Curse of the Crimson Throne
|Portfolio||Tyranny, Slavery, Pride, Contracts|
|Domains||Evil, Fire, Law, Magic, Trickery|
|Subdomains||Arcane, Ash, Deception, Devil, Divine, Smoke|
Asmodeus (pronounced as-MO-day-us) is the most powerful of the nine archdevils that inhabit Hell, and the only one of Hell’s rulers to claim full divinity. It was he who is credited with penning the contract of creation, within which his followers believe is hidden the means for their patron’s eventual rise to supremacy.
Asmodeus believes that the strong should rightfully govern the weak, who in turn owe their masters unwavering obedience. He loves negotiations and contracts, especially those that give one of the parties a distinct, hidden advantage over the other. He expects and appreciates flattery, but is never fooled by it, seeing it as a negotiation tactic, as well as a duty those in inferior positions owe their betters.
Other gods find the Prince of Darkness the easiest of the evil deities to deal with, though they realize his aid is not to be sought, or accepted, lightly. For his part, Asmodeus regards other faiths with mild amusement, seeing them as weak, temporary distractions to mortal worshipers. Unsurprisingly, he gives more respect to other deities who stress the rule of law.