[1][3] His ability to withhold his anger even when it passionately burned not only made him a dangerously suave entity but was a source of personal pride for him. Dispater is incredibly cautious to the point of paranoia. Iron Petrification. Despite being theoretically infinite, those inside always felt cramped and trapped, and the more paranoid Dispater became the tighter and more warren-like the city's streets became. It could be a tranquil garden, lovely glade, cheery tavern, immense palace, tropical island, … [21], For a long time, at least in name, Dispater was an ally of Mephistopheles,[13][7] although he envied the Cold Lord and was greatly perturbed by the possibility that his arcane studies had uncovered a secret he hadn't yet learned. Archdevil He tried to civilly distance himself from his allies and make peace with his rivals in order to establish himself as a neutral party, a futile goal for a being such as himself in the Nine Hells. He could pass for human if it weren't for the small horns protruding from his brow and his glowing red eyes. Favored weapon As the walls grew larger, a traveler would abruptly realize that they had somehow already passed them without noticing, having rounded another iron escarpment only to be surrounded by people and buildings. With the overwhelming presence of scrying devices recently added, the walls had ears and the red eyes of statues moved. [7], They showed an extreme attention to detail, particularly devils that lived in Dis, and so had to be unerringly wary. Power Level View Rod Kitchens’ profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Even if not temples, all disciples mustered the most well-defended bases possible, the greatest owning literal fortresses with armies at their command. Lawful evil As long as he wields it, all lawful evil , neutral evil , and lawful neutral creatures treat him as if he were under a sanctuary spell (CL 30th, save DC 23 as if heightened to a 9th level spell). The Iron Rod functions as a combined Rod of Lordly Might and Rod of Epic Rulership. Speed 40 ft. Despite being defensive to the point of sequestering themselves, they were never truly trapped since part of Dispater's doctrine was the idea of making contingencies. The Archedevils are the rulers of the Nine Hells. Asmodeus He also has a staff of the serpent. [7][3] Although pit fiends were his first choice of summon and he was also known for his use of erinyes, other devils might be called based on the situation, such as osyluths, barbazus, cornugons or gelugons. Scathing Rod (standard; requires rod of dispater, at-will) Acid, Implement ranged 20; 32 vs Reflex; 2d810 acid damage, and the target takes a -2 penalty to attacks rolls until the end of Dispater’s next turn. As the name implied, the Ruby Rods owned by the avatars and aspects looked like a big solid ruby that was formed into the form of a rod. Meanwhile, Dispater's provost, Biffant, managed the Iron Tower itself with a team of two messenger erinyes and six spinagons servitors guarding him at all times, his cunning and almost precognitive levels of forward thinking compensating for his lack of courage or assertiveness. In place of one attack, he can cast a spell. Main article. The Rod of Dispater regains 1d10 expended charges daily at dawn. When combat was necessary, they made sure it was on their chosen the battlefield and under their terms. Dispater had Titivilus serve several roles, acting as his ambassador, advisor, messenger and harbinger,[14][20] his trust for the duke being so great that he left governance of Dis to him and allowed him to speak and act on his behalf. Why, I remember when you started as a squiggling. On a failed save, it becomes restrained as its body begins t harden. Dis Pater, (Latin: Rich Father), in Roman religion, god of the infernal regions, the equivalent of the Greek Hades (q.v. Power Level Dis [6] Warlike humanoid races like goblins or hobgoblins revered the Iron Duke as the image of indestructibility,[7] and rogue mind flayers occasionally appealed to him seeking knowledge that would allow them permanent freedom from the elder brain. A dragon called Dakranad and devils who served Dispater were hoping to use Amyria for their own ends before the shard killed her. Challenge rating [5], With every archdevil to fall, Dispater's already healthy paranoia grew and his methods became more extreme. Avatar Served By [8], It was said that the reason the City of Pain changed so quickly, both supernaturally and in the form of work crew orders, was that it reflected the inner workings of Dispater's mind. Rod has 1 job listed on their profile. [18], The most notable of Dispater's dukes however was his nuncio, the satyr-like, silver-tongued devil known as Titivilus. While one might think that, having lived in the paranoia-fueled Iron City, that the aspects would be able to relax on the Material Plane, the lack of distrust among the denizens only further agitated their sense of suspicion. 1st Edition Statistics[9] The rod of ivandis is the weapon most effective against vampyres once the In Aid of the Myreque quest is complete. If the target has 25 hit points or fewer after taking this damage, it must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be destroyed. [19] While Bel's alterations to the Bronze Citadel served to fortify it, the changes made to the City of Pain at Dispater's behest seemed wholly illogical. [6], Cults devoted to Dispater did exist, but they weren't actually encouraged by the Father of Strife, rather he tempted influential individuals with promises of power. In truth, Dispater's biggest mistake was likely putting Titivilus in charge, for while he was justified in being paranoid towards outside threats he had neglected to protect himself from his own fear. Requires Attunement When you hit a fiend or an undead with this magic weapon, that creature takes an extra 2d6 radiant damage. The size of the groove determines the coating thickness the same way the cavity between wire winding does. Dispater stands at seven feet tall, is evilly handsome and looks human except for his small horns, tail, and cloven left hoof. [8], The labyrinthine nature of the Iron City was partially a result of the endless construction work forced upon the petitioners. They each control one of the plane's nine layers and are the most powerful and highest-ranking devils. 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