Esus, Angel of Deception
Occasionally a petitioner refuses the processing of hell and attempts to escape. A handful or fallen angels have risen, or petitioners have triumphed over hell by manifesting the virtues that each vault attempts to strip away. These heroic souls march backward up through the hells until they climb the mountain of Mulcarn’s realm and pass by the throne of hell itself and back into the material world. But this is an incredibly rare event.
More commonly, those wishing to escape hell find their way into the illusory world of Esus. This world appears as Arcanearth in every way. It is even populated by simulacrums of people the petitioner knew in life. They can return to their life here, they can believe that they have escaped from hell. But such joy will be short lived.
The function of this hell is to remove any motivation that is keeping a petitioner from his processing. Those that escape hell for love will find their love again, but it will sour and fade. Those that escape to follow their duty will find their tasks to be eventually flawed and meaningless. Those that are searching for a new faith will find their worship empty and hollow.
Everything in Esus’s realm is a lie, and it is the most cunning trap of hell.