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Bolgia 1 -- Panderers and Seducers
Bolgia 10 -- Falsefiers
Bolgia 2 -- Flatterers
Bolgia 3 -- Simoniacs
Bolgia 4 -- Fortunetellers
Bolgia 5 -- Grafters
Bolgia 6 -- Hypocrites
Bolgia 7 -- Thieves
Bolgia 8 -- Evil Counsellors
Bolgia 9 -- Sowers of Discord
Circle I - Limbo - The Virtuous Pagans
Circle II - The Carnal
Circle III -- The Gluttons
Circle IV -- The Hoarders and Wasters
Circle V -- The Wrathful and the Sullen
Circle VI -- The Heretics
Part 1 -- Caina -- Traitors to Kin
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Bolgia 5 -- Grafters
A small section of the boiling pitch in Bolgia 5.
Located in the Eighth Circle of Hell, Bolgia 5 is the home of the corrupt
(aka The Grafters).
It is known for its
large pool of boiling pitch
Bolgia 5 can be found in
, a region known for its extreme punishments. This particular bolgia is reserved for politicians who have abused their power for personal gain.
After exploring Bolgia number four continue down the path to Bolgia 5. Also, if not already inside this
, you can call your local politician to arrange a reservation. Of course, if you wish to be more ambitious, you could
become a corrupt politician yourself!
The primary form of transportation is by foot. However, be careful to stay away from the shores of molten tar and pitch!
most distinguished charactertistic is the river of pitch. The pitch itself is sticky and boiling. If a traveler were to look closely at the pitch, he or she would notice the sinners that occassionally
come to the surface
of the pitch. Since it is against the rules to come to the surface, the demons attempt to capture the sinners who do so. The demons are grotesque and carry
The hooks are used to rip the flesh off of the sinners who come out of the pitch.
An artist's rendition of the occupants of Bolgia 5.
A picture of the demon punishers. Beware, the punishers will attack anyone.
Do Previous travelers recommend:
Watching sinners be thrown into boiling pitch
Receive aid from hideous demons
Run from angry demons
It is best advised to avoid walking out in the open. The punishers that patrol this bolgia are
known for attacking anyone
that comes near the bolgia. It is also advised to not touch the pitch because it is hot and sticks to the skin. It is best to have a
when traveling through this bolgia to avoid harm and injury.
There is currently
under way to replace the bridge that leads of out this bolgia. Until that construction is complete, any and all travelers must climb down into Bolgia 6 to leave this bolgia.
Bonturo Dati- Luccan senator
Friar Gomita of Gallura- 1300
of Gallura, Pisa
Michel Zanche de Logodoro- King of
Malacoda- leader of the demons. His name literally translates to "Evil Tail."
second in command.
Controls the demons outside Malacoda's presence.
Hellken, Grizzly- now most likely covered in pitch or burns. According to one traveler, they fell into the pitch while purusing an escaping grafter.
Deaddog, Curlybeard, Grafter, Dragontooth, Pigtusk, Catclaw, Cramper, and Crazyred- other demons named among the ranks
"While continuing on my journey to
with Virgil, I passed through Bolgia 5 of the Malebolge. It was a rather dreadful experience. Shortly after entering the bolgia, I was forced to hide from the gruesome punishers as they threw someone into the pitch. Virgil was able to
a safe passage through the bolgia with the punishers because
the bridge was not accessible at this time.
As we were being escorted, a politician was caught by the punishers. I was able to talk to the politician for a short period of time. Eventually the politician escaped, and we used that as an opportunity to get away from the punishers. The punishers began to chase us but we managed to escape into the next bolgia before being captured. I would not recommend visiting this bolgia if you want a safe journey through Hell."
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