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Traits Demon
Level 3

Source: The Show Must Go On, pg(s). 82

Type Outsider
(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
CR 3
Environment Any (Abyss; battlefields
and graves)

Source: Bestiary 6, pg(s). 90

A vermlek, or worm demon, is a type of minor demon, ranking slightly higher than the dretch. When not in possession of a host form, a vermlek resembles a 7-foot-long, four-tailed worm, and weighs about 90 pounds.[1]


Vermleks resemble larger, pinkish worms with four long tails that end in writhing fibers. A vermlek's mouth consist of four segments lined with rows of many pointed teeth, which 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 will 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 in this form, with disastrous consequences for the community it takes control of.[2]


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