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Devil, Lucifer (Prince of Darkness; 3pp)

This exquisitely handsome humanoid stands at least 10 feet tall. His hair is long and jet black as is his neatly-trimmed and forked beard. His hands end in wicked claws and his feet are cloven. A long snake-like, stinger-tipped tail dances behind him and intertwines itself around the massive triple-pronged pitchfork he carries. Two oversized and backward-curving blackened horns jut from his head. He is cloaked in a suit of banded armor that glistens with the color of the night sky.

CR 39

XP 209,920,000
LE Large outsider (devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Init +12; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect good, detect thoughts, see invisibility, see in darkness; Perception +67; Aura fear (20 ft., DC 47)

DEFENSE

AC 74, touch 38, flat-footed 66 (+12 armor, +8 Dex, +9 insight, +24 natural, +12 profane, –1 size)
hp 943 (51d10+663); regeneration 15 (good, silver)
Fort +32, Ref +37, Will +38
Defensive Abilities heavy fortification; DR 25/good and silver; Immune fire, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10; SR 50

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft., fly 80 ft. (good)
Melee Huge +6 trident +71/+66/+61/+56 (3d6+28), bite +62 (2d8+7 plus 1d8 acid), sting +62 (2d8+7 plus poison) or 2 claws +64 (2d6+14 plus 1d8 acid), bite +64 (2d8+14 plus 1d8 acid), sting +62 (2d8+7 plus poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks gaze weapons, scythe of evil 3/day (9 rounds) , staff of order 3/day (9 rounds), weapon master (19 rounds/day)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 39th)

Constantdetect good, detect thoughts (DC 24), see invisibility
At willalter self, animate dead, blasphemy (DC 29), daylight, deeper darkness, desecrate, detect magic, discern location, dominate monster (DC 31), fireball (DC 25), geas/quest (DC 28), greater dispel magic, greater invisibility (DC 26), greater teleport (self plus 50 pounds of objects), hold monster (DC 27), ice storm, magic circle against good, major image (DC 25), mass charm monster (DC 30), polymorph, produce flame, pyrotechnics (DC 24), read magic, suggestion (DC 25), tongues, unholy aura (DC 30), unhallow (DC 27), wall of fire, wall of ice (DC 26)
3/daygreater restoration, meteor swarm (DC 31), resurrection, shapechange, symbol of fear (DC 28), symbol of pain (DC 27), symbol of persuasion (DC 28), symbol of death (DC 30), summon (level 9, 4d10 lemures or nupperibos, 2d8 bearded devils, 2d4 bone devils ice devils or erinyes, 1d6 barbed devils or ghaddar devils, or 1d3 pit fiends 100%)
1/daywish
1/weeksummon (level 9, each arch-devil to Lucifer’s palace in Hell 100%; functions only in Hell)

Domain Spell-Like Abilities (CL 19th)

12/day—battle rage (9 rounds), touch of evil (9 rounds), touch of law

Spells Prepared (CL 19th)

9thgate, mass heal, power word killD, storm of vengeance (DC 28), true resurrection
8thearthquake, fire storm (DC 27), greater spell immunity, power word stunD, shield of law (DC 27)
7thdestruction (DC 26), greater restoration, mass inflict serious wounds (DC 26), power word blindD, repulsion (DC 26), resurrection
6thbanishment (DC 25), blade barrierD (DC 25), geas/quest (DC 25), harm (DC 25), mass inflict moderate wounds (DC 25), word of recall
5thbreak enchantment, dispel goodD (DC 24), flame strike (DC 24, x2), insect plague, raise dead, slay living (DC 24), true seeing
4thdeath ward, dimensional anchor, discern lies (DC 23), dismissal (DC 23), divine power, freedom of movement, inflict critical wounds (DC 23), order’s wrathD
3rdanimate dead (x2), blindness/deafness (DC 22), contagion (DC 22) x2, inflict serious wounds (DC 22), magic circle against chaosD, obscure object
2ndalign weapon (law only)D, darkness, death knell (DC 21), delay poison, hold person (DC 21, x3), sound burst (DC 21)
1stbane (DC 20), curse water (DC 20), detect chaos, doom (DC 20, x2), inflict light wounds (DC 20, x2), protection from chaosD, shield of faith
0th (at will)create water, detect poison, guidance, light, mending, resistance

D domain spell;

Domains Evil, Law, War

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 20th)

9th (7/day)dominate monster (DC 31), soul bind (DC 31), wish
8th (8/day)horrid wilting (DC 30), iron body, sunburst (DC 30)
7th (8/day)forcecage, finger of death (DC 29), waves of exhaustion
6th (8/day)acid fog, contingency, flesh to stone (DC 28)
5th (8/day)cloudkill (DC 27), magic jar (DC 27), mind fog (DC 27), seeming (DC 27)
4th (9/day)charm monster (DC 26), dimensional anchor, ice storm, shout (DC 26)
3rd (9/day)blink, deep slumber (DC 25), hold person (DC 25), ray of exhaustion (DC 25)
2nd (9/day)arcane lock, fog cloud, acid arrow, scorching ray, touch of idiocy
1st (9/day)color spray (DC 23), hold portal, jump, ray of enfeeblement, unseen servant
0th (at will)acid splash, arcane mark, daze (DC 22), dancing lights, ghost sound, ray of frost, read magic, resistance, touch of fatigue (DC 22)

TACTICS

Lucifer rarely engages in combat (and even less rarely does he engage in melee combat), preferring to summon pit fiends to fight his would-be challengers. If he does enter combat, he fights with his Rod, spells, spell-like abilities, gaze attacks, poison, and acid. Slain foes are either left in the “care” of his minions or taken to Xaphan and used to stoke the hellish furnaces that power Malefacta.

STATISTICS

Str 38, Dex 26, Con 36, Int 28, Wis 28, Cha 34
Base Atk +51; CMB +66; CMD 105
Feats Alertness, Bleeding Critical, Cleave, Combat Casting, Craft Rod, Craft Wondrous Item, Critical Focus, Deceitful, Empower Spell, Extend Spell, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Maximize Spell, Multiattack, Persuasive, Power Attack, Quicken Spell, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (fireball), Scribe Scroll, Sickening Critical, Silent Spell, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (trident)
Skills Acrobatics +59, Appraise +60, Bluff +74, Diplomacy +74, Disguise +70, Fly +64, Intimidate +70, Knowledge (arcana) +60, Knowledge (planes) +63, Knowledge (religion) +63, Perception +67, Sense Motive +71, Stealth +58, Survival +60, Use Magical Device +63; Racial Modifiers +4 Bluff, +4 Diplomacy, +4 Sense Motive
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Daemonic, Draconic, Giant, Goblin, Infernal, Sylvan, Terran; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ planar omniscience
Gear Rod of Infernus, Hell’s Redoubt

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Gaze Weapons (Su)

Lucifer has two gaze weapons. He may use one each round as a standard action. Each gaze weapon has a range of 30 feet and has a save DC of 47 (CL 39th). The save DC is Charisma-based.

  • Descent into Evil: Any creature meeting Lucifer’s gaze must make a successful Will save or have his alignment shift one step toward lawful evil on the law–chaos axis or the good–evil axis. A lawful evil creature is unaffected by this gaze attack. A successful save renders a creature immune to this gaze weapon for one day.
  • Curse: Any creature meeting Lucifer’s gaze must succeed at a Will save or be affected as if by a double-strength bestow curse spell (–12 to one ability score or –6 to two ability scores; or –8 enhancement penalty on attack rolls, saving throws, ability checks, and skill checks; or each turn the target has a 25% chance to act normally, otherwise he takes no action; Lucifer chooses the curse when he uses this special attack). A successful save renders a creature immune to this gaze weapon for one day. This curse can be dispelled by making a caster level check against DC 50.

Poison (Ex)

Sting—injury; save Fort DC 48; frequency 1/round for 10 rounds; effect 2d6 Con damage; cure 3 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

GEAR

Unique Item: Rod of Infernus

Lucifer’s black iron rod functions as a Huge +6 trident that he can wield without penalty.

The Rod of Infernus has the following abilities:

  • Annihilation Ray: Once per round, and no more than five times per day, the rod can fire a ray to a range of 60 feet. A creature struck by this ray must succeed on a DC 40 Fortitude save or be annihilated instantly—not even a trace of dust is left behind. No form of mortal magic can restore life to a creature annihilated by this ray. Lucifer or a deity can restore the annihilated creature to life using magic.
  • Rod of Rulership: The rod has all of the abilities and powers of a rod of rulership.
  • Trap the Soul: Once per round, and no more than three times per day, the rod can fire a ray of hellish-red energy to a range of 60 feet that functions as a trap the soul spell (CL 20th). A target can make a DC 40 Will save to resist the effects. If failed, the victim’s soul vanishes into Lucifer’s rod. Up to 10 such souls can be held in the rod at one time. A trapped soul may be freed by grasping the rod and speaking a command word.

Any non-devil that touches the rod takes 10d8 points of electricity damage per round of contact (no save) and gains two negative levels each round it touches the rod. The Fortitude save to remove a negative level has a DC of 40 and can result in actual level loss on a failed save. The negative levels cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the rod is wielded. Any good-aligned creature that touches the rod takes 3d6 points of Constitution drain each round it touches the rod (DC 40 Fortitude save for half).

Unique Item: Hell’s Redoubt

Hell’s Redoubt is Lucifer’s Large suit of +5 heavy fortification banded mail that has no armor check penalty, speed penalty, and no chance for arcane spell failure. It was personally crafted for him the hands of Cheshimiboth, Armorer of the Nine Hells, just prior to the Great Uprising. To reward this unique devil’s genius for crafting, Lucifer had him murdered in the first moments of the Uprising to prevent him from ever revealing any vulnerability in the armor he fashioned or ever again crafting its equal.

In addition to its fortification qualities, three times per day, Lucifer can cause the fires of Hell to spring forth in a 30-foot radius spread around him (the spread remains stationary once called forth). These fires last for 3 rounds and deal 10d6 points of fire damage per round (DC 40 Reflex save for half) and ignore all fire resistance and fire immunity. Only the wearer of the armor is immune to their effects. Those slain by these fires are completely destroyed (including their equipment) and cannot be returned to life through anything short of divine intervention.

Hell’s Redoubt functions as +1 banded mail but bestows five negative levels for as long as it is worn if worn by anyone other than Lucifer unless the wearer defeats Asmodeus and gains the Throne of Hell. At that point it resumes its ordinary function. Anyone wearing the armor is filled with the overwhelming urge to attempt to do that very thing no matter the cost. The negative levels disappear if the armor is removed.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Infernus)
Organization solitary or troupe (Lucifer plus 2–4 pit fiends)
Treasure triple standard

Lucifer has many names: The Prince of Lies, The Prince of Darkness, The Adversary, The Prince of Light, and Satan. It is believed that Lucifer was the first devil in existence, having been cast down from the heavens when he challenged the rulings of the gods of law and good. After being cast down, Lucifer constructed a plane he called Hell. There he built his palace of iron and basalt on the lowest and darkest region of Hell. He divided this realm into nine distinct regions and appointed his closest allies to rule. Each lord was allowed to mold and shape his domain as he saw fit, but all paid homage to Lucifer.

A millennia passed and Lucifer reigned supreme in Hell. During this time, one of the lieutenants (each of which had now become known as arch-devils or rulers) decided he could do a much better job of running Hell than Lucifer could. Asmodeus coveted the Throne of Hell and wanted it for himself. Using his powers of persuasion, he promised each and every other arch-devil that stood with him and challenged Lucifer a larger role in the “new” Hells. Those that stood against him, he said, would be destroyed or cast out of Hell along with Lucifer when the end came. This time in Hell’s history became known as the Great Uprising.

Asmodeus managed to sway every single arch-devil, save one. Belial refused to stand with Asmodeus and barely escaped capture at the hands of the other arch-devils. When the battle for Hell’s Throne commenced, Belial, Lucifer, and their allies stood fast against the mighty armies of the other arch-devils. In the end however, the sheer numbers of devils that fought against Lucifer overwhelmed his armies and those that stood with him. Lucifer and his allies were forced to flee Hell or face destruction. The sole exception was Belial. Near the end of the war when he saw that Lucifer would likely lose the Throne, Belial turned and joined Asmodeus’ ranks and helped oust Lucifer from Hell.

Cast out, Lucifer wanted vengeance. But vengeance required power, and he was tired, injured, and weakened from the time spent battling in Hell. He needed a place to rest, a place to grow in power, and a place to plan. Thus he created Infernus, a plane of eternal and everlasting fire and suffering: one plane, one ruler; created by his own hands, his own blood, and a portion of his very essence. From his great keep, Malefacta, Lucifer waits for the day he can challenge for the Throne of Hell again.

Lucifer is said to be one with the plane. As the gods of law are to the planes of good, so is Lucifer to Infernus. Nothing goes unnoticed by him on Infernus. All movements are seen, all whispers are heard. A plan is not hatched or contrived without Lucifer’s knowledge. When people speak of Infernus, they speak of Lucifer and vice versa. No creature, it is thought, stands a chance against Lucifer on Infernus, not even the arch-devils that stood against him during the Great Uprising. But Lucifer knows that when the battle comes, he will have to fight the arch-devils on their own planes, not on Infernus, and he is preparing for just that. By sending his agents to the Material Plane to corrupt good-aligned beings and convert those currently paying homage to Hell’s rulers, Lucifer grows in strength. And this strength gives him power, power that surpasses any he ever had—including his near deific powers he possessed in the planes of good. And when his power finally reaches its pinnacle, he will travel to Hell and destroy it and every single inhabitant.

Lucifer stands 10 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds.

Servants of Lucifer

Followers of Lucifer are far and wide and consist of evil humanoids; usually clerics, necromancers, sorcerers, and wizards. Devout followers of Lucifer are called Dark Cardinals and must sign a pact of evil with Lucifer. Dark Cardinals can receive spells from Lucifer and are granted access to two of the following domains: Evil, Law, Strength, and War.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Lucifer from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.