Shape and size After sixteen hours, the ritual and the journey of the army were complete, but during the seventeenth Kankerok enacted a devious plan- he captured the billions of fallen souls that could not move on to outer planes due to the ritual's completion, for it had negated all travel between the planes for an hour after it was complete, and transmuted them into an army of ghasts that marched upon the material plane. Tiamat was a unique chromatic dragon, who had one head for each primary color of the most common species of chromatics (black, blue, green, red, white). In addition to the devils, this plane was home to bonespears, gathra, haraknin, hell hounds, imps, night hags, nightmares, and maelephants. Forgotten Realms Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. View User Profile View Posts Send Message Veteran; Location: Behind the DMs Screen Join Date: 9/9/2018 Posts: 20 Member Details; Hey Guys, this is just a chat for DMs who run their campaigns in the Lower planes, particularly the Abyss and the Nine Hells. Each of the nine Hells had its own physical laws or properties of matter, but all were inhospitable or deadly to outsiders. [29], After the Spellplague, Asmodeus consumed the essence of the fallen Azuth achieving (some say regaining) greater godhood and ended the Blood War by casting the Abyss to the furthest depths of the Elemental Chaos. The Nine Hells of Baator, sometimes called just the Nine Hells or Baator, are an evil aligned realm in the Astral Sea and the home of the devils and their master, Asmodeus, god of tyranny, domination and sin. We've gone off into homebrew territory on many occasions, and the end result is that my PCs will be 17th level as they enter the climactic finale. Archdevils of Phlegethos. [17] Once again the river Styx flowed through the Nine Hells and the Abyss, but then emptied its pollution into the Astral Sea.[31]. Eleventh Hour - The Nine Hells . [15], The World Tree view of this layer was similar to the Great Wheel plane of Gehenna: a steep, infinite craggy incline often subject to avalanches that crushed most anything that got in the way. Divinely 1 of 2 Go to page. Magic trait Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [note 1] After the Spellplague, the domains of the archdevils were described as territories (large, but finite) or circles. [25], When the Great Wheel model was overshadowed by the World Tree cosmology model, the river Styx was renamed the River of Blood and it flowed through all the fiendish planes (except for the Supreme Throne and the Demonweb Pits) originating in the Abyss, passing through the Blood Rift—an unusual plane that connected the Abyss with the Nine Hells[19]—bringing the devils even closer to their arch-enemies the demons,[26] resulting in the Blood War. Between cities, the layer was marked by surface mines, deforested areas, and clogged canals.Rivers were completely covered in sludge, and some areas contained sentient pi… These creatures don't have any fear of the devils and as a result will happily crush any challenger for fun. The copper-shod redoubts were teardrop-shaped or otherwise engineered to deflect tumbling boulders, but even those could not long withstand a direct hit from a major avalanche. [38], The fourth circle was the Hell that most resembled the stereotype of a fiery world of eternal damnation, filled with active volcanoes, rivers of liquid fire, molten rock, ash hills, smoking pits, unbearable heat, all wracked by tremors and earthquakes. According to the Great Wheel and World Tree models, the river Styx cut across the ice forming a channel. They can also be referred to as godly planes, spiritual planes or divine planes. Asmodeus once ruled all of Daanvi, the Perfect Order in the name of Aureon, the Sovereign of Law an Lore of the Sovereign Host. Forty years later, Kankerok began his ritual. The World Tree view did not contradict this description of Nessus but focused more on the blasted and torn landscape out of which rose Malsheem, the Citadel of Hell. In some worlds, lawful evil souls were automatically destined for the Hells and arrived as mindless nupperibos[56] or, if they were worthy, as semi-intelligent lemures. Elemental/energytraits [23] It was a plane of sinister evil and institutional cruelty organized in a strict caste system with a very rigid chain of command. The Nine Hells can see even the lowliest of devils grow from imps, to pit fiends, and then lords of their own layer, an… As a Great Wheel layer, Malbolge was a gargantuan tumble of angular black stone blocks, each block ranging in size from a small city to a large metropolis, that formed a pile hundreds of miles thick. [59] After the Spellplague, Shar reshaped the Plane of Shadow and folded in what death energy did not get absorbed into the Elemental Chaos and created the Shadowfell. Thread starter MortalPlague; Start date Jan 16, 2015; 1; 2; Next. [15][41][40] The older model also suggested the Styx supported small but hardy plants and mosses which, after millennia of decay of this vegetation, resulted in swampy areas along the banks of the river. Across these nine layers sit the most wicked, depraved, monstrous beings in all the multiverse, beings which define the word “tyrant” in new and horrendous ways. Gradually, the demiplane filled with rebellious angelsfrom the planes, and they changed to reflect their new prison. Basic information[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] Some of the ice floes were large enough to support cities. Layers the Jester Legend. A former godly inhabitant had shaped the realm into a vast garden with fountains, towers, reflecting pools, and all manner of landscaping delights. During this time, the sorcerers conducted an almighty ritual sealing the barrier. The layer's sky was a shade of black that was reminiscent of venous blood. [1] Also occasionally encountered were achaierai, barghests, hellcats, mephits, rakshasa, and stench kows. Color pools Unprotected travelers were exposed to temperatures of −60 ℉ (−51 ℃)[15] but on the positive side there were few creatures that hunted in the icy wastes. Its surface was almost entirely covered in ice floes and icebergs that crowded and completely covered the ocean. Get the newsletter. Therefore, he created humanoid looking avatars. The Nine Hells of Baator represent pain, suffering, and never-ending torment, and some planar sages believe they are the original home to these dark tides and so much more. Where lightning struck, a strange phenomenon called "cold fire" erupted: white flames of extreme cold that "burned" for a short time and then disappeared without a trace. The location of his body was kept secret from everyone including other devils and everyone who learnt of the truth about his body was killed within a day.Asmodeus never showed himself except through avatars or proje… Each of the nine Hells was unique and usually mirrored the malevolent characteristics of its ruler, or perhaps the archdevils were shaped by the domains they schemed to control, no one can be certain. [15][38], The complete opposite of Phlegethos, Stygia was either a bottomless ocean[15][40] covered by an ice sheet[15][40] up to 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) thick,[15] or a frozen sea salted with huge icebergs[40][32] buried in a cavern several miles below Dis and hundreds of miles away from fiery Phlegethos[32] depending on which cosmological model was in vogue at the time. [50] The World Axis model agreed that a progression of rifts, pits, and chasms lead down and down, forming a vertical maze hundreds of miles deep that contained great cities, fiendish armies, and the mighty fortress of the Overlord Asmodeus. You gain resistance to Fire and Psychic damage. Only the ceaseless efforts of thousands of minions and slaves prevent the city from sinking and being consumed by the bog. Baator is a planar prison said to be first constructed by the Sovereign Hosts when they walked the planes to serve as an eternal prison for fallen immortal spirits. [32][47] All accounts seemed to agree the tower had a heated, luxurious interior and sat atop a gargantuan glacier called Nargus whose speed and movement were under the control of Mephistopheles himself. Listed here in alphabetical order are those that directly or indirectly influenced the course of events in Faerûn, Toril, and beyond. [35] The World Tree view of the Iron City was much the same but bigger, having been expanded by countless minions following Dispater's grand plan. Starting at 6th level, you may choose an Archdevil You are infused with their power, granting you resistance to two damage types based on your choice. Prime Material plane • Feywild • Shadowfell • Fugue PlaneTransitive Planes: Astral Plane • Ethereal planeInner Planes: Elemental Plane of Air • Elemental Plane of Water • Elemental Plane of Earth • Elemental Plane of Fire • Elemental ChaosPara-Elemental Planes: Frostfell • Swamp of Oblivion • Fountains of Creation • Great ConflagrationQuasi-Elemental Planes: Lightning • Radiance • Minerals • Steam • Vacuum • Ash • Dust • SaltOutlands: SigilOuter Planes: Arcadia • Mount Celestia • Bytopia • Elysium • Beastlands • Arborea • Ysgard • Limbo • Pandemonium • Abyss (Layers) • Carceri • Hades • Gehenna • Nine Hells • Acheron • MechanusEnergy planes: Positive Energy plane • Negative Energy planePlanar Pathways: Infinite Staircase • Oceanus • Mount Olympus • Styx • YggdrasilFar Realm, Prime Material plane • Cynosure • Fugue PlaneTransitive Planes: Astral Plane • Ethereal plane • Plane of Shadow • Spirit WorldCelestial Outer Planes: Arvandor • Brightwater • Dwarfhome • Dweomerheart • Gates of the Moon • Golden Hills • Green Fields • House of Knowledge • House of the TriadFiendish Outer Planes: Abyss (Layers) • Barrens of Doom and Despair • Blood Rift • Clangor • Deep Caverns • Demonweb Pits • Fated Depths • Fury's Heart • Hammergrim • Nine Hells • Nishrek • Supreme ThroneNeutral Outer Planes: Dragon Eyrie • Heliopolis • House of Nature • Jotunheim • Warrior's RestInner Planes: Elemental Plane of Air • Elemental Plane of Earth • Elemental Plane of Fire • Elemental Plane of Water • Positive Energy plane • Negative Energy planePlanar Pathways: Infinite Staircase • River of Blood • World TreeFar Realm, Prime Material planeFundamental planes: Astral Sea • Elemental ChaosAstral dominions: Arvandor • Banehold • Celestia • Cynosure • Deep Wilds • Demonweb Pits • Dismal Caverns • Dwarfhome • Eternal Sun • Fugue Plane • Gates of the Moon • Green Fields • House of Knowledge • Nine Hells • Nishrek • Supreme Throne • Towers of Night • Tu'narath • Warrior's RestElemental realms: Abyss (Layers) • City of Brass • Cresting Spires • Fimbulwinter • Hidden Realm • Muspelheim • Root Hold • Sky Home • Steading • Thraotor • Undying Pyre • ZerthadlunParallel planes: Feywild • ShadowfellAnomalous planes: Far Realm. 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