Asmodeus Prince of DarknessAsmodeus is the most powerful creature in all of Hell; his origins are lost in the first moments of time, and those who may have glimpsed the truth in such heretical texts as the Book of the Damned are loath to speak of them. He is the unquestioned lord of Hell, one of the oldest and strongest beings in existence, and the keeper of the great key that holds the Rough Beast imprisoned. His schemes are intricate and myriad, and his patience spans eons. He is the keeper of cold order, a dark and awful majesty who has no need to exaggerate his pedigree. Disgusted with the lesser beings that have taken over much of existence—an existence that some believe he helped to create—the dark lord’s time draws nigh once more, and even gods quail before his power. His alignment is lawful evil. His portfolio includes contracts, pride, slavery, and tyranny, and his cleric domains are Evil, Fire, Law, Magic, and Trickery. His favored weapon is the mace.