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  • The Nine Hells

    The Nine Hells are the home of the terrible race of immortals known as devils. The hells are housed within a tormented world called Baator that is clouded in ash and smoke. Within this fuming orb lie cauldrons of lava, bitter seas of ice, and cities of …

  • Avernus

    The first layer of the [[The Nine Hells | Nine Hells]] is Avernus. It is the surface of [[The Nine Hells | Baator’s]] ruddy orb. It is a desert of stone, pumice, and ash broken by the occasional range of low, jagged mountains or a flowing river of lava. …

  • Dis

    A road littered with skulls leads twenty miles or so from the *[[Avernus | Gates of Malsperanze]]* down to the vast cavern of Dis. The cavern is illuminated by the ruddy glow of sluggish lava streams and red-hot iron. The cavern is more than a hundred …

  • Minauros

    A road lined with gibbets leads from the lower gate of [[Dis]] and descends deeper and deeper as the city’s cavern gradually broadens into the even vaster cavern of Minauros. Dank and brooding, Minauros extends for three hundred miles or so beneath a …

  • Phlegethos

    Dripping steps cut into the muddy geysers of [[Minauros]] descend for scores of miles to the fiery cavern of Phlegethos. Curtains of lava pour down from fissures in the ceiling of this hell to pool in great lakes of molten rock or race river-like along …

  • Stygia

    The tortuous Road of Cinders wanders for hundreds of miles through the broken maze of lava tubes and rifts. As the traveler leaves behind the furious heat of [[Phlegethos]], the Road grows darker and colder until at long last it emerges on the shores of a …

  • Malbolge

    Hundreds of miles from the frozen sea of [[Stygia]] lies the great cavern of Malbolge. Long icebound canals link the two layers. They thaw gradually as the traveler approaches the sixth hell. Malbolge is a poisoned garden, a realm that seems fair at first …

  • Maladomini

    A great marble boulevard lined with grotesque statues known as the Road of Perdition leads from [[Malbolge]] to Maladomini, the seventh hell. This layer consists of dozens of vast tunnels that meet and diverge in a maze stretching for hundreds of miles. …

  • Cania

    The winding tunnels of [[Maladomini]] eventually connect to the vast, cold cavern of Cania. This great vault is a mountain-floored gulf several hundred miles across and dozens of miles in height, an icy kingdom shrouded in eternal night. Only a dim blue- …

  • Nessus

    Hundreds of miles below [[Maladomini]] and [[Cania]] lies Nessus, the ninth hell. Black, icy rifts beneath [[Cania | Cania’s]] glaciers plunge down to the fiery heart of the hells to link the two layers. Nessus is home to the mighty [[Asmodeus]] and …