X: Cardinal Belphegor
Cardinal of the Church of Akbaar at Cania. Slain by the PCs for persecuting followers of the "Free Akbaar" movement
Level 26 Elite Soldier (Leader) Large immortal humanoid XP 18,000 Initiative +22 Senses Perception +23; darkvision Aura of Fear aura 5; enemies in the aura take a -2 penalty to attack rolls. Aura of Fire aura 5; enemies that enter or start their turns in the aura take 15 fire damage. HP 243; Bloodied 121 AC 44; Fortitude 42; Reflex 38; Will 40 Resist 30 fire, 15 poison Saving Throws +2 Speed 12 , Fly 12 (clumsy), Teleport 10 Action Points 1
Flametouched Mace (standard; at-will) • Fire, Weapon Reach 2; +33 vs AC; 4d10 + 22 fire damage, and ongoing 10 fire damage (save ends)
Tail Sting (standard; at-will) • Poison Reach 2; +33 vs AC; 2d6 + 22 damage, and the pit fiend makes a secondary attack against the same target +29 vs Fortitude; the target takes ongoing 30 poison damage and is weakened (save ends both)
Pit Fiend Frenzy (standard; at-will) The pit fiend makes a flametouched mace attack and a tail sting attack
Point of Terror (minor; at-will) • Fear Ranged 5; +30 vs Will; the target takes a -5 penalty to all defenses until the end of the pit fiend’s next turn
Irresistible Command (minor 1/round; at-will) • Charm, Fire Ranged 10; targets one allied devil of a lower level than the pit fiend; the target slides 5 squares and explodes, dealing 4d10 + 10 fire damage to all creatures in a close burst 2. The exploding devil is destroyed
Infernal Summons (standard; encounter) The pit fiend summons a group of devil allies. Summoned devils roll initiative to determine when they act in the initiative order and gain a +4 bonus to attack rolls as long as the pit fiend is alive. They remain until they are killed, dismissed by the pit fiend (free action), or the encounter ends. PCs do not earn experience points for killing these summoned creatures. The pit fiend chooses to summon one of the following groups of devils: • 8 legion devil legionnaires (level 21), or • 2 war devils (level 22), or • 1 war devil (level 22) and 4 legion devil legionnaires (level 21)
Tactical Teleport (standard; recharge 4 5 6) • Teleportation The pit fiend can teleport up to 2 allies within 10 squares of it. The targets appear in any other unoccupied squares within 10 squares of the pit fiend.
Skills Bluff +27, Insight +23, Intimidate +27, Religion +24
Str 32 (+24) Dex 24 (+20) Wis 20 (+18) Con 27 (+21) Int 22 (+19) Cha 28 (+22)
Before the mind flayers conquered the multiverse, Belphegor served the archdevil Mephistopheles as the keeper of the hellfire fonts. After the Imperium rose to power, Belphegor happily submitted to their rule in exchange for not dying. As time passed, he gradually rose to power with the Church of Akbaar. At the time the PCs first encountered him, Belphegor had become one of the highest ranking and most powerful priests within that dark religion.
When Bob (aka “Beelze-Bob”) founded the Free Akbaar movement on Cania, Cardinal Belphegor attempted to stamp out the fledgling religious movement. Unfortunately, his harsh persecution methods drew the ire of the PCs. The PCs turned Belphegor’s Imperial ally, General Von Silcar, against him. While the Imperium attacked Belphagor’s cathedral, the PCs slipped in and slew the cardinal in brutal combat.