The Rise of The Fallen
The Frozen Hell
The Frozen Hell of Carceri
One of a series of Astral Domains created by The Seven Creators to contain the Demons, but instead used to punish mortals who disobeyed the Seven Creators when they fell to evil. The Nine Heroes freed the souls of the dead out of the Seven Hells during their campaign against the Seven, and then imprisoned the surviving Seven in the Hells, each one in very prison he had fashioned. Souls of mortals tempted into the service of the Seven are claimed by the Seven Hells, where they are either tortured and stripped of their essence or transformed into devils in the service of the Seven. The Seven Hells move like planets in The World’s night sky.
The Frozen Hell of Carceri is where Orcus Nerull, The Dark Reaper, was imprisoned after The Grim Harvest. Carceri consists of six spheres inside each other, each colder than the last. The six layers of Carceri are Othrys (a war-ravaged landscape of swamps and stagnant rivers crossed only by spotted ranges of mountains), Cathrys (a layer of thick needle-sharp pine forests and open plains of razored grass), Minethys (parched layer of black sand and biting, desiccating sandstorms), Colothys (a layer of jagged, unforgiving mountains and sudden chasms with little flat ground to find refuge), Porphatys (a cold layer dominated by a shallow, acidic ocean, cut only by sand bars and drifts of semi-solid acid snow), and Agathys (a plane of black ice, thin air, and an empty void of a sky, a place that belongs as much to the undead as to the devils). Thanatos, The Dark Reaper’s citadel, is at the heart of Agathys.