a type of lesser demon who act as “handmaidens” to Lolth, the drow goddess of chaos. Their natural home is the Demonweb Pits. Only the Queen of Spider’s high priestesses are told how to summon a yochlol and they are only supposed to be called upon in dire need or to witness sacrifices in the name of their dark goddess. In their natural form they appear as tentacled blobs of melted wax and continually emit a foul stench. They also have the power to change their shapes—usually to a comely drow female (although other elves and humans are possible for them) or to a large spider (usually a black widow).