Baphomet, Prince of Beasts
By Robert J. Schwalb
The Demonomicon of Iggwilv reveals another of its entries, this time focusing on the Prince of Beasts, Baphomet. The savage and unpredictable demon prince is statistically profiled in the forthcoming Manual of the Planes, but in this article, delve deep into the inner workings of Baphomet's plans, allies, and his many enemies.
Forces in the world -- cruel, carnal, bestial forces -- seek to unravel the divine and shatter its works. They struggle to turn mortals against one another and to tear down the works of civilization. The goal is to allow evil and chaos to run free. Such forces are known by many names: Graz'zt, Orcus, Yeenoghu, and others. However, one has an insidious presence that worms into mortal hearts and minds and deceives them into turning away from righteousness to embrace brutality. This agent of destruction is Baphomet, who is also known as the Prince of Beasts, the Trampler, the Minotaur Lord, and the Horned King. Born from the churning chaos of the Abyss near the dawn of time, Baphomet is the embodiment of savagery, one of nature's most destructive aspects, and the catalyst that looses the beast residing in us all.
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About the Author
Robert J. Schwalb is a freelance game designer for Wizards of the Coast, and he's contributed design to the Forgotten Realms Player's Guide, Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons, Manual of the Plane, Martial Power, Demon Queen's Enclave, Player's Handbook 2, and numerous articles for D&D Insider. Robert lives in Tennessee with his lovely wife Stacee and a herd of gelatinous, half-fiend, shadow cats. Robert would like to thanks James Jacobs for his inspirational and terrifying work on Baphomet and the other demon princes featured in the pages of Dragon Magazine. Man, you left some big shoes to fill.