TOWER OF THE VOID
Astrael, The Oracle & Lady of the Void
Psychic power, divination, astral travel, omniscience
Astrael carries a very calm demeanor about herself and at times displays traits of both the masculine and feminine mystique. As the title implies, Astrael is the Mistress of divination, matters of the astral body and astral plane. She is capable of revealing great secrets and mysteries and can teach the Disciple to master their astral bodies, and to see deeper into the past, present, and the future. Through Astrael, a Disciple will gain the insight and skill needed to reach beyond the flesh and to thwart enemies regardless of what form they take. Astrael appears as a nude woman with long white hair which wraps around her like a tattered robe. Her marbled, frozen skin shimmers in contrast to her glowing blue eyes.
TOWER OF NOCTURNUS
Belnara, Spirit of Nocturnus
Nocturnal magick, moonlit travel, planar crossroads, darkness
Wherever it is dark and the moon is high, Belnara is aware of all things beneath the constellations. He is a very quiet, lonely demon who seeks to meditate on all things nocturnal. He sometimes appears to be a giant, robed mushroom while other times a dark-skinned man; clean-shaven with short black hair dressed in black and wearing a silver cloak, Small, twisted horns project from his forehead and he clutches a wand made of wood charred by the fires of Hell. He many times prefer to sit in a lotus position as he is forever watching. Belnara seeks shelter in subterranean regions and prefers any environs suitable for fungus to grow. In contrast, we may also find his presence radiating from the darkness of the night sky. He is called upon to add additional force to any meditations, astral projections, night rituals, and will always grant safety to those traveling by night as he encases the Disciple in shadow. Lastly, it is only Belnara, even before Cernobog that knows the true path to the Black City, which is a long-forgotten city residing on the fringe between the Astral Plane, Hell, and the Ethereal Plane.
TOWER OF THE IRON THRONE
Cernobog, The Black God
Destruction, protection, fear, authority over Demons, evocation rites
Lord Cernobog is the leader of the other twelve Blighted Lords and Ladies. He is the embodiment of the authority of The Nameless God. Having hailed from a forgotten region of The Hells, a Champion of The Nameless who holds the keys to everlasting rule. Mighty and pure in his leadership and dominion. His presence is the terror that murders the light. He holds reign and authority over much throughout the multiverse however his specialty lay in protection, authority, justice, and command. Lord Cernobog appears as a tall nobleman adorned in dark worn out green and gray clothing with ancient jewelry. He wears an iron crown and carries an iron scepter. His handsome face hides a vicious smile and sharp calculating eyes. He is father to all Disciples and intervenes regularly to destroy those that would see the spirit extinguished.
TOWER OF MALADIES
Dranimarsh, The Plague Bearer
Sickness, disease, physical curses, blight, rot, infinite plagues
The Plague Bearer hails from a very bleak region of his home plane. His realm of dominion is to unleash unfathomable diseases, plagues, and poison into other planes. It is said he is the demon who instructed Ahriman in the ways of pestilence. More ancient than the Four Horsemen, Dranimarsh is skilled in teaching the Sorcerer in the art of botanical poison-making as well as crafting poison by milking poisonous creatures and arachnids, which are also his favored living things in any plane. Dranimarsh appears as a disease-infected giant of a man. His matted hair is short and his stature is strong and powerful. He speaks in an aggressive tone, and whenever he speaks, noxious vapor creeps from his mouth.
TOWER OF WHISPERS
Eldraath, The Pale Mother
Bewitchment, love, lust, sex magick, dominance, fertility, infertility
Rumored to be the mother of demons and succubi, even before Lilith, Eldraath is the mother of all things in all planes born with the ‘calling’; a sense of deeper knowledge displayed at a young age, which drives magically-inclined souls to seek out ascension in their lives. Call upon the Pale Mother when seeking to conceive a child born with the ‘calling’, or keep oneself from conceiving, or to enhance your personal beauty and charisma. Be careful as you do not become infatuated by her or overwhelmed by your own vanity as it too can be an inescapable prison. Eldraath appears with white skin, straight black hair that extends to her thighs, and her eyes are filled with blood as to shine like rubies. Her lips are black like tar as well as her tongue. Her hands also are stained black up to her elbows like gloves. Similarly, her feet are stained the same way up to her thighs and she speaks in a hypnotic, alluring voice. Black horns twist upward from her skull and are partially hidden by a crown forged from rubies and cherry wood.
TOWER OF PAIN
Hananjür, The Iron Sentinel
Combat, physical prowess, pain, justice, retribution
His place in Cernobog’s court is to administer torture and pain to any soul Cernobog or the Sorcerer calling him requires to be punished. He seems to have more the mentality of an obedient machine than a demon, as he takes no pleasure or regret in his torments. Hananjür appears more like a Greek statue than as a living being. He seems not to display any signs of vitality whatsoever, and his voice seems more telepathic than verbal. His eyes remain forever open and aware.
TOWER OF SECRETS
Illkeserod, The Keeper of Secrets
Knowledge, hidden wisdom, secrets, scholarship, application of information
Lady Illkeserod is most delicate in her approach as well as demeanor. She knows all secrets kept by any person, angel, demon, god, spirit, and knows all hidden mysteries locked away in grimoires. She scans and analyzes all iterations of knowledge throughout the planes. The Lady of Knowledge will openly teach any mage that which they yearn to be educated in. It is preferred by her to relay theses secrets via overtly vivid dreams that often bring the mage to lose their definition of time and space. She is thorough in assuring her lessons are never lost. She is the embodiment of all innovation that knowledge brings and favors those that understand the value of education. She is strict, fair, and nurturing to her Disciples as she requires only those truly devoted to holding secret knowledge close to their hearts. The Keeper of Secrets appears as a beautiful woman of porcelain skin and white hair. She dresses in black, red, and golden robes. Surrounded by books of great knowledge and grimoires. All of which speak to her and float abound.
TOWER OF THE FALLEN
Kaziel, The Fallen Angel of Limitlessness
War, combat, perseverance, martial arts, law enforcement, military
As a master archer and Archangel of War, he was proud of his excellence and perfection. When he slew Adam for eating the forbidden fruit in Eden, even against his god’s order, Jehovah plucked out his aiming eye and threw him into Hell for his disobedience and zealotry. Kaziel knows the secrets of immortality as he too walked between Heaven and the Earth. He knows how to survive any skirmish and knows the tactics to win any war or conflict. Kaziel can teach this to any Disciple who seeks knowledge of eternal life through martial prowess. Kaziel appears as a handsome man with dark hair and eyes. He wears a dark tunic, pants, and boots. Black tattered bird wings stem from his back and his carries with him a massive sword at all times.
TOWER OF ATROPHY
Zazazel, The Buried King & Lord of Keraktes
Necromancy, transfiguration, lichdom, magick, undeath, necromantic reanimation
Zazazel was once a Necromancer and learned the arts by which to transfigure his body by altering the properties of his soul, so that should his body die, he could replace it or reanimate it, and thus live eternally. He knows how to speak with any dead soul, drain the life of another to replenish oneself, reanimate the dead, trap and bind souls, and can teach all forms of necromantic knowledge to any Disciple seeking it. Zazazel appears as a half-rotted, half-mummified corpse of a monk. He wears an iron crown and carries with him a staff made of iron, its shaft wrapped in flesh. At times, his grimoire, bound in the flesh of his nemesis and former mentor floats at his side. His familiar is a necromantic hybrid of raven and crow; seemingly both having been sewn together.
TOWER OF UMBRA
Nykarleth, Queen of the Shade Realm
As the Zhanith resides in shadow, Nykarleth and her kin creep even deeper within their own shadows. In a sub-plane which borders both Keraktes and L’Oirna Isto, the Queen of the Shade Realm known as Szhahqinar, Nykarleth waits for a time when the world will grow dark and she may unleash the Zhanith en mass into the planes. She is, by all means, the true Zhanith Goddess, even before Ibin would be their leader. Nykarleth is shadow itself. Her children, the Dark Ones as they are simply called are black humanoid figures with very cryptic features. Two large spikes of shadow emerge from their heads like ears and their hands end in extremely long and sharp claws. In all ways, they resemble Nykarleth though she can shape the shadows to reveal a more approachable form. She, now having been released and joined with the Cabal, and having reconciled with the Zhanith, Nykarleth offers her Disciples all power from the shadows, all power from the Zhanith for they derive it from her. She teaches umbral transubstantiation as well as using shadows as weapons to mutilate and decimate one’s foes.
TOWER OF CRESSEN
Illivryn, Spider Mother of the Draelith
Draelith, Seduction, Arachnids/Spiders, & Araneamagia
The Valsharess shows herself in her true form; a draelith with her long white hair pulled back tightly. She wears a leather corset made from mortal flesh as well as her tall boots. Her fingers and ears are adorned with rings of precious metals and she carries a barbed whip at all times. She wears a crown atop her head that is fashioned in the shape of a spider.
TOWER OF THE ABYSS
Senerron, Demon Empress of the Abyss
Abysmal magick, demonic servants, seduction, murder, poison
A murky pit of ever-expanding filth, blood, sinew, and tears whirls beneath the lowest layers of the Hells. Reaching for eons at the tail of Maergzjirah, Senerron’s plea was only recently answered. As the Mistress of the Abyss, she leads the hordes of putrid and unholy fiends from their pits into the multiverse as an ally specifically to the Cabal over all else. Rejected by her own kind, she shares a common bond with all who dwell in Maergzjirah as well as its Disciples. Senerron appears as a gaunt woman in her early thirties dressed in the flesh of humans and Demons alike. Her black hair is wet with toxic black ooze. Together, she swears fealty to our ways and offers us her mastery over the summoning and command of all abysmal creatures, the power to channel hellfire into every action, word, and thought, and how to crush one’s enemies with only a mere thought of evil, or to speak their doom, for to do so with her blessing opens wide the maw of the Pits and spews the immolating poison of the soul upon all who oppose the Disciple.
TOWER OF STARS
Xath’kyrzian, Primordial King of the Cosmos
Raw carnal unchained power, universal energies (a combination of the elements), dusk, dawn
The Ancient King sits at the throne of all elemental might and refinement. It is he that molds and equalizes the cosmos. He is the wisdom of eternity . The temperance of ambition . His guidance unto his Disciples leads infallibly unto Apotheosis . Those that heed his wisdom are those that remain eternal . Appearing as a giant of a man clad in forest green with a black cloak that takes the shape of wings as he moves about. His hair is wild and dark, reaching the middle of his back . His eyes burn with an ambition and power unseen since the Aeons walked Etheris.