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Juiblex, the Faceless LordD&D Insider Article
The Demonomicon of Iggwilv
by Robert J. Schwalb

Juiblex witnessed the formation of the Abyss. He saw the obyriths emerge from their nether realm to pollute the Elemental Chaos, and he beheld the final struggle between Tharizdun and those most ancient of demons. Juiblex knows the true name of each obyrith. He has an intuitive understanding of each one’s ambitions. This knowledge makes Juiblex one of the few who comprehends the true purpose of the Abyss.

Undoubtedly, few denizens in the Abyss equal, in the horror they evoke or in the hideousness of their forms, the corrupt majesty of the Faceless Lord. In the gloom that enshrouds his realm, he holds court over the glistening masses, the twitching oozes he sires. Juiblex is deemed a lesser figure in abyssal hierarchy, judged Lord of Nothing by his peers. However, in my research, I have plumbed the foul mire to examine the full darkness that is this disturbing fiend. Juiblex is a power defined by incremental advances, a being whose wickedness flows slowly but inexorably toward an unspeakable end, which troubles even this writer.

About the Author

Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer who has contributed design to or developed nearly two hundred roleplaying game titles for the Dungeons & Dragons game, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, A Song of Ice and Fire RPG, Star Wars RPG, and the d20 system. Some of his recent work for Wizards of the Coast can be found in D&D Gamma World: Famine in Far-Go, the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, and Monster Manual 3. He’s also a regular contributor to Dragon and Dungeon online. For more information about the author, check out his website at

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