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Ygorl is the slaad Lord of Entropy.

Description

Appearance

Ygorl appears as a blackened, bat-winged, skeletal hulk, wielding a large scythe.

Personality

As one of the exemplars of the chaotic neutral alignment, Ygorl is not truly evil, but still very dangerous, unpredictable, and self-serving. He believes in bringing death, decay, and disorganization to the multiverse, and thinks this is best done by the slaadi, the truest agents of chaos.

Abilities and traits

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Home

Ygorl's fortress in Limbo constantly changes appearance; it can be a rough cavern, a shattered marbled temple, or a series of interlaced carved spheres that whirl through Limbo's layers.[1]

Relationships

Ygorl considers the slaadi to be his living pawns. They do not serve him in any organized fashion, but most will obey his orders rather than allow him to devour them.

Allies

Ygorl rides a great wyrm brass dragon named Shkiv. Ygorl is also allied with Sorel, his lieutenant, whom he is grooming to become the Lord of Anarchy.

Of the other slaad lords, he enjoys the company of Chourst, at least at times.

Enemies

Ygorl ignores fellow slaad lord Ssendam and fears Rennbuu.

History

Ygorl is the second oldest slaad lord, after Ssendam, and is considered the de-facto ruler of Limbo. He is said to have created the Spawning Stone that is the focus of the slaad race, forcing them to take frog-like forms rather than their original, purely chaotic shapes.

Publication history

AD&D 1st edition

Ygorl first appeared in the Fiend Folio (1e) (1981). He also appeared in OP1 Tales of the Outer Planes (1988).

AD&D 2nd edition

Ygorl was updated for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition in The Dragon's Bestiary: Lords of Chaos, Dragon #221 (Sep 1995). He also appeared in the Planescape adventure Tales from the Infinite Staircase (1998).

D&D 4th edition

Ygorl was updated for Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition in The Plane Below (2009).

D&D 5th edition

Ygorl returned for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition in Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio Volume 1 (2019).

Creative origins

Ygorl was created by Charles Stross for the Fiend Folio.

Reception and influence

Ygorl appeared as the final boss in the video game Demon Stone, where he was voiced by Michael Clarke Duncan.[2] In the game he was depicted as humanoid in appearance, but covered in tough chitinous armor with many claw-like mandibles extending from the back of his head.

References

  1. Manual of the Planes (1e) (1987).
  2. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Review (Gamespot). 2006-05-17. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
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