DEMONS - FIRE >>
are made entirely of flames. All young demons start off as a
yellow flame and in mortal form have baby blonde hair and hazel
eyes. As they grow older, their flame brightens and becomes
redder, stepping through the light auburn, orange and burnt
orange stages before a deep red can be reached in adulthood.
They remain as a red flame for quite some time until they achieve
elder status by turning into a blue/black flame. Their mortal
forms mirror these changes.
Eyes and hair are the colour of the flames they currently possess.
A guide to their colouring follows - because this is a guide
that mirrors their physical development, the guide cannot be
changed too dramatically (ie, you can't have a blonde adult
= Hair, Eyes, Skin
00 to 12 = Blonde or Strawberry Blonde, Amber, Light Tan
13 to 19 = Auburn or Dark Orange, Amber, Tan
20 to 40 = Dark Orange or Scarlett Red, Hazel or Various Shades
of Brown, Dark Tan
41 to 60 = Black, Light Blue, Dark Brown
They are created
by other fire demons, not born. Mostly it is a council of elder
Fire Demons that create them, and even though there are distinctly
males and females even without the Demonic society, one of each
is not needed to create offspring - however, should two males create
a child from their flames, the child can only be male, and should
the creator demons both be female, then the child can only be female.
More than one creator can make a child. The bigger the group that
makes the child, the more powerful that child can be once he grows
to adulthood. Most Fire Demons die in their 50s, rarely do they
achieve 60 years of age.
In Human Form:
They will not burn in fire, the flames only lick around them,
not scarring their tissue.
They are able to turn into their demon (fire) form at will,
thereby eliminating physical danger to their mortal form (as
long as the temperature is warm enough to support their demon
They can resist cold, though it makes them uncomfortable
In Demonic Form:
They can turn into their human form at will, so if they are
threatened by water, ice or cold temperature they can change
can cause a great amount of damage simply by touching things
In Human Form:
Uncomfortable in cold and susceptible to the temperature around
When they first appear, they are naked which leads to a lot
of socially awkward situations
In Demonic Form:
Do not have the stamina to put up with water, ice or the thinning
of air. They would die, very quickly, if they couldn't change
to mortal form.
They set fire to everything they touch in this form, leaving
behind trails of disaster with every step whether they mean
to or not
Fire Demons are temperamental, but it varies on personality how
short their fuses are. Once their temper is present, however,
it is difficult to calm and the Fire demon will either leave in
a huff or destroy everything in their path.
They don't recognise family units so much as their position in
the tribe. There is a council of elders who delegate the tasks
that have to be carried out for their tribe to continue existing.
There are the adults who both carry out those tasks or are assigned
workers or students to teach. There are students who learn until
they can take over tasks themselves (and many students are left
alone for a couple of years in between them learning and them
being assigned tasks to carry out - like a holiday), and the very
young, who play all day until they come of age.
Gateways Into Other Planes:
Most of them don't care about the other planes of existence, though
they have a very easy means of travelling to any plane where fire
is created. If the fire is big enough for them to wriggle themselves
through, they could step through the 'firegate' and appear in
the fire itself. Only the more curious Fire Demons have ever bothered
to visit, and usually this curiosity is sated after a few years
of exploration to be replaced with boredom.
Artwork: Matthias Fahsold,
Playing With Fire [Website]