Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Random Chart: Quick Demon Name Generator...

Good Afternoon, All:

Today's post is short and simple. I hadn't posted a random table in a while, so I thought I'd post a Quick Demon Name Generator table, just in case someone might have need of one. Simply roll d100 twice, once for the start of the demon's name, and once for the end of the demon's name. Fill free to modify the results to taste.

For example, if I needed to name a balor for my next adventure, I could simply roll two d100s on the following two tables. If I were to roll a 43, followed by a 62, that would give us "Hebin" for the beginning, and "ias" for the ending, or "Hebinias" as the demon's name.

You could also use this for any planar creature's name, but since demons make such great bad guys for PCs to kill, that's typically how I would use this table.

Table: Demonic Name Prefix
d100Prefix
1-2Abd
3-4Agath
5-6Al
7-8Am
9-10Amdos
11-12As
13-14Bal
15-16Bel
17-18Bor
19-20Bun
21-22Cher
23-24Dax
25-26Decar
27-28Dev
29-30Elig
31-32Eshm
33-34Forn
35-36Geras
37-38Ghor
39-40Grem
41-42Gus
43-44Hebin
45-46Ibl
47-48Juril
49-50Kul
51-52Lam
53-54Lesh
55-56Mam
57-58Mar
59-60March
61-62Meph
63-64Mer
65-66Nordr
67-68Or
69-70Orob
71-72Phor
73-74Pish
75-76Ralesh
77-78Saban
79-80Sand
81-82Tenebr
83-84Thrax
85-86Ukob
87-88Ur
89-90Val
91-92Vald
93-94Wrul
95-96Xesh
97-98Yamant
99-100Zair

Table: Demonic Name Suffix
d100Suffix
1-2a
3-4ach
5-6ai
7-8ak
9-10aka
11-12al
13-14alor
15-16am
17-18amos
19-20an
21-22ar
23-24as
25-26asa
27-28axus
29-30e
31-32ed
33-34ek
35-36el
37-38em
39-40emon
41-42en
43-44er
45-46es
47-48esh
49-50eth
51-52eus
53-54ex
55-56i
57-58ia
59-60ial
61-62ias
63-64ible
65-66igo
67-68il
69-70im
71-72in
73-74ina
75-76ing
77-78ion
79-80ir
81-82is
83-84ith
85-86o
87-88on
89-90or
91-92os
93-94u
95-96ubus
97-98ula
99-100us

How did I come up with these tables? I simply took a huge list of demon names from the Master Monster Index on the Sulerin website, and parsed them into prefixes and suffixes using a simple Java app I wrote. I then shortened the list of name parts down to the fifty most frequent, and when there were ties, I took only the ones that sounded really cool. I've done the same with a number of common languages, and with various monster names, for use in my own personal campaign. Over time, I may post more of these tables here, if there's interest, of course.

At any rate, I hope this helps. If you use this, please post one of your created names in the comments section, and give me a little bit of an idea how you will be using it. Inspiration for new adventures and NPCs comes from the most interesting places.

More Tomorrow,
Flynn

2 comments:

A Paladin In Citadel said...

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Tirsden Frozenrayn said...

I realized after rolling both numbers and putting together two halves that I used both on the prefix list and thus completely missed the suffix list. After checking the suffix I decided to go with the both-prefixes version anyways.

Thus we have Eligxesh, an ancient and very evil psychic demon who would later inspire what we know of as the D&D illithid. Amongst other psychic-related powers, he can mind-control lesser demons who bear his "mark" (a literal or invisible mark that denotes ownership other demons can identify, and also serves as a tracer beacon for the master).

Great list, I look forward to using it again. :3