Mephistopheles

Mephistopheles
(Deity)
Titles Crimson Son
Devil King
Lord of the Eighth
Merchant of Souls
Seneschal of Hell
Adjective Mephistophelean
Home Hellfire Testament, Caina, Hell
Alignment Lawful evil
Areas of Concern Contracts
Devils
Secrets
Cleric Alignments
Domains Evil, Knowledge, Law, Rune
Subdomains Devil, Language, Memory, Thought
Favored Weapon Trident
Symbol Trident and ring
Sacred Animal Mockingbird
Sacred Colors Red, yellow
Images of Mephistopheles

Source: Breaking the Bones of Hell, pg(s). 70ff.


Mephistopheles
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
CR 30
Environment Any (Hell)
Alignment
Images of Mephistopheles

Source: Bestiary 6, pg(s). 28-29

The archdevil Mephistopheles (pronounced mef-uh-STOF-uh-leez)[1] is the ruler of Caina, the Eighth Layer of Hell,[2][3] where he keeps many of Hell's greatest secrets and contracts.[4]

Unholy symbol

Mephistopheles' official and true unholy symbol is, in essence, a crimson trident piercing a golden ring, with the three prongs of the trident alluding to the spires of Caina.[5] His symbols are rarely seen, however, as owing one's allegiance to Mephistopheles is most often kept secret. Simpler, alternative versions of his unholy symbol exist, including a red sun eclipsed by three mountains; a tongue pierced with three studs; and a scale surmounted with a feather, topped by a bone. The latter evokes Mephistopheles' three sets of wings.[6]

History

The Book of the Damned tells a story of Asmodeus creating Mephistopheles from the quintessence of Caina.[7]

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References

Paizo published a major article entitled "Mephistopheles, the Crimson Son" in Breaking the Bones of Hell.

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