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==Post Unification Background==
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The Pits, The Underworld, The Netherrealm, or simply '''Hell''' is a place on Twisted where the dead and dammed tend to congregate.
  
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[[File:Hell.jpg|right|250px|thumb|The City of Dis]]
During a war between legions of the undead and the Council of Twisted, a vast track of the main city was forcibly removed and banished to a neighboring reality. As this area was populated those who found themselves removed with it began to build outwards in this harsh environment which began to be known as Hell.
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Unified by a Council created by [[Senior_Diablo|Señior Diablo]], the outcast citizens managed to force back the undead and push the boundaries of that settlement into a full city. Since taking control of Twisted's Council, Diablo has been bringing those innocent souls back to Twisted and has actively sought to help them acclimate back into their old lives. The current state of "Hell" is unknown at this time.
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Depending on how and where one enters Hell, it might seem easy to confuse with just another overlapping world on Twisted. This is far from the case however. It is made up of several layers which descend deeper and deeper into places no mortal man should ever dream to see.  
  
==Pre-Unification Background==
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{{warning}}'''THIS INFORMATION IS NOT CONSIDERED PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE.''' Only those with legitimate lifetime knowledge of the arcane should know even ''half'' of the material covered in this page. Even those damned souls who reside in Hell probably couldn't explain each layer or what it contains knowing only about the layer they are currently residing upon. If a character should be found to know more than they should there will be IC consequences.
  
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Knowledge is power, even in Hell.
  
<div class="mw-collapsible-content" style="width: 80%;"><br />Twisted's Hell became one of the first examples of worlds '''merging''' together on Twisted. It was formed when various alternate versions of Hell began to overlap. The demons and the dead were in chaos and no one was sure what to do or how to react. That is of course until Señior Diablo took control. Diablo set up the [[:Category:Hell_Council|Hell Council]] to oversee and govern the newly combined Hells. The Council was granted seven seats representing different areas or aspects of this new Hell. Now unified and following a unified goal, the Hell Council began to encourage worlds to connect and merge deliberately with the idea that these worlds would merge eventually on their own and speeding up the processes would simply allow them to control how the end result came out. This outlook was a constant source of conflict between Twisted's Council and the Hell Council as the two never saw eye to eye over the matter, neither did the idea that there were innocent souls in Hell who had arrived due to merging worlds and did not belong. This eventually led to the war between the two Councils that nearly destroyed Twisted.
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==The Hell Council==
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Twisted's Hell became one of the first examples of worlds '''merging''' together on Twisted. It was formed when various alternate versions of Hell began to overlap. The demons and the dead were in chaos and no one was sure what to do or how to react. That is of course until [[Senior Diablo|Señior Diablo]] took control. Diablo set up the [[:Category:Hell_Council|Hell Council]] to oversee and govern the newly combined Hells. The Council was granted seven seats representing different areas or aspects of this new Hell. Now unified and following a unified goal, the Hell Council began to encourage worlds to connect and merge deliberately with the idea that these worlds would merge eventually on their own and speeding up the processes would simply allow them to control how the end result came out. This outlook was a constant source of conflict between Twisted's Council and the Hell Council as the two never saw eye to eye over the matter, neither did the idea that there were innocent souls in Hell who had arrived due to merging worlds and did not belong. This eventually led to the war between the two Councils that nearly destroyed Twisted.
  
'''Layers of Hell'''
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==A Tourist's Guide to Hell==
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If using [[the Waiting Room]] as your point of entry, characters will first find themselves having to pay the Oarsman to cross the River Styx. The river cannot be crossed by any other means. From there they'll find themselves in the endless Wasteplanes, the third layer of Hell. Purgatory rests above them with the Astral plane above that. These are of course more overlapping than literal, but demons like bureaucracy. From here down things get very literal.
  
* The Endless Plains
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===The Endless Plains===
The top-most layer of Hell is known as the Endless Plains. The inspiration for this layer comes from the pages of the [[:Category:JtHM|Johnny the Homicidal Maniac]], the comic where both Diablo and [[Johnny_C|Johnny C.]] originate. The Endless Plains are literally an endless wasteland where the only distinguishing feature aside from some random jagged rocks is a giant eye which hovers ominously in the sky. The damned in this layer of Hell are obsessed with the idea of building cities under the gaze of that eye, making them feel important and accomplished. But as the eye randomly moves, so do the souls in the cities - choosing to create new cities rather than stay and maintain the one they're in. Because of this, this layer of Hell is littered with these abandoned cities in various states of disrepair.  
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Here, save for red skies, there's very little to warn someone of their dammed location. The terrain will go on forever and scattered all around are abandoned cities. The cities are in good repair and the shops are even fully stocked, but you'll not find a single soul to be found in them. As [[Senior Diablo|Señior Diablo]] would explain, the dammed are constantly building and abandoning these structures trying to stay in view of the sun-like orb that travels across the skies. The orb is actually a giant eye and the self absorbed feel attracted to it trying to always keep the center of attention. It's best not to pay these types much mind.
  
* The Endless Wastes
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Beneath the cities are various tunnels and sewers which all fall into a dark, black abyss. There the most basic of scaffolding exists from the poor souls who've tried to climb up or down through this layer of the Hells. It is extremely dangerous and falling will plunge one into the infinite nothingness for all time. But if you insist on continuing...
Separated from the Endless Plains by a region of seemingly endless nothing, and connected by ancient scaffolding twisting downwards through the darkness between them, the Wastes are home to the demonic population of Hell. There grand cities like the city of Dis are built and seeing the damned being tortured or mutilated are commonplace. In fact it's in the city of Dis that judgements are decided for the souls who lived sinful lives and deserve some sort of eternal punishment - assuming they aren't recruited first of course. The Spire which houses Hell's Council's chambers can be found in this layer of Hell as well.
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* The Heart of Destruction
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Eventually all paths lead to a church. A single, ordinary building straight out of one's darkest nightmares about the Black Mass. It is filled full of bodies, all of them butchered, mangled, and very fresh. They hang on hooks, are draped across tables and pews, and everywhere are candles which eternally burn making it impossible to look away. This is a literal metaphor for leaving one's past behind and the final resting place of those who've tried to escape Hell and failed. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
Continuing the journey downwards eventually brings one to the chaotic Heart of Destruction. There the normal perception of gravity is inverted as the streets and temples to various deities and Council Members are built on the inside of a spherical chamber in which the center beats a giant bloody heart, or a screaming skull, or a banana. The actual Heart of Destruction is chaotic, as mentioned before, and will change it's shape randomly without rhyme or reason. This is considered a highly spiritual area and all damned souls pass through here eventually.
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===The Endless Wastes===
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Outside the Church is the "True Hell", the Populated Planes. Here are the Demon Cities such as Dis and home to Demons, Liches, Succubi, and the like. Every day the lesser dammed are brought to the Courtyard of Dis and put on trial by the [[Johnny C|Lord of Retributions]] who decides what eternal, infernal punishment they should receive. Here is also where soul coins are minted, one for each damned soul who should enter Hell. Each one represents ownership of the soul in question and these coins are used as currency regardless of the current fate of the person they stand for. Many are ignored and left to their own private tortures for all eternity, but some souls with especially noteworthy value are used to enslave those souls to the holder to do that person's bidding. Sometimes these souls are even forced into fighting in Hell's Colosseum, Malebolge, for the amusement of the demons who reside here. The Spire which houses Hell's Council's chambers can be found in this layer of Hell as well.
  
* The Labyrinth
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It is possible at this level to be trapped attempting to go any further downwards, left lost for all eternity amidst the dead, dammed, and screaming. Some places here, often called the Dreadplane, literally cannot be left again. Making it impossible to go anywhere else. But if somehow you should find your way to the Thorne Plane without falling prey to these horrors...
Deep below all of the known regions of Twisted's Hell are a dense network of passages known as the Labyrinth. These passages, carved by the very dead who were originally enslaved there, are guarded by [[Xipe Totec|the Hell Priest]] and his Cenobites - Hell's version of [[:Category:TASK|TASK]] where membership is eternal. It is a place where pain and pleasure are carried hand in hand and anyone unfortunate enough to find their way there are never allowed to leave. Inspired by Clive Barker's Hellraiser, the Labyrinth is the only thing keeping the slumbering Leviathan below from waking up and destroying the Hells above it, and likely the rest of existence afterwards...
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===The Heart of Destruction===
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Considered the literal heart of Hell is the Heart of Chaos. A large round chamber with roads that snake along the walls all looking up at a giant beating heart, or a skull, or an eye, or whatever else it wants to be at this moment. As it is the Heart of Chaos it is always changing, always shifting. This is considered a highly spiritual area and all damned souls pass through here eventually. Along the roads here are the temples of worship for those who form the Council of Hell each plucked from their own minds and made real in more ways than one. However, there is always another layer below.
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Traveling the sewers beneath the Heart of Chaos brings one to the Grand Library of Hell. A massive library that contains a record of everything ever written down. All sins. All knowledge. It is from here that the Devil gains his power. It is here that the secrets of the universe can be found, with one specific exception.
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===The Labyrinth===
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Protected at the absolute bottom of Hell by a never ending Labyrinth rests the true face of chaos, an Elder God who would destroy the known multiverse if ever awakened. The Lord of this Labyrinth is the powerful demon, Leviathan, who presides over the maze of the mind. Leviathan's gaze pierces the very soul of those it falls upon, forcing them to experience every sin they've ever committed in life or death all at once. Serving the will of Leviathan are the horrid abominations known as Cenobites which have been twisted and mangled into a nightmare of leather and flesh and are always searching the Labyrinth for another to add to their rank.
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The leader of the Cenobites is of course the one demon in Hell that even the Devil himself fears. The Hell Priest, [[Xipe Totec]], who has authority over all the damned souls of Hell and has been known to even take members of the Hell Council should he find them guilty of needing his unique services. May you never have to meet him.
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==Post Unification Background==
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This information was found to be a fabrication created by Señior Diablo himself:
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''During a war between legions of the undead and the Council of Twisted, a vast track of the main city was forcibly removed and banished to a neighboring reality. As this area was populated those who found themselves removed with it began to build outwards in this harsh environment which began to be known as Hell.''
  
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''Unified by a Council created by Señior Diablo, the outcast citizens managed to force back the undead and push the boundaries of that settlement into a full city. Since taking control of Twisted's Council, Diablo has been bringing those innocent souls back to Twisted and has actively sought to help them acclimate back into their old lives. The current state of "Hell" is unknown at this time.''
==Rumors and Speculation==
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Many people have come to believe that Hell is more than just a name. It is a world similar to Twisted that actually connects and combines the various Hells of the multiverse into a singular realm populated by demons and the undead. Evidence of this exists in the form of the [[The_Waiting_Room|The Waiting Room]] where no specification exists between the afterlife and the realm where those banished from Twisted resided. While we're assured that this isn't the case and that this 'Hell' realm is just a colorful nickname; descriptions of demon cities, torture, and a massive underground labyrinth have been spoken of in hushed tones by those 'innocents' which Diablo has freed. Infact, looking up members of the [[:category:Hell_Council|Hell Council]] in the kiosk database reveal that-
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Revision as of 18:41, 8 September 2019

The Pits, The Underworld, The Netherrealm, or simply Hell is a place on Twisted where the dead and dammed tend to congregate.

The City of Dis

Depending on how and where one enters Hell, it might seem easy to confuse with just another overlapping world on Twisted. This is far from the case however. It is made up of several layers which descend deeper and deeper into places no mortal man should ever dream to see.

Warning Warning: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT CONSIDERED PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE. Only those with legitimate lifetime knowledge of the arcane should know even half of the material covered in this page. Even those damned souls who reside in Hell probably couldn't explain each layer or what it contains knowing only about the layer they are currently residing upon. If a character should be found to know more than they should there will be IC consequences.

Knowledge is power, even in Hell.

The Hell Council

Twisted's Hell became one of the first examples of worlds merging together on Twisted. It was formed when various alternate versions of Hell began to overlap. The demons and the dead were in chaos and no one was sure what to do or how to react. That is of course until Señior Diablo took control. Diablo set up the Hell Council to oversee and govern the newly combined Hells. The Council was granted seven seats representing different areas or aspects of this new Hell. Now unified and following a unified goal, the Hell Council began to encourage worlds to connect and merge deliberately with the idea that these worlds would merge eventually on their own and speeding up the processes would simply allow them to control how the end result came out. This outlook was a constant source of conflict between Twisted's Council and the Hell Council as the two never saw eye to eye over the matter, neither did the idea that there were innocent souls in Hell who had arrived due to merging worlds and did not belong. This eventually led to the war between the two Councils that nearly destroyed Twisted.

A Tourist's Guide to Hell

If using the Waiting Room as your point of entry, characters will first find themselves having to pay the Oarsman to cross the River Styx. The river cannot be crossed by any other means. From there they'll find themselves in the endless Wasteplanes, the third layer of Hell. Purgatory rests above them with the Astral plane above that. These are of course more overlapping than literal, but demons like bureaucracy. From here down things get very literal.

The Endless Plains

Here, save for red skies, there's very little to warn someone of their dammed location. The terrain will go on forever and scattered all around are abandoned cities. The cities are in good repair and the shops are even fully stocked, but you'll not find a single soul to be found in them. As Señior Diablo would explain, the dammed are constantly building and abandoning these structures trying to stay in view of the sun-like orb that travels across the skies. The orb is actually a giant eye and the self absorbed feel attracted to it trying to always keep the center of attention. It's best not to pay these types much mind.

Beneath the cities are various tunnels and sewers which all fall into a dark, black abyss. There the most basic of scaffolding exists from the poor souls who've tried to climb up or down through this layer of the Hells. It is extremely dangerous and falling will plunge one into the infinite nothingness for all time. But if you insist on continuing...

Eventually all paths lead to a church. A single, ordinary building straight out of one's darkest nightmares about the Black Mass. It is filled full of bodies, all of them butchered, mangled, and very fresh. They hang on hooks, are draped across tables and pews, and everywhere are candles which eternally burn making it impossible to look away. This is a literal metaphor for leaving one's past behind and the final resting place of those who've tried to escape Hell and failed. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

The Endless Wastes

Outside the Church is the "True Hell", the Populated Planes. Here are the Demon Cities such as Dis and home to Demons, Liches, Succubi, and the like. Every day the lesser dammed are brought to the Courtyard of Dis and put on trial by the Lord of Retributions who decides what eternal, infernal punishment they should receive. Here is also where soul coins are minted, one for each damned soul who should enter Hell. Each one represents ownership of the soul in question and these coins are used as currency regardless of the current fate of the person they stand for. Many are ignored and left to their own private tortures for all eternity, but some souls with especially noteworthy value are used to enslave those souls to the holder to do that person's bidding. Sometimes these souls are even forced into fighting in Hell's Colosseum, Malebolge, for the amusement of the demons who reside here. The Spire which houses Hell's Council's chambers can be found in this layer of Hell as well.

It is possible at this level to be trapped attempting to go any further downwards, left lost for all eternity amidst the dead, dammed, and screaming. Some places here, often called the Dreadplane, literally cannot be left again. Making it impossible to go anywhere else. But if somehow you should find your way to the Thorne Plane without falling prey to these horrors...

The Heart of Destruction

Considered the literal heart of Hell is the Heart of Chaos. A large round chamber with roads that snake along the walls all looking up at a giant beating heart, or a skull, or an eye, or whatever else it wants to be at this moment. As it is the Heart of Chaos it is always changing, always shifting. This is considered a highly spiritual area and all damned souls pass through here eventually. Along the roads here are the temples of worship for those who form the Council of Hell each plucked from their own minds and made real in more ways than one. However, there is always another layer below.

Traveling the sewers beneath the Heart of Chaos brings one to the Grand Library of Hell. A massive library that contains a record of everything ever written down. All sins. All knowledge. It is from here that the Devil gains his power. It is here that the secrets of the universe can be found, with one specific exception.

The Labyrinth

Protected at the absolute bottom of Hell by a never ending Labyrinth rests the true face of chaos, an Elder God who would destroy the known multiverse if ever awakened. The Lord of this Labyrinth is the powerful demon, Leviathan, who presides over the maze of the mind. Leviathan's gaze pierces the very soul of those it falls upon, forcing them to experience every sin they've ever committed in life or death all at once. Serving the will of Leviathan are the horrid abominations known as Cenobites which have been twisted and mangled into a nightmare of leather and flesh and are always searching the Labyrinth for another to add to their rank.

The leader of the Cenobites is of course the one demon in Hell that even the Devil himself fears. The Hell Priest, Xipe Totec, who has authority over all the damned souls of Hell and has been known to even take members of the Hell Council should he find them guilty of needing his unique services. May you never have to meet him.

Post Unification Background

This information was found to be a fabrication created by Señior Diablo himself:

During a war between legions of the undead and the Council of Twisted, a vast track of the main city was forcibly removed and banished to a neighboring reality. As this area was populated those who found themselves removed with it began to build outwards in this harsh environment which began to be known as Hell.

Unified by a Council created by Señior Diablo, the outcast citizens managed to force back the undead and push the boundaries of that settlement into a full city. Since taking control of Twisted's Council, Diablo has been bringing those innocent souls back to Twisted and has actively sought to help them acclimate back into their old lives. The current state of "Hell" is unknown at this time.

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