Dukes & Generals
Baal’s Dukes are immensely powerful warlords. However, their authority is typically limited to their own feudal vassals. Duchies are claimed “organically” by anyone who seizes and holds a sufficiently large or critical piece of Gehenna’s landscape. This means Baal is one of the few Demon Princes to allow mortal souls to climb all the way to the top of his hierarchy (not that any have, Christopher Rudd is not part of the In Nomine universe). It also means that most of his Dukes will avoid personally joining assaults on the Corporeal plane unless there is the promise of a tether. They will, of course, be more than willing to order Knights, Barons, and Marquis to go in their stead.
On the other hand, Duke Generals are hand picked by Baal to fulfill specific command and administrative duties. Their authority can extend to demons who serve other lords, and they are given greater freedom in how they go about reclaiming their lands should someone be fool enough to claim them while the general is on assignment. Most Duke Generals are selected from among Baal’s Wordbound Dukes, but he has been known to elevate other demons to these positions on the basis of skill.