The Way of the Wicked
Asmodeus is the evil god of tyranny and domination and archdevil. He rules the Nine Hells with an iron fist and a silver tongue. Aside from devils, evil creatures such as rakshasas pay him homage, and evil tieflings and warlocks are drawn to his dark cults. His rules are strict and his punishments harsh: Seek power over others, that you might rule with strength as the Lord of Hell does. Repay evil with evil. If others are kind to you, exploit their weakness for your own gain. Show neither pity nor mercy to those who are caught underfoot as you climb your way to power. The weak do not deserve compassion.
Asmodeus used to be the chief god of Talingarde’s original pantheon and patron of the Barca dynasty before the Mitra-worshiping House Darius defeated the House Barca 80 years ago. Since then, House Barca have given up their worship of Asmodeus, and the religion has been driven underground.