Duke of Hell

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Duke of Hell
Alignment Lawful Evil
Type Outsider
Subtype
First appearance Monster Manual (1977)

Dukes of Hell are inhabitants of the Nine Hells of Baator who have gained great power and established a position of preeminence among devilkind. While not all dukes of Hell may actually hold the rank of duke (or any rank whatsoever), they are nearly always unique in appearance and abilities, though a good number of pit fiends do hold high positions of authority in the hierarchy of the Hells.

Collectively, all the dukes of Hell, even the Lords the Nine, owe fealty to Asmodeus. A number of these dukes constantly plot his downfall, but to date, no such plans have borne fruit.

Known dukes of Hell

The list below details all known unique devils, current and former Lords of the Nine, and those pit fiends of the Hells known to hold positions of high rank, such as the Dark Eight. Those names in italics are pit fiends, those marked with an asterisk* are female, and those marked with "†" are deceased. Unless mentioned otherwise, all those listed hold their position within the hierarchy of the Lord of their home layer.

Absent from this list are several deities who make their homes in the Nine Hells, such as Tiamat, Kurtulmak, and Sekolah. However, unique devils and pit fiends who are known to serve such deities are listed, as are those outside the hierarchy of the Hells, such as the Rabble of Devilkin.

Name Title or Position Concerns Layer of Baator Previous Appearances and Notes
Abigor Duke of Hell Maladomini DR#76; FCII. 60 companies malebranche.
Adonides Steward Caina DR#76; FCII.
Adramelech Chancellor Nessus DR#76; FCII.
Agares Duke of Hell Stygia DR#75; FCII; DR#361
Alastor Executioner; the Grim; the Silent Nessus DR#75; DR#76; DR#91; FCII.
Alloces Butcher of Nessus; Prince of Beasts; Father of Monsters Monster creation Nessus DR#373
Alocer Duke of Hell Dis DR#75; FCII.
Amduscias Duke of Hell; the Reconciliator of Foes Avernus DR#75; FCII. Serves Tiamat.
Amon Duke of Hell; the Wolf Avernus (formerly Stygia) MMII (1983); FCII. Formerly a vassal of Geryon; exiled to Avernus after the Reckoning of Hell.
Arioch Avenger Dis DR#75; FCII.
Armaros The Resolver of Enchantments Magic Avernus (formerly Nessus) DR#91; FCII. Exiled to Avernus.
Asmodeus King of Hell Nessus MM (1977); GtH; BoVD; FCII. Father of Glasya, Lord of the Sixth.
Assailra* Archdevil of Hell's Bastion Hell's Bastion (Astral Plane) The Plane Above, 77. Hates Glasya.
Azazel The Serpent Avernus DR#91. Formerly known as Hazzael. Shares name with a demon lord. Cast out of two successive dukedoms before being exiled to Avernus.
Baalberith Major Domo Nessus DR#76; FCII
Baalphegor* Princess of Hell Inventions Caina DR#76; FCII. Consort of Mephistopheles.
Baalzebul Lord of the Seventh; Lord of the Flies Maladomini MMI (1977); GtH; BoVD; FCII. Formerly also ruled Malbolge through his viceroy Moloch.
Baalzephon* Minister of Supply; (former) Prime Minister of Dis Supply; the Blood War; Wealth and Prosperity Nessus MMII (1983); MC8; GtH; FCII.
Bael Duke of Hell Minauros MMII (1983); FCII.
Baelzra* Princess in Chains Avernus The Plane Above, 74. Daughter of Mammon and Sagirsa.
Baftis* Princess of Hell Maladomini DR#75; FCII. First Consort of Baalzebul.
Balan Duke of Hell Phlegethos DR#75; FCII; DR#360. Serves Belial.
Barbas Chamberlain Caina DR#76; FCII
Barbatos Marshal Maladomini DR#76; FCII
Bathym Duke of Hell Phlegethos DR#75; FCII; DR#360. Serves Fierna.
Batna*† Consort Malbolge DR#91. Consort of Beherit. Destroyed by Asmodeus.
Beherit Lord of the Sixth Malbolge Dr#91. Destroyed by Asmodeus and replaced by Moloch as Lord of the Sixth.
Bel Lord of the First; the Pretender Avernus (formerly Dis) MMII (1983); GtH; BoVD; FCII. Once served Dispater as commander of the Iron Guard (three companies of horned devils).
Bele Justiciar Caina DR#76, FCII
Beleth The Witch's Viscount, Prince of Imps Imps Malbolge DR#365
Belial Lord of the Fourth Phlegethos MMII (1983); GtH; BoVD; FCII. Forced to accept his daughter Fierna as co-ruler of Phlegethos after the Reckoning.
Bensozia*† Queen of Hell Nessus DR#76; GtH; BoVD; FCII. Consort of Asmodeus, mother of Glasya. Slain by Levistus.
Bethage Duke of Hell Formerly Malbolge DR#76. A former servant of Moloch.
Biffant Provost Dis DR#75; FCII.
Bifrons Duke of Hell Caina DR#76; FCII
Bileth Tribune Maladomini. Formerly Malbolge DR#76; FCII
Bist* Hellcats Avernus DR#75; FCII. Exiled to Avernus.
Bitru Duke of Hell Dis DR#75; FCII.
Buer Duke of Hell Nessus DR#76; FCII.
Bune Duke of Hell Nessus DR#76; FCII
Caarcrinolaas Duke of Hell Minauros DR#75, FCII
Cahor The Deceiver Avernus DR#91; FCII. Exiled to Avernus.
Caim Avernus DR#75; FCII. Exiled to Avernus.
Cantrum The Dark Eight; the Blood War Nessus MC8; Hellbound; FoE. Founder of the Dark Eight, assassinated.
Chamo Legate Phlegethos DR#75, FCII
Corin Spymaster Intelligence; the Blood War Nessus MC8; Hellbound; FoE; FCII
Cozbi*† Princess of Hell Stygia DR#75; FCII. Geryon's consort. Destroyed after the Reckoning.
Dagon (formerly) Herald Avernus (formerly Nessus) DR#91; FCII. Exiled to Avernus. Formerly known as Jaqon; now shares name with a demon lord.
Dagos Marshall of the Pits The Blood War Nessus MC8; Hellbound; FoE; FCII
Dispater Lord of the Second Dis MM (1977); GtH; BoVD; FCII.
Duskur* The Dark Lady Avernus DR#91; FCII. Exiled to Avernus.
Fecor Duke of Hell Stygia DR#75. Former servant of Geryon. Destroyed after the Reckoning.
Fierna* Lord of the Fourth Phlegethos BoVD; FCII. Joined her father Belial as co-ruler of Phlegethos after the Reckoning.
Focalor Seneschal Minauros DR#76, FCII
Furcas Minister of Mortal Relations Mortal relations; the Blood War Nessus MMII (1983); MC8; Hellbound; FoE; FCII
Gargoth Lord of the Tenth; the Hidden Lord; the Lord Who Watches DR#91. No longer dwells in Baator. Now known as the demideity Gargauth.
Gaziel Duke of Hell Phlegethos DR#75, FCII
Gazra Consort of Fierna Hamatulas, affairs of state Phlegethos MC8;FoE;GtH;BoVD;FCII
Geryon (formerly) Lord of the Fifth Stygia MM (1977); GtH; FCII. Replaced Levistus as Lord of the Fifth after the slaying of Bensozia. Destroyed by Asmodeus after the Reckoning; now exists as a vestige.
Glasya* Lord of the Sixth; Princess of Hell; (formerly) Mistress of the Erinyes Malbolge MMII (1983); GtH; BoVD; FCII. Daughter of Asmodeus and Bensozia.
Glornoth The Maleficent Weapons of Legacy, page 65.
Glwa* Consort of Mammon Minauros DR#75; FCII.
Goap Duke of Hell Avernus DR#75; FCII. Serves Tiamat.
Gorson Bailiff Formerly Stygia DR#75; FCII. Destroyed after the Reckoning.
Herobaal Duke of Hell Formerly Malbolge DR#75. Former servant of Moloch. Current status unknown.
Herodias (former) Magistrate Avernus, formerly Stygia DR#75; FCII. Driven into exile after the Reckoning.
Hutijin Duke of Hell Caina MMII (1983); FCII.
Islin* Archdevil of the Shores of Sorrow Shores of Sorrow (Astral Plane) The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea
Kochbiel (formerly) Marshal of Malbolge Avernus (formerly Malbolge) DR#91; FCII. Exiled to Avernus after the destruction of Beherit.
Kri'ik Dis Fires of Dis (1995); serves Dispater
Levistus Lord of the Fifth Stygia GtH; BoVD; FCII. Removed as Lord of the Fifth and imprisoned in ice for the slaying of Bensozia; reinstated as Lord of the Fifth after the Reckoning.
Lilis* Princess of Hell Dis DR#75; FCII. Consort of Dispater.
Lilith* Princess of Hell Maladomini (formerly Malbolge) DR#76; FCII. Former Consort to Moloch. Taken by Baalzebul as Second Consort after the Reckoning.
Machalas Duke of Hell Stygia DR#75; DR#361. Formerly a servant of Geryon; presently a servant of Levistus.
Malachlabra* Duchess of Hell Serpent-tailed daughter of Dispater Dis Elminster in Hell
Malagard (formerly) Lord of the Sixth; the Hag Countess Malbolge GtH; BoVD; FCII. Night hag, former leman and advisor to Moloch. Replaced Moloch as Lord of the Sixth after the Reckoning. Subsequently replaced by Glasya. Exists as the essence of the layer of Malbolge.
Malarea* Avernus DR#91; FCII. Exiled to Avernus.
Malphas Duke of Hell Avernus DR#75; FCII. Serves Tiamat.
Mammon Lord of the Third; Lord of Avarice Avarice; Greed Minauros MMII (1983); GtH; BoVD; FCII.
Martinet Constable of Asmodeus Diplomacy Nessus DR#76; MMII (1983); Guide to Hell (1999), page 46; BoVD; FCII. Promoted from pit fiend to unique status in 2e.
Melchon Duke of Hell Minauros DR#75; FCII
Mephistopheles Lord of the Eighth Hellfire Caina MMII (1983); GtH; BoVD; FCII.
Merikel "A powerful lord of the Nine Hells" Weapons of Legacy (2005). Fallen solar formerly in the service of Heironeous.
Merodach Duke of Hell Dis DR#75; FCII.
Moloch (formerly) Lord of the Sixth Avernus (formerly Malbolge) MMII (1983); GtH; BoVD; FCII. Formerly ruled Malbolge as the viceroy of Baalzebul, after the destruction of Beherit. Exiled to Avernus by Asmodeus after the Reckoning, and replaced by Malagard.
Morax Duke of Hell Nessus DR#76, FCII
Morsch Duke Commands armies of Mammon Minauros Faces of Evil (1997), page 30.
Naome*† Consort of Belial Phlegethos DR#75; FoE; FCII. Mother of Fierna. Destroyed after the Reckoning.
Neabaz Herald Maladomini DR#75; FCII
Nergal The Bringer of Pestilence and Fever Avernus DR#75; FCII. Exiled to Avernus.
Nexroth Duke of Hell Cania DR#76; FCII
Nisroch The Eagle Avernus DR#91. Exiles to Avernus for slaying Duke Senciner.
Pearza* Minister of Research Research; the Blood War Nessus MC8; Hellbound; FoE; FCII
Phongor Inquisitor of Nessus Nessus DR#76; FCII
Rimmon Duke of Hell Nessus DR#76; FCII
Ronnell Maughdonnell Count of the Hells Fast-food DR#120. Runs a chain of restaurants throughout the Infernal Realms.
Rumjal (formerly) Lieutenant to Geryon Avernus (formerly Stygia) DR#91; FCII. Exiled to Avernus for molesting Geryon's consort, Cozbi.
Sagirsa* Queen of Jangling Hiter Minauros 4e Manual of the Planes, 101. Bloated.
Satan Prince of Light, Prince of Darkness, The Adversary, Former King of Hell Temptation Formerly Nessus, now wanders DR#28
Senciner Duke of Hell Unknown DR#91. Slain by Nisroch.
Selm Prince of Possessors Possession Presumedly Nessus DR#42; position merely nominal thanks to the united power of the six Lords of the Possessors.
Strezgaz The Crackling Ascended bone devil Fair Trade Island (Astral Plane) The Plane Above, 77
Svidanfi* Queen of Assassin Devils Assassin devils Fair Trade Island (Astral Plane) The Plane Above, 77. Bloated.
Tartach Legate/Chamberlain Malbolge DR#76; FCII; DR#361. Originally served Baalzebul. Currently serves Glasya.
Tasnya* Tasnya of the Torments, Tasnya the wanton Masochism Elminster in Hell - female, with "many spine-studded breasts"
Thulikazt Archduke DR#313, page 70. Enslaved the ghost elves.
Titivilus Nuncio Dis MMII (1983); FCII.
Verginion The Virile, The Vile Fair Trade Island (Astral Plane) The Plane Above, 77
Veris The Weeping One, Archdevil of Screamstone Screamstone (Astral Plane) The Plane Above, 77
Zaggutch Lieutenant Dis Fires of Dis (1995); lieutenant of Dispater
Zaebos Minister of Promotions Diabolic promotion; the Blood War Nessus MC8; Hellbound; FoE; FCII
Zagum Duke of Hell Nessus DR#76; FCII
Zapan Minister of Immortal Diplomacy Immortal relations; the Blood War Nessus MC8; Hellbound; FoE; FCII
Zargon The Returner, Devourer of the Depths, Former King of Hell. Ancient Baatorians Imprisoned on the Prime Material Plane Elder Evils
Zariel* Former Lord of the First Avernus Guide to Hell; FCII. Overthrown by Bel. Currently imprisoned.
Zepar Duke of Hell Maladomini DR#76; FCII
Zimimar* Minister of Morale Morale; the Blood War Nessus MC8; Hellbound; FoE; FCII

See also

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External links

  • Dukes of Hell thread at ENWorld [4]