An interesting Dungeons and Dragons Cover…

This is another one of the occasional comic book cover posts that I place on the Tale when they have something that looks, or tries to be, Succubus-like.

IDW has released a new comic book series on the Dungeons and Dragons franchise and in issue number four there was a very nice colour cover available that I rather enjoyed for the subject matter on it…

Dungeons and Dragons Issue 4 by IDW

Dungeons and Dragons Issue 4 by IDW

Now the subject of this cover is described as being a Teifling, which for those that do not know were originally introduced as humans with demonic ancestry. In the 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons, they are instead a non-human race whose human ancestors made a bargain with devils to increase their power.

With her ram’s horns, glowing red eyes and long tail, she’s a pretty good match for a Succubus, even without her flowing red hair and skimpy attire. Mind you, she could also be a Succubus shapeshifting as well if you think about it…

That actually would bring me to my rant of how they changed the Succubi in D&D into devils and removed a lot of their past powers and abilities in the fourth edition rules, but I won’t as that rant would go on forever…

I will however post this little character summary that was inspired by this image…

Note: This isn’t a complete character sheet for Dungeons and Dragons, it’s more of a thought experiment on my behalf to come up with a history of a character from the one image that I have and without looking at the issue in which she appears…

Her name was Cheriz. It was convenient as a name as when she was performing on stage and feeding from the creatures lusting after her, she was called Cherry. Two names close enough but different enough that she could tell the difference.

And there was a difference.

When she was Cherry, she was a buxom, bubble headed sex toy that performed in the taverns, brothels and, occasionally, the places of power in the towns that she travelled through. Sex was, after all, something that all beings found pleasurable. The fact that she fed from their desires and wants, taking that which was offered to her.

And she always took that which was offered freely or by her own manipulations…

But as Cheriz, her plans were more than that. Using those she seduced into her underground cult, her power creeped beneath the lands. A duke here, a queen there, a knight that was unwise, piece by piece she placed her pawns into the world and waited for the moment to let her plans bear fruit…

And she had time for that to come.

Her powers of shapeshifting were useful of course, but in the places where her will held sway, her succubus heritage was not hidden away, but was used as the focal point for those that sought out their own power.

Dealing with the devil could be pleasurable for a time, at least until Cheriz had no more use of them and then they, the lucky ones, would become her thralls. Draped in black cloaks, chalk white skin and black eyes, they would hide in the shadows watching for her and, occasionally, acting should she see fit to do more than seduce others into her control…

Who knows?

She might appear in one of my stories sometime…



    • avatar
    • Derek on May 27, 2011 at 9:20 am

    She’s beautiful, but what’s the Spectre doing there? lol

    • avatar
    • James on May 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I think she’s a succubus, and the D&D editors are just too dense to know. She can’t be a succubi, because a succubi never becomes bubbleheaded, does she?

    • avatar
    • TeraS on June 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Artistic license mebby?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.