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A vermlek, or worm demon, is a type of minor demon ranking slightly higher than the dretch.1


When not in possession of a host form, a vermlek resembles a seven-foot-long, four-tailed worm that weighs about 90 pounds.1

Each of a vermlek's four tails ends in writhing fibers, and its mouth consists of four segments lined with rows of many pointed teeth that open in a flower-like shape.2

Associated sin

Violation of the dead, such as grave-robbing and necromancy.3


Vermleks rarely move in their exposed natural forms, instead preferring to burrow into the bodies of deceased humanoids. A vermlek can animate and control these bodies, and attempt to use this disguise to infiltrate mortal settlements and influence the behavior of those who knew their bodies' living owners. A vermlek is occasionally able to achieve a position of authority over a community in this form, with disastrous consequences.2


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  1. 1.0 1.1 James Jacobs. “The Demonic Horde” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 54–55. Paizo Inc., 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 Andrew Mullen, et al. “Adventure Toolbox” in The Show Must Go On, 82. Paizo Inc., 2020
  3. James Jacobs. “Demonkind” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 34. Paizo Inc., 2010