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Avernus was the first layer of Baator and was a vast charred wasteland of rubble over which the iron towers of the Dukes of Hell stood. Legions of devils marched across its plains in continual readiness for the next battle of the Blood War. A red light suffused the sky and huge fireballs flew across the layer, randomly exploding wherever they hit.
Sayings spoken by devils in Avernus:
The Bronze Citadel is a huge fortress city, housing massive numbers of devil troops and war machines. It is constantly being added to in the form of new fortifications against attacks.
Connections to the Forgotten RealmsEdit
A portal to Avernus was erected in the Burial Glen of Myth Drannor by banites loyal to the High Imperceptor of Mulmaster but under the influence of Zhentarim agents and, by proxy, a cabal of Alhoon living in the ruins. The Alhoon had it erected so that the devils it spawned would prevent the local phaerimms from attacking the liches while they searched the city for magic. Although the portal was closed by the Knights of Myth Drannor, the devils it had already unleashed continued to infest the ruins until Seiveril’s Crusade.
- Ed Greenwood (July 1983). “The Nine Hells, Part I”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #75 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 16–33.
- ↑ Jeff Grubb (April 1987). “Plane Speaking: Tuning in to the Outer Planes”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #120 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–43.
- ↑ Colin McComb (February 1995). “Baator”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Law (TSR, Inc), pp. 14–17. ISBN 0-7869-0093-8.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (May 2002). Elminster in Hell. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 317. ISBN 0-7869-2746-1.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (May 2002). Elminster in Hell. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 332. ISBN 0-7869-2746-1.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 258. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.