|Title(s)||The Rotting Husk|
|Power Level||Demon lord|
Bechard the Rotting Husk is a demon lord.
Bechard was once the obyrith demon lord of tempests, until treachery at the hands of the tanar'ri severed his connection to his Abyssal layer and drained the life from his pallid husk. He now resembles an enormous knotty beached whale, constantly baking in the lyer's scorching sun, except for when the coastal outcropping on which he rests is battered with hurricanes and acid rain.
Bechard allows Yeenoghu to communicate telepathically with him on his yearly circuit of the layer, sharing ancient tales of the history of demons and the Abyss.
Bechard was once the ruler of the Abyssal layer that Yeenoghu now rules. He has been slowly dying on his layer for millennia, and now lies on Bechard's Landing, incapable of movement.
- Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1983.