Chronicles of the Forgotten Realms
The Devourer of Hope
Belaphoss the Mad is an ancient and powerful balor
with ambitions to godhood. Called the Left Hand of
Demogorgon, the Devourer of Hope, and the Warlord
of the Gibbering Hordes, he has long waged war across
As a lieutenant of Demogorgon, Belaphoss commands
significant demon armies and demands loyalty from
all his servants. As crafty as he is powerful, he often
masquerades as a devil or a benign spirit to lure mortals
into pacts designed to fulfil his own plans—after which
he betrays his unwitting followers at his own whim.
Belaphoss often gathers such servants through dreams
and nightmares, using them to set his centuries-old
plans into motion.
Belaphoss styles himself more civilized and cunning
than other balors. He has served Demogorgon for eons,
leading the hordes of the Prince of Demons into battle
against the armies of Graz’zt and Orcus. However, this
service has all been part of a calculated plan to one
day turn against Demogorgon—and become lord of the
Gaping Maw in his stead.
The demon Belaphoss is a multihorned balor who
wields a deadly weapon: a greataxe wreathed in flame
that has a flaming whip attached to the base of its haft.