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A cambion is the offspring of a fiend (usually a succubus or incubus) and a humanoid. A cambion inherits aspects of both parents,[1][5] but yellow eyes, deep red skin, hooked horns, leathery wings,[6] and a sinewy tail are hallmarks of their otherworldly parentage.[1]

Abilities[]

The following is from the Monster Manual, 5th Edition, page 36:

  • Damage resistances: cold, fire, lightning, poison, bludgeoning/piercing/slashing from nonmagical weapons
  • Fiendish Blessing: The AC of the cambion includes its Charisma bonus.
  • Innate Spellcasting: The cambion's spellcasting ability is based on Charisma (DC 14). Has access to the following spells, requiring no material components:
    • 3/day each: Alter Self, Command, Detect Magic
    • 1/day: Plane Shift (self only)
  • Fiendish Charm: One humanoid the cambion can see within 30 feet of them must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or be magically charmed for 1 day. The charmed target obeys the cambion's spoken commands. If the target suffers any harm from the cambion or another creature or receives a suicidal command from the cambion, the target can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a target's saving throw is successful, or if the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the cambion's Fiendish Charm for the next 24 hours.

History[]

Campaign One: Vox Machina[]

Ipkesh

Fan art of Ipkesh, by Dilfsinlove.[art 2]

In the Taryon Darrington Arc, Vox Machina went to the Nine Hells and, in addition to encountering many devils, struck a deal with a cambion named Ipkesh. Later, Percy considered invoking the optional terms of the contract he signed with Ipkesh to bring Vax'ildan back from his service to the Raven Queen.

Campaign Two: The Mighty Nein[]

ObannCRA

Screenshot of Obann, by Offworld Studios.[art 3]

Obann, unknowingly following the Chained Oblivion, organized the Angel of Irons cult, whose main goal was to search for the shackles that hold Tharizdun at bay and gather suitable candidates that would participate in the rituals performed to free Obann's master, withstanding its lethal consequences.

One of those shackles was found in the crypt beneath the Chantry of the Dawn in Rexxentrum,[7] where Obann was defeated by the Mighty Nein and punished by Tharizdun for his failure, ultimately making him vulnerable outside of the Nine Hells and leading Obann to his permanent death.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 36.
  2. See "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 1:36:19.
  3. See "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 1:36:19.
  4. See "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 1:36:19.
  5. See "Vox Machina Go to Hell" (1x91) at 2:35:41.
  6. See "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) at 1:36:19.
  7. See "Titles and Tattoos" (2x84) at 3:26:02.

Art:

  1. Depiction of a cambion, by Milivoj Ceran from D&D: Monster Manual, 5th edition, page 36. This page contains unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  2. Fan art of Ipkesh, by Dilfsinlove (source). Used with permission.
  3. Screenshot of Obann, by Offworld Studios (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
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