THE CHASM DEMON

APPEARANCE - SPECIAL ABILITIES - TERRITORY
HABITAT/BEHAVIOURDIET - MATING - LANGUAGE - RESEARCHERS

Chasm Demons are rather tall, but usually hunched over. Their skin is a sickly grey with tinges of brown. They are well muscled, with hideously out of proportion bodies. Chasm Demon are one of the most common type of demons summoned by the black mages during the War of the Chosen.

The Chasm Demon
View picture in full size Image description: The Chasm Demon, a creature known from the tales of the War of the Chosen. Picture drawn by Faugar.

Appearance. Chasm Demons are rather tall, but usually hunched over. Their skin is a sickly grey with tinges of brown. They are well muscled, with hideously out of proportion bodies. Lanky arms are extending down to large hands which hold only four fingers, each of which has a claw at the end. Not much of a neck to speak of, but simply a mass of muscle with a "head" on top. The only way the neck can really be distinguished is that spoke protrude from the spine there, going all the way up to the top of the beasts head. A Chasm Demon has two holes in its head which seem to serve as ears for the thing and two, very sunken in red eyes which seem to glow with evil and hate. A nose which is always upturned, exposing the nostrils, rests between them, just a small bit down. Rows of large, razor sharp teeth without any lips make this demon seem to be grinning evilly at all times. A nicely muscled, but slender chest and torso lead down to legs which resemble that of a goat, with hooves and even a little hair around the tops of them. Finally, a tail slides out of the bottom of the demons spine, ending in a tuft of hair. With the exception of around its hooves and at the end of its tail, the body is totally devoid of hair. Return to the top

Special Abilities. While the Chasm Demon can always use its claws or run its horns through someone, they also have some more sophisticated attacks. Chasm Demons are masters at using the fire of the Abyss they come from to make weapons, armor, or simply to launch it at someone. Stronger Chasm Demons can even sometimes summon the weaker ones. (Note: While the Demons can make things out of abyssal fire, only they can touch these products without being harmed.
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Territory. The Chasm Demon is a skulking, retched looking thing. These beasts come form the deepest, darkest pits in the underworld that exist and can only be brought forth through very powerful magic. Chasm Demons have become rare in these days, but they used to be rather common at the great mythical wars of long ago. The black mages e.g. used to summon them as shocktroops during the War of the Chosen, and still a few hold the power to split open the ground and dredge them forth.
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Habitat/Behavior. Chasm Demons will do anything they can to quench their thirst for blood and to satiate their hunger with fresh meat, even at the price of their own lives. They exist only to bring hate, pain and evil to the world. Destruction is all that they leave in their wake, with the exception of a tortured scream here and there. It's highly doubted that the creatures actually think, but that they are created only with the intentions they exhibit.
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Diet. It always carries with it the stench of the Abyss, and is always crazed for the taste of blood and organs of any kind. One of the Chasm Demon's favorite parts is intestine, which is why they most often use their claws to slit open their victim's abdomen and sink their large, sharp teeth in to feast upon them.
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Mating. Chasm Demons have no reproductive organs to speak of, and all seem to be decidedly male. No one knows how they breed, but many think they simply resemble themselves, if they are summoned then destroyed, when they get back home. Some others think they are the souls of dead humans, elves, or any kind of biped which have been ripped apart, tortured, and changed, then put back together and given a thirst for blood. What kind of twisted High Demon would come up with something like that, none can say, but it is still a popular belief, as some who have been lucky enough (or unlucky enough, as the case may be) to encounter one sometimes say it resembled a dead relative of theirs. Of course the first theory, and the most likely one, is that they are simply spawned from abyssal fire, hence the name.
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Language. The language of the Chasm Demon consists of a system of snarls, growls, snorts, something which resembles a belch, accompanied by body motions. It is rather crude and animalistic, but it seems a proven fact that Chasm Demons indeed are capable of communicating to each other. As of yet no one has been able to decipher their strange tongue.
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Noted Researchers. Most information on Chasm Demons was written down by Geta Siiken. He was a notoriously strong magus some many years ago who used to summon the monsters, study them for a short time, then slaughter them for fun. He also did many adverse experiments with one or more of them, including trying to force them to breed to see if their reproductive organs were hidden. That experiment ended in the Demons ripping each other apart, and was the only one of its kind. Siiken's works can be found in most libraries devoted to magic, and excerpts from his books are quoted in just about any book on Demons, as Siiken did research on many different types. For more information on Geta Siiken see "The Man Who Spoke With Demons: A Biography of Magus Siiken" by Khalum Darodwin.
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