- The Demons:
- Goddess of Hell Ṣṣ-ṭåh-ṭõṣṣṣṣķ (devil)
- Lord Commander Åṣh Ķåh-ṭõķ (devil)
- Ṭåk-ṣṣṣṣ Ķåh-ṭåk (captured devil)
- Ķåṣ-Ķåķ (captured imp)
- The Tahku:
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 that is the lord commander of the invasion of Earth. The owner of the human slave Mark Chapman and the Tahk slave Ť-loo-shss, 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 the demons have conquered. The Tahku, its highly intelligent native inhabitants, can be roughly described as centauripedes, a cross between centaurs and giant centipedes. Between six and nine feet in length and approximately one foot in diameter, their cylindrical bodies are divided into five segments. Their stubby first segment serves as a head, while each subsequent segment has two appendages each. The pair of appendages on the vertically-held second segment act as arms, while the appendages on the remaining three horizontal segments serve as legs. Highly-flexible and bone-less, these appendages are reminiscent of octopus arms and elephant trunks. The primary difference between the two arms and six legs are that the arms are longer and thinner while the legs are thick and stubby.
Their entire bodies of the Tahku are a uniform dark green except for numerous bluish scars from lashings given by their devil masters. Having evolved in a temperate climate and being hermaphroditic with no external sex organs, the concepts of sex, clothing, and nudity are foreign to them.
The Tahku have four eyes (two in front and one on each side) that see colors ranging from ultraviolet through infrared. They use a pair of small round drum-like membranes placed below each lateral eye to both speak and hear, meaning that they cannot do both simultaneously. The speaker-like form of their speech-ears enable the Tahku to speak accent-free Demonic as well as slave languages such as English. Consistent with being strict herbivores, their circular mouth hides an internal set of teeth suitable for grinding hard and fibrous vegetation. Breathing through narrow vents on the side of each segment except for their head, every breath causes their bodies to swell and shrink like sausage-shaped balloons.
Ť-loo-shss is a Tahku slave. It was also rescued during the attack on the demon portal system. Paul Chapman’s best friend and mentor, Ť-loo-shss is also a scribe owned by the same powerful devil, Lord Commander Åṣh Ķåh-ṭõķ.