Before I get to Gladius, I'll talk a bit about the god-creatures and what they actually do, or rather... not do. To be honest, I'm not sure if I already wrote about parts of this, so please forgive me if I repeat myself on some things.
Hellwolf and Phoenix:
Actually, there are 10 god-creatures in the wolfenstahl-universe.
A long time ago, they all agreed to not interfere with the things that happen in the world.
Well, it's not that they can't interact with the other living beings that they created, but at least there are some restrictions. (I think I'll spare the details for the webcomic and stuff)
They won't interfere themselves, but they'll let their "champions" (kinda) as well as their demi-gods fight for them.
For the time being, the 2 most interesting god-creatures would be, the 3 headed Hellwolf, and the Phoenix. The Hellwolf being considered as the "god of death", and the Phoenix the "god of life".
They're not enemies, but their followers keep fighting against each other once in a while.
Basically the Hellwolf has all the wolves, cats, bears etc. (predators), as well as demons as his followers. While the Phoenix has different kinds of birds, as well as selphiel (angel-like beings) as followers. And yes, of course they also have regular humans as followers.
(but that applies to all the god-creatures)
Basically, their followers fight against each other over several thousand years, up until our modern age. In the game we're currently working on, the demons have gotten the upper hand.
(I'll explain later why that is)
And yes, those who payed attention might have read/noticed that Ferania and most of the other demon-hunters, also belong to the Hellwolf.
They try their best to keep a healthy balance between the demons and the other beings.
That's their job that they've been assigned by the Hellwolf.
Maybe some of you might wonder, why a god-creature would assign some of his followers, to stop some of his other followers?
Well, the thing is, balance is something very important, and each god-creature tries his/her best to keep a balance between all the living beings, of course without interfering themselves.
(so their champions and demi-gods do the balancing)
In the game, Chrysoula (the harpy) is so far the only playable follower of the Phoenix.
(that is, if she gets funded via Offbeatr)
All the other characters are followers of the Hellwolf, all the wolfgirls, catgirls and beargirls, as well as the demons and boss monsters. (if a dragon girls makes it into the game, she's a follower of one of the 2 dragon god-creatures, but I'll spare the details about them for now)
Ranks and hierarchy:
I figured it would be a good idea to explain the hierarchy a bit, so the whole thing makes more sense.
On top of everything, there's of course the god-creature himself/herself.
For the time being, I'll focus on the Hellwolf and his followers, so in this case, the Hellwolf is the god of all the upcoming creatures and characters.
He is followed by all the demi-gods that serve under him.
Team Wolfenstahl with Ferania as team leader.
Team Schwarzfels with Claire as team leader.
Esmoda, Grizelda, Sanura, Shiwa and several other individuals.
His "champions" are kinda on the same rank as the demi-gods.
(champions like the black knight, and some others)
I'll skip the whole champion part for now, since it's not important at the moment.
Also on the same rank, there's the demon-kings and demon-queens.
Gladius, Lucius, Succubus (I still need to decide on a name for her) and several others have this rank.
Basically, yes, the demon-kings/queens are on the same rank, as the demi-gods and champions, because they're unrelated to each other, not having the others as supperiors or followers.
(well, there are some exception with champions & demon-kings/queens... but... I'll skip this entire exception thing because it's not important right now)
Each demon-king/queen is the king/queen of a demon-species, and they also might have some control over some lower demon-species.
And yeah... I think this sums it up pretty much.
So, lets finally get to Gladius!
Gladius – the dragon-scorpion-demon-king
|colored sketch of Gladius|
The demon-species Gladius belongs to is a mix of dragon-scorpion-demons.
They have 4 arms, 3 eyes, a very strong armored body, and a scorpion tail, as well as demon horns.
(on a side note, dragons horns grow towards the back, and demons horns towards the front, there might be exceptions, but this is one of the things we've decided to settle for)
Gladius is larger and stronger than other demons of his kind.
His main goal is to become more powerful, and he loves to wage war.
Among all the demon-kings/queens, he's one of the most powerful and most fearsome.
Gladius can even paralyze his prey with his scorpion poison sting.
In the game the demons finally succeeded in conquering several human cities.
This was only possible, because he allied himself with several other demon-kings/queens, and because they managed to defeat and capture some of the demon-hunters.
After this, it was considerably easier for the demon-armies to invade the human world.
(originally they emerged from the underworld/afterworld)
Since then, Ferania and some of the remaining demon-hunters are trying their best to push the demons back, as well as finding and freeing the demon-hunters that have been captured.
Unfortunately, defeating the demons is almost impossible as long as the artificial gates that connect the living world with the underworld are still intact.
(the demon-kings/queens build them)
That's why Ferania has to free the captured demon-hunters, fight the demon army and search for the gates, in order to destroy them.
Power-wise Ferania is about as powerful as a demon-king/queen.
Which means, she can only be defeated by a demon-king/queen, or by an army of weaker demons.
(in the game, you usually take only a little bit damage whenever you mess up, the big problem will be that you can't heal your HP that easily... you can only heal at certain places or events, which makes it difficult to survive in the long run)
Next up is Grizeldas character introduction.
(as usual around wednesday)