I think this one is the definition of a three score. There are some questions we would like answered, but they are all minor enough that we can make up our own answers without harming the integrity of the piece. The character's use is "open ended" and can be dropped in just about any campaign with a minimum of tweeking. The language and punctuation are all correct (or close enough that nobody is going to whine about it). Yep. It is a three. Go to Comment
Its simple, but it does wrap it up nicely. I'd like to know the physical description of the demon - all we gather is that its form differs from humans, but not so much he cant hide them, and that he also has chains of some sort grafted to him...?
There is a bit more background to this character, as I see you've noticed quite quickly. The info about the Kyton Demon in general can be found in D&D 3rd edition Creatures Handbook (or whatever it's called). The Kyton Demon is my favorite "monster" of them all.
And as a little idea here comes what I've used him for in my campaign:
Raign is a character I've "condemned" to follow (maybe just for a short while) with a group of Pelionic Monks and Paladins (Pelion is the "Look-at-me-I'm-so-rightous" kinda deity in my campaign.) Only one of the monks (a PC) do not know that he is a demon, but he quickly finds that something is amiss (a lot of fun when the PC player is very edgy about these things). As soon as the PC finds out he is a Kyton Demon, a servant of evil, he quickly condemn the beast. The only thing is that the PC is actually a half-orc raised among the Monks in the monestary... You can maybe imagine the point I wish to show the PC. If not: DO NOT JUDGE BEFORE YOU KNOW THE TALE!
I used this in the first "Intro" campaign session which I ran alone with this PC. I had sensed that the PC player had a bit "odd" views on how he would play his PC. So just to give him a little hint of what the consequences of his actions would be, I made this little intro story just for his character. Go to Comment
The chains grow out from different places on is body and is wrapped around him, functioning as armor and can be used as assualt weapons. If you want to know about the Kyton Demon look it up in D&D Monsters Guide for 3rd ed. Go to Comment
Tortured souls wrapped in chains? Makes me think of Hellraiser, and how much it made me squirm the first time I saw it. Could be a very untrustworthy informant, or ally. Sure he has a conscience, and a soul, but a demon is a still a demon, right.
Actually a creative way to punish someone ... how did the demon lord know this was so bad? Perhaps he had a soul once before himself?
Anyway, this sure is not bad. Have to decide whether to give 3 or 4. Go to Comment
It seemed like a great place to camp. The clearing was good sized and sheltered from the wind. The brook just a few feet away. There is a natural hallow to keep the horses.
Then the night came.
It was like it became a different place. The temperature dropped. The wind, which does not seem to disturb cloth, almost cuts through you like an arctic wind. No one can sleep, as the soft ground has turned hard. The horses are uneasy. The Bats are flying over and stopping in the trees.
And then there is the eyes. There are glowing eyes just inside the tree line watching your group. The mages and clerics can detect nothing, but there is still something there.
(yet there is nothing at all... The Darkness will do nothing unless the players do something to it. And even then it will all seem to be a conincidence.)
Of course, in the morning, it all becomes sweet and light.