As promised, the next build will be a content push that adds 3 new floors to the Tower, bringing it up to 23 floors (not counting side-dungeons.)
But, what’s been less discussed is that I plan to shake up the early game a bit by adding some demons there as well, including 4 new starter demons. As I work on the build, I’ll be sharing information and details about the new demons you can expect to see in the Tower once it’s released (which I admit will be a bit aways still, this is a big content push!)
For now, here are the names and some short descriptions of most of the demons being added. A few have been omitted for various reasons… such as the new cryptid you’ll be able to meet using Enemy Lure on T:21-23
Abbey Lubber: Will be available as a starting ally. A European demon that haunts the larders and kitchens pf abbeys, hoping to tempt holy men into overindulging in food, wine, and women.
Zaltys: Will be available as a starting ally. A Lithuanian household spirit sacred to the sun goddess Saule, believed to bring fertility, good harvests, and wealth to families it lives with. Killing a Zaltys was believed to bring grave misfortune.
Buruburu: Will be available as a starting ally. Named for the sound people make when shivering in fear, Buruburu is a Japanese ghost that is created when mortals die while experiencing great fear. They haunt the living, causing them to experience unreasoning fear to the point of death.
Sankai: Will be available as a starting ally. A Japanese monster that will sometimes be born to mortal women in place of a human child. There are many variants of Sankai, but they share a common behavior: upon birth, they immediately attempt to flee from their mother, only to later return to slay her.
Alma: An undead named for a word people dwelling near the Andes use to refer to the flesh, soul, or mental presence of the dead. This entity is formed of the skin and fat of a deceased human, mixed with the sacred ice of the glaciers of the Andes region.
Flying Head: A spirit known to the Iroquois Native Americans. As the name directly states, it appears as disembodied flying head, having only wings and talons in addition to its namesake feature. They have voracious appetites which can often be used against them: a common legend tells of them being tricked into eating burning coals.
Estas: A bird which brought fire to Carrier people of what humans now call British Columbia , saving them from freezing to death during an age of ice.
Leib-Olmai: Literally “Alder Man”, Leib-Olmai is a Sami forest spirit that takes the form of a bear when interacting with mortals. He brings good fortune to hunters. To honor him, hunters sprinkled a mixture of alder tree bark and water on their faces.
Brucha: A creature of Ireland covered in countless iron spines, though stories differ on whether the animal is a porcupine, dog, or locust. It denies food to humans by rolling through their farmlands, impaling food on its spines and carrying it away.
Eye Killer: A South American demon that is born of women who become pregnant with the help of a certain cursed artifact. It has the body of a snake, two arms with claws, and the head of an owl. Their name comes from their remarkable ability to shoot lightning bolts from their eyes.
Basilisk: An incredibly poisonous snake first discovered near the Greek city of Cyrene. It has a distinctive crest upon its head that looks like a crown: its aforementioned toxicity and this characteristic lead to some calling it the “king of snakes”, despite its small size. As if its poison did not make it deadly enough, the Basilisk is also capable of killing creatures simply by gazing at them.
Shikome: A dreadful hag of the underworld spoken of in Japanese myth. When the god Izanagi broke a promise to his wife Izanami and viewed her rotting form in the underworld, she sent eight Shikome to capture him as he tried to flee. Izanagi escaped by throwing his headdress, his comb, and three peaches behind him to distract the pursuers.
Mulassa: A Spanish dragon, with the body shape of a mule, a very long neck, and fangs. Most of its scales are green, though the head’s scales are black. Like many dragons, Mulassa is capable of breathing fire. It has a very short temper, and is associated with heedless, reckless behavior.
Virtue: An entity created by Sources to serve as a conduit for their power. Virtues can channel divine energy directly into miracles, or bestow it upon designated saints for their use. They are sometimes called “shining ones” due to the brilliance of the power flowing through them.
Jotunn: A race of giants spoken of in Norse mythology, they trace their lineage all the way back to Ymir, who they believe to be the first living creature created from the primal chaos. They frequently are in conflict with the two groups of Norse gods called the AEsir and Vanir. However, some Jotunn have friendlier relationships with these gods, and there are even known cases of marriage between Jotunn and gods of the AEsir and Vanir.
Couril: An evil fairy of France that looks like a tiny human with webbed feet, and can often be found dancing in stone circles at night. Disaster will strike any mortals who observe them however: human observers are compelled to join their dance. Men will be forced to dance until the dawn or until they die of exhaustion; women will always be released alive, but will later give birth to a child cursed by the Couril to greatly resemble someone from the woman’s home village. Appears as a small dancing humanoid in garish clothing, and with an evil cast to its face and/or eyes.