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Lucifer's Rally in the Council (Art by Gustave Doré)

Greetings brothers and sisters. As you may know, we have been thrown into this place for rebelling against my father. Though through my guidance in this place we have a roof over our heads, the main question is what to do next. In a way, the war is still occurring. But should this war continue or should it end?
Lucifer.

Lucifer's Rally was an event where the fallen angels, now turned demons, gathered around Lucifer (formerly Helel), looking for guidance for their new path.

Overview

This event took place shortly after Lucifer's Freedom from his Cage and then his conquering over the main sectors of Hell which took place some time after the War in Heaven. This was the first use of the Stygian Council and the beginning of Lucifer's reign over Hell.

Description

History

Release of Lucifer

After the conflict known as War in Heaven and the banishing of the rebel angels from Heaven to Hell at the hands of God and Michael, Lucifer was imprisoned in his prison while the other demons fell in the depths of Hell where its environment mutated their bodies into demonic corruption of their glory.

After becoming demons, they travelled the unholy lands of Hell all the way to their leader's prison. While on their path, new allies were made (such as Lilith) and enemies of their fellows (such as Apollyon) until they reached their destination, Lucifer's Cage. After some events revolving around Apollyon's faction betraying their leader, Lucifer was freed and took charge once more.

Ralley of the Fallen

The remaining loyalists gathered around the Morning Star, looking for his guidance. Lucifer replied by moving his armada higher in the infernal circles and began their conquest of the main sectors of Hell. After succeeding so, Lucifer declared himself as the new supreme emperor of the Infernal Realm before dethroning the previous collective of demonic rulers. Afterwards, he ordered the construction of a new city for the his fallen comrades and the architect Mulciber constructed the city of Pandemonium alongside the aid of Mammon, which would serve as the new capital of Hell and base of operations of for all demonkind.

There they started the first Stygian Council where the most important demons of the rebellion started to argue amongst one another on what to do next. Notable demons present during this debate Beelzebub, Mammon, Belial, Moloch, Iblis, Bael, Astaroth, Leviathan, Chemosh, Mulciber, Belphegor, Asmodeus, Purson, Orias, Sargatanas, Arioch, Dagon and Hastur.

The demon Belial argued that they should not continue a war against God, since he fears that they might be punished further and may even be met with death. Mammon too is against war, as he seeks to rather search for new treasures in Hell, such as gold or minerals. The brutish Moloch argued that they should definitely continue war against God, seeming reckless and suicidal.

Bringing the Fall

The debate eventually ended with Lucifer, the leader of the rebellion, and Satan, the former Arbiter of Heaven, deciding that demons would continue to wage war against God and Heaven, but not by sheer force, only through manipulation by corrupting humans, His favorite creation, and have them spiral down towards sin where he would take His creations for himself rather than have them reunite with his father in Heaven.

Lucifer himself also went on to tempt the first humans with Samael and Lilith, while Beelzebub led to expansion for the rest of Hell. The Lord of the Flies, alongside other demons, explored the endless confines of the underworld to where they discovered many realms similar to their own Hell as well as the rulers, being chthonic pagan gods, and began to make certain arrangements in order for them to collectively rule the Underworlds, planning a new conquest.

Myths and Legends

Known Participants

Quotes

Is this the Region, this the Soil, the Clime,
Said then the lost Arch Angel, this the seat
That we must change for Heav'n, this mournful gloom
For that celestial light? Be it so, since hee
Who now is Sovran can dispose and bid
What shall be right : fardest from him is best
Whom reason hath equald, force hath made supream
Above his equals. Farewel happy Fields
Where Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail
nfernal world, and thou profoundest Hell
Receive thy new Possessor: One who brings
A mind not to be chang'd by Place or Time.
The mind is its own place, and in it self
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
What matter where, if I be still the same,
And what I should be, ail but less then hee
Whom Thunder hath ruade greater? Here at least
We shall be free; th' Almighty bath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n.
But wherefore let we then our faithful friend,
Th' associate and copartners of our loss
Lye thus astonisht on th' oblivious Pool,
And call them hot to share with us their part
In this unhappy Mansion, or once more
With rallied Arms to try what may be yet
Regaind in Heav'n, or what more lost in Hell?
Lucifer rallying his troops.

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Trivia

  • This is where the plan for the Conquest of the Underworlds where they would depose the old pagan gods like Hades and incorporate their realms in to Hell was created.
  • Some believe the demon Hastur is the same as the Great Old One Hastur and was secretly an Old One masquerading as a Fallen Angel and Duke of Hell.
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