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The Prince of Hell

The Prince of Hell CR 27

XP 3,276,800
CE Large outsider (chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
Init +10; Senses low-light vision, darkvision 120 ft., see in darkness, true seeing; Perception +65

DEFENSE

AC 33, touch 33, flat-footed 22 (+10 Dex, +1 dodge, +12 profane)
hp 675 (50d10+400); DR 20/epic and good; SR 36
Regen 30/epic and good
Fort +40, Ref +49, Will +48
Immune acid, cold, electricity, fire, negative energy, ability score damage/drain, charm, fatigue and exhaustion condition, the sickened and nauseated conditions, sleep; Resist force 20, sonic 30

OFFENSE

Speed 90 ft., fly 500 ft. (good)
Melee +63/+58/+43/+48 devil’s pitchfork (1d10+12 piercing plus 1d10 fire, 20/x2) +56 vorpal tail (6d6+7 slashing, 18-20/x2)
Ranged +63/+58/+43/+48 devil’s golden fiddle (2d6+4 slashing/force plus 1d10 pleasure, 20/x4, 30 ft. range increment) OR +73 devil’s golden fiddle Perform check (2d6+4 slashing & force, 20/x4, 30 ft. range increment)
Special Attacks bardic performance (66 rounds/day, deadly performance, frightening tune, inspire competence +6, inspire courage +4, inspire heroics), profane fires breath weapon (120 ft. line, 6d6x10 profane energy, Ref DC 44 half, usable every third round)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 50th concentration +62)

Constantprotection from good, protection from law, true seeing
At Willgate, magic circle against good, magic circle against law, summon (up to 50 demons of up to CR 11, 100% chance), summon (any 1d2 demons of CR 18-20, 100% chance), summon (any 1d3 devils or other evil outsiders of CR 15-18, 66% chance), enlarged unhallow, wish (usually in conjunction with Sweet Words, below)

STATISTICS

Str 25, Dex 30, Con 28, Int 19, Wis 28, Cha 35
Base Atk +50; CMB +58; CMD 78
Feats Combat Reflexes, Dazzling Display, Dodge, Extra Performance, Flyby Attack, Hover, Skill Focus (Diplomacy), Lightning Stance, Lingering Performance, Persuasive, Weapon Focus (trident), Wind Stance
Skills Diplomacy +74, Intimidate +64, Knowledge (virtually all skills) at +58, Perform (stringed) +69+69
Languages abyssal, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Elven, Infernal, Orc, true speech, telepathy 300 ft.
SQ rejuvenation
Gear the golden fiddle (+4 anarchic unholy viola), the Devil’s pitchfork (+5 anarchic, cruel, flaming burst, unholy trident)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Bardic Performance (Su)

The Prince of Hell can use various bardic performance abilities as a 30th-level bard. He always uses Perform (stringed) when making a performance.

Dark Charisma (Su)

The Prince of Hell gains a profane bonus to Armor Class and saving throws equal to his Charisma modifier (+12).

The Devil’s Weapons (Su)

The Prince of Hell can summon either of his weapons from any distance, and if one of these weapons is lost or destroyed, he can immediately create a duplicate weapon as a standard action. This is either a conjuration (calling) or (creation) effect. The Prince of Hell is a surprisingly good loser, and often leaves one or both of these weapons behind when he is defeated or leaves the battlefield, particularly if an adversary won the battle with extraordinary flair, daring or nobility. These items are counted as part of the treasure for the encounter.

Lightning Stance (Ex)

If the Prince of Hell takes two actions to move or a withdraw action in a turn, it gains 50% concealment for one round.

Rejuvenation (Ex)

Though the Prince of Hell is not a Kaiju, he is virtually impossible to ever truly defeat and has the Rejuvenation standard monster ability. If bested in combat (or in a duel of musical talent), the Prince of Hell quits the battlefield with a flourish, returning to Hell to plot and plan. Even if truly defeated, the Prince of Hell is never ultimately slain, and will eventually reform, possibly millennia after his defeat, as long as evil remains in the multiverse.

Sweet Words (Su)

The Prince of Hell can make a Diplomacy attempt to tempt any mortal creature with only a few sweetly whispered words. Doing so is a full-round action, with the Prince of Hell’s Diplomacy check attempt directly opposed by the target’s Will save. Success indicates that creature resists temptation, and this ability cannot be used against them again for 24 hours. If the target succeeds on the saving throw and is a good-aligned divine spellcaster, the target is immune to this effect for a year and a day instead.

If the target fails its save, its alignment immediately changes to chaotic evil, and the creature gains the fiendish simple template, as well as the chaotic and demon subtypes.

The transformed creature immediately begins serving the Prince of Hell loyally and to the best of its ability. At the end of the battle, the targeted creature gains the benefit of a wish, of the Prince of Hell’s choice. This wish always reflects the creature’s most hidden, sinful desires, even if unspoken, and requires about one minute of effort from the Prince of Hell. If the game master desires, they may also apply the benefit of the succubus’ profane gift power to the transformed creature.

ECOLOGY

Environment extraplanar (Hell or other demon-controlled planes)
Organization The Prince of Hell has the entirety of Hell’s demonic legions at his command, and can also count on the aid of most devils, as his aims often farther theirs. The Prince of Hell will only ever enter single combat against legendary champions of good.
Treasure triple standard or greater (in lair, including gear)

Rather than serve as the ultimate general of heavenly armies, the Prince of Hell spit in his former master’s face and became the first and greatest of demons. The Prince of Hell bows to no creature, and is known for an unbridled arrogance that he can easily back up. The Prince of Hell is ridiculously suave and confident and excellent at virtually any endeavor he attempts. He is capricious and easily amused, particularly by mortal attempts at moral purity and their endless hypocrisies.

While the Prince of Hell probably has a demonic legion vast enough to storm the Heavens, the Prince of Hell fights an indirect, slow-motion war. The Prince of Hell prefers to tempt a few mortal souls at a time, an inexorable corruption that will eventually see every mortal soul condemned to the ecstatic fires of Hell. Then and only then, when the Prince of Hell has ensnared every soul, and his mockery is complete, will the Prince of Hell allow himself the pleasure of deicide. Occasionally, the Prince of Hell launches a raid on Heaven that results in the true deaths of millions of celestials, just to remind his ancient nemesis of his vast power. These strikes are more of a sadistic hobby than a true military assault, and the Prince of Hell considers such raids a good way to blood his most competent demonic generals.

The Prince of Hell is a perfect elaboration of the human form, much larger and nobler than any man. His skin is red as blood, brighter than forge-fire. The Prince of Hell goes proudly nude, seeing crowns, armor and jewels as unnecessary accouterments to the perfection of his flesh. The Prince of Hell does feel the need to advertise his station. An unbroken halo of divine energy, undimmed even by the Prince’s fall rises above the proud demon’s spiraling ebony horns.

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Nemesis Unleashed Volume II. Copyright 2019, Otherverse Games. Author: Chris A. Field