Vrocks (pronounced: /vrɑːkzvrahkz[5][6]), also known as Type I demons, were minor tanar'ri demons.[4]


Vrocks appeared as a large cross between a vulture and a human. They stood 8 feet (2.4 meters) tall and weighed 500 pounds (227 kilograms). They had long arms, legs, and wings, and their bodies were covered with small gray feathers. They had the head of a vulture.[3]


Vrocks were considered quite stupid.[4] They embodied the worst traits of the demonic race: betrayal, rage, and hatred. They delighted in slowly slaying mortal creatures and feasting on their warm entrails while the still-living victim watched in horror.[citation needed] They were very fond of humanoid flesh.[4]


Vrocks served more powerful demons as guards and assault troops.[3] They were carefully watched for disloyalty, however, as they were likely to switch sides without any notice.[2] Vrocks and chasme hated each other.[7]


Vrocks were vicious fighters who like to fly down onto the enemy and claw them to cause as much damage as possible. The sound of their screech could paralyze foes, and they had the ability to emit poisonous spores upon contact.[2] Like other tanar'ri, vrocks could summon other demons (dretches or another vrock) when needed, although they were not always successful at such summonings.[3]

Groups of vrocks were able to use a ritualistic dance to release destructive energy upon an area.[3]


Vrock feathers were used as evil spell components.[8]


In 882 DR, Prince Simberuel Astalmé of Ascalhorn was killed by vrocks while protecting the dwarven Forgemaster of Sundbarr in the Turnstone Pass.[9]

In 1373 DR, there were at least two vrocks serving Matron Mother Yasraena Dyrr of House Agrach Dyrr in Menzoberranzan. The vrocks were polymorphed as drow so as not to cause suspicion.[10]

In 14851486 DR, vrocks were some of the more common demons roaming the streets of Menzoberranzan. They were involved in the failed defense of Q'Xorlarrin against the dwarves seeking to reclaim Gauntlgrym.[11]

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