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Demons

Classification: Wild Races 
    Race: Tiefling, Aasimar
  Class: Warlock, Cleric, Wizard
  Background: Acolyte, Noble, Sage
  Skill Proficiency: History, Arcana, Religion
    Unlike Devils, Demons are without question entirely evil. Demons were the first creation of Malavach, the God of War and Bloodshed, and this permeates every aspect of their being. However, there exists some debate among Demonoligists whether Demons were even created intentionally or were simply a byproduct of Malavach's relentless thirst for carnage, as they seem to be nearly single-minded manifestations of violence.     A Devil has a purpose that requires wit and subterfuge, and as such they possess a fair degree of intelligence and craftiness. Demons, on the other hand, are often borderline mindless in their constant desire for suffering. Should someone encounter a Demon, they can be almost positive that the Demon's immediate first course of action will be to rip that person apart. They seek to cause as much devastation and violence as they possibly can, whenever and wherever they can.   Demons can have an incredibly varied number of forms, and while they lack they ability to change their form at will, almost every Demon could be described as a "living weapon". Most Demons are a combination of claws, fangs, and flame, and oftentimes their bodies look as if their one and only function is to eviscerate or consume everything in their path.    Somewhat baffling to those who study Demons, they do seem to have some form of hierarchy or chain of command. While a low-level demon is typically incapable of forming even simple sentences, a high-level demon is capable of complex thought and issuing orders, something the mortal races in Torvahl became all too familiar with during the conflict referred to as the Hellscape War. Whether even more intelligent Demons exist within Malavach's realm issuing orders to others of their kind is an question that the mortals who have encountered lower-level demons dread learning the answer to.   Fueling this fear is the appearance in recent centuries of anomalous Demons that seem to be exceptionally intelligent for their kind, some even masquerading as Devils and forming pacts with mortals in a similar fashion to Daemaskorn's Devils. Why this new breed of Demons has appeared and for what reason they're forging contracts with mortals is a mystery, and one that almost certainly bodes ill for the mortal races of the Emergent Plane.   Another mystery which Demonologists have been trying to answer for some time is the question of whether a war exists between Devils and Demons. It is believed that Daemaskorn and Malavach's realms are connected in some physical sense, and many speculate that a perpetual conflict exists between the forces of these two "evil" Gods, as any recorded cases of a Devil and Demon interacting in the Emergent Plane show there is a very clear animosity and open hostility between the two races. A smaller percentage of scholars theorize that Alleniel is involved in this conflict in some capacity, and and even smaller percentage even believe that this conflict with Malavach's Demons is the real reason behind Daemaskorn and Alleniels marital union.   No mortal race reviles Demons more than the reclusive Dwarves. Dwarves were created by Torach, the God of Retribution, specifically to be the first line of defense against the Demons in the Emergent Plane.  As such, Dwarves are especially zealous when it comes to the containment and extermination of Demons whenever they appear, even going as far to march forth from their mountain cities to meet the Demon armies in open battle during the Hellscape War. Dwarves are notoriously zealous in their beliefs, but are exceptionally so when Demons are involved, sparing little or no thought regarding the destruction of entire cities or populations where a Demon invasion has appeared. Indeed, Demons can be, in a way, credited with the innovation of weapons and machines of war that the Dwarves are famous for, as they consider no amount of destructive force to be too much when it comes to destroying Demonkind. A mindset they have very good reason to believe in.

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