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Azael the Ensnared is a demon lord.
Azael was once a dour fallen angel hero of the Upheaval. He had been chained to an enormous plaza in ancient days, and despite his bondage he ruled a cult that extended deep into the Material Plane. He ruled this layer of the Abyss, which was a sprawling desert of shifting dunes and toppled cities, until he was slain, leaving only an oily black stain.
Azael was slain by Ma Yuan, although his influence lingers still. Part of this layer known as Azael's Waste retains its desert form, refusing to give way to Yeenoghu's will.
- Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1983.