Tome Request – Yjrn Mistwander
Tome Retrieved – ‘On The Twelve and their Aspects’ by Archon Niniri Niri
Each god in the ranks of the Twelve is linked to one of the six elements, resulting in pairs. Each of these pairs is linked in turn to one of six hells or heavens, which most followers of the Twelve assign as afterlives of the sinners of Eorzea, great pits beneath their respective heavens into which the souls of the unworthy plummet. Some believe that after suffering their internment in their assigned hell, a sinner must journey through the other hells and into the seventh, where they will be judged for their remorse and either sent to the heavens, or damned to eternal internment in the seventh hell, although this is not formal doctrine. Their names, of course, are commonly invoked as a curse or slur in times of hardship. Unlike the Hells of the Twelve, they are not represented by constellations.
The Hell of Fire – A great pit filled with the rubble of the heavenly divine city of Azeyma and Nald’thal, eternally burning. Those who judged their peers unfairly, deceived those they dealt with in business and those who bribed or were bribed burn eternal in the Hell of Fire. The nature of these latter two crimes reflect the commercial nature of Nald’thal and the former reflects the curious, inquisitory nature of Azeyma.
The Hell of Water – Beneath the colossal heavenly river of Nymeia and Thaliak lies the deep pit of the Hell of Water. The water from the Heaven flows down to the Hells, where they grow foul and stagnant, gathering to create a deep swamp. Those who deceived, created forgeries, swindled and lied in the name of gods drowned eternally in the Hells of Water. These crimes, as deceptions, profane the sanctity of knowledge preserved by Thaliak and the flow of fate as guided by Nymeia.
The Hell of Wind – The towering mountains and wide ocean of the Heaven of Wind, home to Oschon and Llymlaen give way to the grand pit of the Hell of Wind, where the terrible, cutting gales cascade from the mountains to torment the inhabitants of the pit with gusts like blades. The mountain bandits, pirates and those who profane or pollute the land and sea languish here, having committed crimes against or misused the mountains and seas presided over by Oschon and Llymlaen.
The Hell of Ice – The icy palace of Halone and Menphina casts a hail of bladed icicles down into the pit of the Hell of Ice, where they pierce and impale the craven of the world as well as those who abandoned their military duties and committed adultery. The former two sins stand against the military portfolio of Halone, while the lattermost one stands against Menphina’ sacred duty as protector of lovers.
The Hell of Lightning – Rhalgr and Byregot’s tower of meteoric metal and clockwork cascades lightning down upon the Pit that is the Hell of Lightning. There, these bolts maim and wound those who committed vandalism or crimes of war, as well as those who presided over slums. Slumlords and vandals profane and damage the works of Byregot, god of builders, and those who warmonger unjustly and prosecute their wars without honor stand against Rhalgr’s role as deity of war.
The Hell of Earth – Underneath the massive tree that composes the Heaven of Nophica and Althyk is a grand pit, the Hell of Earth, where the leaves of the tree gather and bury the sinners of Earth beneath their rotting leaf-litter. Thieves, liars, revisionists and those who damage nature suffocate eternally beneath the fetid mass of nature. Those who lie and revise the past are those who alter the holy flow of Althyk’s time, while thieves steal from the abundance of Nophica’s world and those who defile nature damage her gifts.
The Seventh Hell – The Seventh Hell is rarely, if ever described. From the scriptures it is known that it is umbrally polarized and encompasses each aspect of the elements. It is the final, and most significant of the hells, and is also not linked to any one god.