Demons of THE WATCHTOWER—Vipers

In SYMPATHY FOR THE DEMON I introduce a nasty creature called a viper. Vipers reside only in hell, but like scrayling, they can move about from one level to the next. They prefer the dead forest of the second level, as this is where the city of Dis is located.

Vipers resemble an octopus. They stand about a meter in height with long tendrils that wave frantically in the air. Their tendrils are very strong and can squeeze the life from a person, but they generally use them like whips to inflict serious damage on their victims. Even though I haven’t put it in the book, I see vipers as having large mouths and sharp teeth near the bottom of their bodies, with several small, stubby tendrils for legs. Because of their small appendages, they can’t move fast so they travel in hordes that can quickly overtake their prey.

For the most part, vipers, like scrayling are mindless creatures that react on instinct. Blood of any kind sends them into a frenzy that isn’t calmed until their hunger has subsided.

 

More creatures from The Watchtower series;

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

2 Responses to Demons of THE WATCHTOWER—Vipers

  1. Jack says:

    Nice. Think I had a date with one of these once…

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