Velstrac demagogue

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Velstrac demagogue
Sugroz, a velstrac demagogue.

(evil, extraplanar, kyton, lawful)
Source: Book of the Damned, pg(s). 120

The powerful velstrac rulers called velstrac demagogues are demigods possessing strength hardly fathomable by mortals. They exist within a power structure similar to that of archdevils in Hell, and lesser velstracs view these overseers as horrid sovereigns among their kind. Velstracs who wander through a demagogue's territory know to show respect for these lords of suffering.1


Each demagogue's appearance is a unique perfection of self-disfigurement. Some are strangely beautiful, while others are horrors beyond description.1


A demagogue's powers are vaster than even many of their velstrac kin dare consider. Each controls as much of the realm around their constructed realms as they can, a feat that proves forever challenging in the dark, shifting corners of the Shadow Plane. Though one rarely finds reason to leave the confines of its home plane, a demagogue's influence is far-reaching, and velstracs who value their lives do as they are commanded lest they incite the awful and calculating rage of a mighty overlord.1

Velstrac demagogues rarely oppose each other directly, but prefer to act through proxies, in the process evaluating the performance and ambition of their minions.1

Known velstrac demagogues

The nine velstrac demagogues live in the Shadow Plane, where they watch over their pulsating kingdoms in massive, gory towers.2

At least two demagogues are imprisoned in the Shadow Plane; none of the existing ones admit responsibility for their imprisonment.1


Paizo published a major article on demagogues in The City Outside of Time p. 74–79.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Gregory Hanigan. (2018). Kyton Demagogues. The City Outside of Time, p. 75. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-098-9
  2. Robert Brookes et al. (2018). "The Great Beyond". Planar Adventures, p. 108. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-044-6