Bells of Baphomet
From The Hub
The Bells of Baphomet hang far above the ground in the fallen central tower of the Temple of the Abyss, from where they’re rung every time a soul contract is completed. Those who have struck bargains with the fiends of the temple are the only ones who can hear its bells tolling except when the bells are rung for all to hear at antipeak. Noxana the Uwilling, the former keeper of the bells at the temple was recently murdered by Lawshredder as she lay helplessly tied upon them. It is thought that Claves Bell from the Three Swords Prophecy in fact refers to the Bells of Baphomet and some have said that the falling of the tower at the Temple of the Abyss is a sign of the apocalypse that the Prophecy foretells.
Curse of the Bells
Those who have sold their souls to the temple and turned stag, that is, renounced an agreement with the fiends, hear the Bells ringing constantly in their heads no matter where they flee, in Sigil or beyond. The harsh clanging of the bells keeps these oathbreakers from sleep and drives them to madness. After a while, such a victim must resist the madness of the Bells or the they are driven into a killing rage and bloodlust. The madness passes during the day but returns at every nightfall.
The madness of the Bells of Baphomet is only a warning of worse to come. In time, the poor stag-turners who hear the constant tolling of Baphomet’s Bells are always hunted down, captured, and killed by the Demon of the Bells, a shimmering spirit that appears and slays oathbreakers. Each time it is struck by spell or sword the Demon rings with an incredibly loud and dissonant tone, a sound foul enough, apparently, to kill anyone or anything near it. Since very few who survive can speak of the Demon of the Bells without trembling and whispering, details are sketchy.