- The Demons
- Demonic Language
- Demon Characters
- Goddess of Hell Ṣṣ-ṭåh-ṭõṣṣṣṣķ (devil)
- Lord Commander Åṣh Ķåh-ṭõķ (devil)
- Ṭåk-ṣṣṣṣ Ķåh-ṭåk (captured devil)
- Ķåṣ-Ķåķ (captured imp)
- The Tahk
- Tahk Character
Coming from world we have historically called Hell, demons are vile and vicious creatures intent on conquering our planet and enslaving humanity. Hideous and terrifying, they are carnivores with large sharp teeth that will attack, kill, and eat people, animals, and occasionally even other demons. They are hairless with moist transparent skin that exposes their underlying muscles, cartilage, and bones as well as the dark purple veins and arteries that carry blood the color and consistency of crude oil. Having almost no body fat, demons are always hungry and must regularly eat or risk starving. With horizontal goat-like pupils, their large yellow eyes have reflective retinas, making them appear to glow like crimson coals in the dark. Their breath and blood have the unmistakable stench of sulfur.
Demons seem to be supernatural creatures of dark magic. They are largely impervious to fire and possess the ability to heal most injuries in at most a minute or two. These regenerative powers make demons very difficult to kill. The most effective ways of destroying them are from shots to the head, decapitation, and extensive injuries that overwhelm their regenerative powers.
In actual fact, their supernatural abilities are due to their advanced alien technology. For example, their regenerative capabilities are due to microscopic medical nanobots in their blood.
Low Demons are the beasts of Hell and roughly have the intelligence of a dog. They can be controlled by high demons such as devils.
Hellhounds look somewhat like exceedingly well-muscled, naked wolves. They are gigantic, with alpha males weighing up to 300 pounds. Standing on all four legs, their shoulders reach up to a person’s chest, enabling them to look people in the eye. They are venomous with long fangs that reach down past their jaws of their massive heads. The long razor-sharp claws on their massive paws are retractable like those of a cat.
Gargoyles look like a nightmarish cross between a black panther and an enormous bat. They have long fangs and talon-like claws on their front and back paws. With leathery wings that are twice as long as a man is tall, they can fly and even carry an imp rider for short distances. When not flying, gargoyles may appear clumsy due to their large wing span. They prefer to attack from the air.
High Demons are the humanoid rulers of Hell, malicious and devious. They have four fingers on each hand and cloven hooves. This anatomical fact of having 12 (4+4+2+2) digits is why demons count in base 12 instead of base 10 as we do.
Devils are the roughly the same size as people. The apex predator of Hell, devils are the most dangerous of all demons. They have multiple rows of sharp shark-like teeth, and their hands have retractable claws. They are highly intelligent and cunning. Devils have a devilstone attached at the base of their skull. Looking like a ruby-colored crystal disk, it is an advanced alien technology that provides devils with what appear to be paranormal powers. For example, devils can be hard to identify because they have the magical ability to glamour people so that they appear to be human.
Imps are roughly two and a half feet high, with grotesquely small skulls and flat faces and unnaturally long arms. They are about as intelligent as a six-year-old child, if that child were a hyperactive, self-centered psychopath who would rather torture and eat small puppies than pet them. Armed with simple swords and spiked maces, they move in large, disorganized troops.
Ogres are roughly eleven feet high, but usually walk with a prominent stoop so that the hands on the ends of their very long arms nearly brush the floor when they walk. They have huge muscles, and their favorite weapon is a heavy club. Their beetle-brow faces are long and narrow, ending in a baboon-like muzzle. They are somewhat dull-witted and subject to extreme rage when provoked.
Demonic is the spoken and written language of the high demons. Because of differences in our vocal tracts, humans are incapable of properly pronouncing most demonic sounds, especially vowels. This inability is seen by demons as yet one more reason that other intelligent species are inferior. Demonic is a harsh language with mostly hard consonants. The following table provides the international standard spelling of relevant demonic sounds:
|Vowels||Closest English Pronunciation|
|Å å||“a” as in hat, but very raspy|
|Ã ã||“a” as in ate, but rolled like a German “r”|
|Ê ê||“e” as in bet, but with a faint hissing sound|
|Õ õ||“o” as in boat, but very breathy|
|Ů ů||“u” as in but, but very short and low pitch|
|Consonant||Closest English Pronunciation|
|H h||“h” as in Harry (actually pretty similar to English h)|
|Ķ ķ||“k” as in Kate, but combined with a teeth clacking sound|
|Ṣ ṣ||“s” as in Sue, but low pitch. Repeated to imply duration.|
|Ṭ ṭ||“t” as in Tom, but combined with a teeth clacking sound|
|Ж ж||a cork-popping sound that does not have an English accent|
Since correctly speaking accent-free demonic is anatomically impossible, the easiest way to read demonic is to simply ignore the specialized symbols (except for the cork-popping Ж) and merely pronounce them according to the corresponding English sound.
Goddess of Hell Ṣṣ-ṭåh-ṭõṣṣṣṣķ
Ṣṣ-ṭåh-ṭõṣṣṣṣķ is the Goddess of Hell, Empress of 144 worlds. She is the devil that ordered the invasion of Earth.
Lord Commander Åṣh Ķåh-ṭõķ
Åṣh Ķåh-ṭõķ is the devil lord commander of the invasion of Earth. The owner of the human slave Mark Chapman and the Tahk slave T-t-t-pay, it is killed during our counterattack on the demon homeworld.
Ṭåk-ṣṣṣṣ Ķåh-ṭåk is a devil that was captured by the US Army during the battle of the Yukon River Fire. It wants nothing more than to remove the shame of being captured by breaking free and killing as many humans as it can before dying in battle.
Ķåṣ-Ķåķ is a foul-mouthed little imp with attitude. He was captured by the US Army during the battle of the Yukon River Fire.
Tahk is one of the many worlds that have been conquered by the demons. Roughly seven feet long and one foot in diameter, the hermaphroditic Tahk are roughly cylindrical in shape with three pair of trunk-like legs and two pairs of trunk-like arms. They are solid gray in color except for numerous green scars from lashings given by their devil masters. Highly intelligent herbivores, they have four eyes the primarily see colors ranging from orange through infrared. They use a pair of small round drum-like membranes on either side of their “heads” to both speak and hear, meaning that they can not do both simultaneously. The speaker-like form of their speech-ears enable the Tahk to speak accent-free Demonic as well as several other slave languages.
T-t-t-pay is a Tahk slave that is also rescued during the attack on the demon portal system. Mark Chapman’s best friend and mentor, T-t-t-pay is also a scribe owned by the same devil, Lord Commander Åṣh Ķåh-ṭõķ.
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