In an excellently written blog, TenEyedMan identified a problem with the current Points of Light cosmology with which I have also been struggling. Hell simply does not feel hellish. Hell is located in the heavens as a round orb of a planetoid. It does not convey the feeling of angels having fallen outside of heaven’s grace.
The article proposes an interesting and well-considered alternate cosmology in hell is located deep within the World. In this alternate history, Asmodeus attempts to take over the World and is defeated by the Primal Spirits. I think this is a good base from which to build an alternate hell, but I feel it can be tied even more closely to the established 4e cosmology.
In the original cosmology, Asmodeus is the primary angel of the nameless patron god of humans. As