[RPG] What demons are related to the demon lords Juiblex and Zuggtmoy


Juiblex and Zuggtmoy are demon lords, and the 5e material I have access to include the Monster Manual, Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and Out of the Abyss. The Monster Manual doesn't have much to say about these two demon lords (at least not with regards to which demons might follow them), but from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (p. 150) and Out of the Abyss (p. 242):

Juiblex's principal lair is known as the Slime Pits. A realm which Juiblex shares with Zuggtmoy. This layer of the Abyss, which is also known as Shedaklah, is a bubbling mass of oozing, fetid sludge.

So they share the same layer of the Abyss (hence why I thought to ask about these two into one question; this can be split up into two questions if necessary).

However, the Monster Manual only describes oozes as following Juiblex, and Zuggtmoy barely gets a mention. Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes continues talking about oozes for Juiblex, and also describes Zuggtmoy relationship with fungi. Out of the Abyss continues only to associate Juiblex with oozes and Zuggtmoy with fungi (in particular, Chapters 5, 6, and 16).

I was at least able to find this in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (p. 130):

Spawn of Juiblex. Alkiliths spring from the cast-off bits of Juiblex's hideous, shuddering body, then gradually become self-aware and set out to find their way onto the Material Plane.

So Alkiliths, at least, are related to Juiblex, but it seems that there are literally no demons with any relation to Zuggtmoy whatsoever.

As an aside, I get that these two demon lords are all about oozes and fungi respectively, and I expect that most of their time their "followers" or "thralls" will be related to oozes or fungi, but since they are demon lords, it seems strange for there to be no demons associated with them at all (Zuggtmoy specifically, since Juiblex apparently at least has Alkiliths), hence my question:

What demons are related to the demon lords Juiblex and Zuggtmoy?

Ideally I'd like lore from 5e where possible, but I'll accept anything from any edition of D&D. Since I imagine I might have already found everything from 5e, I'm hoping that, unless I've overlooked something, previous editions may yield more information on this.

Related, but about Baphomet: What demons are under the dominion of Baphomet?
Related, but about Dagon: What demons are related to the demon lord Dagon?

Unlike those questions, I'm strictly only interested in demons specifically.

Best Answer

Book of Vile Darkness: some lore on Juiblex, nothing on Zuggtmoy

Using the answer from this question as a starting point, I looked into the Book of Vile Darkness (for 3e, not 4e like that answer says; there is a similar book for 4e, but it doesn't appear to contain very much about demon lords, whereas the 3e one does, so I assume that's what the other answer meant), and found this about Juiblex on page 134:

Juiblex, known as the Faceless Lord, is a loathsome demon of slime and ooze. Even most demons shun him, and the demon princes are said to refer to him contemptuously as the “lord of nothing.” He is among the weakest demon lords but is a terrifying foe nonetheless. He embodies many of the horrible abilities of various slimes, oozes, and puddings, and he commands impressive magical powers as well.

The domain of Juiblex is his by right of power—he has driven everything from the Slime Pits except the various slimes and oozes that teem there. Nevertheless, a few demons— hezrous, mainly—pay him enough fealty that they bring victims for Juiblex and his slimy brood to hunt and feed on.

So it seems that Juiblex isn't very popular among demons, and does tend to associated mostly with oozes, but in addition to the Alkiliths I found in my question, this suggests that Hezrous also associate with Juiblex.

Page 136 also contains a reference to a Herzou working for Juiblex:

Juiblex has many slime, pudding, ooze, and jelly “servants,” although none are intelligent enough to serve the demon lord willingly—except for one.

Darkness Given Hunger is the largest black pudding known. It was possessed by a hezrou demon at Juiblex’s command, and then an imprison possessor spell was cast upon the fusion, making it permanent. For centuries, the demon has dwelled within the pudding, and the two have truly become one in the foul depths of the Abyss. Now, Darkness Given Hunger is Juiblex’s main servant, helping patrol the Abyssal layer upon which they both dwell, looking for food.

However, I have found nothing on Zuggtmoy in this book.

Fiendish Codex I - Hordes of the Abyss: less lore on Juiblex, more on Zuggtmoy

This 3.5e book includes more lore on Zuggtmoy. The lore on Juiblex is pretty much the same as the above (except without mentioning Hezrou, so not of interest to this question), although it does include this in his stat block on page 67:

Summon Tanar’ri (Sp) Once per day, Juiblex can automatically summon 3d10 dretches, 1 hezrou, or 1 alkilith (Fiend Folio 46). This ability is the equivalent of a 9th-level spell (CL 20th).

So this confirms Alkilith (from my question) and Hezrou (from the above source) and adds Dretches to the list of demons associated with Juiblex.

The lore on Zuggtmoy says this on page 80:

Zuggtmoy has no fear of combat. Given the opportunity to smash and ruin living flesh, she rarely backs down. She is seldom encountered without a contingent of fungus monsters and vrocks, whom she uses as a buffer against melee fighters while she spends the first few rounds of combat casting [...]

And just above that on page 79, in her stat block:

Summon Tanar’ri (Sp) Once per day, Zuggtmoy can automatically summon 1d4 vrocks. This ability is the equivalent of a 9th-level spell (CL 20th).

So Vrocks associate with Zuggtmoy; there's also an image of an "arrow demon of Zuggtmoy" in that book, but I can't find any information about it outside of that picture's caption. An arrow demon appears to be a thing defined outside of this book in other 3.Xe material.

Here's the picture of the "arrow demon of Zuggtmoy" from "Fiendish Codex I - Hordes of the Abyss":

Arrow Demon of Zuggtmoy

In addition, the Forgotten Realms wiki page on Zuggtmoy claims that she

could field powerful demons of varying strengths.[2]

with a reference to "Fiendish Codex I - Hordes of the Abyss", but I couldn't find where it was drawing this information from myself in that book.

Temple of Elemental Evil (AD&D 1e module): Further information on Zuggtmoy

Thanks to @KorvinStarmast for pointing me in this direction; this adventure module heavily features Zuggtmoy, but there are few mentions of demons in relation to her. However, I have managed to find the following:

In area 353, p. 93, various precious stones are mentioned.

Each stone is attuned to a demon: a Type I to each of the least value; Type II to those of 100 gp; Type III to those of 500 gp; Type IV to those of 1,000 gp; and babau demons to those of 5,000 gp.

I'm not familiar enough with AD&D to know what Types I-IV mean, but babau demons are at least listed explicitly, and there must be various other demons that are associated with her as per these "Types".

Furthermore, her stat block on p. 123 describes her ability to summon demons:

it summons (01 -50) 1-4 Type I demons, (51-75) 1-3 Type II demons, (76-90) 1-2 Type III demons, 'or (91-00) 1 babau demon.

As in the previous quote, it mentions these demon Types and mentions the babau demon explicitly.

Magazines: Dungeon Magazine #118/Dragon Magazine #337

Dungeon Magazine #118 has a small section called "Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Juiblex, the Faceless Lord", which has a little information on page 7:

Pod demons gather in small colonies, herding oozes, while rupture demons of all sizes hide here and there.

However, I'm not sure what "pod demons" or "rupture demons" are, maybe this was more of a 4e thing...

Dragon Magazine #337 has a large section called "Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Zuggtmoy, Queen of Fungi", which mentions a demon called a Vathugu repeatedly, which is described in depth within this section as well. Page 52 offers this picture of them:


Page 54 gives us a short list of demons, though:

The inhabitants of Shedaklah [Zuggtmoy's layer of the Abyss] are mostly demons. Vrocks are common in the skies above, and vathugus and hezrous stalk the bogs below. Chasmes and rutterkin can be encountered with some frequency as well.

So that's Vrocks (these seem to be the favourites so far, besides fungi, obviously), vathugus, hezrous, chasmes and rutterkin, in addition to the vrocks and babau above.