Hellfire engines were enormous living machines used by devils, designed to mow down large numbers of creatures at a time.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

These machines came in numerous shapes, but they all had in common their purpose and immense destructive capacity.[1]

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Hellfire engines were typically kept in reserve by the amnizu and other generals. Sometimes, however, the machines' instinct to destroy caused them to burst loose into an uncontrollable rage.[1]

Combat[edit | edit source]

As a hellfire engine moved through the battlefield, it could crush and trap creatures under its weight. In addition, it had a variety of weapons, such as an acid sprayer, a lightning-infused flail, and a cannon that fired an explosive shell.[1]

If mortals were slain by a hellfire engine, their souls were doomed to join the ranks of the devils in the form of lemures within hours. If the transformation was allowed to run its course, only a wish or true resurrection spell after killing the lemure could restore the soul.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The devils were constantly modifying the design of the hellfire engine in order to increase its effectiveness. Their main topic of research involved improving its soul-converting ability so that it would also work on demons.[1]

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