Arzial

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Greyhawk Deity
Arzial
Title(s) The Blooded Baron
Home Plane Abyss
Power Level Demon lord
Gender Male
Class(es) Wizard 13
Alignment Chaotic Evil
Portfolio Subterfuge
Domains
Alias(es)
Superior None

Arzial, known as the Blooded Baron, is a minor demon lord of Subterfuge, master of the Barony of Vulderpayne in the Abyss.

Description

Arzial is a cambion, born of the demon prince Graz'zt and a presumably human woman. The least accomplished of Graz'zt's many children, Arzial still has a vital role in Graz'zt's schemes.

Relationships

Arzial's father is Graz'zt, making him the half-brother of Athux, Belyara, Iuz, Rule-of-Three, and Thraxxia and the grandson of Pale Night. He has a close relationship with a female wizard known as Demara the Enchantress, whose half-fiendish son MacDaer Arzial fostered for fifty years, teaching him magic and the ways of the Abyss. The exact relationship between Demara, Arzial, and MacDaer is unclear; Arzial could be MacDaer's father, brother, or no true relation at all.

Realm

Vulderpayne is remote, but still important to Graz'zt. It is located in Pazunia, the Plain of Infinite Portals, a harsh realm of iron fortresses and deep pits that act as portals leading to the lower planes of the Abyss. Fiendish Codex I actually says that Arzial's barony is within Graz'zt's realm of Azzagrat, while the Demonomicon of Iggwilv article by James Jacobs placed it in Pazunia. Perhaps Vulderpayne contains a portal to Azzagrat, which would explain Graz'zt's desire to keep it under his control.

Bibliography

  • Jacobs, James. "Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Graz'zt." Dragon #360. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2007. Available online. [1]
  • McCleskey, HL. "The Ruins of Nol-Daer." Dungeon #13. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1988.