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Nine Hells of Baator

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The Nine Hells of Baator

 

Baator is stylised as a plane of sinister evil and cruelty. The different types of devils that dwell here obey a strict hierarchical caste-like social structure. Each continually plots to advance their position through treachery and deception. Unlike the demons of the Abyss, the devils are highly organised, with a logical and calculating nature.

 

The plane itself is composed of nine different layers, each of which models a differing but no less inhospitable and dreadful environment, including barren plains of ash and rock to frozen wastes of endless ice. These layers are:

 

Avernus

   Abthalom

   The Bronze Citadel

   Darkspine

   Draukari

   The Maggot Pit

   Pillar of Skulls

   River Styx

   Tiamat's Fortress

Dis

   City of Dis

      Garden of Delights

      God Street

      Iron Tower

      Mentiri

Minauros

   Aeaea

   Jangling Hiter

   Labyrinth of Truths

   The Sinking City

Phlegethos

   Abriymoch

   Fierna's Palace

   Pit of Flame

Stygia

   Ankhwugaht

   Duelist's Chasm

   Hall of the Vanquished

   Pillar of Geryon

   Sheyruushk

   Tantlin

   Tomb of Levistus

Malbolge

   Birthing Pit

   Hag's Innards

   Hair Forest

   Lakes of Bile

   Ossiea, Fortress of Glasya

   Ribcage Mountains

   Tower of Pain

Maladomini

   Carnival Eternal

   Cyn

   Grenpoli

   Malagard

   Offalion

   Palace of Filth

   Xibalba

Caina

   Citadel of Mephistar

   Kintyre

   Nebulat

Nessus

   Fortress Nessus

   Malsheem

   Serpent's Coil

   Tabjari

 

Inhabitants

 

The principal inhabitants of Baator are the devils, fiendish creatures of pure lawful evil; the most populous variety of devils are the baatezu, a race which effectively rules the plane. The devils are in a constant conflict known as the Blood War with the chaotic evil demons. The ultimate rulers of Baator are the Lords of the Nine, also called archdevils or Archdukes; each one rules absolutely over one of the layers. The current political climate of Baator was determined by a civil war known as the Reckoning of Hell.

 

Besides the devils, Baator is home to evil deities such as Tiamat and Kurtulmak, as well as hell hounds, fiendish fire giants, rakshasas, and other evil creatures. A few mortals live in well-defended fortresses in Baator.

 

Baator is also populated by several types of petitioners, the most common being soul shells. These are ghost-like forms which can be molded by the devils into increasingly horrific and agonized forms; ultimately, their destruction results in their essence merging with that of Baator. Especially evil petitioners become lemures, mindless blobs of molten flesh who serve as shock troops in the Blood War and basic servants to other devils.

 

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