This demon was the pride and joy of the summoners guild. They used it in their war with the Vampires. But the Vampires' freed the demon hoping that it would destroy it's former masters.
The Undead War
The war between the Summoners Guild and the Vampires is a long story so I shall shorten it.
The summoners used their powers to summon demons from a chaotic plain known as the Inferno. This was a place where the spirits of the dead that had been killed under terrible or painful circumstances went to. Fear and anger often melded together to form horrible creatures that feed on emotions of anger and despair. Some Demons fed on love and happiness but these ones were few. The Demons were brought from the Inferno or had their magical energy drained and used by the summoners for magic. The rage of the demons was fixated on the summoners' only enemy strong enough to be a threat, the vampires.
The vampires also got their power from the undead but they were the lesser evil as they could be good or bad in a more equal measure than the demons. If a 100th of the demons of the Inferno were let loose on the Vampires they would be erradicated and along with an entire continent most likely.
These to factions were the most powerful in the world and no kingdom could come close to defeatin one of them. Whoever lost the other would eventually come to rule the world.
The Demon Daltorz was the most powerful demon that ever walked the earth. He helped defeat the Vampires several times bringing them to the brink of destruction.
He is twice the size of any man or elf and wider than a dwarf. He is coated in what appears to be an immpenitrable metal and has the overall shape of a human. All be it a human with three sets of arms and anthlers along its spine. It has eight huge razor sharp wings that allows it to travel at the fastest speeds in the sky. It has massive talons on its claws and feet. It has two powers of erradication. One is a gas that comes from the tips of the antlers on its back, this acid destroys any living thing it comes into contact with. It can also send out waves of chaotic anger which madden anyone that comes near.
Daltorz was the bane of the Vampires and to save their race they sent one of their best assassins to place a blood stone on the rune stone used to control the demon. A blood stone allowed the Vampires to channel their magic over great distances and the power of the greatest necromancer Vampires freed the great demon, leaving Daltorz free to attack his masters.
But they could not comprehend the destruction it reaked on the world. First he killed every living thing is his former Master's tower and then he headed straight for the Majesty Tower where the Grand Summoners resided. It was also host to the golden gate the most powerful gateway to the Inferno that had ever exsisted.
Behind the Summoners lines he broke into the tower easily, he killed all the magicians in his way with his fatal gas, killed the feble demons they had time to summon and waited. Now that there was no one to guard the golden gate the demons that were closest to the portal (as they had been pulled through that portal before when summoned) on the other side sensed the weakness and a flood of over a 100 powerful demons flooded into the world.
First the summoners were slaughtered by their former servants then they rampaged through the world looking for the strongest magical beings in order to get energy to sustain themselves. Several magical guilds fell.
The Druids Guild however did not fail. It should be understood that they were the strongest magic users but they used their magic for healing which put them at a disadvantage faced with demons. They used the life magic of their forest to counter the monsters however. Daltorz and his horde consisted of and fed on negative emotions and the druids merely healed the demons rage making them weak enought to simply evaporate. The immense magic was put to good use and only the few strongest demons survived.
Daltorz was included in this of course and after a further twenty years of all kinds of evil he was killed the famed warrior-wizard Galnoll.
In its time it wreaked unfantomable carnage. Magical society suffered the worst even the druids guild lost so much, over half of the druid guild and the forest which was forever tainted by death.
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This should be an NPC, NOT A UNIQUE Lifeform.
Why the heck is this a codex? It should be a regular submission.
The setting/ background is prosaic, but required for the character.
His story is not all that intersting, another demon running free.
Not a bad entry though. It has some details, some dramatic elements, but what will he be doing in the game that PCs will want to stop him?
Well, actually, he was killed, if I read that right, so there is not much to do about him anymore. (Or is there?)
So this seems more like a historical piece for a game world.
I agree with Moon on this matter, Daltorz is an NPC and not a unique lifeform. In my opinion, I dont think anything classified as a 'demon' or 'devil' would fall into the unique lifeform category as almost by definition (not RPG definition though) all demons and devils were highly unique members of a single monsterous race.
This also feels more like a breaking of the world sort of historical sub.
-1 pt for really being in the wrong category.
As per the rating, Idea's there, needs some work.
The Demon Daltorz was the most powerful demon that ever walked the earth. Sigh.
Gratuitous gramatical mistakes aside. Demons/Devils are overworked beings that are never EVER done up to any semblence of their full potential. Yeah, so it likes breaking things SO-FREAKIN'-WHAT!!!! Give us a reason for it to exist besides to torment the PCs. Even the most mindless of ants have a legitimate reason to exist, to serve the queen, so why doesn't something a million-thrillion times more exotic and powerful?