Princes of Darkness, Book of the Damned Volume 1

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Princes of Darkness:
Book of the Damned Volume 1
Princes of Darkness
PZO9213
(Book)
Author(s) F. Wesley Schneider
Publisher Paizo Publishing, LLC
Price Print: $19.99
PDF: $13.99
Released October 2009
Type Sourcebook
Binding Paperback
Pages 64 pages
isbn ISBN 978-1-60125-189-3
Series Pathfinder Chronicles
Book of the Damned 1 of 3
Follows Legacy of Fire Map Folio
Precedes Seekers of Secrets
Artwork from Princes of Darkness
For other meanings of "Book of the Damned", please see Book of the Damned (disambiguation).

Princes of Darkness, a Pathfinder Chronicles sourcebook by F. Wesley Schneider, is the first volume of the three-volume Book of the Damned series, preceding Lords of Chaos and Horsemen of the Apocaylpse. It was released in October 2009.

Abandon All Hope...From the origin of the gods to the inhabitants of the darkest infernal pit, Princes of Darkness: Book of the Damned Volume I is an unflinching look at the methods, motivations, and goals of Asmodeus, the archdevils, and the entire hierarchy of Hell. Whether you’re planning to storm the gates of Avernus or trade in the exotic and immoral markets of Dis, or simply want to add a splash of diabolical flavor to a standard campaign, this 64-page book is full of delicious temptations worthy of Faust himself.

Princes of Darkness includes:

  • A layer-by-layer description of Hell and its rulers
  • The hierarchy of Hell, and how devils are promoted
  • The role and duties of each kind of devil, including the infernal dukes and the herald of Asmodeus
  • Guidelines for infernal contracts
  • Devil talismans, true names, and their uses
  • New Hell-themed spells, magic items, and artifacts
  • The diabolist prestige class, complete with imp companion
  • Five new kinds of devils, from the blaspheming apostate devil to the relentless levaloch

This stand-alone book can also complement the material found in the Council of Thieves Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Chronicles: The Great Beyond, and Pathfinder Companion: Cheliax, Empire of Devils.