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Looking back at some of the original sources, I noticed surprisingly frequent mentions of Balrogs in Blackmoor. It looks like Demonic creatures are far more common in this setting than most others.

I wrote a longer article about this in my blog:
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This is cool. You know RobJN's story "Thorn's Chronicle" deals with demonic forces from the time of Blackmoor which I am also finding very fascinating.
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Here are links to the exact posts (to save you scrolling through pages of newer posts):
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Big Mac wrote:Here are links to the exact posts (to save you scrolling through pages of newer posts):
Excellent BM, thanks for helping out :)

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The apperance of outer planar creatures is an interesting one. Many D&D settings seem to have some sort of block in this sort of thing.

With Planescape you would expect a Blackmoor tiefling and a Forgotten Realms tiefling to be fairly similar, but it seems like they originate with local human stock (rather than humans on the outer planes) and therefore have a localised culture.
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Big Mac wrote:The apperance of outer planar creatures is an interesting one. Many D&D settings seem to have some sort of block in this sort of thing.
According to AD&D1e they have to be summoned. Most likely the Egg of Coot and its wizard servants have summoned quite a few to their lands. Some may have escaped and remain on the prime. Other demons may have been called many centuries earlier, like those called by the Sar-Aigu (details in Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor) for instance.
With Planescape you would expect a Blackmoor tiefling and a Forgotten Realms tiefling to be fairly similar, but it seems like they originate with local human stock (rather than humans on the outer planes) and therefore have a localised culture.
Yeah, there are apparently many variations of the Tieflings.

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Havard wrote:
Big Mac wrote:The apperance of outer planar creatures is an interesting one. Many D&D settings seem to have some sort of block in this sort of thing.
According to AD&D1e they have to be summoned. Most likely the Egg of Coot and its wizard servants have summoned quite a few to their lands. Some may have escaped and remain on the prime. Other demons may have been called many centuries earlier, like those called by the Sar-Aigu (details in Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor) for instance.
With Planescape you would expect a Blackmoor tiefling and a Forgotten Realms tiefling to be fairly similar, but it seems like they originate with local human stock (rather than humans on the outer planes) and therefore have a localised culture.
Yeah, there are apparently many variations of the Tieflings.

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Let's not also forget the Afridhi. Zugzul strikes me as the type who'd whisper secrets of demon summoning to the priestesses. Surely some of them have slipped free of their handlers and now roam Blackmoor and the surrounding lands
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