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Alignment Evil
Type Obyrith (Demon)
Image Wizards.com image
Publication history
Source books Monster Manual II
Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss
First appearance Monster Manual II

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.[1]

Publishing history

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.[2] The first full description was in Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss,[1] a sourcebook for the 3rd edition of the game. Obox-ob's realm was described on Wizards of the Coast's website.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jacobs, James, Erik Mona, and Ed Stark. Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (Wizards of the Coast, 2006)
  2. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. Jacobs, James, Erik Mona, and Ed Stark. Fiendish Codex I: The Lost Annals (Wizards of the Coast, 2006)

Further Reading

  • Jacobs, James. "The Demonimicon of Iggwilv: Dagon." Dragon #349 (Paizo Publishing, 2006).
  • Jacobs, James. "The Demonimicon of Iggwilv: Kostchtchie." Dragon #345 (Paizo Publishing, 2006).

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