Through subtle plotting and brutal aggression, the forces of the Nine Hells seek to corrupt or dominate all who stand against them. These fiends, as ancient and terrible as any in the multiverse, forge armies out of the souls of the wicked and use them to enforce their iron rule. Can your adventurers stand against the might and tyranny of the Nine Hells? This book also provides detailed information on various devils, archdevils, and the layers of the Nine Hells. Laws and Robert J. Schwalb, walks alongside the footsteps burned into the planar soil by its predecessor Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss - and that's a very good thing indeed.
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The Fiendish Codex. For players, Fiendish Codex II offers new options for characters. Fiendish Codex II serves as a complete guide to devils.
It aims to. PCs face. In either case, Fiendish Codex II has options you can. Most important, Fiendish Codex II focuses on the lawful. Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss makes use of the information. Some of the special abilities, feats, spells, and items in Fiendish Immediate Action: Much like a swift action, an immediate. Codex II use these concepts, which were intrduced in previous action consumes a very small amount of time, but represents a.
Swift Action: A swift action consumes a very small amount of a swift action, an immediate action can be performed at any.
You can perform one swift action per turn without af- Using an immediate action on your turn is the same as using a. In that regard, a swift swift action, and it counts as your swift action for that turn.
However, you can perform only a single cannot use another immediate action or a swift action until after. Casting a quickened spell is a swift action. In addition, casting not currently your turn effectively, using an immediate action. Casting a spell with a casting coming turn. You also cannot use an immediate action if you. Servants of Archduke Mammon spe-. After all, diabolicialize in such transactions, and even they marvel at the low.
It pays for spies and assassins, and it under- Devils collect treasure on the Material Plane and either transwrites. Though labor is often enslaved port it to Baator for later redistribution or use it to finance. Their superiors credit them for every. Most important, gold copper piece they kick back into the chain of command.
It is no accident that the typical Faustian pact with a devil see the souls reaped, but for advancement-hungry devils, every.
In addition, small enclaves of devils lurk on exchange for consigning themselves to the Nine Hells, such. It is per- devilish attacks on their still-living enemies. Especially powerful. Once such a bargain is signed, the.
During that time, the devils newly acquired soul is carried directly back to a station in the. A lucky few souls are not immediately transported to torture Hell. These negotiations sometimes devolve into outright brawls,. Escapes from the which sometimes allows un uninvolved third party to sneak in.
Usually, the victor in the. Escaped soul shells must constantly fear apprehension, cart or barge of its master, thereby winning credit for its harvest. Minions of. Occasionally, a soul arrives on the Shelves of Despond bear- for unclaimed souls, and they can often be found negotiating for. Thus, each archdevil holds a. The arrival of such a soul on the Shelves of Despond small percentage of them, imprisoned under heavy security, to.
While the clash between the Nine Hells and various good deities claim. It is not uncommon to see a six-armed aspect of Hextor. While any devil loves the thought of corrupting the good Abyss or the servants of good. These conflicts remain limited. Hextor or Nerull is just as useful in the grand scheme of things. Even if good should fall, the epic battle between the.
Evil deities dispatch minions to the Shelves of Despond, where gods of evil and the lords of Hell still awaits its resolution.
Devils are not known for admitting their own faults. The target of such blame might be a rival devil or another crea- Members of the infernal hierarchy possess an infinite capacity. Thus, they often continue their schemes for. Woe betide mortal adventurers who actually bring about a been known to extend vendettas down through the generations.
Though the demoted devil is certainly less Adventurers can be targeted for diabolical vengeance because. Its schemes to regain its lost status demotion. Alternatively, they might encounter plots against. Devils are rewarded for causing mortals to shift to lawful evil devils have an even more compelling reason to bring about their. How- the dread possibility of subsequent atonement. Nothing frusever,. Thus, a devil can gain credit for to devilkind as living beings operating on the Material Plane.
An ice While alive, they can bring about the damnations of hosts of. The devil most responsible for inspiring the Individuals raised in lawful evil societies typically take the. If the mortal later undergoes a change reason. However, one must actually commit evil acts to suffer. An attentive devil might notice this loss not incur damnation.
Thus, lawful evil societies often employ. Credit for the soul of a mortal who drifts between alignments men, for example, are often placed in barracks and encouraged. The devilish advisors of the. The assumption local rulers are often the ultimate authors of such customs,. The city-state of Kretor serves as a textbook example of a soul- credit for every soul from its sector that arrives on the Shelves. The fact that nine in ten of its people are to oversee the various neighborhoods in its section of Kretor.
The territory is controlled by a paeliryon named Nimruku, work mostly through human devil worshipers and sell-souls to. Nimruku is credited whenever a citizen of Kretor goes to hell. Their primary duty is to look. Nimruku has divided the city into six sectors, each of which out for other devils attempting to horn in on their turf and take.
Devilish schemes are complex and difficult to unravel. Any given Building a network of infernal allies that will later to be used. Acquiring resources primarily treasure, information, and Corrupting a society so that it becomes lawful evil. Assassinating, discrediting, or otherwise destroying inspira- Persecuting mortals who thwarted a previous plan, or the.
Even a place as rigidly ordered as the Nine Hells is rife with ex- unanswered question. Because they retain this capacity only in.
At the top of the list are the erinyes, these forms, they often resist promotion into other forms. Erinyes are the descendants of fallen angels that became cority they feel toward full-blown baatezu is reciprocal.
Despite the. Some of them fell with Asmo- orders of their superiors, this enmity occasionally breaks out. A few of these former into outright violence. At the same time, though, other devils. While all devils can mate with and impregnate mortals, only Young erinyes are the only true offspring raised in Baator. Whether they possessed this ability in colonies well hidden from interlopers.
A victim that. The rules provided here allow your group to imag- the Will save. Furthermore, a victim who is subjected to a second. Torture is as much a matter of theater and psychology as it demands. If unable to provide the correct answers to the tortur-. A successful save allows.
A torture session of any intensity takes the victim to resist if desired. During a torture session, a devil administering the coercion amount of damage indicated on the table, based on the intensity. Thus, devils that specialize in torture must carefully. Damned souls wishing to dispute the terms of their Faustian contracts must appear before the unforgiving baatezu justice Ashkult.
Clerics of any archdevil can choose access to the Baator domain, 4 Deeper Darkness: Object sheds supernatural shadow in The Baator domain takes the place of Suggestion: Compels subject to follow stated course of action. Summon Monster IX: Calls extraplanar creature to fight.
Fiendish Codex 2 : Tyrants of the Nine Hells
Investiture of the Spined Devil : Target can launch up to three spikes at once. Investiture of the Bearded Devil : Target deals extra melee damage each round that it hits a foe. Investiture of the Amnizu : Target can deal 1d4 Int damage with a touch. Investiture of the Erinyes : Target can force foes to move closer and take no action. Investiture of the Harvester Devil : Target can deal lingering wounds with melee attacks. Investiture of the Barbed Devil : Target can deal extra damage when grappling. Investiture of the Malebranche : Target gains powerful charge ability.
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It describes origins of devils , the rise of the most powerful devil, Asmodeus , and the mystery of how he came to the Nine Hells of Baator in the first place. It also describes in detail each layer of the Hells, such as their physical features, social structure, rulers, and even the personalities of those who rule over each layer respectively. This chapter describes the economy and society of the devils in hell, their relationship with demons, their origins, and their soul harvesting of mortals. The Hellbreaker specializes in infiltrating the strongholds of devils and relieving them of their treasures. They develop a number of techniques useful for combating the forces of hell. Hellbreakers are always chaotic-good , chaotic-neutral , or chaotic-evil and often start out as rogues or ninjas. Hellfire warlocks belong to a secretive group of specialist warlocks who have mastered hellfire, a dangerous energy found only in hell.