Arioch, Fallen General of Hell (3.5e Deity)
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Arioch, Fallen General of Hell
|Symbol:||Overlapped Quad Wings With 3 swords|
|Home Plane:||Nine Layers of Baator|
also called "Lord General"; "The Black General"; "He"; "The Black"; "Warlock"
Arioch is the bastard child of the deity Hextor and a paragon erinyes, named Oriet. He once served as Mephistopheles's chief battle commander. He lost his position in Cania and was cast out of Hell after he attacked Hextor when the diety of slaughter paid a visit to Mephistar. The battle between the two nearly leveled the city and Mephistopheles was only just able to force the beserk general and a few of his sworn swords through a portal, forever banishing Arioch from Hell. Arioch and his minions appeared on the Mittelhelm in the year 362 and he has been scheming his revenge ever since. Arioch wants to rebuild the ancient artifact known as the Mythallar, which was simultaneously destroyed on the worlds of Toril and the Mittelhelm by a newly born divine power, named Mystra (she is called Chimmerin on the Mittelhelm). The Mythallar is a rather infamous and widely misunderstood artifact engine that produces magical items without any kind of personal investment. When the Mythallar was constructed simultaneously by the Netheril and the men of the Mittelhelm, they affected the entirety of the Great Wheel and nearly spoiled it for everyone. Mystra outlawed the Mythallars forever and if it were ever rebuilt, it would have proved the impossible possible; therefore undoing all of creation and destroy everyone and sending Arioch back to Hell, which is exactly what this cutter wants.
Arioch and his minions walk the mortal world in many guises and within the last century have infiltrated nearly every culture and civilization on the Mittelhelm as they search for clues to the locations of the lost pieces of the Mythallar.
Arioch is a powerfully built, winged, four-armed humanoid, standing 11'6" with silvery gray skin covered in tiny scales. His eyes are a horrific yellow and his countenance is distinctly draconic. He typically wears a sleeveless long coat of deep blue leather and dull gray iron scale mail and four over-sized, obviously magical spiked gauntlets which are his favored weapons.
Clergy and Temples
Cathedrals and mausoleums are where his devotees congregate. Performing perversions to the desire of there master. Subterfuge and espionage are second nature for his devotees.