Baalzebul

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Baalzebul is an infernal duke in D&D, and the archdevil ruler of the seventh layer of Hell, Cocytus, in Pathfinder.

D&D[edit]

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Baalzebul is one of the middle crop of infernal dukes. Back in the day, Baalzebul was known as the archon Triel. Triel was a very selfish perfectionist who kept wanting more and more out of his existence, which eventually caused his fall from grace. After being welcomed into hell, Triel rose through the ranks and attained the title of the Lord of the Flies, supposedly because his webs of intrigue were so tight that not even a fly could slip past him, though many pointed to the archduke's multifaceted, fly-like eyes.

Baalzebul eventually made his way to the rank of archduke and partook in the rebellion against Asmodeus. He was defeated, but through clever maneuvering managed to hold onto his lordship anyway. But Asmodeus got the last laugh by giving Baalzebul two curses- first, he would spend a year in the form of that hideous slug-like monster over on the right every time he lied to another devil... including all the lies he told before that curse was placed, meaning he had to go through a several-thousand-year span of being in this state and only recently was able to return to his true form again. But while in this form, Baalzebul is easily the most grotesque and disgusting of all the archdukes. Presumably it is his vanity that prevents such a clever bastard as him from exploiting the loophole in this curse, a loophole which surely would be obvious to any devil worth their salt: the curse is completely useless as a lie detector if he lies to someone while already in slug form.

Secondly, no deal Baazebul makes would ever turn out well for the other party. Even if Baalzebul genuinely wishes to make a mutually beneficial bargain, events will conspire to make whoever he dealt with regret it. This doesn't affect his dealings with mortals much since they don't tend to know about hellish politics and thus have no idea this curse is a thing, but it has neatly snipped most of his political power in the bud, as now every devil knows better than to accept any offer he makes.

To this day Baalzebul craves the downfall of Asmodeus as revenge for this humiliation. Thus far, he's had little success with this plan, but the Lord of the Flies has established a notable cultist presence on the Material Plane through a combination of lies, charm and promises of power. Aside from Asmodeus, Baalzebul despises Mephistopheles, who was one of his opponents during the rebellion in Hell. He counts Belial as an ally, but his daughter and co-ruler's relationship with Glasya and her growing power base makes this alliance at best unreliable.

Baalzebul's cults consist of individuals who, like him, suffered a fall from grace, and wish to regain their former glory. To this end, he grants the Path of Baalzebul, which allows a cultist to choose one ally to give Disadvantage to all ability checks and attack rolls for a turn, while the cultist themselves gets Advantage on the same, allowing them to make themselves look good to those who don't know about the diabolic source of their sudden fortune. The Cult of Baalzebul's signature spells are Minor Illusion, Disguise Self, Phantasmal Force, and Major Image.

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The Archdukes of Hell
Avernus Bel or Zariel
Dis Dispater
Minauros Mammon
Phlegethos Belial/Fierna
Stygia Levistus
Malbolge Glasya
Maladomini Baalzebul
Cania Mephistopheles
Nessus Asmodeus

Pathfinder[edit]

Baalzebul
Baalzebul symbol.png
Cracked Iron Crown and Diamond
Aliases Lord of the Flies, Lord of That Which Flies, Hell's Angel, White Son, Black Son
Alignment Lawful Evil
Divine Rank Demigod
Pantheon Archdevils of Hell
Portfolio Arrogance, Flies, Lies
Domains Air, Death, Evil, Law, Devil, Murder, Undead, Wind
Home Plane Betzebbul, Cocytus, Hell
Worshippers Power-hungry spellcasters, Seekers of revenge, Self-serving lords
Favoured Weapon Spear
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The Lord of the Flies, Baalzebul was once the right hand man of Asmodeus. But he grew too proud, too greedy and this proved his downfall. When he demanded to rule over several layers of Hell instead of just one Asmodeus punished him by unmaking his beautiful angelic form and gave him a hideous one in return, much like how it went down in Baator. In Pathfinder however Baalzebul was turned into a swarm of millions of insects. When combined together these take a humanoid form that can sort of resemble his old body, except it's nowhere near as beautiful. Baalzebul is now plotting to get back what he lost and get revenge on Asmodeus. His arrogance and pettiness is to such a degree that while he favors the longsword he demands that his followers stick to spears instead.

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The deities of Golarion
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Adanye - Apsu - Chohar - Erastil
Gruhastha - Ihys - Iomedae - Myr - Osiris
Shizuru - Torag - Tsukiyo - Wadjet
Aesocar - Arundhat - Bes - Cihua Couatl
Isis - Jaidi - Kazutal - Khepri
Kurgess - Lady Jingxi - Neith - Qi Zhong
Sarenrae - Shelyn - Tlehar - Yuelral
Cayden Cailean - Desna - Elion
Findeladlara - Hathor - Ketephys - Kofusachi
Milani - Selket - Uvuko
Neutral Abadar - Amaznen - Anubis - Aroden
Horus - Irori - Luhar - Ma'at - Ra
Ravithra - Thoth
Balumbdar - Chamidu - Daikitsu - Fandarra
Gozreh - Grandmother Spider - Likha
Nalinivati - Nethys - Onos
Pharasma - Ptah - Ragdya - Sivanah
Yamatsumi
Abhoth - Acavna - Azathoth - Bastet - Besmara
Calistria - Gorum - Groetus - Hei Feng
Kalekot - Lubaiko - Nephthys - Nocticula
Sekhmet - Sobek - Speakers of the Depths
Sun Wukong - Yog-Sothoth
Evil Achaekek - Asmodeus - Dhalavei
Diomazul - General Susumu - Lissala
Minderhal - Sicva - Yaezhing
Zon-Kuthon - Zursvaater
Ah Pook - Bound Prince - Droskar
Fumeiyoshi - Lao Shu Po - Norgorber
Raumya - Scal - Set - Ulon
Urgathoa - Zyphus
Apep - Camazotz - Dahak - Ghlaunder
Lahkgya - Lady Nanbyo - Lamashtu
Nhimbaloth - Nyarlathotep - Rovagug
Shub-Niggurath - Urazra - Ydersius
The demigods of Golarion
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Angradd - Easivra - Folgrit - Grundinnar
Sturovenen
Aegirran - Bolka - Chaldira Zuzaristan
Chinostes - Kelksiomides - Omrataji
Trudd - Upion and Warrik
Alglenweis - Bergelmir - Kurgess
Skode - Skrymir
Neutral Alseta - Dranngvit - Erecura - Imbrex
Kols - Magdh - Magrim - Matravash
Psomeira
Aerekostes - Brigh - Casandalee - Drokalion
Feronia - Iapholi - The Lost Prince - Monad
Naderi - Ng - Nivi Rhombodazzle - Pharimia - Shyka
Stag Mother of the Forest of Stones
Ashukharma - Bokrug - Count Ranalc
Gendowyn - Hanspur - The Lantern King
Mhar - Tawil at'Umr - Tjasse - Yig
Evil Hadregash - Unity - Walkena
Xanderghul
Ardad Lili - Doloras - Eiseth - Mahathallah
Dispater - Mammon - Geryon - Belial - Moloch - Baalzebul - Mephistopheles
Ahriman - Alazhra - Arazni - Atlach-Nacha
Chinostes - Ghatanothoa - The Green Mother
Venkelvore - Xhamen-Dor - Zarongel
Chaugnar Faugn - Cthulhu - Dretha - Gyronna
Haggakal - Hastur - Hellion - Ithaqua - Kitumu
Lanishra - Mordiggian - Nulgreth - Ongalte
Orgesh - Ragadahn - Rhan-Tegoth - Rull
Sezelrian - Thamir - Thremyr - Tsathoggua
Varg - Verex - Zagresh - Zogmugot
The Empyreal Lord of Golarion
Archon Angel Azata Agathion Unknown
Current Andoletta - Arqueros - Asteria - Cocidius
Dammerich - Duellona - Eldas - Erlang Shen
Falayna - Ghenshau - Inanna - Kelinahat - Kroina - Lada - Lalaci - Lugus - Ogoun - Olheon - Oro - Radigost - Sheave - Smiad - Svarozic - Tahmineh - Tanagaar - Tanit - Winlas - Zohls
Arshea - Benorus
Dalenydra - Hors - Immonhiel - Keltheald - Lymnieris - Neshen - Pulura - Ragathiel - Sarenrae - Seramaydiel - Shemhazai - Soralyon - Tolc - Vildeis
Aizen Myo-o - Ashava - Atonga - Black Butterfly
Cernunnos - Chadali - Chucaro - The Forgotten - Hembad - Ibeji - Itzamna - Jalaijatali - Maahes - Marishi - Muyingwa - Ogma - Picoperi - Qetesh - Reymenda - Sinashakti - Thisamet - Tsukuyomi - Valani - Vikramaditya
Bharnarol - Chavod - Eritrice - Halcamora - Irez - Jaidz - Kelumarion - Korada - Lorris - Lythertida - Ondisso - Rowdrosh - Shei - Lady Taramyth - Uskyeria - Walks with Golden Stars - Ylimancha Jegudiel - Mazludeh - Melek Taus - Sandalphon - Shei Five Dawns - Sixlife - Uriel
Former Moloch Nybbas - Dispater - Mammon Baalzebul - Belial