Coalition War Campaign
Aethel - Demon Fly - 4th
Aethel – Demon Fly – 4thIQ: 10
SPD: 15: Running 110: Flying Height: 6-7 feet (1.8 to 2.1 m) long, 2-3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 m) high, 2
foot (0.6 m) wide body with legs and wings tucked in, but has a 14 foot (4.3 m) wingspan when flying. However, can magically reduce their size to 6 inches (15 ern) long (perfect for spying).
D: +6 (Auto Dodge if shrunk)
All Saves: +3
All levels 1-4 Fire Elemental Magic
2. Cold and Ice: Demon Flies become sluggish in winter conditions and temperatures at freezing or below (reduce Spd, attacks per melee and all bonuses by half; round down). Suffers double damage from cold and ice based magic, weapons and attacks. Even an ordinary snowball does 1D4 M.D.
Walk on walls, ceilings and the surface of water and lava like an insect.
Shrink to Six Inches (special): A Demon Fly can reduce his size to that of a normal, large dragonfly (but still looks monstrous). P.S. and Spd are reduced to half and are not Supernatural
Detect Ambush 70%
Find Contraband 60%
Land Navigation 80%
Prowl at 55% (the buzzing of the wings tends to give them away)
Wilderness Survival 60%
Lore: Hades 60%
Lore: Demons and Monsters 60%.
Demon Flies are distant cousins to the Lasae. They have the
appearance of a demonic dragonfly with a human-l ike, skeletal
head, an insect-pincer mouth and large, round, black eyes. A
pair of antennae protrude from the cheek bones . The hands are
smaIl, pincer-like appendages at the ends of its front four legs.
The rear legs have two, clawed toes .
Demon Flies are found throughout all of Hades, but the largest
concentrations are found in the south . They are extremely active
and can be seen constantly buzzing around the Death Mire
and Zag/ore Bog (rumored to be their breedin g ground) .
As far as demons go, the Demon Fly is counted among the
FaIlen and is a mean and cantankerous creature with a seemingly
endless supply of energy . They make superb demon
scouts , spies , messengers, cargo haulers, and light air to ground assault. They may also be used by the smaller demons as riding
mounts, provided the Demon Fly allows it or his master commands
it. They enjoy spying, tattling on others, and fighting.
Cranky and aggressive, they are hot tempered, short on patience
and easily provoked into quarrels and brawls. Demon Flies tend
to care only about their own and are quick to swarm, as one is
likely to zoom around telling others of its kind about any fight
or threat leveled at another Demon Fly or their master.
A swarm tends to function with a mob mentality and may
join the fight en masse if teased, threatened or otherwise provoked.
Swarming Demon Flies have no sense of fair play and
will pile on top of a single opponent or zoom in, one or two at a
time, take a few punches or bites, and zoom off so the next 30
Demon Flies coming in behind them can do the same.
When not active they prefer to warm themselves in the glow
of a fire pit or lava stream , or feast on rotting carcasses, road
kill, and garbage. Demon Flies, along with Ghouls, are the carrion
of Hades and they serve a useful, if disgusting purpose, eating
the dead and decaying .