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Erinys (Fury Devil)

Erinyes exact vengeance and bloody justice for a creature’s crimes, torturing and punishing their victims in ironic fashion before allowing them the escape of death. While an erinys appears as a fallen angel and the first erinyes shared that origin, erinyes now originate in myriad ways, some promoted from lesser devils and others shaped from lemures themselves forged from the souls of torturers and persecutors. The erinyes’ origin is entwined with Eiseth, herself a fallen angel and one of Hell’s most powerful demigods. The first erinyes were all considered to be Eiseth’s metaphorical daughters, but erinyes formed since that time are no longer limited to a single gender.

Recall Knowledge (Religion): DC 24

ErinysCreature 8

LEMediumDevilFiend
Source Bestiary pg. 89
Perception +18; greater darkvision, true seeing
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal; telepathy 100 feet
Skills Acrobatics +17, Crafting +14, Deception +19, Diplomacy +15, Intimidation +19, Religion +16, Stealth +17
Str +5, Dex +5, Con +5, Int +2, Wis +4, Cha +5
Items 100 feet of erinys-hair rope, breastplate, longsword, +1 striking composite longbow (60 arrows)
AC 27, Fort +17, Ref +19, Will +16; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 120; Immunities fire; Resistances physical 5 (except silver), poison 10; Weaknesses good 5
Speed 25 feet, fly 40 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action flaming longsword +19 (evil, fire, magical, versatile P), Damage 1d8+8 slashing plus 1d6 evil and 1d6 fireRanged Single ActionSingle Action flaming composite longbow +20 (deadly 1d10, evil, fire, magical, range increment 100 feet, reload 0, volley 30 feet), Damage 2d8+4 piercing plus 1d6 evil and 1d6 fireRanged Single ActionSingle Action rope +19 (magical, range increment 30 feet), Damage rope snareDivine Innate Spells DC 26; 5th dimension door; 4th dimension door (at will), divine wrath, retributive pain; 3rd fear (at will); 2nd illusory disguise (at will), illusory object; Constant (6th) true seeing
Rituals DC 26; 1st infernal pact
Flames of Fury Any weapon an erinys holds gains the effects of a flaming rune while they hold it.Furious Fusillade Three ActionsThree Actions The erinys hovers in place if they are flying and fires one arrow at any number of creatures in a 30-foot cone. Each attack is rolled separately. This counts as one attack for the purpose of the erinysfs multiple attack penalty.Rope Snare An erinys carries a coil of rope woven of their hair (use the statistics for rope) that animates in their hands. When a creature is hit by the erinys’s rope, a segment of the rope tears loose and wraps itself around the creature, imposing a 10–foot circumstance penalty to Speed. The piece that tears off is 10 feet long for a Medium or smaller creature, and doubles in length for each size larger than Medium. When a creature Escapes the effect (DC 26), the detached segment of rope withers away into useless black sludge.

All Monsters in "Devil"

NameLevel
Barbazu (Bearded Devil)5
Erinys (Fury Devil)8
Gelugon (Ice Devil)13
Imp1
Lemure0
Osyluth (Bone Devil)9
Phistophilus (Contract Devil)10
Pit Fiend (Tyrant Devil)20

Devil

Source Bestiary pg. 86
Masters of corruption and architects of conquest, devils seek both to tempt mortal life to join in their pursuit of all things profane and to spread tyranny throughout all worlds. The temptations they offer mortals range from great powers granted by the signing of an infernal contract to twisted favors following a whispered pledge to a diabolic patron, or any number of even subtler exchanges. Those who succumb to these temptations find themselves consigned to an afterlife of endless torment in the pits of Hell, wherein the only hope of escape lies in the chance of being promoted to become a devil in the infernal ranks. Every devil has a specific role to play in the upkeep of the remorseless bureaucratic machine that is Hell, from soldiers and scholars to inquisitors, lawyers, judges, and executioners. Lowly lemures and imps perform subservient labor to more powerful and specialized devils, such as contract devils and erinyes, while the greatest pit fiends command entire infernal armies.

Archdevils

At any one time, eight archdevils rule the eight upper layers of Hell, while the deepest layer is ruled by Asmodeus. Each archdevil is a unique demigod with a dedicated role in guiding the infernal machine forward. Barbatos is the doorwarden of Hellʼs uppermost layer, while Dispater rules Hellʼs largest city. Mammon guards Hellʼs treasuries, and Belial designs new weapons for Hellʼs legions. Geryon is the oldest archdevil and keeper of many secrets, while Moloch leads Hellʼs armies. Baalzebul is a brooding archdevil who has fallen from Asmodeusʼs favor, while mighty Mephistopheles was formed from the plane of Hell itself.

Diabolic Divinities

Many unique and powerful devils hold positions of power in Hell. The most numerous of these are the infernal dukes, many of whom were promoted to this position from already impressive statures as pit fiends. The supreme ruler of Hell itself is Asmodeus, the Prince of Darkness. Between these two tiers rule the eight archdevils—see the sidebar on the facing page.

Diabolic Locations

The nine layers of Hell are the planar home of all devils, and they much prefer its tyrannically ordered environs to anywhere else in the multiverse. Yet devils can be encountered anywhere mortals can be tempted by infernal bargains or seek diabolic aid. On Golarion, the nation of Cheliax is particularly aligned with Hell. Its government is based upon Hellʼs organization, and the state church is that of Asmodeus.

Fiendish Relations

Devils view daemonsʼ constant hunt for souls as a short-sighted waste of potential, and demonsʼ chaotic destruction of society and flesh as uncivilized and obnoxious, but they do not loathe their fiendish counterparts. Indeed, most devils are more than willing to take advantage of daemons and demons as they can to further their own machinations.

Other Devils

The devils presented on these pages are a small sampling of the torments Hell has to offer. Other devils, like the inquisition-focused bone devils, the cherub-faced and fly-bodied accuser devils, and the aquatic drowning devil are a few examples of these widespread immortal creatures.