Chapter 43 - Wolf demon, white;
Foreword - Excerpt from Ayumono Ayame’s Hammer of Demons;
Long ago, humans and demons existed among one another, rising and falling in a savage struggle for dominance. Today, true encounters with demons are nearly a thing of the past. I’ve sought to collect past writings on these creatures, as a compendium or bestiary...to serve as a means of education on demonic threat against humanity. We cannot forget the years of terror endured, lest we become cattle once more.
‘Yet another subspecies of wolf demon...in the past were revered by some nomadic cultures as guardians to forests considered sacred. However, through a civilized lense, this seemingly mutual relationship can easily be revealed to be something far more predatory. It seems these cultures sought protection and guardianship from these wolf demons, in exchange for sacrificial tribute. Human settlements under the protection of a white wolf must make a yearly offering, preferably an infant or young child. The offering is not killed or eaten, but transformed through dark rituals, breaking down what makes one human and molding it into something corrupt, creating new wolf demons...it is said that human offerings that could not pass the ritual became the common wolves that roam sacred forests. ‘
The rest of this chapter is covered in several layers of coffee stains, rendering it illegible. Damn used copy quality!
Rumour has it...the white wolf returns?
‘Rumour has it that a black sheep exists among the white wolves. A female wolf demon that tiptoes the line between her own kind and humans. This demon apparently no longer preys upon humans. Those that claim to have seen her describe the demon as appearing unthreatening and attempting some form of contact with humans.
A friendly demon. Sounds like a bunch of gossip nonsense, right? What could a demon want from humans other than meat, pfft. ‘
Name(s): 'She Who Walks Upon Wind', 'Shio' for short
Race: wolf demon.
Alignment: chaotic good.
Appearance: hella short.
Nature: impish, curious, vibrant, way too impulsive.
Favored offerings: only all of your food.
Abilities: polymorph, uncanny agility, innate magic ability stems from the air element.