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Baatezu (pronounced: /bˈɑːtɛzbay-AT-eh-zoo[1] or: /ˈbɑːtɛzʌBAH-teh-zu[2]) were a category of devils inhabiting the Nine Hells of Baator.[3] Like all other devils, they were ruled by the Archdevils, or Lords of the Nine.

Baatezu on the Fugue PlaneEdit

Some baatezu stayed on the Fugue Plane from the World Tree cosmology, where they tried to convince souls of the newly deceased to join their ranks by becoming lemures. Few took up the offer, but to some the prospect of a chance of advancing in baatezu society was preferable to the fate they expected in afterlife.[4]

Types of BaatezuEdit

Lemure 
Among the weakest kinds of devils, lemures looked like semi-molten blobs of flesh with a vaguely humanoid form.
Nupperibo 
Strange, bloated devils that were even weaker than lemures.
Advespa 
Advespas were large, wasp-like devils.
Amnizu 
Powerful, corpulent devils that had jagged teeth and leathery wings. They often held positions of authority.
Erinyes 
Erinyes were powerful devils that looked like beautiful humans with large feathered wings and glowing red eyes. They were sometimes mistaken for celestials.
Pit fiend 
Among the most powerful devils, pit fiends were generals in diabolical armies. They had wings, tails, red skin, and fangs.
Hamatula 
Also called barbed devils, hamatulas were large devils covered in sharp barbs that acted as guards.
Barbazu 
Also called bearded devils, these were the shock troops of Baator. Barbezus were humanoid, with a tentacle 'beard', tail, scaly hide, and aggressive personality.
Osyluth 
More commonly called bone devils, osyluths looked like skeletal humanoids with a long, barbed tail and insect-like wings. Osyluths served the archdevils as taskmasters and law enforcement officers.
Cornugon 
Also called horned devils, cornugons had bat-like wings, tails, large horns, and a humanoid body. They typically acted a defensive troops.
Gelugon 
Commonly called ice devils, these devils appeared as bipedal, insectile devils and were strategists in Hell's armies.
Malebranche 
Malebranches, or war devils, were the champions in the baatezu armies and led lesser devils into skirmishes.
Spinagon 
Spined devils were humanoid devils with large wings and spines that covered their backs.
Dogai 
More commonly called assassin devils.
Falxugon 
More commonly called Harvester devils.
Merregon 
More commonly called Legion devils.
Excruciarch 
More commonly called pain devils.
Brachina 
More commonly called pleasure devils.
Bueroza 
More commonly called steel devils.
Ayperobos swarm 
Brazen devil 
Ghargatula 
Gulthir 
Kocrachon 
Logokron 
Narzugon 
Orthon 
Paeliryon 
Remmanon 
Xerfilstyx 

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. J. Paul LaFountain (1991). Monstrous Compendium: Outer Planes Appendix. In Timothy B. Brown ed. (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 1-56076-055-9.
  2. Dungeons & Dragons FAQ (HTML). Wizards of the Coast. (2003). Retrieved on May 22, 2018.
  3. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 50. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 258–259. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.

ConnectionsEdit

Baatezu
Least: AdvespaLemureNupperibo
Lesser: AbishaiBarbazuHamatulaMalebrancheSpinagon
Greater: AmnizuCornugonErinyesGelugonOsyluthPit fiend
Miscellaneous Devils
Alu-fiendArchdevilCambionDuergarFimbrul devilHellcatHellwasp devilImpSeared devilSuccubusTar devil