Duke of Hell
|Duke of Hell|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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).|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
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