Bist was an exiled archdevil living in Avernus in the Nine Hells.[1][2]


Bist was invisible in the presence of light, except for her orange-flame-like eyes. In darkness, she appeared as a luminescent, 9‑foot-long (2.7‑meter) hellcat.[1]


Bist was highly deceptive and utterly selfish.[1]


Bist, like all archdevils, had a number of natural magical powers she could use at will. Additionally, she was immune to all mind-effecting spells (including charms, hold monster, and sleep). She could only be injured by powerfully enchanted weapons. Bist also possessed the normal abilities of a hellcat.[1]


Bist was confined and forced to wander the plane of Avernus.[1]


Bist was exiled for her duplicitous and self-centered nature. Additionally, her name was changed to prevent her from leaving Baator by way of summoning spells.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ed Greenwood (July 1983). “The Nine Hells, Part I”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #75 (TSR, Inc.), p. 20.
  2. Robin D. Laws, Robert J. Schwalb (December 2006). Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 36. ISBN 0-7869-3940-0.
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