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Greyhawk Deity
Title(s) The Persuader
Home Plane The Abyss
Power Level Demon Lord
Gender Male
Alignment Chaotic Evil
Portfolio Incest, Sexual Taboos, Perversions
Domains Chaos, Evil, Pleasure, Trickery
Alias(es) Succor-Beloth, Succorbenoth
Superior None

Socothbenoth is the demon lord of Incest, Sexual Taboos, and Perversions.


According to the apocryphal text Armies of the Abyss, Socothbenoth resembles a handsome human male with long brown hair and the long ears of an ass. He has a long, snakelike tongue and his chest is pierced by six large barbells.


Socothbenoth's sister Nocticula is also his lover. He lusts after the power of Graz'zt, and so has allied with Malcanthet against him. However, he also longs to become the lover of Demogorgon, a position currently held by Malcanthet.

Socothbenoth has almost managed to force Fraz-Urb'luu from his home, and came close before Fraz-Urb'luu managed to repulse Socothbenoth's army from his realm.


Socothbenoth's realm, Goranthis, is catalogued as the 597th layer of the Abyss. It's an infinite pleasure palace that includes a sculpture garden called the Saturnalia and Socothbenoth's personal abode, the Palace of Quivering Flesh. The River Styx impinges on this domain. Socothbenoth is served by advanced shadow demons known as the Shadows of Socothbenoth, who whisper and cajole those Socothbenoth favors into joining their master's service.


  • Mona, Erik. Armies of the Abyss. Green Ronin Publishing, 2002.