Demons are creatures associated with lust and sin, but they are not necessarily evil. In fact, some view demonic ideals as more inclusive and accepting than the ideals of other species, such as humans. Demons come in many different sub-species, but they all share one thing in common. Demons all are entirely dependent on one thing and one thing only. For example, Lucidium are dream eaters, nothing else can satisfy their hunger. Kavaji can only eat human flesh or else they suffer terrible health problems. Incubi feed off of human pleasure and human suffering can make them feel extremely sick.
This is article will be covering only a handful of demon species since there are far too many to reasonably fit in. At the bottom will be a more encompassing list of the various types with short descriptions.
Kavaji are one of the types Conscious are familiar with since Malphas Lucifer-Drak is one of these. Kavaji comes from the Daemak word for flesh, which is the entirety of this species diet. Ultimately, Kavaji are only supposed to eat human meat, though beef is also an acceptable substitute. Kavaji can also technically eat the same things as humans, but those with weak stomachs will often throw it up later. Those with stronger gullets will suffer health issues such as light-headedness as though they have not eaten, and if they continually consume human foods they can develop deficiencies, heart problems, and possibly put themselves in the hospital.
Kavaji are native to Hell and have a generally laid back culture. They are quite comfortable with things many humans would consider ‘sinful’ and therefore are much more accepting. Quite ironically as well, Hell has one of the lowest crime rates when compared to the other wealthy countries of Satus Beta. Even though humans are their main food source they attempt to be as humane as possible, and most meats found in the Underworld come from criminals on death row or individuals who explicitly gave consent to have their bodies made into food after death.
The origins of the Kavaji date back to the time that Lucifer first fell from Heaven. One of the punishments that a past God (Herio) gave Lucifer and his supporters for defecting was to make them have to slaughter and consume their beloved humans for food. This discouraged many of the damned and some even committed suicide because they were disgusted with their new nature. But Lucifer found his own loophole through only eating criminals. He actually made it a crime for any of his people to consume the innocent. To this day it is still illegal to just grab a human off the street and make a meal out of them.
Kavaji have a couple defining characteristics that make them identifiable, but like with humans they are generally diverse. A majority of Kavaji have tanned skin and have red eyes are varying shades. The closer the shade is to a typical red the more powerful the demon. Some demons may have brown eyes, symbolizing that they have no supernatural powers. Kavaji can also have multiple rows of teeth, with three being the average amount. Horns and/or wings are present on some Kavaji, but it is generally uncommon. They are also extremely tall, ranging anywhere from 6 feet all the way up to 30. Usually, though, demons don’t exceed 9 feet. Only very powerful Kavaji can enter the double digits. Also, because most Kavaji do not get that tall, Mirois necklaces are sold by the shrinkage rate to help reduce Kavaji to a more reasonable size.
As far as supernatural powers go Kavaji have incredible strength and are extremely durable. They have a very fast healing rate. Kavaji can live for thousands of years, but less powerful ones can be killed in a manner similar to humans. Kavaji can also die of starvation or from over consumption of human food. They are also able to toggle between what humans call their “demon form”. This form usually consists of an addition of claws and a larger set of teeth. As far as magic goes, Kavaji cannot perform any.
Lucidium are demons who live off of the dreams of other beings. They enter a dream-like state and through that survey the dreams of those around them. Each Lucidium has a different preference when it comes to the types of dreams they consume. Some set out to devour nightmares, and in turn relieve the dreamer of fear, while others can only stomach happy dreams. Lucidium are incapable of physically eating, and therefore have no digestive track or waste disposal system. If a Lucidium attempted to eat something it would enter straight into their lungs since they only have an air pipe.
The Lucidium culture is a dying one. During the War they were often hunted and killed, with a select few kept for Lotus’ personal use. This is because of their ability to enter one’s dreams. She deemed them dangerous since they could possibly gather sensitive information, but she also experimented on many to see if she could make them remarkably strong telepaths. Her experiments were very unsuccessful.
Lucidium used heavily populate the West, due to its noticeably larger population of Reality Conscious. Before the War many Lucidium were considered the go-to beings when it came to deciphering dreams. Many families had enormous tombs filled with information on what certain objects signaled in a dream. A majority would base businesses around this knowledge, with the only payment asked for being permission to consume the dream in question. Even today, in certain cities and slums it may be possible to stumble upon a Lucidium-run dream reading shop.
The origins of Lucidium is quite vague when compared to other demons. It is generally agreed that a Lucidium occurred when a Kavaji and a very strong telepath had a child. This child actually wasn’t dream-dependant, but instead of thought dependant. But over time Lucidium began to enter dreams instead of thoughts, since it was viewed as less intrusive and it slowly became the preferred method of gathering energy. Over time Lucidium lost their ability to eat since they just didn’t need it, and their ability to enter dreams strengthened immensely over the centuries. Moreover, their ability to read thoughts grew weaker and now Lucidium cannot at all read a person’s mind.
At first glance Lucidium are almost identical to humans. Obvious ways to identify a Lucidium involve getting up close and personal with one. The lack of a digestive system is the most obvious tool for identification, but you can’t gather that by looking at someone unless you have x-ray vision. One peculiarity about Lucidium is that they don’t actually have teeth. A Lucidium’s upper jaw and lower jaw cut directly through their gums, so they have something that resembles teeth, but it is all actually one solid piece of bone. This bone is shaped similarly to back molars in a human, except rounder slightly less wide. So when a Lucidium smiles it looks similar to a cartoon character. The only reason this bone is here at all is for speech purposes.
The supernatural abilities of the Lucidium are strictly dream walking. They are not immortal and have average human life spans. Lucidium are also heavily involved with prophecies and oracles, through their ability to analyze dreams. Many Lucidium have actually mentored famous oracles, and their encyclopedias are highly valued pieces of knowledge. The Library in Moxidius, La Livre Sauveguarde in Lindesia and Da Kunaba in the Kavik States are just a few places where copies of these encyclopedias can be found.
Incubi are probably the most misunderstood type of demon. They are present in all forms of pop culture, but sadly, the popular concept behind them is that they feed off of sexual energy. Incubi do not feed off of sex and do not walk around in skimpy outfits. Incubi feed off of human pleasure, but pleasure can be anything from happiness to excitement.
Incubi absorb a human’s feel good energy and convert that energy into their own. This is why many Incubi can seem happy-go-lucky. But, if an Incubi is surrounded by negative energy they can begin to feel nauseous and will become quieter and visibly distraught. Unlike other demons, though, Incubi cannot die of starvation, they simply walk around feeling sick. Incubi can also eat human food without repercussion, but they will not actually absorb nutrients or energy from what they ate.
Incubi are native to Lindesia and Xin-Hito, but can live virtually anywhere there are people. Their culture is one that spreads messages of peace, equality, and living life to the fullest. They act in ways that are similar to the Fae and spear headed a lot of rebuilding efforts after the war. Icubi tend to take up jobs as workers at amusement parks, elementary schools and social services. They pretty much will work at any place associated with happiness or that works to bring people joy.
Incubi are a peculiar form of aura elementals. Due to a birth ‘defect’ certain aura elementals become reliant solely on positive energy for food. Over time these people began to gather and start a community and before long they were considered a completely separate race from the aura elementals. And, due to the fact that they live off of solely one thing, they are now classified as a species of demon.
Incubi are recognizable in similar ways as aura elementals. Many are fairer skinned with lighter hair colors. Also, Incubi only have two different eye colors: blue and green. The lighter the shade of their eyes equates to the more full they are. Other than these small notes Incubi are pretty much identical to humans, which is how they blend into their societies so easily.
As far as supernatural powers go, many Incubi can channel auras the way elementals do. Incubi are even considered more powerful than elementals since they use channeling every day, even if they don’t realize it. Many are also good at healing and are exceptional doctors. Incubi have the same durability and life span as a regular aura channeler, so they live an average of ninety years.
Malaki are a type of demon that is very similar to vampires. They major difference between the two species is that vampires don’t only drink blood. It is a major part of their diet, however they can also eat various types of meats if they are raw or only cooked on the outside. Malaki, on the other hand, can only drink blood. Their bodies do not have the facilities necessary to process anything other than liquids.
Malaki function in a way similar to mosquitoes, except they live in more precarious situations when it comes to health. Even though Malaki absorb nutrients from a being’s blood, it is very hard to find someone with blood healthy enough to keep a Malaki feeling functional. Often time Malaki are confined to wheelchairs because they aren’t strong enough to walk, or are generally frail. Blood banks occasionally offer blood to Malaki if they are extremely weak but, unfortunately, many times blood banks cannot afford to spare healthy blood. Usually Malaki are stuck with the blood deemed unfit for medical use.
Malaki are native to the Kavikan island territory of Yunathai. Yunathai is similar to Greenland in the sense that it’s a considerably sized island high up north, so it is always cold and sun is scarce. This makes it the ideal place for Malaki. Due to their multiple vitamin deficiencies, Malaki get severe rashes if exposed to sun for long periods of time.
The Malaki culture is one deeply rooted in Amalou Christianity. Many Malaki speak Amalou fluently and the term Malaki actually means blood-sucker. Malaki often pray to various archangels for help with deeds, and praying to the Lord Himself is considered something that must only be done in dire situations. They celebrate a holiday similar to Christmas, that actually falls in May, where families will cook or create things to offer to God and his angels as thanks for the work they do.
Malaki originated in two ways. The first way was through a birth defect in vampires, similar to the way the Incubi were created. Malaki couldn’t absorb nutrients from blood as well as other vampires, and also couldn’t eat any solid foods. Another way is through a health issue with Kavaji, where they no longer are able to stomach meat. This health issue usually starts at birth, but it can strike in later years as well.
Malaki can look similar to Kavaji as well as to vampires. Malaki often have very pale skin and are very gaunt. Many have some sort of disability, whether they are confined to a wheelchair or are blind. They also have sharp incisors, like stereotypical vampires, though many times they do not use them.
Malaki do not have many supernatural abilities. They are immortals, which is the main reason why they can continuously survive even with a lack of proper nutrition. They are incapable of doing magic. Some Malaki do have demon form like Kavaji, but many cannot use them or even summon them.
Other Types of Demons
- Telepium – A type of Lucidum that can feed off thoughts instead of dreams. Even more rare than a Lucidium since all existing ones are very old, no new Telepium are capable of being born.
- Mirois – Demons that feed off of magical energy, specifically voodoo and dark witchcraft.
- Jifena – Demons that feed off of sin. Native to Hell and are closely related to the Kavaji.
- Osore – Demons that feed off of fear. Many times they take a spirit like form and are confused for poltergeists.
- Korabi – The opposite of an Incubi. They are much more rare and are caused through a ‘defect’ at birth. They feed off negative energy.