Perched upon his throne with apparent indifference, a small but vile demon gazes out over his collection of the dead. Though he’s amassed a modest mountain of corpses — many of whom he was able to beguile into servitude before ending their lives — his dominion over damned souls feels inadequate in comparison to some of the other, more ancient devils. He will have to work much harder in the coming millennia if he wants to earn the recognition he desires.
I like to imagine a variety of devils occupying fantasy worlds. In addition to the great horned one, Satan, there are plenty of lesser evils who, despite not being as powerful as the preeminent devil, nonetheless command small realms of terror. In this case, a relatively unassuming lad with goat legs sits upon a cold throne chiseled from the bed of an ancient cavern and gazes out over his victims.
Despite his restlessness, this malicious young creature has already learned well the art of tricking eager and ambitious mortals into swearing loyalty to him, making their souls even more satisfying and powerful upon their inevitable harvest. In time, he may grow to be truly fearsome.
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