Spawn of Rhopalocerex

Large fiend (demon), chaotic evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 112 (15d10 + 30)
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (hover)

14 (+2) 18 (+4) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Cha +5
Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned, prone
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Infernal, telepathy 60 ft.
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Magic Resistance. The spawn has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.


  • Multiattack. The spawn of Rhopalocerex makes one bite attack and two claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw, taking 14 (4d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Enchanting Display (Recharge 5-6). The spawn of Rhopalocerex flutters its wings, and its large eyes briefly shine. Each creature within 30 feet of the spawn and that can see it must make a DC 15 Charisma saving throw. On a failure, a creature is charmed for 1 minute. On a success, a creature takes 14 (4d6) psychic damage.


This large demon is bright orange and yellow, with black markings on its face and wiry body. Its wings are rounded, and its face is insectoid, with large, glowing, red eyes. Black liquid drips from its sharp mandibles. Its long arms end in sharp claws.

Everywhere Rhopalocerex Needs to Be. The spawn of Rhopalocerex can be found near Rhopalocerex or in areas where the demon lord has some sort of vested interest. They serve as his direct agents, whether he is trying to establish alliances or going to war against some individual or group.

Lords of Butterflies and Moths. Like the demon lord himself, the spawn of Rhopalocerex enjoy a special kinship with moths and butterflies. Moths and butterflies regularly accompany the spawn, aiding them whenever possible.

Wardens of the Abyss. The spawn of Rhopalocerex are the wardens of the deadly wild areas of the Abyss, defending it against all who would come to defile it. They originate at the demon lord’s lair in the great tree and fly beneath its wide boughs, looking for threats or awaiting missions to other planes.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Beasts 2. © 2020 Open Design LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, Darrin Drader, James Introcaso, Philip Larwood, Jeff Lee, Kelly Pawlik, Brian Suskind, Mike Welham.