Demodand, Tarry (3pp)

This creature appears as a tall, powerful gray-skinned humanoid with green eyes and a long, oval, amphibious head. Two large, dull gray batlike wings sprout from its shoulders. Its hands end in blackened claws.

Tarry Demodand CR 10

XP 9,600
CE Medium outsider (chaotic, demodand, evil, extraplanar)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +19


AC 27, touch 15, flat-footed 22 (+5 Dex, +12 natural)
hp 104 (11d10+44)
Fort +11, Ref +8, Will +10
DR 10/good and magic; Immune acid, poison, mind-affecting effects; Resist cold 10, fire 10; SR 21


Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +19 (1d6+7 plus grab), bite +18 (1d8+7)
Special Attacks adhesive, rage
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th)

At willdetect good, detect magic, detect thoughts (DC 15), fear (DC 17), gaseous form, invisibility (self only), magic circle against good, see invisibility, tongues
3/daydispel magic, fog cloud, ray of enfeeblement
1/daychaos hammer (DC 17), summon (level 4, 1d2 tarry demodands 40%)


Str 24, Dex 20, Con 19, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 16
Base Atk +11; CMB +18 (+26 grapple); CMD 33
Feats Alertness, Cleave, Great Cleave, Iron Will, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (claws)
Skills Bluff +17, Fly +13, Knowledge (arcana) +15, Knowledge (planes) +15, Perception +19, Sense Motive +12, Stealth +19, Survival +15
Languages Abyssal, Common


Adhesive (Ex)

A tarry demodand exudes a thick tar-like substance that acts as a powerful adhesive, holding fast any creatures or items touching it. A tarry demodand has a +4 racial bonus on grapple checks due to its tarry secretions in addition to that provided by its grab ability.

A weapon that strikes a tarry demodand is stuck fast unless the wielder succeeds on a DC 19 Reflex save. A successful DC 19 Strength check is needed to pry it off. The save DC and check DC are Constitution-based.

Strong alcohol dissolves the adhesive. A pint of wine or a similar liquid weakens it, but the tarry demodand can still grapple normally. A tarry demodand can dissolve its adhesive at will, and the substance breaks down 1 minute after the creature dies.

Rage (Ex)

A tarry demodand that takes damage in combat has a 50% chance of flying into a berserk rage the following round, clawing and biting madly until either it or its opponent is dead. It gains +4 Strength and –4 AC. The creature cannot end its rage voluntarily.

While raging, make the following adjustments to the tarry demodand’s statistics:

AC 23, touch 11, flat-footed 18; CMB +20 (+28 grapple); CMD 35; Melee 2 claws +21 melee (1d6+9), bite +20 melee (1d8+9); Str 28


Environment any (Tarterus)
Organization solitary or troupe (2–5)
Treasure standard

The cruel and malevolent tarry demodands wander the planes of Tarterus as soldiers and warriors in the mighty demodand armies. They are often employed by the shaggy demodands to battle daemons, demons, and devils. Tarry demodands care little for anything and attack just about anything weaker than them.

A typical tarry demodand stands 7 feet tall and weighs about 420 pounds.

The tarry demodand attacks with its claws and bite, though it usually opens combat using its spell-like abilities. Should it fly into a rage, it attacks relentlessly until its opponent is slain. Any creature that becomes stuck to the tarry demodand is shredded by its wicked claws.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tarry Demodand from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.

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