THE TRADITIONAL DEMON RACE
PRIMARY DEMON RACE
I. General InformationRace Name:
The demon race is roughly 15 billion years old. As the creator of the demon race was born around that time, but most of the population did not see a massive growth until a few million years ago. So it is rare that you'll see many demons around this age, as the common age for demons is somewhere in the hundreds, thousands to hundreds of thousands of years old. Orientation:
Demon's have no one set orientation that they are aligned or pledge allegiance to. However, the most popular one appears to be Shadow Fall. The reason for this is that most demons see a lot of promise, growth, power, and potential in Shadow Fall. They will also often follow different royalty in the demon world. Since, for instance, many in the central Demon Kingdom are loyal to that regime because Mana helped usher in an age of utmost prosperity for demons. Whereas others (as OF THE TIME OF THIS WRITING) hold a deep respect and loyalty to Inami for the growth she brought the CHaya nation. Purpose/Theme:
Throughout most cultures and lore, demons are known for their ability to possess. Many religions, traditions, and notes in history fear them for this because of the fact that this central theme that they represent can have drastic effects on both the world around them and the demons themselves. Therefore, most demon's and their powers are based on the theme of possession.
When creating a demon, you must focus on how their personality, history and power possesses them. Since, for example, if you observe Mana you can tell that she totally is consumed and possessed by her danava concept. So, in her case, that chaotic element of discord from Eris's lore is enforced in the world around her and she possesses the reality around her in that image.
In short, each demon will have to focus in on what element of their history, ego, theme and powers are in line with the element of possession.Aesthetics:
There is no one set aesthetic for the demon race. However, it is common to see many types of demonic creatures that you'd expect. These are beings that run along the lines of demons having horns, claws, fangs, wings, multiple limbs, different colored skin (red, yellow, black etc) and so on.
Their aesthetics can also be influenced by whatever power they are consumed by as well and what meaning it holds to them. For example: if a demon was consumed by the element of fire, it might not be out of the question if their entire body was consumed by a burning inferno; or if they held a possessive element of water their whole body could be a liquidifed mess.
The sky is the limit in terms of what a demon can look like. It can be anything from a traditional humanoid shape all the way up to a nightmarish creature from the 666th circle of hell. How To Become One
Click the spoilers to view how to become a demon
WHY YOU SHOULD RP DEMONS
Why should you RP a demon? It's simple: they are possessive creatures. Demons have an intense psychological background behind them as you read their lore and body traits. This can make for compelling role play because they have a lot more energy when it comes to their personalities, emotions, mental health and so on.
Furthermore, they are extremely versatile when it comes to how you can create free-form powers for most of their powers, abilities and so on. So you are given a lot of liberty to create your own systems with demons if they follow their possessive element and other protocols.
And lastly, demons can be fun to role play because there is a sense of unpredictability with them. No two demons are the same and they are free to act, serve or become whatever it is they wish. As, regardless of what alignment they are on, demons are chaotic creatures that possess the world around them for the better or worse. How they choose to enforce that possession of the world around them is up to you.
I. Racial Attributestl;dr
Demon Energy is an aggressive type of energy that is constantly feeding from the world around it to empower it's demonic host. It can influence their mindset and seeks to always be the domiant energy. If it's used in a non-demon or an object, then it will simply try to possess it as best as it can. Demon Energy:
Demon energy can be described as a very aggressive type of energy. The reason for this is because of the fact it acts as a medium for the demon to possess the world around them. The particles of energy which are produced from a demon's body is constantly possessing and draining energy from the world around them passively in the background. It feeds on the existence around them, digests it and uses it as fuel to further the possessive power which lays inside of the demon.
And, given the unhinged psyche of demons, it's also been described as an energy that can be made rather potent when they are under high-stress or emotional circumstances. Their body, power, and mind are all heavily linked together and demons have a mass bond with their power that is unlike other races. Therefore, their state of mind can heavily influence how potent their demonic energy can become.
It is also possible to utilize demon energy without the use of a demon body, but it will often be designed to try and be the most dominant energy. It is dangerous for most other races to try and utilize this because it will often try to possess them to convert the way their powers work, their mind functions and the way reality exist around them because their bodies are constantly trying to possess it under the influence of demeon energy. This especially appplies to hybrids as demon energy can exist in them, but it will be hard for them to get a handle on it due to how aggressive it is. Possessive Power
Possessive Power refers to a demon's element of possession. How many thye have is based on their Za Koa Core skill, but EVERY demon starts off with at least one; even at untrained. Possessive Power:
Possessive Power refers to a demon's possessive element. This is the core of their theme and essence as a demon because it represents what element of possession they enforce in the world. And this Possessive Power is NOT stagnant in the sense that it has to be the same forever. Since, as demons grow and develop, they can either remove, modify, evolve or develop entirely new Possessive Powers.
However, what is important to a Possessive Power is that it holds some sentimental power or root in reality for the demon. These are often powers that have developed over time and have bonded with the demon in question. Therefore, it is not uncommon to hear of demons who have no power, but after undergoing a traumatic event, they can unlock a Possessive Power that, in this example, enforces the element of protection. As in this illustration, the demon could generate a defensive power that relies on barriers, shields, and armor to try and protect them from threats from the outside world. If this person were to accept the world around them, then they could change it to an offensive power where they could produce weapons from their power that allows them to fight back against the threats of the world that want to bring them down.
And, when it comes to having multiple Possessive Powers, they must all branch off and relate to the first or primary power Core Possessive Powers:
At max, a demon can have four core possessive powers. These are primary powers that allow for a demon to have full control of these elements. So, if they go beyond that, they will often be considered "minors" in the sense that while they can have up to seven Possessive Powers with a Grand Mastery of Za Koa Core, they won't be as developed as their core possessive powers and will be limited in control in some way or another. Za Koa Core Untrained:
A demon with an untrained Za Koa Core can have up to one possessive power at a time. This does not refer to how many abilities it can have, however. Za Koa Core Beginner:
A demon with a beginner Za Koa Core can have up to two possessive powers at a time. This does not refer to how many abilities it can have, however. Za Koa Core Adept:
A demon with an adept Za Koa Core can have up to three possessive powers at a time. This does not refer to how many abilities it can have, however. Za Koa Core Advanced:
A demon with an advanced Za Koa Core can have up to four possessive powers at a time. This does not refer to how many abilities it can have, however. Za Koa Core Elite:
A demon with an elite Za Koa Core can have up to five possessive powers at a time. This does not refer to how many abilities it can have, however. Za Koa Core Master:
A demon with an adept Za Koa Core can have up to six possessive powers at a time. This does not refer to how many abilities it can have, however. Za Koa Core Grand Master:
A demon with a grandmaster Za Koa Core can have up to seven possessive powers at a time. This does not refer to how many abilities it can have, however.
I. Possessive Drive [Release Forms]Possessive Drive
Possessive Drive is a demon's release form where they can customize it to either have one, two or three release forms. They will then merge with their possessive element and their strength is connected to how high their connection to the Za Koa Core is. Possessive Drive:
Possessive Drive is the state of possession that demons enter when they begin to merge with their possessive element. Unlike other transformations from varying races, there is no one set form for demons. Instead, they are free to make customized transformations that allow for up to three forms.
When they unlock these forms, they are usually able to receive augmentations to their power and it should mutate to add related powers to their possessive arsenal of abilities. (i.e. if you are possessed by the element of fire, then you can gain control of things like lava, heat, smoke etc)
Furthermore, creating symbolism around their transformation will also make it stronger. Demons who are aware of this fact will often create names for their transformation and incantations to help give it a 0.5 times increase to add on to their augmentation boost. This includes having a release phrase, a praise to their element and letting it wholly possess them.
And, because they become consumed by their element, their persona will often go through changes in this transformation. So, if you had a fire type demon, they could potentially become more angry, rash or determined based on how strong the element of fire is when it comes to its raw potency.
Lastly, this transformation often becomes much stronger the more a demon has a stronger Za Koa Core. While it isn't required for those who are untrained, they won't see as much benefit as those who do have Za Koa Core as a high skill.
[Click the spoiler to see how Za Koa Skill influences the form]