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The Pit is the collective name given to a number of the Outer Planes of Existence by its inhabitants, although the majority of other beings know it as "The Demonic Planes". Elsewhere on Titan the Pit is also known as the Infernal Pit, the Realms of the Damned, or the Hells. [1][2] In Hachiman is is known as the "Nether Regions".[3] It is believed some of the military forces of Evil fled to these planes after the defeat of their masters in the First Battle, and made their headquarters in this region, where they became the Demons. [4]

The Pit is the home of Demons, Undead creatures, and sundry other beings who serve Chaos and Evil. [4][5]

The Multitude of Planes[]

Visual representation of the Demonic Plane

The Palace of Agony[]

At the very heart of the Pit is the Palace of Agony, an incomprehensibly gargantuan structure fashioned using paradoxical geometry that could not possibly exist anywhere else. The Palace of Agony sits on the Plane of Pain, a dimension that sits at the bottom of the Pit, and is connected to all the other Demonic Planes. [6] Above the Plane of Pain is the Spirit Plane, and below it is The Void. [6] The Plane of Pain is a grim wilderness of rocks broken by vents of brimstone and pits of sludge. Here the souls of the damned are forced to perform slave labour and to suffer tortures. [6] Zanbar Bone summoned the Lesser Demon Quag-Shugguth from the Plane of Pain. [7] The Palace serves as more than just the seat of the Snake and Night Demons, as within its vast walls are the Hellhound Kennels, Nightmare Stables and dining halls of seemingly infinite size, where the ghastly inhabitants gather to feast on dead and very-much-alive foodstuffs in banquets of unmatched horror and depravity.

High-ranking Demons such as the Greater Shadow Demon, and the Plague Demon can be found working in administration in the Palace. They are guarded by regiments of warrior Demons made of types such as the Hell Demon, the Horned Demon and the Diabolus.[6]

It is from the Palace of Agony that the Wild Hunt sets off, and it is to the wastes and pools upon which the Palace is built that the essence of a defeated Demon returns, to await their rebirth in a new body. Only the most powerful or most important of Demons partially escape this fate, namely those belonging to the highest tier - Sith, Ishtra, Kalin, Shakor and their fellows, and others of equal rank.

Other locations near the Palace include the All-Seeing Eye, the Tower of the Wheel, and the Voidal Sump. The All-Seeing Eye is a mountain-sized sphere of obsidian that can view any location in the multiverse, and which has a community of scribes living in huts outside, recording the Eye's findings. [6] The Tower of the Wheel is a basalt structure that contains the great Wheel of Destiny, an enormous Wheel that is spun to determine the fate of all souls dragged before it. The souls brought before the Wheel usually suffer cruelly ironic reincarnations in the Pit.[6] The Voidal Sump is a great waterfall of waste that flows into the Void. Demonic scavengers often remove waste from the Voidal Sump, though some unlucky ones are caught into the current and flung into the Void themselves. [6]

Being at the centre of the Demonic Planes, insofar as multiple dimensions occupying the same space can have a location, the Palace of Agony is easily accessible from all the other Planes, although it is admittedly far easier to get in than it is to get out. However, attempting direct access from the Earthly Plane is incredibly unwise, since the most potent of dimensional barriers guard this Plane.

The Plane of Bile[]

A particularly repugnant Plane which is occupied by many of the foulest of Demons, such as Plague Demons and Muck Demons among others.It is made up of plains that resemble the bones of a gigantic skeleton and pools of slime.[8] Although relatively unstable compared to others, the Plane of Bile is still the site of the Palace of Shakor, at present conveniently situated "close" to his master Ishtra. The Plane of Bile is also home to the Realm of Gond, home of the feared Maijem-Nosoth. [9]

It is from the Planes of Ichor and of Obsidian that the Plane of Bile can be most easily accessed, though it is also partially bordered by the Elemental Planes of Fire and of Water.

The Plane of Blood[]

For many of the inhabitants of the Pit, this is one of the most delightful of Planes, an entire dimension of blood and other vital fluids that combine to make a truly revolting place for any other entity. It is also the site of the Palace of Relem, despite its near-total liquid nature, for as with all the Demonic Planes, the normal laws of nature simply do not apply. This realm is the home of Plague Demons, Storm Demons, and Slime Demons, who sail ships or fly over the oceans, while Sea Demons also swim in the Plane's depths.[10] The Lands of the Dead, an continent-sized landmass made out of the bones of the damned, is in this plane. The Lands are the haunt of Skull Beast and the Death Skull creatures, occasionally called to Titan by powerful evil magicians.[10] It is also believed that the Night Prince Zanbar Bone recuperated in the Lands of the Dead before being reborn as a Skeleton Demon. [10] Relem lives in the Floating Palace of Relem, a massive metal ship that sailes the oceans of blood. Here Relem and his aides build deadly weapons such as the Tower of Destruction[10]

It is from the Planes of Ichor and of Steel that the Plane of Blood can be most easily accessed, though it is also partially bordered by the Elemental Planes of Earth and of Fire.

The Plane of Ichor[]

As any High Priest or senior demonologist will know, the mystical substance of ichor flows through the veins or is a portion of the form of all supernatural beings, the exact amount causing differences in the power of the given entity - from Demonspawn to god, all possess ichor. Consequently, many of the mightiest Demons choose to dwell here, and it is also the site of the Palace of Ishtra. The Plane of Ichor is a realm of enormous fungi-forests, swamps and pyramid-like temple-cities, a realm of endless creation,destruction and recreation. [11] Nanka, Angaroc, Death Spiders and Ishkarim all dwell in the fungi-forests.[11] Battling Toad Demon and Acid Demon tribes fight wars on in this Plane's wastelands.[11] The Temple-Fortress of Ishtra is the capital stronghold, made of jade pyramids; each of the central pyramids contains a chamber with a fire, that has been burning non-stop ever since the First Battle. [11] The nightmarish Necrotic Wilderness of Q'yann, home to Ishtra's lieutenant Morpheus, can also be found on this plane.[11]

It is from the Planes of Bile and of Blood that the Plane of Ichor can be most easily accessed, though it is also partially bordered by the Elemental Planes of Earth and of Fire. The Plane of Ichor lies under the influence of the Magical Plane of Water. [11]

The Plane of Obsidian[]

The Plane of Obsidian is particularly prone to what a Human would call natural disasters, namely earthquakes and volcanoes, since it is perhaps the most unstable of all the mainly solid Planes. This is due to the fact that it is closely attuned to the Elemental Plane of Fire, which acts to destabilize it. The Plane of Obsidian is a realm of black obsidian rock broken by volcanoes and mud pits, full of smoky air. It is the home of Hell Demons, Netherworld Demons, Hellfire Spirits, Spike Demons and Rock Demons. [6] It is also the site of the Palace of Kalin, a castle of black towers built out of obsidian. Lava Demons stride through this palace ordering about Kalin's subordinates, Brimstone Demons, Magma Beasts and Lava Beasts. [6] Elsewhere on the Plane of Obsidian is the Realm of the Dead, region where the Lair of Ulrakaah, the Queen of Darkness, is located. The Lair is a cave where Ulrakaah is imprisoned with her horde of diseased demons behind the Gates of Death, which lead out to the Earthly Plane somewhere on the Plain of Bronze .[6][12] On the edge of the Plane of Obisdian, near the Elemental Plane of Fire, is the enormous Castle of Black Steel. This is home to the mysterious Doom Demon, an enigmatic being rumoured to have once been as powerful as the Snake and Night Demons.[6]

It is from the Planes of Bile and of Platinum that the Plane of Obsidian can be most easily accessed, though it is considerably easier to do so from the Elemental Plane of Fire.

The Plane of Platinum[]

This Plane is something of an unusual one among the major Outer Planes, given that it lacks many of the features that are seen as attractive to Demonkind, such as destructive power, foulness or decay, but nonetheless is the preferred home of many powerful Demons, such as Iron Demons and Lightning Demons. It is also the site of the Palace of Vradna and of his legion of Gargoyles. The Plane of Plantinum is bitterly cold, made up of icy plains and frozen seas.[6]

It is from the Planes of Obsidian and of Rust that the Plane of Platinum can be most easily accessed, though it is also partially bordered by the Elemental Planes of Air and of Earth.

The Plane of Rust[]

A favourite among many high-level Demons, not least of which are the Rust Demons which dwell on this Plane almost to the exclusion of all others. This plane is made up of deserts of red sand, punctuated by the occasional fungal oasis.[8] The Plane of Rust is also the site of the Palace of Myurr, interestingly situated near to his diametric opposite among Demons - the terrible Sith. The Plane is also home to the Free City of Thagwar. Thagwar is a lawless metropolis of Demons believed to be the oldest continually inhabited city in the multiverse. It is rumoured the under the city's cancerous buildings and piles of refuse, are very powerful artefacts that date back to the dawn of time.[8]

It is from the Planes of Platinum and of Steel that the Plane of Rust can be most easily accessed, though it is also partially bordered by the Elemental Planes of Air and of Earth.

The Plane of Steel[]

In all dimensions, steel is prized for its strength and ability to destroy if correctly manipulated, and it is here that the greatest weapons of the Demons are forged, before they are imbued with the appropriate spells to make them unique to their wielders.The Plane of Steel's landscape is constructed entirely out of metals-from mercury lakes to mountains made of iron. It is covered in roads, underground mines and forges devoted to making demonic items.[8] It is also the site of the Palace of Sith, a bizarre construct built from snake scales and perched on the very edge of a bottomless chasm - it too uses the insane geometry of the Palace of Agony, which can drive a person mad simply by looking at it. Also on the Plane of Steel is the Soul Forge, a mysterious, city-sized machine that is sentient and capable of working on its own.[8] Recently, a sage from Titan claims to have discovered the true purpose of the Soul Forge, but also claims they need information taken directly from the Soul Forge itself to confirm their theories.[8]

It is from the Planes of Blood and of Rust that the Plane of Steel can be most easily accessed, though it is considerably easier to do so from the Elemental Plane of Earth.

Other Planes[]

The seven major Outer Planes, together with the Palace of Agony, are of course not the only dimensions that are under the control of Demonkind, or at least influenced by them. Chief among these lesser ones are the home Planes of the Death Spider and Mirror Demon, though certain parts of the Spirit Plane also number among them, specifically those inhabited by Nanka or Spirit Demons.

The Abyss was also part of the Demonic Planes at one time, but appeared to lack any significant Demonic presence by the time Bythos took over. The continued presence of Anemorus and Ectovults suggests that this exodus was limited only to full Demons, rather than the indigenous inhabitants.

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