Demons

Overview

Demons may be summoned, though it's possible for a particular demon to be busy with another character and not appear when summoned. It is also possible for certain demons to not be available in one, or more, of the lands.

Detail

Demons cannot be summoned in any area that is well lit, such as towns where a character will change alignment upon casting certain magic spells. If a lawful character attempts to summon a demon in such a place, the attempt will fail and the character will turn neutral.

When an evil demon is summoned, and appears, it will have a contest of wills with the summoner. The demon will either be charmed, in which case the summoner can issue it some limited control orders, or it will attack the summoner. In either case, the demon will lecture the summoner about the foolishness of his/her actions. A non-charmed demon will usually stick around for a bit, possibly attacking others before returning to Hell.

A character must be a certain level to have any success at summoning a demon. If a character has summoned a particular demon, a message that the demon is busy will be received by any other who attempts to summon that demon. If a demon is killed it goes through a regen delay.

The demons' powers vary from land to land; they are most powerful in Leng. Demons are also much more difficult to control in Leng.

Demons are quirky in Leng. They are much more powerful. Glamdrang turns into a slow axe-wielding troll. The Amoral demons like being away from hell so much that they don't leave until reset. In Leng, Pazuzu has almost as many hp's as Daisy.

Summoning

To summon Demons:

  1. utter the chant: ina khitim nushi ilani <demon name>
  2. speak the demon's name in command line, or
  3. if a Thaumaturge, warm the summon spell, and speak: summon <demon name>

To call forth the servants at the demon shrines:
baad angarru ninnghizhidda gishtugbi
You will find the above chant on a Kesmai altar if you do a look around.

The chant for Samael's altar is:
shadu yu lini gishtugbi

Commands:

Demons may respond to the following commands:

All commands must be preceded by the Demons name, comma, and a space.

List of Demons

Asmodeus

Rumor has it he casted Whirlwind. Asmodeus and Azazael were removed due to player abuse.

Exerpt from Shadow's Journal of Demons:
BEWARE . those of weak will, or naught of faith, read no further.. for the [demon] about to be mentioned [is] NOT of the friendly persuasion.. and may possibly even slay you on sight for [its summoning].
I know nothing of this demon.. every attempt I have made to summon it, has failed. I shall continue my research, and let you all know my findings as soon as possible.

Azazael

Azazael and Asmodeus were removed due to player abuse.

Damballa

This demon is unusual in that it casts snakes. Aside from that he is much like all the others. Chaotic demon (in hell). Other distinguishing features is that he too carries a snake staff and will cast death along with create snake. He will sometimes wear a vest made from the sparkling scales of a huge snake. When fighting this demon you can be "blocked by a tentacle".

Exerpt from Shadow's Journal of Demons:
BEWARE . those of weak will, or naught of faith, read no further.. for the [demon] about to be mentioned [is] NOT of the friendly persuasion.. and may possibly even slay you on sight for [its summoning].
Easily the most fearsome beast I have seen, this demon attacks with crippling physical attacks, spells, and summons hordes of venomous snakes! only the strongest of will should attempt to survive an encounter with this Spawn of Hades. I myself had to flee, lest I be food for his foul serpents, on another note.. of the few serpents I managed to slay.. they crumbled into gold! I am assuming that a fountain of wealth can be obtained from this demon, should you be able to withstand its assaults.

Glamdrang

This demon is a ghoul. As such, when he kills you, he will eat you. He carries coins and a bone. No use has yet been found for the bone, other than as a mediocre weapon. Like all ghouls, he can only be seen when you are next to him, or one space away.

Lazsu

This demon is Pazuzu's little brother. He acts exactly like Pazuzu, but has weaker spells, and usually carries a snake staff. He is worth 3200+ experience when killed.

Exerpt from Shadow's Journal of Demons:
BEWARE . those of weak will, or naught of faith, read no further.. for the [demon] about to be mentioned [is] NOT of the friendly persuasion.. and may possibly even slay you on sight for [its summoning].
I witnessed this creature summoned once. it is always of a destructive nature.. similar to Pazuzu.. but noticeably weaker.. it attacks on sight with stun and death spells.. of which I am glad to say.. I am resistant to some degree, and thankfully.. I had more powerful spells at my disposal, and I was able to vanquish the beast from whence it came without much injury.. but the sting of its spells linger still.. although a weaker demon, can still do harm to the unwary.

Pazuzu

This demon is the biggest of the lot. He is worth 6400+ experience points when killed. He will try to stun you with his first spell, then will cast death spells. He is sometimes called because of the flame staff he often carries. He has been referred to as "Pazuzu's Flame Staff Delivery Service" by some of the players. Pazuzu doesn't always carry the flamestaff. He does in Leng.

Exerpt from Shadow's Journal of Demons:
BEWARE . those of weak will, or naught of faith, read no further.. for the [demon] about to be mentioned [is] NOT of the friendly persuasion.. and may possibly even slay you on sight for [its summoning].
This demon is strange, as sometimes it appears as a raging beast.. hurling stun bolts and then wreaking havok with powerful death spells, and sometimes.. as that of its summoners alignment..if of your alignment (noted by the creatures visible aura) he will follow you and perform one task before vanishing.. if of the more sinister persuasion.. he will attack all targets in sight until everything is dead. Be wary of this demon.

Perdurabo

Amoral Demon. He cannot be killed and trains all classes, except Thieves. It is rumored that he will train other evil characters also.

Exerpt from Shadow's Journal of Demons:
I had heard tales of a demon who would actually train mortals in many areas.. I had not believed it until I was able to summon Perdurabo one fine day. He was pleasant enough, and agreed to train me in my various skills.. For a fee of course, I guess not even demons work for free, he is however not very patient, and will not teach beyond a certain point.. I assume he would consider it a waste of time.. But for questing apprentices, he may prove useful for some field training when away from town.. Simply speak his name.

Samael

Amoral demon. He cannot be killed and will train only Thaumaturges up to around Capable skill level.

Exerpt from Shadow's Journal of Demons:
Today I summoned Samael.. Twas a rather helpful entity I must say, very versed in assessing the skills of mortals.. I learned much from him, about my own skills, and how to better them.. This demon's name need only be called to summon him, although I have found that sometimes.. He is busy, and cannot arrive when asked, but when out on a long journey, far from a town… tis worth the wait to hear the wisdom of this demon.

Thamuz

Thamuz will attack with lightning then close in to fight with tooth and claw. Next to Glamdrang, Thamuz has the fewest hps. When fighting this demon you can be "blocked by a wing".

Exerpt from Shadow's Journal of Demons:
A truly awe inspiring Demon.. This Creature embraces the ways of my own profession.. Thaumaturgy! His name appeared to me while I was on the doorstep of death.. Under the harmful spells of wraiths, and delirious from pain.. I called the name.. and behold! a mighty demon appeared.. and the scent of sulfur and brimstone filled the air, as the demon smote my enemies with bolts of lightning, I was near death.. but safe.. the demon vanished as quickly as he appeared.. without a word.. I have since called upon him from time to time.. but do not wish to wear out my welcome.. call this demons name.. and he can follow you for a short time, or attack a foe specified by you.. but be warned, he will vanish after the task is done.

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