Named for the River of Blood that flows across the plane through a miles-deep canyon, Blood Rift is more important for its unique role among the planes than for its inhabitants. Cosmologically adjacent to both the Nine Hells and the Abyss; Blood Rift serves as the main site of the eternal conflict of the demons and devils - the Blood War.
Blood Rift is a perfect battleground for the scheming, treacherous fiends that wage the Blood War. Great barren plains alternate with rocky badlands strewn with boulders, mesas, and box canyons to form an ideal setting for ambushes and traps. The geographical similarity of Blood Rift to certain areas of the Barrens of Doom and Despair has led some to suggest that it was once a part of that plane, but was split off when the divine rulers of the Barrens tired of having a fiendish war raging at the gates of their realms. This theory might also explain Blood Rift's most distinctive feature - its ability to connect to other fiendish planes, allowing the Blood War to spill out into other evil lands from time to time.
Blood Rift Traits
Blood Rift has the following traits.
- Alterable morphic.
- Strongly evil-aligned.
Blood Rift Links
Because Blood Rift is coterminous with both the Nine Hells and the Abyss, it serves as an eternal battleground for the devils and demons that live on those planes. In addition, Blood Rift floats among the Lower Planes, becoming coterminous at different times to many of them, including the Barrens of Doom and Despair, Clangor, Deep Caverns, the Demonweb Pits, Fated Depths, Fury's Heart, Hammergrim, Nishrek, and the Supreme Throne. Whenever Blood Rift adjoins one of these planes, the Blood War spills out onto it, at least until its divine inhabitants take action to stop the carnage in their domains. The fact that the River of Blood flows strongly within Blood Rift might somehow facilitate its connections to other fiendish planes.
Blood Rift Inhabitants
The native inhabitants of Blood Rift are yugoloths. All the varieties are represented here.
other inhabitants: Slasrath.
Blood Rift Petitioners: The petitioners of Blood Rift are identical to those of the Barrens of Doom and Despair.
Features Of Blood Rift
Blood Rift has no divine realms, and no deities make their homes here.