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Yeenoghu is one of the demonic lords of the Abyss who once roamed the Material Plane. He is a large, bestial, feral, angry demon. He is ever-hungering, ever wandering to conquer and devour, leaving destruction, fetid meat, and waves of yipping, angry hyenas to devour what was left behind in his wake.[1]

Yeenoghu is the Demon Prince of gnolls and, though he is in D&D canon the creator of the gnolls,[2] in Critical Role gnolls were first created when an unknown god entered Exandria to do battle during the Calamity and a pack of hyenas was caught in the divine eminence.[3] Many gnolls pay homage to Yeenoghu.

Yeenoghu's might and clout don't compare to the likes of Orcus, but he controls a layer of the Abyss, Yeenoghu's Realm, where he hunts lesser demons while he schemes to conquer other layers opportunistically. Seeking the downfall of civilization, Yeenoghu sends gnoll servants and (rarely) other cultists to attack and destroy cities.[4]

Yeenoghu's holy symbol: a triple-headed flail

Yeenoghu is often depicted as a massive gnoll about fourteen feet in height. His fur is matted and his armor amassed from fallen enemies.[2]

Yeenoghu's symbol is his unique exotic weapon: a huge triple-headed flail.

Appearances and mentions

Trivia


References

  1. See "The Howling Mines" (2x06) from 49:48 through 50:40.  Mollymauk sparks a memory
  2. 2.0 2.1 See D&D: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, 5th ed., p. 155, available online at D&D Beyond.
  3. See Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 122.
  4. Book of Vile Darkness, pp. 141–142.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Yeenoghu, mentioned in "The Howling Mines" (2x06), by Callum Lyall (source). Used with permission.


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