Moloch the Black

"First MOLOCH, horrid King besmear'd with blood of human sacrifice, and parents tears, though, for the noyse of Drums and Timbrels loud, their children's cries unheard that passed through fire to his grim Idol." - John Milton, Paradise Lost

Moloch is an Outsider serving the Black Hand as a Judge of Hell. Violent like his counterpart, Abaddon, this unrepentant juggernaut metes out punishment lustily and without even a rudimentary understanding of mercy. Moloch is prideful, and he has been known to manifest on Earth to demand sacrifice. He is haughty and cruel, and what he lacks in tactical intelligence he makes up for with brute force. It would be a mistake, however, to assume that Moloch is unintelligent; his cunning has been honed by untold eons of combat in the Outer Darkness. Moloch has a good head for politics, and he picks his battles wisely. This is often overlooked due to his boisterous and abjectly wicked nature. He is, thus far, the only Infernal to exhibit such behavior. Apparently a disciple of the demon Astaroth, the leader of the Judges, Moloch has taken pains to learn a handful of dark arts, most of which are based in necromancy. He is known for the pleasure he takes in torturing the souls of children. Moloch wields a mace, Devourer, the companion to Astaroth's sword, Ruiner. His symbols are the kestrel, the throne, and the Hawthorn.