DEMONS, CROSS BREEDS & HALF BREEDS Demons are a form of ascension gained by those who are evil at heart and have ascended to the third level of Power as decreed by Universal Law. To ascend to this level has a great cost. First of all the PC in effect hands over his Soul to the Demonic winds and becomes a creature of great power and might. Demons are soul dealers by nature and gain many powers because of this. They are however a number of strong weaknesses a Demon is subject too. First, a demon can be turned or controlled by a priest against the special category of the turn undead table. Secondly a Demon is hunted by many different professions and cultures for the souls they harvest and keep. These people are known as soul suckers and are nearly immune to all of the Demons soul attacks. Thirdly there are those who deal in souls and have powers that can control, banish and even kill demons and their kind. These are known as Soul mages and there presence can be extremely unnerving to demons and their kin. There are two nations of demons, these are the Baazaatu and the Tanari. A Baazaatu is a demon of the nine hells. Here the ninth hell is chaos incognito. Great burning pits of larva suround huge volcanoes who never end erupting. It is in this fire that the Baazaatu burn the souls they gather in their forges and ritual pits. A Baazaatu demon and its culture is based on survival of the fittest and constant warring. When they are not fighting each other they are joined under the command of a arch-demon lord and are sent off on a unholy war against one of the lesser races or against the Tanari in the blood war. The Tanari on the other hand are sly, devious and tactical. They live in the abyss and rule over it’s 666 levels. Like the Baazaatu the Tanari constantly battle against each other. They live in fiefdoms on the dark planes of the abyss and give themsleves noble titles. Their battles are fought for recognition and shows of force and are designed to put enemies off rather than total destruction. PC’s play Tanari DEMON FORMS There are several ancient recognised forms that demons use to walk the planes. As a Tanari’s soul is given over in payment, his/her life energy becomes a recepticle which can enter demonic forms. These forms have been created with soul energy and bestow great powers upon the demon who possess them. Each form is designed for a reason and when a demon becomes truly powerful and is bestowed a “Shadow” he can create demon forms himself. Demon forms usual have four special powers. These are:- 1. The Ability to cast spells through soul Magic. This is where a demon uses a number of souls equal to twice a spells level to cast that spell. Note, that this is any spell from either priest or mage schools and the demon does not need a spell book. 2. The Ability to assume two forms. A minor and greater form. This is where the demon has two forms. The lesser form looks like a normal lesser race being, where as a greater form is the revealing of ones true and can usually be terrifying in sight. 3. The Link with the higher planes. As a demon has sold on their soul they are no longer linked with the Prime Material Plane and so have a natural feeling with their chosen plane. This ability usual means that the demon player can transport themselves at will to their higher plane, and visa versa. 4. Soul Dealing A Demon may clock up souls of those he kills and keep them to bestow powers upon others and himself. This is called soul dealing and comes natural to all demons. Some really powerful demons can create more than one form to ensure that if they are destroyed they can always have a new form to goto. If all of the demons forms are destroyed then the demon appears on the prime material plane as a the character he was before he became a demon. In effect he is knocked down the ladder of power. CROSS BREED Cross breeds or dark breeds are the result of a demon giving souls to animals and humans. They are enhanced by the energy given off by the souls they are given, but they change mentally and physically into something dark and malevelent. Any mortal given soul energy is classed as being a dark breed. Dark breeds cannot be turned or banished like normal demons, they can however be killed by mortal weapons and are not immortal like their creators. Souls given to a PC darkbreed can do one of three things – The Shining. The shining gives the character either a spell like ability or a ability similar in the creation of forms (such as wings). These soul costs are the same as their costs in both the soul magic casting and the forms table. The Ascension The ascension is where the character uses souls to gain levels. A number of souls equal to the characters next level times 10 are required to go up one level at a time. The Enchantment The enchantment is where a character uses the energy of souls to increase their attributes. These rules work along the same lines of the wish spells. A character can use 1 souls per 1 point of attribute until he reaches 16 in that attribute, where upon any advancement beyond costs 10 souls per 1 point. Dark breeds are used by the demon lords as soldiers and warriors to fill the numbers in their great armies. There are dark breed generals who have been gifted by their leaders so much that they hardly look human anymore. HALF BREED Half Breeds is the generic term for those in the steps of power that half link themselves with the power of demons. There are 4 types of Half Breed. These are:- Soul Mage A Soul mage is a dealer in souls and is a cross between the demonic soul dealing side of a demon and a priestly human. They have the ability to use souls as bargaining chips in dealing with higher beings and also have very powerful powers over demonic kind. Possessed Some demons choose to be a half breed and possess the body of great warriors or creatures of power. By doing this they lose a lot of their own forms abilities but gain the powers of the creature they have possessed. A demon that does this must spend an initial cost of 100 souls times the level of the creature they want to possess. The creature then makes a saving throw vs death magic, if he fails the demon takes over, if he makes it then the demon loses the souls and is sent back to his form. A demon who has possessed somebody has the ability of teleportation and soul magic. He can however be excorsised by either a soul mage or a priest by rolling on the turn undead table under the special category. Cultists It is possible for a demon lord to have a body of worshipers. These worshipers bestow a special power on the demon called the shadow (see later). Cultists can gain powers from their demon lord through sacrifice. This is usually through the killing of souls devoted to the demon lord or through the sacrifice of hit points. These sacrifices are done through three levels of power. These powers and their sacrifices are shown on the following table. POWER LEVEL –1 initiate 1-15 hp = Information given 16- 25 hp = Minor Power 26 – 40hp = Major Power 50+ hp = Demon sends Forces 100+ hp = Demon directly aids POWER LEVEL – 2 Greater Worshiper 1-15 hp = Answers given & information given 16 – 25 hp = Minor powers 26 – 40 hp = Major Powers 50+ hp = Demon sends greater forces 100+ hp = Demon directly aids POWER LEVEL – 3 Messiah 1-15 hp = Major Powers bestowed 16 – 25 hp = Demons sends forces 26 – 40 hp = Demon sends greater forces 50+ hp = Demon directly aids 100+ hp = Demon is summoned Souls – 1-5 souls :- Information from the demon is bestowed 6-10 souls :- A aid is assigned to the worshipper 11-20 souls :- A gift is given 21-30 souls :- A power is given (cultist becomes a cross breed with shining powers) 31-50 souls :- A greater gift is given 51-75 souls:- Path to Ascension is offered 76-100 Souls:- Ascension is offered Demon Dead Demon dead are probably the most powerful of the half breeds. Through the plane of negative forces a undead pc can bind his soul to negativity and effectively feed the fires of damnation with his own soul energies. This means that the pc still remains a undead but gains some of the powers of the demon kind. The pc must choose between disadvantages of the undead kind and the disadvantages of their demonic kind and then match these against the advantages of the dead and demonic. These are in addition to his existing undead powers A common list lies below. Each disadvantage is displayed with a points rating. Once these points have been totalled up the pc may buy the powers of his demon dead character. Undead Disadvantages Any Light Kills – 20 pts Any light Hurts- 10 pts Sunlight Kills – 10 pts Sunlight Hurts – 5 pts Cannot Pass over water – 10 pts Stake through heart paralyse – 5 pts Holy symbols hurt – 10 pts Holy Items Hurt – 2 pt’s / item Ressurection spells kill – 5 pts Fire causes double damage – 15 pts Needs a Coffin to Regenerate – 10 pts Destruction of original body or source kills character – 15 pts One item holds PC’s soul – 10 pts May not walk on Holy ground – 10 pts Needs blood/soul to survive – 10 pts Undead Artifact Consumed– 15 pts each Demonic Advantages Higher Planner Link – 50 pts / plane Soul Magic – 20 pts / School Dual Form – 25 pts Soul Dealer – 100 pts Spawn* - 70 pts * This gift allows the demon dead to re-create his breed. Normally undead are able to create others of their kind. These new undead mimic the powes of their sire only in lesser from until they grow more powerful. The spawn power enables the pc to create other demon dead like himself. GREATER DEMONS and DEMON LORDS Abyssal demons are given their power through the nexus. The nexus is a dark evil being who trades the souls of the very powerful so they can take on one of the universal forms of abyssal demon. A characters Hit Dice at the time of ascension determines his soul tally for the demonic form he takes on. HD X 10 = soul tally Some demons either ascend to the Abyss where they become Demonic lords or become so powerful they are worshipped. When this happens a demon gains a shadow. A demonic shadow is a spiritually guide who represents the demons worshipers or demonic land. It resembles the demon in all forms shapes and speaks to the demon telling him of what his worshipers think and what his land can do. A shadow can also watch or spy for the demon as long as it is in a area owned and classed as being demonic home ground. Shadows also represent the power link between worshipers and their lords. This means that when worshipers sacrifice their hit points it is the shadow that automatically aids them in the hour of need. These greater demons have three more abilities that set them apart from the rest of demonic kind. First these greater demons can create dark breeds by giving souls to mortals below them. This means a demon lord can selectively bestow gifts upon his followers or allies. Second a greater demon can use his/her souls to deal with much higher beings than the normal mortals. These beings are called Patrons and have a vestige interest in the demons survival as they gain souls in return for gifts. There is no limits to the mount of patrons a demonic character may deal with. Third and probably most powerful of these three advantages is that a demon with a shadow may gain the Form Building ability. The forms a greater demon makes may be used for either himself or as a recepticle for his followers to “ascend” into when they become demons themselves. The nexus does not mind this as it still receives the worshipers soul. Demon form building requires skill and souls. Once the total souls have been spent on creating the form that’s how much souls are needed for a mortal or demon to ascend into that form. These features of a form can also be given as gifts to mortals allowing them to have special abilities without being demonic in nature. Feature Notes Soul Cost Attribute 1d6 This is the roll for that attribute 2 / dice Attribute + This is a modifier for an Attribute 2 / +1 Leg Describe leg 5/ Leg Arm Describe arm 5/ arm Head Describe head 6/ head Tail Describe tail 3/ tail Natural weapon Attached to each appendage – 1d6 dam 2/ weapon Jagged natural weapon 1d8 damage 4/ weapon Heated natural weapon 1d10 damage 6/ weapon Mega natural weapon 1d12 damage 8/ weapon Giga natural weapon 1d20 damage 10/ weapon Super Natural aura All claws and body weapons gain magic 5/ +1 Armoured hide Gives a better AC 3/ +1 AC Spell Like Ability Body has spell like abilities Spell Lv X 10 Tenticle Tenticles 2/1ft long Spawn Armour Special regenerative armour 5hp/rd 10/ HP Chains of Hell Chains that you control 4/ 1ft long Gliding Membrane Glide – 6 MC - D 5 Standard Wings Fly – 12 Hold Max Press 10 Speed Wings Fly – 24 Hold Max Press 15 Draconic Wings Fly – 36 Hold Max Press – Also lock 20 Demonic Wing Bones Max Press mulitplyer 10/ X1 Streamlined structure Movement Class in air – K to A 4/ grade Soul Magic Power of soul magic * 50 Planner Link Power of planner teleportation * 50 Dual Form 2 forms * 50 Enhanced Sense Choose a sense and it becomes better 5 Night vision See perfect in natural darkness 10 Infravision As normal 2 / 10 feet Shadow Walk* Walk from Shadow to Shadow - LOS 15 Weapon Knowledge Is proficient with all weapons 25 Weapon Expert* Is Specialised with all weapons 50 Command power* Has command over certain low species 30 Time Travel* May travel level in hours into time*2 50 * - This may not be given as a dark gift *2- Costs 10 X hours in souls to do this.
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