The Demons Of Adad Untash: Demon Prince Tusag-eb Alm

Far beyond the great desert, one will find the troubled land of Umaab. The people of this once proud kingdom are oft beset by demons who serve the dark god Nergal. The characteristics of these demons are described in the holy Tablets of Adad Untash.

Tusag-eb Alm (Demon Lord)
No. Enc.: 1 (Unique)
Alignment: Chaotic (evil)
Movement: 150′ (50′)
Armor Class: −4
Hit Dice: 138 hp (24 HD)
Attacks: 2 (weapon)
Damage: 2d10/2d10
Save: F24
Morale: 12
Hoard Class: XXII
XP: 23,500

The firstborn son of Demon Emperor Ashur-eb Asa and Queen Shalma Shalmallah, Prince Tusag-eb Alm enjoys the favor of his father, endures the saccharine and ultimately artificial affections of his mother, and is amused by the jealousy and hatred he engenders in his brothers Ehur-eb Alm and Durruk-eb Bel. More than anything, though, he delights in his “special” relationship with his father’s concubine, Jebel Jebelah. The one thing that the powerful and dangerous Prince does not know – though he would relish it if he did – is that he is not the Emperor’s true son. He is, in fact, the product of his mother’s rape at the hands of the dark god Nergal himself.

Like his father, Tusag-eb Alm is far too vain ever to appear in any form other than his own natural one, which resembles a 17′ tall, well-muscled human male with the head of a horned viper. Tusag-eb Alm is never seen in a state of repose, and always goes about armed with his giant flaming sickle-sword – with which he can make two attacks per round – and wearing the armored cloak and bone crown of his station. He shuns attendants and will only call upon others for assistance in the most dire of circumstances.

Tusag-eb Alm has the following spell-like abilities, useable at will (unless noted otherwise): Animate Dead, Cause Fear, Charm Person (saves at −2), Cloudkill, Detect Magic, Feeblemind, Haste (1/Day), Hypnotism, Levitate, Limited Wish (1/Day), Mass Charm, Phantasmal Killer, Polymorph Self, Power Word: Kill, Produce Flame, Read Magic, Slow (1/Day), Speak with Animals, Speak with Dead, Suggestion (1/Day), Symbol of Insanity, Symbol of Pain , Telekinesis (900 lbs.), Wall of Fire

Additionally, Tusag-eb Alm possesses all of the abilities of a typical Demon Lord:

  • Infravision (90’)
  • Half damage from cold-based attacks
  • Half damage from electrical-based attacks
  • Half damage from fire-based attacks (all)
  • Half damage from gas-type attacks
  • Telepathy (allows all languages to be understood)
  • Teleport without error

Tusag-eb Alm can only be damaged by +2 or better weapons, though he is susceptible to damage from non-magical weapons made of pure iron. He may Gate (70% probability of success) 2d6 [link id=’779′ text=’Agara Muun’].

The Tablets of Adad Untash tell the faithful that Tusag-eb Alm is an extraordinarily cruel being who, once loosed upon Umaab, can only be returned to his hellish domain by the slaughter of all male children in the largest city of the world.

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  1. G-Man

    I’m also geeting a Moorcockian feel with these–Lords of Chaos, bickering among themselves with the same vehemence of a royal family.

    This is a complete segeway, but speaking of Moorcock, I downloaded the 1st edition Stormbringer rules and had a go at the infamous chargen system, with no fudging or re-rolls. Got a Nadsokorian beggar on the first try! He actually had a decent Dex–until I got to the afflictions table and found out he was missing an arm and a leg (along with cataracts, and mising a foot on the leg he managed to keep).

    1. the venomous pao Post author

      Oh yes, definitely the internecine strife. That’s what demons are all about, after all. They’re not orderly like those pesky devils. Which may make them less dangerous. Or it may make them moreso 🙂

      Ah, the infamous Nadsokorian beggar! On the first try, even. That’s so beautiful it brings a tear to my eye. Meanwhile, kids these days would balk at playing such a characters! Why, when we were young you played what you rolled and you LIKED it 🙂

    1. the venomous pao Post author

      Hang tight for a day or two and your excitement will be rewarded, amigo. With pain and suffering, of course. I mean, these are demons we’re talking about here. 🙂