Hey folks. Feels like it’s time for a brief preview of some of the new demons you’ll be encountering on floors 27 to 29 of the Tower when the new build is released. For this preview, the sprites are using my own versions: a preview using Geminimax’s sprites will follow soonish.
Marmoo: According to Australian legend, a spirit that was driven to create insects by its jealousy of the vibrant life created by others. Due to the tiny size of insects, the problem grew unnoticed for sometime until all of creation was in danger of being devoured by them. Other creator gods responded to the threat by transmuting flowers into birds, which brought the insect horde under control.
Spriggan: A type of nature spirit that appears as tiny, frail old man with a child like face. But appearances are deceiving: they possess immense physical strength in spite of their size, lending credence to the belief they are the ghosts of giants. They tend to use this strength to ill purposes, creating all sorts of mischief and destruction among mortals.
Jorogumo: Japanese stories tell of the “entangling bride”, a woman with the legs of a spider sprouting from her back. Initially they eat insects as other spiders do, but should they survive and grow large enough, they gain shapeshifting powers and begin to prey on men instead, using their beauty to lure them close enough to entrap and devour.
Telvora: A Summoner chosen by the Faithful Heart relic. He was once a high priest of a major religion, but broke away from with a large number of followers to form a new sect that was eventually hunted down and destroyed by those still faithful to the original beliefs. He himself survived and, having nearly completed his journey up the Tower, believes he has found in his Relic and his new allies the means to see his beliefs spread over the world once he can escape.
Sati: A Hindu goddess who was reincarnated as the daughter of Daksha. She eventually came to marry Shiva, with whom her father Daksha had an ongoing dispute. Later when Daksha planned a grand fire ritual he invited a great many to attend, but not his daughter Sati or her consort Shiva. Angered, Sati insisted on going anyway; Shiva chose to remain behind. When Sati arrived, Daksha responded by loudly and incessantly insulting and denouncing her husband Shiva. Sati eventually became so angered at his behavior that she cast herself into the ritual fire, hoping to be reincarnated as the daughter of a more worthy father in her next life.
Daksha: A king of a divine bloodline. He was granted the boon of having a goddess, Sati, be born as one of his daughters. Unfortunately, this made him quite arrogant and he began to expect others, even among divinity. to bow before him. Most were willing, but Shiva would not bow to him. From that moment forth, Daksha regarded Shiva with hatred, hatred which came to include his daughter Sati as well, as she had married Shiva.