Lower Planes

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The Lower Planes is a term from Dungeons & Dragons introduced in the Planescape setting. It is a way of collectively referring to the planes that are characterized by their prominent Evil alignment, as on the standard planar "map" these make up the lower half of the Great Wheel. The Lower Planes are, of course, contrasted by the Upper Planes and the Middle Planes, which collectively make up the Outer Planes. Its inhabitants are collectively called Fiends, and the River Styx runs across them all.

The seven planes that confirmedly make up the Lower Planes are:

  • The Infernal Battlefield of Acheron (Intermediate point between Lawful Neutral and Lawful Evil)
  • The Nine Hells of Baator (Lawful Evil)
  • The Bleak Eternity of Gehenna (Intermediate point between Lawful Evil and Neutral Evil)
  • The Gray Wastes of Hades (Neutral Evil)
  • The Tarterian Depths of Carceri (Intermediate point between Neutral Evil and Chaotic Evil)
  • The Infinite Layers of the Abyss (Chaotic Evil)
  • The Windswept Depths of Pandemonium (Intermediate point between Chaotic Evil and Chaotic Neutral)
The Outer Planes of the Multiverse
Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia Twin Paradises of Bytopia Blessed Fields of Elysium Wilderness of the Beastlands Olympian Glades of Arborea
Peaceable Kingdoms of Arcadia The Upper Planes Heroic Domains of Ysgard
Clockwork Nirvana of Mechanus Concordant Domain of the Outlands Ever-changing Chaos of Limbo
Infernal Battlefield of Acheron The Lower Planes Windswept Depths of Pandemonium
Nine Hells of Baator Bleak Eternity of Gehenna Gray Waste of Hades Tarterian Depths of Carceri Infinite Layers of the Abyss