5 years ago ::
Jun 10, 2008 - 1:48PM
Aug 12, 2004
First of, let me say that I love the reworking of Angels, Devils and Demons. Each now has their own specific little niche, and it was worked in without making it Good Vs Lawful Evil Vs Chaotic Evil.
So for the uninitiated, they now work like this:
Angels are immortal beings of the Astral Sea who champion certain ideals. As a result, they serve the gods who usually typify their ideal. So there are Angels of Valor and Angels of Protection, but there are also Angels of Tyranny and Angels of Corruption. Angels will serve evil gods if that god holds dominion over their ideal.
Devils are the immortal servants of Asmodeus. They seek to corrupt mortals in order to gain their souls after death, which they then torture for power. Asmodeus killed his former master to ascend to godhood, and he and the devils were cursed with their forms as a result. Devils are sometimes "loaned out" as mercenaries for other evil gods.
Demons are elemental beings from the Abyss that personify entropy. They exist to tear and destroy. They care nothing for the mortal soul, and seem to only see mortals as tools and a way of gaining access to the natural world to wreak havoc.
Anyway, this is a pretty new concept for DnD, and I was wondering how other DMs intend to approach this. For example, does Asmodeus use angels at all, or does he limit his immortal servants strickly to devils and his exarchs?