So if you meet me, have some courtesy,
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse,
Or I'll lay your soul to waste.
-The Rolling Stones, "Sympathy for the Devil"
Demon Princes are the overlords of Hell. (The term "Superiors" refers to both Demon Princes and Archangels.) They have immense power, far beyond that of an ordinary demon, and generally hold fundamental and pervasive Words such as Fate and Nightmares. (That said, Lucifer is more likely than the Seraphim Council to grant specific and contemporary Words, perhaps in part because so many broader Words are held by angels.)
Demon Princes' Words have a high rate of "turnover." Sometimes Archangels do them in, but more often they're assassinated, either by peers or up-and-coming Servitors.
Getting an AudienceEdit
Every Prince has an "office" in Hell, with a perennially long line of Servitors waiting to get a word with them. (It usually takes days.)
Servitors on Earth can try to get a Superior's attention through Invocations. Some Princes are harder to invoke than others. There are various modifiers for situations and accompanying rituals.
The big names among Demon Princes are as follows:
- Alaemon, Prince of Secrets
- Andrealphus, Prince of Lust
- Asmodeus, Prince of the Game
- Baal, Prince of the War
- Beleth, Princess of Nightmares
- Belial, Prince of Fire
- Fleurity, Prince of Drugs
- Furfur, Prince of Hardcore
- Haagenti, Prince of Gluttony
- Kobal, Prince of Dark Humor
- Kronos, Prince of Fate
- Lilith, Princess of Freedom
- Magog, Prince of Cruelty
- Mammon, Prince of Greed
- Malphas, Prince of Factions
- Nybbas, Prince of the Media
- Saminga, Prince of Death
- Valefor, Prince of Theft
- Vapula, Prince of Technology
There are some others, as well, but these are the biggest, the real movers and shakers in Hell.