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Hutijin is a powerful Duke of Hell in the service of Mephistopheles, in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.

Publication history

Hutijin was first detailed in Gary Gygax's article "From the Sorcerer's Scroll: New Denizens of Devildom," in Dragon #75 (TSR, 1983).[1] He also appeared in the original Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

Hutijin was briefly described in Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells (2006).[3] Hutijin was detailed in the online version of Dragon, in issue #361 (December 2007) in the second part of the "Infernal Aristocracy" feature.[4]

Description

Hutijin closely resembles a pit fiend, but he is actually a greater, higher-ranking being. His head is larger than a pit fiend's proportionately, and his wings are smaller. His hide is a deep rust-red hue, and bathed in crackling lightning and electricity. He carries a writhing trident.

Relationships

Hutijin is famous for his loyalty to his master, whom Hutijin regards as nearly divine and obviously the rightful master of the entire plane. Many rival archdevils have tried to lure him away from his lord, but to no avail. Mephistopheles, for his part, has never abused Hutijin's trust, in part because getting on the bad side of Hutijin and his pit fiends might spell Mephistopheles's doom.

Vassals

Hutijin is a baatezu noble in the service of Mephistopheles. He commands two companies of pit fiends in his lord's service. These pit fiends are the aristocracy of Cania, and Hutijin is one of the greatest of the dukes of the Nine Hells. Unlike most diabolic companies, those under Hutijin do not follow the normal system of ranks. Instead, each pit fiend in one of Hutijin's companies is considered an equal of all the others. There are only 33 pit fiends in each company, a tenth the size of a typical company of devils.

Worshipers

Hutijin is little-known among mortals because he profoundly hates them. Even before his rise (or fall) to his current station, he hunted mortals and tortured them for months before allowing them to expire. For this reason, he does not seek a mortal cult or bother to give them any information about him which they might use as warning.

Other publishers

Hutijin appeared under the "devil" heading in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[5]

References

  1. Gygax, Gary. "From the Sorcerer's Scroll: New Denizens of Devildom" Dragon #75 (TSR, July 1983)
  2. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. Laws, Robin D, and Robert J. Schwalb. Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells (Wizards of the Coast, 2006)
  4. Schwalb, Robert J. "Infernal Aristocracy." Dragon #361, December 2007. Available online: [1]
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