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The Brood of AllocesD&D Insider Article
by Ari Marmell

Many archdevils inspire fear among devilkind, but even the most hardened of devils speak only in whispers of Alloces. None want to catch is mad eye, for fear of winding up on his laboratory table, subject to a thousand agonies as flesh and bone are warped and rent. Learn more about Alloces, the faithful servant of Asmodeus who lives to discover the next war beast to serve in the armies of the Nine Hells.

KNOWN VARIABLY as the Prince of Beasts and the Butcher of Nessus, the devil Alloces is Hell’s own mad surgeon. Though his influence in the infernal hierarchy comes from his services as stable-master to Asmodeus and other archdevils, keeping and breeding their herds, his obsession, his love, and his greatest claim to infamy comes in his efforts to create new monsters. He is a depraved sculptor: the flesh and the souls of living beings are his clay, and his “works of art” suffer eternal torment even as their new, monstrous urges set them to inflicting their own pain on others. Although artificially assembled, most of Alloces’s creations harbor a true spark of life.

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    About the Author

    Ari Marmell has been shirking homework in favor of playing the D&D game since he was nine years old. Thankfully, he now works in the industry, since shirking work for gaming tends to wreak havoc with the bills. He has written for quite a few of the industry’s major companies, including White Wolf and, of course, Wizards of the Coast.

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