yes on a fourth Book of the Damned! It could be about Demodands, Divs, and, uh, we're out of evil "D"s aren't we? Maybe Devilkin? We still don't have a real good idea about where the Ghalshoaton fits in Hell's hierarchy. Or maybe expand beyond the "D"s and look at kytons and asuras. Here's still plenty more ground to tread on the Lower Planes.

Asuras are cool... Or hot; of course the main Asura races in Indian myth do start with D: Daitya and Danava. So are Divs.

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Todd Stewart wrote:
Wesley hates me now for poor knowledge of Latin or something. Arg.

Aww baby, I hate you for plenty of reasons aside from your poor Latinz. :P

Todd Stewart wrote:
I never actually spoiled anything regarding the book :P

I know you didn't...

But I am watching.

O_O


I know the book is about Daemons and their Horseman lords, but will the book perhaps have any information on the other powerful denizens of Abbadon, such as Urgathoa and Zyphus?

Just an innocent inquiry.

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Nezz the White Necromancer wrote:

I know the book is about Daemons and their Horseman lords, but will the book perhaps have any information on the other powerful denizens of Abbadon, such as Urgathoa and Zyphus?

Just an innocent inquiry.

They're mentioned a little bit but not much.

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:


But I am watching.

O_O

Can't sleep, Wesley is watching me... O_O

*followed by Pinkamina style nervous breakdown*


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Any chance we'll hear about the elusive cocoadaemon some time in the future?


Kajehase wrote:
Any chance we'll hear about the elusive cocoadaemon some time in the future?

Chocolate is the creation of Elysium and bane to all daemons. :P


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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Any chance we'll hear about the elusive cocoadaemon some time in the future?
Chocolate is the creation of Elysium and bane to all daemons. :P

giving new and twisted meanings to "death by chocolate?"


Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Any chance we'll hear about the elusive cocoadaemon some time in the future?
Chocolate is the creation of Elysium and bane to all daemons. :P

Daemons shall consume *all*, chocolate included.

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