The Coalition's War
Lord of the Second, the Iron Duke.
Aspect of Dispater Level 20 Elite Controller (Leader)
- Medium immortal humanoid (devil) XP 5,600
- Initiative +14 Senses Perception +15; darkvision
- HP 382; Bloodied 191
- AC 37; Fortitude 33, Reflex 35, Will 34
- Resist 20 fire
- Saving Throws +2
- Speed 6, teleport 10
- Action Points 1
- m Smiting Rod (standard; at-will) F Weapon
+25 vs. AC; 2d8 + 6 damage, and the target is pushed 2
squares and dazed until the end of the aspect of Dispater’s
- M Lesser Blasphemous Reply (immediate reaction, when hit by
a melee attack; recharges when first bloodied) F Thunder
Targets the attacker; +24 vs. Will; 3d8 + 7 thunder
damage, and the target is pushed 1 square.
- R Lesser Inveigle (standard; recharge 5 6) F Charm, Psychic
Ranged 10; +24 vs. Will; 2d6 + 7 psychic damage, and the
target slides 2 squares and is dominated until the end of
the aspect of Dispater’s next turn.
- A Lesser Gate of Dis (minor; recharge 5 6) F Conjuration,
Area wall 5 within 20 squares. The aspect of Dispater
conjures a lattice of scalding iron that lasts until the start
of his next turn. The wall blocks movement and line of
effect, but it does not block line of sight. Creatures that
end their turn adjacent to the wall or are pulled, pushed, or
slid adjacent to the wall take 10 fire damage. The wall is 4
squares high and cannot be destroyed.
- Lesser Diabolic Awe (free 1/round, when an enemy within 5
squares becomes bloodied or takes a critical hit; at-will) F
The enemy is pushed 3 squares away from the aspect of
Dispater and is dazed until the end of the aspect’s next
turn. Creatures with the devil keyword within 5 squares of
the aspect of Dispater regain 10 hit points.
- Alignment Evil Languages Supernal
- Skills Arcana +23, Bluff +22, History +23, Insight +20, Religion
- Str 18 (14) Wis 20 (16) Int 26 (17)
- Equipment scarlet robe, smiting rod
Before one can leave Avernus, the first layer of Hell, one must pass through a mighty gate of iron. Carved onto this gate in Supernal is the warning:
“Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov’d:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
Abandon all hope ye who enter here.”
This passage has come to be known to mortalkind as the Gates of Hell. Beyond it lies the City of Dis, the second layer of Hell. It is named after the archdevil who rules it, Dispater – who holds power with a cautious, calculating hand. The balance of power is always shifting among the devils, but Dispater makes sure that his enemies are always too preoccupied with each other to cause him much grief.
Dispater was responsible for Gith’s imprisonment in Hell, and he was infuriated when she was freed after Zetch’r’r halted the Eternal Crusade. So great was his desire to recapture such a powerful soul that he trusted no one but himself to reclaim her. The Iron Duke sent an aspect of himself to Tu’narath, and with the Emperor’s help he was able to track down her spirit in its new body.
But just as he was to arrange her return to Dis, he was thwarted by the Champions. Legion, in a rare moment of heroism, was able to turn the archdevil’s spiteful magics against him, and before the aspect could escape it was destroyed.
Gith was freed, but now the Champions have likely earned themselves a powerful foe…