THE NINE HELLS
The Nine Hells are a twisted set of dimensions, each interlinked and
yet very separate, each of them unique and possessing of it's own
landscape and craft. The First of the Hells, is known as Zarner's Realm,
the Hell of Truth. It is a calm, wide pool of water where the spirits of
the dead are at peace, resting on the warm islands or walking through the
ankle deep waters of the so called 'Hell'.
The Second through Fifth Hells are the Elemental Hells, worlds that
each fully represent the true aspects of a single element in it's full
power. Indeed three of these Hells are home to three of the Gods. The
Second Hell, the Hell of Fire, is a burning world, the very ground
aflame and the sky ablaze. It is beyond hot, the very mind unable to
comprehend the horror of an entire world aflame, where flesh runs like
water with the heat and even metal simply evaporates with the heat.
The Third Hell is the Hell of Water. A frozen sphere filled within
endless water it is actually home to many millions of types of fish and
deep sea creature, each feeding upon each other, the water lit by the
power of it's greatest resident. There, in the centre of this watery
paradise, is the palace of the God of Water, Hydros himself. Here the
Laughing God is free, without the plotting and machinations of the
other Gods. In the Third Hell He can create the creatures He so adores,
the living fish and other beings of the sea.
The Fourth Hell is simply a hunk of solid stone, the Hell of Earth, run
through with endless seams of riches and precious metals, filled with
jewels and weight of gold unimaginable. Though it is named a Hell it is
also the Heaven of the Dwarves, where their creator, Terra the Earth
God, takes their souls when the Dwarves die.
The final and fifth Elemental Hell is starkly different to the other
three. It is simply there, an endless expanse of existence with no
land, water or living being within it. It is the Hell of Air and the
realm of Aeros the Sky Lord. He revels in it's emptiness, in the
bottomless and roofless freedom of existence than such a place allows
him to live in, the fearless joy that is his and his alone to explore.
The Sixth Hell is the Hell of Despair and is totally under the control
of the Dark God, also known as the Corrupter. The Corrupter maintains
an iron grip over his benighted realm, permitting no light to exist
within the Hell, and demanding nothing more or less then absolute
obedience from those He has trapped within the darkness.
The Seventh Hell is controlled by Killar, a flat wasteland called the
Hell of DemonKind and is the one true home of all the Demons, the place
where they are spawned and where they grow into the monsters that they
will become. It is highly segregated, each type of Demons residing with
others of it's own type and war between the types is very common,
especially as most of the Demons will simply kill anything nearby by
just because it is there. In the centre of the Hell is the location of
the entrance into Tal'Vorn, a weeping sore in reality that opens
periodically for a brief time. When the rift opens it sparks of a
flurry of movement across the Hell and indeed from the Eighth Hell as
the Demons and the Night Daemons fight each other for a chance to break
through into reality and gift blood to their God.
The Eight Hell is the smallest and is called the Hell of Night. As the
name suggests it is the home of the Night Daemons and was shaped to
their will long ago into an immense castle upon a floating spire of
stone. However it contains no link to Tal'Vorn and thus the Night
Daemons must travel to the Seventh Hell, fight through the endless
ranks of the Demons just for a chance to spill blood and cause chaos in
the name of Killar. Of course the creatures have many advantages
compared to the Demons, especially within the Eighth Hell. It is said
that only one human has ever managed to step foot within the Hell of
Night and that he is still there, cowering and gibbering in the depths
of the castle, surviving off the scraps of flesh that the Night Daemons
do not eat, unable to escape and to afraid for his soul to kill himself.
The final Hell, the Ninth Hell, is Killar's Prison. Nothing can exist
within the Ninth Hell other then Killar Himself, the raging God filling
the confines of His own Hell from end to end, constantly screaming to
be free, to rend and tear the flesh of the living, His screams echoing
always out into the other Hells, driving His creations into a frenzied
euphoria of blood letting and slaying, all in a vain attempt to appease
Killar, to somehow allow Him to regain some sort of sanity, some sort
of grip upon reality.