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The
Abyss

To
the Planes


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Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus
Bosch

It is the
home of one of the principal combatants in the blood war, the Tanar’ri (once
called demons) and some chaotic evil creatures and deities.

The Abyss
is said to consists of an infinite amount of layers connected by the River of
Blood, though the total number of layers is also quoted as 666. However, some
have been identified and catalogued.

These layers
include

Layers

The Abyss


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Layer 1
Plain of Infinite Portals

Most common
Astral entry layer to the Abyss, this layer also connects to Stygia and Pandemonium


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Layer 2
Drillers’ Hives

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Layer 3
Forgotten Land


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Layer 4 Grand Abyss

This plane is animate and
malleable whim, and connects to layer 500.

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Layer 6
Realm of a Million Eyes

(Great Mother’s
realm)

Places
of Interest

Failing Sight

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Layer 7
Phantom Plane

(Sess’innek’s
realm)

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Layer 8
Skin-shedder


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Layer 9
Burningwater


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Layer 10
That Hellhole

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Layer 11
Molrat

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Layer 12
Twelvetrees

(Court of
Shabriri) This plane connects to the layer 393

Places
of Interest

Ship of Chaos

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Layer 13
Blood Tor

(Beshaba’s
& Umberlee’s realm)

Places
of Interest

Gallowshill the Fortress
of Taramanda

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Layer 14 A’Shad’Ifohg

Places of Interest

A’Shad’Ifohg’s Fall

The Tower of Fangs

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Layer 15 The Courts
of Mustering

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Layer 16 The Endless
Graveyard

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Layer 17 The whispering
Lights

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Layer 19 Falserapture

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Layer 23
Iron Wastes

(Kostchtchie‘s
realm)

Places of Interest

Glacier Citadel

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Layer 27 Malignebula

(Lissa’aere the Noxious’
realm)

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Layer 30 Slimeflow

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Layer 31Deserts of Still
Silver

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Layer 32 Deserts of
Still Silver

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Layer 33 Hollowshell

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Layer 37 The feeding
Reach

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Layer 45 Azzagrat

(Graz’zt‘s
realm)A desert plane of arid scrub, which connects to layers 205, 361, and 425

Places
of interest

Argent Palace

Zelatar

Zrintor, the
Viper Forest

The River
of Salt

Samora

The Counting
House


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Layer
46 Azzagrat

(Graz’zt‘s
realm)


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Layer
47 Azzagrat


(Graz’zt‘s realm)


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Layer 49
The Horrid Sea

Places
of Interest

Sanspathos
the Lingering City


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Layer 53
Impalator (The Glass Spikes)

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Layer 54

Court of Sceirion.
All four planes are interconnected throughout, and share planar geographical
features. The Keep of Rhieaz is Sceirion’s stronghold

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Layer 55

Court of Sceirion.
All four planes are interconnected throughout, and share planar geographical
features. The Keep of Rhieaz is Sceirion’s stronghold

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Layer 56

Court of Sceirion.
All four planes are interconnected throughout, and share planar geographical
features. The Keep of Rhieaz is Sceirion’s stronghold

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Layer 57 Tortuous Truth

(Duke Alvarez’s
realm)

Court of Sceirion.
All four planes are interconnected throughout, and share planar geographical
features. The Keep of Rhieaz is Sceirion’s stronghold


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Layer 63
Chitinous

(Mantha’s
Realm)

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Layer 65 Court of Arachnadia, Demon Queen of Spiders

The 65th layer
is Arachnadia’s secondary domain and hidey hole, the 66th is her web. Her web connects
to the layer 500, and both layers connect to various alternate Primes through
permanent gates that Arachnadia has created as invasion routes

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Layer 66
Demonweb Pits

(Arachnadia’s realm)

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Layer 67
Heaving Hills

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Layer 69
Crushing Plain


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Layer 70
Ice Floe

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Layer 71
Spirac

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Layer 72
Darklight

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Layer 73
Wells of Darkness


A Prime-like layer wracked by constant storms. It also connects to layer 371

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Layer 74
Smaragd

(Meershaulk’s
realm, Ramenos’ realm) Stygia impinges upon this layer

Places
of Interest

The Viper
Pit (Sseth’s realm)

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Layer 79

A Prime-like
plane of magical weakness. No spells greater than 6th level will function (including
magic item effects). This plane connects to layer 371


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Layer 80 That Miserable
Place

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Layer 85

A mountainous
layer, and home to many abyssal dragons, this was also the court of the Tiamat
pretender Miatta. Miatta’s hoard and consorts were scattered after her demise
at the hands of Trillz the Dark

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Layer 88
The Gaping Maw

(Demogorgon‘s realm, formerly
Yam’s realm)

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Layer 89 Demozg

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Layer 100 The Forge of the Abyss

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Layer 101
The Endless Enigma

A prison layer
of non-euclidean and tesseractian chambers, created through the combined powers
of Alrunes, Fraz-Urb’luu, Sceirion, Obox-ob, and Abraxus. This level is often
the destination of gate traps. The only being to have ever escaped its confines, Baphomet, entered on a bet and emerged 7500 years later. Most demonic scholars
believe that each of the plane’s creators built special strongholds and caches
throughout its structures. In addition to creatures indigenous to this unique
environment, the plane is inhabited by various failed experiments, political
prisoners, invaders, adventurers (Prime-planar, demonic, and otherwise), and
such.


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Layer 112 Stalkingbones
(The Font of Skeletons)

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Layer 113 Thanatos,
The Belly of Death

(Kiaransalee’s realm, formerly Orcus‘ realm)

Places of Interest

Forbidden Citadel

Naratyr, City of the Dead

Lachrymosa, the Cauldron
of Tears

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Layer 114
Open Grave

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Layer 120 Court of Yeenoghu
Demon Lord of Gnolls and Ghouls

A hilly,
forested plane, and Yeenoghu’s personal domain where he hunts

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Layer 121

A hilly, forested
plane the training-ground for Yeenoghu’s Gnolls, gnoles, gholes, thouls, Ghouls,
trolls, and legions of demons

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Layer 128 The Slugbed

(Lupercio’s realm)

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Layer 142 Lifebane

(Chemosh’s
realm)

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Layer 149

Court of Baphomet,
A King of Demonkind. Baphomet‘s
layer is mazey, with various open courtyards that contain forests, seas, and
his palace (at the center of the plane, of course). The demon Belitfint is Baphomet‘s
chief aide and major domo. It has a link to Atlantis in the Hellas under the
palace of king Minos in Crete

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Layer 153

This chaos
plane connects to Limbo and layer 371

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Layer 156 Boggywood

Places of Interest

Abblerston

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Layer 176 Hollow’s Heart

(Fraz Urblu’s new realm)

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Layer 181

Rotting Plain
(Laogzed’s realm)

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Layer 184

This plane
is an empty husk, a barren vacuum. An open conduit to the Negative Material
plane has drained this plane of all life. For all practical purposes, this plane
is an extension of the Negative Material Plane, and all magics that require
contact with that plane function normally on this layer of the Abyss

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Layer 193
Vulgarea

(Eshebala’s
realm)

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Layer 212
The Dead Court of Orcus

These planes
are a huge graveyard wherein all known and unknown forms of undead are represented
among the populace. Chadun is Orcus‘ chief lieutenant, who controls entrance
to the plane through the unnamed city of bones which guards access to Orcus
realm

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Layer 213
The Dead Court of Orcus

These planes
are a huge graveyard wherein all known and unknown forms of undead are represented
among the populace. Chadun is Orcus‘ chief lieutenant, who controls entrance
to the plane through the unnamed city of bones which guards access to Orcus
realm

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Layer 214 The Dead Court of Orcus

These planes
are a huge graveyard wherein all known and unknown forms of undead are represented
among the populace. Chadun is Orcus‘ chief lieutenant, who controls entrance
to the plane through the unnamed city of bones which guards access to Orcus
realm

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Layer 215 The Dead Court of Orcus

These planes
are a huge graveyard wherein all known and unknown forms of undead are represented
among the populace. Chadun is Orcus‘ chief lieutenant, who controls entrance
to the plane through the unnamed city of bones which guards access to Orcus
realm

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Layer 221 Blekhole

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Layer 222
Shedaklah

(Juiblex’s
realm, Zuggtmoy’s realm) (Court of Tsuggtmoy, Demon Queen of Fungi). This layer
is a vast plain of moldering fungus which sinks into vaporous swampy masses
of putrescence. Rivers and lakes of slime cross its surface. Tsuggtmoy holds
court in a bowl-like depression in the lowest depths of the layer’s swamps.
This plane connects to layer 457

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Layer 223 Rarandreth

Offalmound (Moander’s
realm, abandoned)

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Layer 229

A spatial
plane of white and black geometry, clouded by shades of grey. This plane is
home to many xuphaitz demons, and other, odder creatures. Think M. C. Escher.
This layer connects to layer 371

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Layer 241

(Grankhul’s
and Skiggaret’s realm)

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Layer 246

A prime-like
layer of rifts, hills, and craggy mountains. This plane is home to many races
of giants, and connects to layers 444 and 471 (Kostchtchie)

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Layer 247

A swampy fen
layer which houses many will-o-wisps, hags, lower demons, etc. Has a link to
Atlantis somewhere in the tribes of Wode this plane serves as a temporary home
for those who wander in from there (stray Abishai and Barbed devils, the explorative
barghest, etc)

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Layer 248

Stygia impinges
on the Abyss again on this plane, and forms a large “lake” (anywhere
but the Abyss it would be an ocean)

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Layer 266 Acid Indecsion

(Tel’Quay’s realm)

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267 Library
of Gresil

Three planes
of row and rows of books, scrolls, tapestries, and other records enclosed in
stone shelves. Paved flagstone floors and walls, ceiling that just go up . .
. Gresil’s library demons now who is permitted to delve the archives. This plane
is neutral ground, at least temporarily, as few demons are willing to risk Gresil’s
wrath.

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Layer 268
Library of Gresil

Three planes
of row and rows of books, scrolls, tapestries, and other records enclosed in
stone shelves. Paved flagstone floors and walls, ceiling that just go up . .
. Gresil’s library demons now who is permitted to delve the archives. This plane
is neutral ground, at least temporarily, as few demons are willing to risk Gresil’s
wrath

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Library of Gresil

Three planes
of row and rows of books, scrolls, tapestries, and other records enclosed in
stone shelves. Paved flagstone floors and walls, ceiling that just go up . .
. Gresil’s library demons now who is permitted to delve the archives. This plane
is neutral ground, at least temporarily, as few demons are willing to risk Gresil’s
wrath

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Layer 274
Durao

(gateway
layer)

Places
of Interest

Gluttonous Depravity,
the City of Feasting

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Layer 294
The Incessantly Sublime Court of the departed Obox-ob

This plane
plays with one’s mind, body, and soul. It connects to layer 393

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Layer 297 The Sighing
Cliffs

(Lynkhab’s realm)

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Layer 300 Feng-Tu

(Tou Mu and Lu Yueh’s
realm)

Places of Interest

Feng-Tu, City of Disease
and Madness

Keui-Men-Kuan, Gate of
the Demons

How Nai-ho (river)

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Layer 303 Sulfanorum

(Smoking Realm)

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Layer 307

Stygia impinges

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Layer 313

Places of Interest

Illssender’s Tower

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Layer 317 Decadent Court
of Noticular Mistress of Vampires

Wherein all
you see is fit to eat, drink, or drain

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Layer 324 Theivukash

(Stromckkuk’s realm)

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Layer 329

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 330

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 331

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 332

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 333
The Broken Scale

Graz’zt‘s
seat of power ,(Hiddukel’s realm) connects to layer 393

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Layer 334

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 335

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 336

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 337

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 338

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 339

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 340

Once-court
of Morflos, Balrog Lord, absorbed by Graz’zt in its owner’s absence

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Layer 341

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 342

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 343

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 344

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 345
Fyerwold

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer
346

The Court
of Graz’zt

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Layer 348

(Formerly Thralhavoc’s
realm)

Places of Interest

Taelec Mirrimbar, the
Fortress of Indifference

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Layer 350 Court of Azazel

Demon Lord
of Snakes. These planes are amazonian jungle levels filled with rainforests,
rivers, and snakes in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Yuan-ti and ssilhex are
native. Demogorgon is known to have visited this plane

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Layer 371

A barren and
rocky plane which was once volcanic. Obsidian shards and ashen desert wastes.
This plane connects to layers 73, 79, 153,229, and 407 Stygia also crosses this
layer toward Pandemonium

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Layer 377
Plains of Galenshu

(armanite
realm)

Places of Interest

Blackmane (one of twenty-four
stable-towns in the layer)

Oxblood (also a stable-town)

Amber

Basalt

Boneshard

Clay

cold
iron

Dark Spring

Grey Glass

Jade

Mageblood

Maroon

Obsidian

Ochre

Purpure

Silver Spike

Steelshank

Bleeding Head

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Layer 381
Once-court of Pazeuzeus

A spatial
layer with pewter sky, no sun, and murky clouds in a variety of colors (purple,
brown, black, deep ocean green). Pazeuzeus’ open-aired cloud palace floats randomly
about the plane since his insanity

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Layer 390
The Hinged Plain (The Clap)

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Layer 393
Zegrentilandib

This plane
is sentient, and Prime-like, but with fleshy ground. This plane is a nexus,
and connects to Stygia, 12 (Aeskylos), 294 (Obox-ob), 333 (Graz’zt), 407 (Mandrillagon),
and 19 other layers (1, 7, 36, 49, 85, 143, 172, 179, 300, 309, 364, 389, 396,
404, 462, 512, 599, 646)

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Layer 399
Worm Realm

(Urdlen’s
realm)

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Layer 400
Woeful Escarand

(nalfeshnee
realm)

Places
of Interest

The Mountain
of Woe

The Pits of
Despair

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Layer 403
The Rainless Waste

Places
of Interest

Mal Arundak,
the City of Confusion (Fallen archon realm)

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Layer 407

Forest planes
of Mandrillagon, filled with huge trees, apes, various and sundry primates,
tribes of primitive humans, etc connects to layer 393

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Layer 408

Forest planes
of Mandrillagon, filled with huge trees, apes, various and sundry primates,
tribes of primitive humans, etc

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Layer 409

Forest planes
of Mandrillagon, filled with huge trees, apes, various and sundry primates,
tribes of primitive humans, etc

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Layer 421
Soneillon’s Gardens and Salons of Debauchery

A largely
Prime-like, though small, plane, Soneillon’s Court offers the finest arts of
harlotry, hedonism, and such

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Layer 422
THE Seeping Woods

(Yeenoghu’s
realm)

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Layer 432

A tiered plane
with a fair amount of daemonical traffic

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Layer 434 Shrieking
Lands (House of Masks)

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Layer 444

A sentient
plane, with bestial appetites and instincts. It tries to gobble up those who
intrude upon it by animating itself in interesting manners. It connects to layer
246

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Layer 448 The Great
Bordello

(Syliviana’s realm)

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Layer 451

A Prime-like
plane of dark forests, with no sun and seven moons. Many drow live here, or
make it a point to visit this layer while in the Abyss. This layer connects
to Chamada (Hades’ third plane), and many daemons and gigantes travel between
the realms

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Layer 453

Stygia impinges

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Layer 457
Court of the demon lord Juiblex

This layer
is being annexed by Tsuggtmoy, who can offer some consolation to the lordless
slimes, jellies, puddings, etc. This plane connects to layer 222

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Layer 462 The Atrocity
Caverns

Places of Interest

Maw of Atrocity (Aunkaatr’s
realm, abandoned, a dead god of the meazels)

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Layer 471 succubi Womb
(The Flesh Pits)


Court of Kostchtchie a frozen, mountainous layer, covered over by glaciation,
and home to frost giants.connects to layer 246

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Layer 472

Court of Kostchtchie tundra plains covered with fir forests and share a sun

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Layer 473

Court of Kostchtchie tundra plains covered with fir forests and share a sun

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Layer 474

Court of Kostchtchie recently taken, is a temperate Prime-like layer which is now succumbing to an
ice age

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Layer 487
Lair of the Beast and Mansion of the Rake

(Kanchelsis’
realm)

Places
of Interest

Feast upon
the Herd

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Layer 492

Stygia impinges
in a cascading waterfall, which pools in a large lake, and drains out of the
Abyss. Ancient watch towers stand on either shore of the falls; they are generally
unoccupied

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Layer 499 Carroristo

Places of Interest

The Iron Fortress of Carroristo

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Layer 500

A Prime-like,
tiered layer with two white suns and a ringed, asteroid-strewn sky of purple
(with silver/pewter clouds). This plane connects to Stygia, as well as layers
4, 65, 546, and twelve others (1, 19, 27, 200, 257, 285, 304, 416, 438, 449,
497, and 602)

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Layer 503
Torremor (The Layer of Flies)

(Pazrael’s realm)

Places of Interest

Onstrakker’s Nest

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Layer 510

Court of Aseroth,
Demon Lord of Githyanki and Regent of the Silver Realm. This layer is essentially
a demonic Astral plane, and spells that require a connection to that plane will
function normally. Githyanki, astral islands, and voidships abound, in addition
to the usual motley assortment of demons

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Layer 524
Shatterstone

(Vaprak’s
realm)

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Layer 528

Court of Socothbenoth.
A Prime-like realm, with cities, sky ships, and a Lord among the Firstborn.
Uliel, a balor of considerable power, is Socothbenoth‘s castellan

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Layer 530
Kazum The City of the Pit

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Layer 532

A Prime-like
plane of magical strength which allows up to 10th level spells to function,
with and temporal distortion as a side-effect. This effect usually manifests
as accelerated aging. Alrunes is the only being who habitually uses this plane,
and it is often another popular destination for gate traps

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Layer 546
The Nightmare Cage

(J’sald-Xerix’s
realm) Court of Demogorgon connects to layer 500

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Layer 547

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Layer 548

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Layer 549

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Layer 550

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Layer 555
Maggotloch

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Layer 564

Stygia impinges
on the Abyss in a gaseous, Bespin-like spatial layer. Styx is a free-floating
stream, with no bed

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Layer 565
Sandslide (The Falling Desert)

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Layer 566
Bloodfield

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Layer 572
Mortalus

(Mors’ realm)

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Layer 575 Awash

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Layer 586
Prison of the Mad God

(Diinkarazan’s
realm)

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Layer 600 Endless Maze

(Baphomet‘s
realm)

Places
of Interest

Pale Night’s claw fortress

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Layer 601 Conflagratum

(Alzrius’ realm)

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Layer 606

Court of Gothmog,
Demon Lord of balors A hellish set of volcanically-paired planes layer 606 is
the mounts, vents, ash, and slag

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Layer 607

Court of
Gothmog An underground maze of passages, lava tubes, magma lakes, etc. Gothmog’s
palace rests on a vast pool of bubbling lava, in a huge crater

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Layer 622 Engulfing
Abomination

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Layer 635 Behemothhome

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Layer 637 Carynach

This plane’s
name means “The Empty Place” in demonic. It is a mystery level, since
no other layers connect or allow entrance to it. No gates will open to this
plane, from anywhere in the mulitverse

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Layer 643
Cavens of the Skull

(Kali’s realm)

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Layer 651

Stygia impinges

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Layer 656

Prime-like,
a heavily fortified plane which connects to Avernus (Hell’s first plane)

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Layer 662

An oceanic,
Prime-like layer with island chains, a pink sun, yellow sky, white clouds, and
blue/green water. The Ethereal
Plane
connects to this layer, and magics which
require contact with that plane will function normally here

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Layer
666 Court of Fraz-Urb’luu

An illusory
layer of deception. This plane is under Fraz-Urb’luu’s mental control. It currently
appears flat and featureless

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Layer 670 The Crumbling
Hell

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Layer 683 Tutiolth

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Layer 986

Noisome Vale (Tarnhem’s
realm, deserted)

Tarnhem’s Manor

The River of Worm

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the Planes

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