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Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss
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Obox-ob is a fictional monster (an obyrith demon lord) created for the Dungeons and Dragons fantasy role playing game, dating back to the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. It is depicted as a giant, platter-shaped centipede, with three scorpion-like tails each tipped with a humanoid head with a purple razor-edged tongue.
According to the official story, Obox-ob is the surviving aspect of the Prince of Demons following its murder by the Queen of Chaos. It commands the 663rd layer of the Abyss, a vermin-infested wasteland known as Zionyn. Unlike many of the infamous demon princes in the setting, Obox-ob is an obyrith, a type of demon far older than the setting's standard tanar'ri. Obox-ob despises the tanar'ri and hopes to cleanse them from the Abyss, taking back his title from Demogorgon and leading the obyriths against the eladrin, who played a part in his downfall. Obox-ob is worshipped primarily by evil vermin, and the ekolids that inhabit his layer of the Abyss have numerous temples and effigies erected in his honor.
Obox-ob is first mentioned by name only in a list of demon lords, in the first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook Monster Manual II. The first full description was in Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, a sourcebook for the 3rd edition of the game. Obox-ob's realm was described on Wizards of the Coast's website.
- Jacobs, James. "The Demonimicon of Iggwilv: Dagon." Dragon #349 (Paizo Publishing, 2006).
- Jacobs, James. "The Demonimicon of Iggwilv: Kostchtchie." Dragon #345 (Paizo Publishing, 2006).