ABYSSAL PLAGUE DEMONS
Alien entities from a dead universe, plaBue demons have the
same chaotic and destructive nature as demons from the
Abyss deep within the Elemental Chaos. Unleashed upon the
natural world, they are a virulent irifection that spreads like
wildfire throuBh a parched forest.
A ritual undertaken in ancient times released the
exarchs of the demon lord of a dead universe, a universe
where the demon lord succeeded in conquering
its Abyss but also inadvertently destroyed the planes
around it. Brought to the natural world, these exarchs
planned to establish the Abyssal plague, unleash hordes
of plague demons, and open the way for their demon
lord to step into this existence.
Heroes of the age stepped forward to disrupt the
ritual, and the threat of the plague demons seemed
to have been dealt with. Recently, however, one of the
exarchs escaped from its ancient prison, and the demon
lord found a host in the natural world.
Now the Abyssal plague has ignited a fever that
burns throughout the land. Plague demons of various
forms have begun to appear, threatening civilized
settlements across the Nentir Vale. The very touch of a
plague demon can pass along a debilitating disease that
can lead to death or even transformation in rare cases.
The alien disease is capable of turning humans and
other natural creatures into plague demons.
All plague demons so far observed share certain
physical characteristics. A crimson crystal substance,
either in liquid or solid form, is somehow incorporated
into each plague demon’s body. The crimson substance
contains strands of silver and flecks of gold, and
it appears as either an oozing liquid or as hard as an
armored shell. The substance might manifest as veins
of pulsating liquid crystal running between armored
plates or undulating from cracks in the skin, solid crystal
protrusions, or even crystalline weapons emerging