Factions & Magic
The daemonic legions of the Dark Gods are not simply
users of magic. To them it is air, water and food,
essential to their survival and the medium through
which they usually operate. Manifested in the Mortal
Realm, they are like a fish out of water, and rely
upon the ambient magic, or whatever can be drawn
through the Veil, to sustain themselves. But beyond
their physical form, the world around them can be
changed in unexpected and unnatural ways. Every
daemon carries within them a seed of their Immortal
heritage, and the ability to shape the world closer to
Least known of all our foesare the Daemons. Truest representations of the Dark Gods most mortals will ever encounter, rumour has them living perpetually in the Wasteland and the Shattered Sea, and even conjured forth else where through dark ritual. The most terrifying tales claim each Daemon requires a mortal vessel to be invoked, with the mightiest devils calling for captured Queensor Emperors. Tales of the legions that emerged from the Wasteland in the darkest hours of the Ages of Ruin are enough to freeze the blood.
Whatever the truth of their summoning, it is widely held that they are not mortal beings. Dwarven grudges record Daemons bearing the same names and marks as adversaries defeated millennia ago emerging to avenge themselves upon descendents of their foes. Stout hearts, the light of pure divinity and cold steel have proven themselves adequate defence – in spite of terrible odds. But as knowledge spreads among our civilisations ever more widely in this great Age, I fear that we may be planting seeds of destruction deep within the nations of Humanity.
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