At the center of the City of Drenn, below the Capitol of Evil erected above the rest of the demon city, lies <b>The Maw</b>, a massive gaping ring of Infernal Energy which is the threshold leading into the Plane of Torture. Dairckazz does not live in or on the Maw, though. Dairckazz <u>is</u> the Maw.
<b>Dairckazz</b> is the <b>Dark Lord of Violence</b>, and thus one of the four eternal and principal hyper–powerful demon lords of the Underworld. It is a vicious and unfeeling beast formed and powered by millennia of hatred, rage and bloodshed drawn from billions upon billions of souls. It lives every single waking moment for the sole purpose and desire to inflict pain. Its hunger is infinite, never being quenched even for a moment.
The true “body” of Dairckazz itself is a gargantuan sub–corporeal stone ring, several kilometers in diameter, infused and filled with fire and brimstone. As damned souls fall into Hell through the Shaft of Mortality, a sub–sub–corporeal field of Dark Magic embedded upon this ring is what finally stops their very, very long fall and distributes them sliding into the fiery ring, like a reverse–funnel. The lava flowing through the ring spins the souls around and around and around and around at speeds that otherwise do not physically make sense, while they experience truly the most intense pain imaginable as the very essences of their beings are irreversibly burned to a damned, wretched state (after this initial process, they eventually get somewhat used to the eternal nonstop burning pain), until Dairckazz finally releases them into the Plane of Torture proper through one of its many mouths...
<i><b>Tourtites</b> are demons that inhabit the Plane of Torture and are created by Satan. They generally act as his minions and helpers by tormenting the billions of damned souls that reside on the thousands of islands scattered about the sea of fire, which extends outwards from Satan's platform for thousands of miles, if not indefinitely. Tourtites are made in Satan's image, and come in three distinct varieties/species, two of which are shown here.</i>
• <b>Tourtevain:</b> Large avian demons that fly freely through the boiling air in the Plane of Torture, defying the regular laws of physics in doing so as no other creature can fly non–supernaturally in such non–aerodynamic air. This is a special trait inherent in the Tourtevain, which is organic and corporeal in physical composition yet is immune to the scorching heat present in the Plane of Torture (including that of the lava itself) which would otherwise cause its feathery body to catch fire, thanks to another special magical trait inherent in its being. Tourtevains have uniquely–shaped skulls that protrude through their foreheads, giving the deliberate appearance of a skull–shaped headdress. Their craniums, located behind the exposed parts of their skulls, are severely swollen, with exposed brains. These brains are externally as hard as granite despite appearing to be as squishy as any regular brain, and are, like the rest of their bodies, are immune to all heat–based damage. The wings of a Tourtevain are spiked on the bottom, and the creature's forelimbs end in singular, massive spiked appendages. The demon also has a long, spine–like tail that is frequently lashing about.
The Tourtevains, again, fly freely above the islands in the Plane of Torture, yet they will never soar high enough to exit the plane through the Maw of Dairckazz. This is due to their instinct, rather than them being bound to the Plane of Torture, which they are in fact not. They often settle above particular islands and circle around them for extended periods of time before moving on to different islands. Tourtevains are constantly emitting hideous screeching noises which torture the ears of nearby damned souls, and on occasion, they come down from the air and descend upon particularly unfortunate souls to mutilate their bodies in the most painful ways possible, often pecking out their eyes or eating their internal organs. Whatever parts are eaten grow back rather quickly, so that they can be mutilated again some other time.
The Tourtevain's durability value is exactly 2,200. As a way of conveying its size, let it be said that the creature's wingspan is greater than ten yards.
• <b>Tourtrakkler:</b> The most abundant type of Tourtite by far, as well as the most humanoid and the most intelligent, though it is still animalistic even compared to some other demons. The Tourtrakkler resembles its creator, Satan, much more closely than the other two varieties of Tourtite, essentially being a miniature version of him with legs; it has a similar bodily texture (that being one of jagged brimstone), similar horns and a similar crown structure. Tourtrakklers inhabit nearly all of the known islands in the sea of lava that is the Plane of Torture, with each island usually being occupied by several of the creatures. They perpetually torture, torment and do otherwise nasty things to the damned souls there, either by directly physically harming them or by operating mechanisms which produce a similar effect. Tourtrakklers are vicious, sadistic creatures even by the standards of demons, and thus they are right at home in the Plane of Torture, where they have an overabundance of victims that can't fight back. They are also very simplistic in nature, speaking only in simple, fragmented sentences and bestial sounds; they have little to no personality or culture other than the desire to inflict pain, and are thus similar in this regard to Dairckazz and its spawn (though it has been proven that the Tourtrakklers and the other Tourtites were indeed created by Satan, rather than Dairckazz). They are, however, intelligent and competent enough to operate all of the torture mechanisms found in the Plane of Torture, and they are born from the molten soil of the islands themselves with the ready–made knowledge of how to do so. Tourtrakklers come in many minor variations, with slightly different behaviors corresponding to the types of torture that are called for on the particular islands they reside on. They also vary considerably in size. Tourtrakklers generally range between five to nine feet in height, their dense stone–like bodies weighing considerably more than those of mortal creatures of similar sizes (even the smaller ones weigh in at 300 pounds or more). Their durability values range from 1,000 to 2,000, and are usually in proportion to their sizes.
From various spots on the underside of the ring that is <b>the Maw</b>, several massive serpents with hideous, bestial heads protrude, constantly roaring and snapping at one another as they literally spit the souls of the dead into the lower reaches of Hell. These are <b>Dragons</b>, the faces and avatars of <b>Dairckazz</b>. The spots from which the Dragons appear are concentrated growth spots of Dark Energy in the form of a fungus–like texture seeping out through the cracks and holes in the ring. Each Dragon spontaneously generates its own shape and appearance from oblivion as it is born. Whenever one dies, a new Dragon forms to take its place, sometimes on a different location on the ring. As long as the Maw, which is Dairckazz, is intact, it can spawn an indefinite number of Dragons, and no two will ever be exactly identical. The average durability value of each Dragon is 30,000.
Typically, Dairckazz will have between 3–5 or even 6 active Dragons alive at any given time; if there were too many, the combined power output and weight from all the beasts would cause the Maw and thus the entire structure of Hell itself to collapse, which, needless to say, would be a very, very, very, very, very, <b>VERY</b> bad thing.
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