D&D 5th: Demon Tower of Madness
The Demon Queen of Fungi
Spoken Like: Zugg-Thoy
As Lady of Fungi, Zuggtmoy resembleds a blue-skinned demonic female with long sharp claws and whose lower body consists of strands of fungoid matter or a huge puffball fungus on top of four elephantine legs. A toadstool shaped head with squashed and vague humanoid-like features resided atop her body. She could extrude pseudopods from her bloated body and squash opponents. Canonically, Zuggtmoy can also appear as a feeble old crone or a ravishingly beautiful human female.
Zuggtmoy rules the 222nd layer of the Abyss, officially called Shedaklah, it is called Mycorji. She shares this layer with Juiblex, the Faceless Lord. Also called the Slime Pits, Shedaklah is a duo-layer: its surface is overran by fungi and plant creatures while its underground corollary is infested with oozes and slimes. Zuggtmoy claims the surface realm whereas Juiblex is confined to below ground. As a result of her setbacks in the “T” modules, Juiblex has managed to lay claim to parts of the surface realm. It was with the efforts of Zuggtmoy’s lieutenant, Yibiyru, the Rancid Lady of Bitter Bile, that Juiblex didn’t conquer all of Shedaklah.
Zuggtmoy rules from the center of the layer in a palace that consists of two dozen or so gigantic mushrooms, each connected to each other by shelf-fungi, and each four miles tall. Numerous chambers and corridors has been carved within the mushrooms; it is said not even Zuggtmoy herself knows the full extent of the palace.