Richard Baker also said thatYugoloths are now Demons. So does Worlds and Monsters.
Richard Baker said:Yeah, Fin, yugoloths are now demons in FR, just like they are in core. That's an example of the kind of rules question that FR needs to follow the core rules on.
My personal theory (still working on this one) is that "yugoloth" is a family or branch of demonkind, like tanar'ri, obyrith, or loumara. I think that each family might have different characteristics or purposes, so it's possible that yugoloths, despite their demonic nature, might retain that mercenary role they've always had. But that's only my personal musings at this point.
As far as I can tell, this change doesn't invalidate the concept of enmity between devils and demons, or the idea that they might have fought/still be fighting a gigantic cosmos-wide war.
Originally Posted by Fingoldfin
Let's ask a Realms designer.
Are yugoloths now demons in Forgotten Realms? If they are demons now does that mean the Blood War never existed? Were Tanar'ri and Baaetzu always friends?
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