Titles: Demon Lord, Demon King, Lucifer's left hand , Lord of Hatred
King of the First Circle of Hell
Human Name:Leland Gaunt
Location- Hell (Former) LA (Current)
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕿𝖆𝖑𝖊 𝖔𝖋 𝖆 𝖉𝖊𝖒𝖔𝖓
Long ago when the World was still growing when Lucifer rebelled there was one demon who would first to join his side. One who has manifested great knowledge and power through means of magic and blood. His name was Mephistopheles, One of the Rulers of the Nine circles of Hell. He rules the First Circle of Hell; Limbo with his eyes always watching the souls that enter his realm. Unlike his fellow brothers and sisters he is more of a schemer and playful with the mortals that would summon him or enter his realm.
Mephistopheles plays many plots in order to keep his Lords interest at heart. In ways that would require time and patience. One time during the fall from grace The Hell-Lord managed to forge rings for each demon king including Lucifer. Each ring gave them power to rival Archangels for it is ewmbedded with dark magic and angels blood and their own. Each ring contains a special rune that gives the wearer power over their realm. Such power is only fitting for the Rulers of the 9 circles
𝕭𝖑𝖔𝖔𝖉 𝖔𝖋 𝕭𝖗𝖔𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖘
When Lucifer tricked Eve into eating the forbidden fruit Mephistoples kept his eyes on the foolish first mortals. He witnessed the birth of Cain and Abel right before his eyes, for the darkness was part of him. He watched their deaths and the boys grow into fine adults. He observed them as they give sacrifices to God time and time again. But Mephistopheles decided to have his fun by taking the role as Cain and Abel's ear.
He whispered into Cain's ears telling him how God has favorited Abel with each gift that was given God has favorited Abel. to prove that Mephistopheles was wrong Cain decided to get the greatest gift of all. He took his brother to the field and rebelled against his own brother. He killed him, and for that he was marked as the First Murderer of man. Once again Mephistopheles has done the Devils work.
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕲𝖆𝖒𝖊 𝖔𝖋 𝕾𝖔𝖚𝖑𝖘
One of Mephistopheles greatest triumps was obtainning the soul of a certain hungry soul that wanted more than what was offered to him. The great Faust, a Scholar that longed for knowledge and pleasure. Such a soul is one that Mephistopheles could not keep his hands away from. When Faust summoned him he answered while showing him his power, toying with him by taking him to a mountain, to the pits of hell and back before appearing before him. He would offer him all the power he wanted, and in return for his soul. Faust was a amusing treat, and after the contract was finished he made sure that Faust suffered eternally, so much so that he keeps him close where ever he goes as a familiar that will do his beck and call while in a state of agony.
He took his body and used it as his host to travel around the world collecting souls that would dare ask for him and offer their souls owe so willingly. He would not deny the call, for it was his own entertainment. His power grows with each deal he makes. Temptation is the most powerful thing a demon can use on those who are so willing for power and pleasure.
Limbo, the first Circle of Hell where all the souls first go before moving to the other eight rings of hell. Unlike what the bible claims, Limbo was not all like the eight circles, for instance There isn't much Hell fire unless you enter the throne of the Hell-Lord. It is a Castle atop of ruins surrounded by a river of lost souls. The screams and moans of the lost echo throughout the first circle. Hell-hounds swarm the ruins making sure no soul flees while they make their way to the castle to be judged by the three Dukes of Hell
Camiel, Barbatos and Aroan; the Dukes of Hell who judge the souls and send them to their designed circle. Those that linger and do not go would either be maimed by the hellhounds or be chained and forever be trapped in Limbo where Mephistopheles tortures their souls for all eternity.
The battle for souls has always been the priority of Angels and Demons, but Mephistopheles had been rather distant when it came to claiming souls. But at times when Lucifer requires him to do his job on claiming new souls, he would do so with a twist. Mephistopheles was always interested in mischief and the dark arts. He came to A village, one that held the standards of God like it was their chains that willingly wore, but he could smell the desire for something more coming from certain villagers. He would come to those in a form of a merchant showing rare items that any normal folk would need at that day and age. He took his time gathering knowledge from the villagers but at the same time giving knowledge in return to those willingly and wanted to learn the outside of their peaceful village.
There was one person that caught his interest, a woman that was unhappy about her lifestyle. The smell of desire, was practically enticing for the Demon. He came to her one night and told her about things beyond her comprehension. She was enticed, she was excited, and she was his. He taught her magic, levitation and prophecies, all for his own design and purpose.
She made her own Coven and served to grow acolytes and witchborn. But in the end she tried to betray Mephistopheles by trying to seal him away. He caught on, and forced her to reveal herself to the village. Now exposed as a 'Witch' She had no choice but to flee from her home, but because of her actions people in the village began to accuse others of being a witch or devil worshipper. Those accused were on trial, and sentenced to death by pretenders who claim to be hexed. In a way it was a victory for Mephistopheles, He managed to grow a cult of witches who know walk the lands, and obtained the innocent souls accused of witches, while a village of God burns down by their own doing.
ℑ𝔡𝔢𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔐𝔞𝔯𝔠𝔥
Long ago when Rome was at its prime and Julius Caesar had it at the palm of his hands, Mephistopheles came to him wearing a cloak that covered his demonic features. He had warned his about the Ides of March, always playing with riddles and was sincere to aid him. But like any foolish mortal who clings to power; Julius Caesar ignored his warnings. When the Ides of March came, Caesar was assassinated by his own court. Now motionless and laying in his own pool of blood Caesar saw Mephistopheles as he was; a demon who shed his visage before the dying man and reached out to claim his sou; to the depths of Hell.
But his fleeting cries of vengeance and need to survive took Mephistopheles by surprise. Many others had done the same, but Julius Caesar had this air to him that made Mephistopheles consider a deal. One that would shake the earth to its core. He granted his desire; he saved him from Death by giving him his own blood. Once he tasted demon blood Julius Caesar was neither living nor dead.
On that day, the First ever historical Vampire was made.
As years passed Mephistopheles now walks the earth posing as a Businessman traveling in a car going to states while buying a shop making them into antique stores selling items that others desire. Once he sold them the items they are in his book of souls to claim when he so desires. At times because of this he brings damnation to any where he goes so he is always on the move to claim more souls.
But at times he would remain in Hell to watch over the wayward souls that enter his realm. He makes sure that everything is in stable conditions until Lucifer one day returns to claim dominion once again.
𝕻𝖔𝖜𝖊𝖗 & 𝕬𝖇𝖎𝖑𝖎𝖙𝖎𝖊𝖘
Hell Fire- Like all Demons he can manipulate the fires of hell forming raging flames that could burn souls of the living.
Time Manipulation- Mephistopheles can have the power to go through time at will. Not to mention he could freeze time to manipulate it to his own accord
Manipulation of the Elements- Mephistopheles can control the elements of water, wind and earth along with fire.
Shapeshifting- He could change his form to any being he likes, his favorite is a raven.
Great Intellect- He is very crafty and can be quite a troublesome foe when it comes to his plans of using those to get what he wants
Smithing- Mephistopheles is great with his hands, not to mention crafting weapons, artifacts and magical runes from his realm
Teleportation- He can move from place to place by fire or mist, he could even transport those to go somewhere where he pleased or wanted to go
The First Circle of Hell- He becomes more of a God in his realm and can control the environment in any shape or form.
Chaos Magic- As a demon who taught witches the dark arts he was well versed in the mystic arts. Creating matter, gravity, illusions and eldritch are energy and uses it to his own design.
Possession- As a demon a he can posses any human he so desires. Make them do what he pleases without them being aware. But if the soul is strong enough it could cancel him out.
A host - In order for him to leave Hell he needs a host to contain his demonic power. To walk the earth without one he would slowly lose his powers and become a mere deformed human with nothing to defend himself.
Holy Weapons- There are some blessed artifacts that could harm him. But not destroy him. Whenever he is injured or his body destroyed he returns to his domain to rejuvenate himself.