|Tittler|| The Archfiend|
Lord of Darkness
Lord of Hell
Master of Witches
Prince of Darkness
Prince of Devils
Prince of Hell
Prince of Law
Ruler of Hell
|Portfolio|| Tyranny |
|Tilbedere||Slavers, bureaucrats, tyrants|
|Domains||Evil, Fire, Law, Magic, Trickery|
|Subdomains||Arcane, Ash, Deception, Devil, Divine, Smoke|
|Roller har kunnskap om Asmodeus ut i fra ranks i Knowledge (Religion). Troende av Asmodeus har ett nivå mer kunnskap om Asmodeus en de som følger andre guder/religioner. Prester, Paladiner og andre geistlige har to nivå mer kunnskap en andre. for eksempel en prest av Asmodeus med 3 ranks i Knowledge(Religion) har kunnskap til rank 7.|
Rank 0 - Nivå 1
Asmodeus (pronounced as-MO-day-us)is the most powerful of the nine archdevils that inhabit Hell, and the only one of Hell's rulers to claim full divinity. It was he who is credited with the penning the contract of creation, within which his followers believe is hidden the means for their patron's eventual rise to supremacy.
Rank 1 - Nivå 2
Some say that when the world was forged, Asmodeus wrote the contract of creation, agreed to by the gods. His faithful believe that this contract holds the key to their lord’s final victory, ushering in a new age under his infernal reign.
Rank 3 - Nivå 3
Utseende til Guden
Most believe Asmodeus’s dark-skinned, flame-shrouded embodiment is his true form, though persistent rumors talk of a more fiendish shape with constantly bleeding wounds. He is able to assume the appearance of any creature and uses this ability to intimidate, comfort, or intrigue those he speaks with. He favors rubies, and usually appears with a large ruby pendant, mace, or even breastplate made entirely of a single dazzling gem.
His herald changes every few years as various lieutenants please or displease him; his current herald is a charismatic, unique devil called Baphon who can take the form of a blond human youth.
Relasjoner til andre Guder
Asmodeus is willing to deal with any god or entity as long as he believes the other party will uphold their end of the bargain, which means he is open to all but Calistria, Lamashtu, and Rovagug. Despite ethical differences, he has been a patron of Shelyn, an aide to Nethys, a supplier to Gorum, and an advisor to Iomedae, though it is not something his sometime-partners care to admit. Though he is evil, he is very charming and can often persuade reluctant deities to temporarily set aside their differences with him for the purpose of a mutually beneficial arrangement. When dealing with potential enemies, he is careful to keep the terms of any agreement clear and obvious lest they become too suspicious of treachery.
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 3
Within Cheliax, Asmodeus’s followers are much like people in other lands, except they believe in harsh punishments for lawbreakers, think little of minor devils seen in the company of spellcasters, and are openly tolerant of slavery, for these things are a mild price to pay for order in the streets. Outside of that country, most followers of Asmodeus are power-hungry priests, diabolist mages, greedy slavers, ruthless lawyers, wicked enchanters, or decadent nobles in search of secret pleasures.
Priests of Asmodeus are clerics, blackguards,diabolist mages, or thaumaturgists. Most are careful in their exercise and pursuit of power, understanding that a foolish overextension leaves one vulnerable to those watching for any weakness.
A typical day for a priest begins with prayer, a meal, then reporting to a superior for orders or following extant orders if no superior is present. Evening prayers usually include a blood sacrifice, typically a small animal or some of the priest’s own blood. Significant prayer events require greater sacrifice, possibly including a human or other intelligent creature. Divine spellcasters usually prepare their spells after evening prayer.
Kirken av Asmodeus, Rank 3
Followers of Asmodeus believe in order and knowing their place in the grand scheme; in many cases, they aspire to a higher position and work to prove they are worthy of it.
Tegn i fra Guden
Asmodeus has little interest in subtle encouragement outside the bounds of a contract, as he feels excess rewards undermine the need to specify exactly what is desired in any agreement. During the rare times he makes a positive intervention, it is usually by emphasizing secondary rewards or allowing primary rewards to open up new opportunities. When angered or disappointed in a worshiper, he does not hesitate to cause contractual punishments to take their full effect.
Rank 5 - Nivå 4
As the Lord of Hell, Asmodeus is served by all manner of devils and has little use for other fiends who do not submit to his infernal hierarchy.
Kirken av Asmodeus, Rank 5
Services to Asmodeus require the chanting of long phrases without error, blood sacrifice, bells, and acts of domination or submission to reinforce position within the church. Sometimes devils are conjured to participate in the events.
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 5
Within Cheliax, his priests are the force of order, keeping mortals and weak-minded devils in line or torturing prisoners to extract information. Outside Cheliax, priests work with slavers, bureaucratic governments, despots, and nobles in positions of power (or those hoping to be). They whisper dark promises in the ears of the desperate, arrange meetings between people of inf luence, and travel to bind or destroy rogue fiends (especially demons) to convince folk that their faith supports order and opposes wanton destruction.
Om Guden, Rank 5
He believes in strict discipline, unwavering obedience, and the strong ruling the weak. He loves the art of negotiation and delights in deals that appear fair but actually give one party a disparate advantage. The Prince of Darkness expects and appreciates flattery, though he recognizes it for what it is. Frequently shown as a red-skinned humanoid with black horns, hooves, and a pale aura of f lames, Asmodeus often appears as a foil in art depicting good deities. In his temples, such roles are reversed, with the Prince of Darkness standing tall as the other deities bow before him.
Hellige Tekster, Rank 5
The Prince’s doctrine is recorded in the Asmodean Monograph, though that work is greatly simplified and relies on numerous appendices and supplementary volumes.
Templer og Helligdommer
Public temples dedicated to Asmodeus thrive in Cheliax where they often share space with the nation’s bureaucracy, although secret shrines are scattered across Golarion. Like Hell itself, the church is very carefully ordered with a precise hierarchy and detailed means of determining who is superior or inferior within the church.
Rank 7 - Nivå 5
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 7
Priests see devils as people rather than monsters, greater or lesser players in the immense infernal bureaucracy that all right-minded individuals should join. Of course, they see lemures and other minor devils as expendable, and non-lawful fiends even more so. Unlike a typical mage who controls devils with brute magical force, an Asmodean mage parlays carefully with devils, rewarding those in the Prince’s favor and abusing those out of it. All priests at least dabble in the Knowledge of the planes; doing otherwise limits advancement in the church. Most have skill in negotiation (Bluff, Diplomacy, and Sense Motive are key).
Om Guden, Rank 7
Asmodeus is eloquent, tactful, patient, and incredibly brilliant. When crossed he is wrathful, terrifying, and destructive, though these periods are always brief and he quickly resumes his normal demeanor. He believes that without order there would be nothing but seething chaos, that the strong must dominate the weak for the protection of all, and that one’s word is a binding contract with consequences should it be broken. He opposes freedoms if they interfere with the process of governing and thinks humility is a burden only the weak must bear.
Rank 10 - Nivå 6
Kirken av Asmodeus, Rank 10
They study their betters to learn necessary skills, watch their equals to jockey for position, and keep an eye on their inferiors for signs of exploitable talent or dangerous ambition.