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Title(s) Baron of Sloth
Home plane Abyss
Power level Demon lord
Alignment Chaotic Evil
Portfolio Sloth, the strength of darkness
Design details
First appearance Faces of Evil: The Fiends
Settings All Editions Dungeons and Dragons

Lupercio is a demon lord, known as the Baron of Sloth, in the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game.


Lupercio is ebon-colored, indistinct in form. Because he projects darkness around him for ten miles, it is impossible to distinguish the darkness of his body from its surroundings. That is, except for three signs: his smiling maw, his basso tittering laugh, and his incredible strength. Shadow fiends swarm about, feeding on the shadows surrounding him. Lupercio vacillates between periods of utter indolence and periods of manic activity in which he speeds through tasks with blinding precision.


Lupercio is the son of Pale Night and an unknown father, making him the brother or half-brother of Graz'zt, Rhyxali, Zivorgian, and Vucarik.


Lupercio's home layer, the Slugbed, is a foggy domain containing shallow seas, forests, and subterranean vaults. All of it teams with fiendish gastropods. High overhead, above the concealing fog, are majestic castles filled with angelic beings, that some believe are attempting to convert Slugbed into a realm of good. Lupercio doesn't care.

Lupercio has small lairs on other layers ranging from cramped hovels, to graceful castles, to dung-filled riverbeds.


Lupercio's lengthy periods of inactivity prevent him from gaining a following.

Publication History

Lupercio was first mentioned in Faces of Evil: The Fiends (1997).[1] Lupercio received further details in third edition in Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (2006).[2] Lupercio received further description in the fourth edition book Demonomicon (2010).[3]


  1. McComb, Colin, and Monte Cook. Faces of Evil: The Fiends. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 1997
  2. Jacobs, James, Erik Mona, and Ed Stark. Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2006
  3. Mearls, Mike, Brian R. James, and Steve Townshend. Demonomicon. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2010

Additional Reading

  • Jacobs, James. "Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Graz'zt." Dragon #360. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2007. Available online. [1]

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