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This article is about the home of demons in the Dungeons & Dragons settings. For other uses, see Abyss (disambiguation).

It is an infinity of clutching horror. It is home to demons. It is where morality crumbles and ethics perish.

The Infinite Layers of the Abyss is a plane that is all that is ugly, all that is evil, and all that is chaotic reflected in infinite variety through layers beyond count. Its virtually endless layers spiral downward into ever more atrocious forms.

Conventional wisdom places the number of layers of the Abyss at 666, though there may be far more. The whole point of the Abyss, after all, is that it's far more terrible than conventional wisdom could ever encompass.

Each layer of the Abyss has its own unique, horrific environment. No theme unifies the multifarious layers other than their harsh, inhospitable nature. Lakes of caustic acid, clouds of noxious fumes, caverns of razor- sharp spikes, and landscapes of magma are all possibilities. So are less immediately deadly terrains such as parched salt deserts, subtly poisonous winds, and plains of biting insects.

The Abyss is home to demons, creatures devoted to death and destruction. A demon in the Abyss looks upon visitors as food or a source of amusement. Some see powerful visitors as potential recruits (willing or not) in the never-ending war that pits demons against devils: the Blood War.

Countries and Realms of Abyss (Planescape)

Geographical Features on Abyss (Planescape)

NameGeography Type
River of SaltRiver


Layers

 LayerNumber
Ahriman-abad452
Androlynne471
Arc of Eternity359
Azzagrat (45th Layer)45
Azzagrat (46th Layer)46
Azzagrat (47th Layer)47
Black Blizzard340
Blood Tor13
Broken Scale333
Burningwater9
Carroristo499
Caverns of the Skull643
Conflagratum601
Crushing Plain69
Darklight72
Death's Reward17
Demonweb Pits66
Dreaming Gulf230
Driller's Hives2
Durao274
Emessu Tunnels79
Endless Maze600
Feng-Tu300
Fleshforges558
Forgotten Land3
Galun-Khur423
Gaping Maw88
Gates of Heaven77
Goranthis597
Gorrion's Grasp313
Grand Abyss4
Guttering Grove90
Heaving Hills67
Hidden Layer248
Hollow's Heart176
Ice Floe70
Indifference348
Iron Wastes23
Lair of the Beast, Mansion of the Rake487
Lifebane142
Malignebula27
Mind of Evil111
Molrat11
Nethuria651
Noisome Vale489
Occipitus507
Offalmound223
Outcasts' End137
Palpitatia241
Pazunia1
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