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The dabus were a race unique to Sigil and were the personal entourage of the Lady of Pain.[4]

My bet? They can speak, they just would rather piss everyone else off by trying to puzzle out what they're saying.
— Morte, a companion of the Nameless One[5]


Dabus were humanoids with white hair, goat-like horns, and yellow-tan skin. They floated inches above the ground, their feet never touching the earth.[3]

The dabus spoke only through visual rebuses, with symbols that materialized and filled the air above their heads. They could understand spoken language, however.[3]


Example of dabus's speech.

Dabus did not have names.[citation needed]

The dabus reported to and followed to the letter the unspoken orders of the Lady of Pain. They were routinely found maintaining the city of Sigil, building walls, destroying buildings, paving streets, and maintaining portals according to the Lady's wishes. Despite the dabus' patient nature, interrupting or standing in the way of their work was a risky affair that might land one in one of the Lady's mazes.[4]

Rumors and Legends[]

There was a theory that dabus were shaped by the Lady of Pain from the phirblas, an ancient race from the Ethereal plane with many similarities.[6]



Expedition to the Demonweb Pits
Referenced only
Finder's Bane
Video Games
Planescape: Torment
Card Games
Blood Wars

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