|Hutijin, as depicted in the Monster Manual II (1983).|
|Title(s)||Duke of Hell|
|Power Level||Duke of Hell|
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.
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 archdukes 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.
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.
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.
- Gygax, Gary. "From the Sorcerer's Scroll: New Denizens of Devildom." Dragon #75. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1983.
- -----. Monster Manual II. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1983.
- McComb, Colin. Faces of Evil: The Fiends. (TSR, 1997).