Minor demon messaging

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This page is a compilation of a variety of messaging which can be seen while using the Sorcerer spell, Minor Summoning (725). Much of this messaging is fairly rare, but a lot provides significant insight into the behavior and biology of the demons in the game, which are in my opinion, one of the deepest and most complex design elements present in the game.

This list is incomplete, and any contributors who wish to add may do so, either by posting on the discussion page or adding them directly to the page itself. I can also add more if someone wants to post them directly on the forums. There is a contributors section for anyone who wishes to add. For more information regarding the abilities, appearances, and RP verbs of various demons, see the specific pages for each demon.

Aishan

Idle (Unillusioned)
  • The aishan paws at the ground, and its coarse coat twitches and quivers for a moment.
  • The aishan twists its neck to raise one of its ears up to one side and begins sniffing furiously while staring vacantly ahead.
  • The aishan suddenly turns and focuses its eyes upon you.
  • The aishan gazes ahead blankly, seemingly oblivious to its surroundings.
  • The aishan hovers protectively by your side, baring its oversized teeth at nothing in particular.
  • The aishan opens its oversized maw wide in an extended yawn, exposing an intimidating assortment of jagged teeth.
  • The aishan cocks its head to one side and raises its muzzle up into the air, sniffing anxiously. After a moment, the fur of its ruff bristles, and it begins to growl at the shadows.


Idle (Illusioned)
  • The wolf opens its mouth wide in an extended yawn.
  • The wolf gazes ahead blankly, seemingly oblivious to its surroundings.
  • The jackal suddenly turns and focuses its eyes upon you.
  • The wolf paws at the ground, and its fur twitches and quivers for a moment.
  • The wolf hovers protectively by your side, baring its teeth at nothing in particular.
  • The wolf cocks its head to one side and raises its muzzle up into the air, sniffing anxiously. After a moment, the fur of its ruff bristles, and it begins to growl at the shadows.


Reaction Messaging

Seeing Any Player Character

  • The dog suddenly turns and focuses its eyes upon XXXX.

Seeing Any Player Character Other Than Its Master

  • The aishan wanders over to XXXX and sniffs at her suspiciously for a moment.
  • The wolf wanders over to XXXX and sniffs at her suspiciously for a moment.

Abyran

Idle (Unillusioned)
  • An anfractuous deep green abyran'sa stands completely still nearby, its hauntingly humanoid face a mask void of all expression.
  • The abyran'sa appears wary, drawn back and ready to strike as it quietly rebukes anyone nearby with eerily sibilant speech.
  • The abyran'sa whips its tail about itself in a menacing fashion, clearly ready to slap at anything that comes within range.
  • The abyran'sa raises outstretched arms towards the ceiling as its serpentine chant rises in a crescendo, perhaps calling on the assistance of a god.
  • A seemingly acquiescent abyran'a stands quietly, its expressionless face changed only by the intermittent flicking of its tongue between its fangs.
  • A lean-bodied deep indigo abyran'sa slinks quietly about you, all the while watching you from the corners of its round, unblinking eyes.
  • An abyran'sa glides around in slow circles, its gaze scanning the nearby area for threats.
  • A lean-bodied deep indigo abyran'sa's tail curls sinuously about its body in a defensive manner, its gleaming pupil-less eyes watching you with obvious distaste.
  • The abyran'sa continues to eye you coldly as it drags its gleaming claws repeatedly across the ground, creating an ear-piercing grinding noise.
  • The finger-like protrusions atop the abyran'sa's head move about furiously as it stares dangerously.


Idle (Illusioned)
  • A robed figure paces around the room.
  • The robes surrounding a figure suddenly billow.
  • A robed figure slinks backward as it draws its arms closely to itself.
  • The bottom of the figure's robes flutter slightly.
  • A robed figure gazes upward toward the ceiling for a moment.
  • A robed figure gazes upward toward the heavens for a moment.
  • A robed figure slowly scans the area, searching for threats.
  • The hood of a robed figure seems to ripple a bit. Maybe it was a breeze?
  • A robed figure shifts its weight.
  • A robed figure stands motionless for a time.
  • A robed figure stares forward at nothing in particular.


Reaction Messaging

Seeing A Snake

  • A lithe dark green abyran'sa notices a black forest viper and immediately prostrates itself in the general direction of the viper, speaking to itself softly as it averts its gaze.
  • A coat-wrapped figure notices a black forest viper and immediately prostrates itself in the general direction of the viper, speaking to itself softly as it averts its gaze.

Arashan

Idle (Unillusioned)
  • The arashan's tentacles waver as it speaks quietly to itself in a deep, raspy voice;the language is clearly alien.
  • A lazy shadowy black arashan stares with an eyeless face up towards the ceiling and quietly speaks cryptic words with a haunting, raspy voice.
  • A light breeze blows through the area and a jittery coppery brown arashan responds by twitching its long, bristly hair as if trying to capture the wind before it's gone.
  • The coppery brown arashan stands motionless while staring blankly ahead with an eyeless face. Its legs bend just enough to make it appear as if the arashan were ready to pounce at something.
  • A lazy shadowy black arashan scratches its forehead with a three-toed foot.


Idle (Illusioned)
  • A harnessed huge grey spinner stares with its many eyes up towards the ceiling and quietly chitters to itself.
  • A harnessed huge grey spinner stares with its many eyes up towards the heavens and quietly chitters to itself.
  • The spider's body glistens slightly and the spider seems to relax a bit.
  • The spinner lowers its cephalothorax and abdomen as it stretches its eight legs out away from its body momentarily.
  • A light breeze blows through the area causing a harnessed huge grey spinner to shiver.
  • A harnessed huge grey spinner slowly skitters toward a striking white peregrine raptor before it backs away and chitters quietly.
  • A harnessed huge grey spinner makes some quiet chittering sounds.
  • The huge grey spinner stands motionless while staring ahead. Its legs bend just enough to make it appear as if the spinner were ready to pounce at something.
  • A harnessed huge grey spinner scratches its head with one of its slender legs.


Reaction Messaging

Seeing Another Demon

  • A listless jet black arashan slowly approaches a cloud of pale silver smoke with its wiry hairs twitching wildly. Satisfied, it backs away and speaks to itself in a hollow, raspy voice, "Lthyrth oun quorlthlyl."

Grantris

Idle (Unillusioned)
  • In a deliberate serpantine pattern, a grey grey-eyed grantris surveys the area.
  • Like a concert of crickets, the grantris rubs its legs, creating an alien song.
  • The grantris briefly coils itself tightly before unfurling and continuing on its meandering.
  • Scampering from one shadow to the next, the grantris seeks a suitable place to hide.
  • Vaguely reminiscent of a parrot, the grantris seems to repeat something in Elven.
  • A series of chirps and clicks sound from the grantris, calling for others of its kind.
  • The grantris playfully passes some debris up and down its back with successive pairs of spindley, double-jointed legs before tossing it aside.
  • The grantris begins the methodical and slightly hypnotic process of cleaning its multitude of legs.
  • The grantris suddenly stops moving as the hairs on its back move wildly in alarm!


Idle (Illusioned)
  • The mink scratches itself with its hind leg. You think you almost hear an odd chirping sound coming from it.
  • You hear someone say something indiscernible in Elven. Oddly, you think it came from the direction of a medium-sized lithe ferret.
  • A medium-sized lithe ferret grooms itself.
  • The ferret curls itself tightly into a ball before unfurling and continuing on its meandering.
  • The mink playfully picks up some debris which it bats from paw to paw.
  • Dashing from spot to spot, a medium-sized lithe ferret surveys the area.
  • The mink suddenly stops moving and shivers slightly, causing the hairs on its back to ripple.
  • The hairs on the ferret's body stand on end momentarily, then ripple once before settling.
  • Scampering from one shadow to the next, the ferret seeks a suitable place to hide.
  • The ferret lifts up its head to survey the area. You think you almost hear an odd chirping sound coming from it.

Grik

Idle (Unillusioned)
  • A short reddish-orange grik'pwal rises on its toes and stretches its wings wide as it stares upward. For a moment, it holds the position, trembling in an agitated fashion. Then, it settles back on its heels.
  • A short reddish-orange grik'pwal spreads its broad, leathery wings wide for a moment before folding them again.
  • A short reddish-orange grik'pwal moves its mouth for a moment as if it were speaking, but no sound can be heard.
  • A short red grik'tval voices a deep-throated, rumbling growl.
  • A short red grik'tval shuts its eyes slowly before opening them again.
  • A short red grik'tval stares into space in an oblivious fashion.
  • A short red grik'tval slowly flexes its taloned hands.
  • A short red grik'tval gazes around slowly in a bored fashion.
  • A tall mottled copper grik'pwal blinks with its translucent inner eyelids.
  • A tall mottled copper grik'pwal inspects one of its feet for a moment, apparently ignoring everything else around it.
  • Startled, a tall mottled copper grik'pwal whips its head sideways. In doing so, it stumbles and almost falls, but manages to recover its balance quickly.
  • A tall mottled copper grik'pwal leans down and scrapes its talons slowly across the floor.
  • A quad-taloned mottled red grik'trak trips over a dented gold chest. Despite flapping its leathery wings madly, it falls flat on its face.
  • A tri-taloned mottled grey grik'tval trips over a weathered haon chest. Flapping its leathery wings madly, it barely manages to recover its balance without falling on its face.


Idle (Illusioned)
  • A masked figure rises on its toes and stares upward. For a moment, it holds the position, trembling in an agitated fashion. Then, it settles back on its heels.
  • A masked figure shrugs its shoulders in an awkward way.
  • A caped figure moves its mouth for a moment as if it were speaking, but no sound can be heard.
  • A caped figure voices a deep-throated, rumbling growl.
  • A caped figure shuts its eyes slowly before opening them again.
  • A caped figure stares into space in an oblivious fashion.
  • A caped figure slowly flexes its hands.
  • A cowled figure gazes around slowly in a bored fashion.
  • Something flickers around a caped figure's eyes.
  • A cowled figure stares down at the hem of its robe for a moment, apparently ignoring everything else around it.
  • Startled, a caped figure whips its head sideways. In doing so, it stumbles and almost falls, but manages to recover its balance quickly.
  • A cowled figure leans down and scrapes its fingernails slowly across the floor.
  • A masked figure leans down and scrapes its fingernails slowly across the ground, gouging a set of lines into its surface.
  • A masked figure trips over an olive green dress. Despite windmilling its skinny arms madly, it falls flat on its face.
  • A masked figure trips over a bone cudgel. Windmilling its skinny arms madly, it barely manages to recover its balance without falling on its face.


Reaction Messaging

Being in the Presence of an Imp

  • A five-taloned dusky red grik'pwal spreads its wings wide and barks several harsh sounds at a gaunt bone white imp. The bone white imp cowers backward.
  • A five-taloned dusky red grik'pwal pokes at a gaunt bone white imp with a long talon. The bone white imp trembles in obvious fear.

Igaesha

Idle (Unillusioned)
  • A cloud of silver fog pulses in a slow, regular pattern that seems directed at .
  • A cloud of light blue smoke floats downward slightly.
  • A cloud of light blue smoke contracts its form slightly.
  • Tendrils of mist float around a cloud of pale grey fog.
  • A cloud of light blue smoke floats upward slightly.
  • A cloud of light blue smoke drifts about slowly in a circular pattern.
  • A cloud of light blue smoke expands its form slightly.
  • A cloud of silver fog swirls slowly in a clockwise direction.


Idle (Illusioned)
  • A small ashen grey hawk lands, ruffles all its feathers out to give it the largest possible appearance, and flaps heavily back into the air.
  • A darkly speckled osprey glides downward, but does not land.
  • A mottled brown buzzard lands, preens down its feathers, and flaps heavily back into the air.
  • A large black vulture stares at for a long moment.
  • A darkly speckled osprey flies past, completing a broad counterclockwise circle.
  • A small ashen grey hawk flies in a circular pattern.


Reaction Messaging

In the Presence of Another Demon

  • A cloud of light blue smoke slowly attenuates into a long stream of mist that spirals around a lean marbled white imp before flowing away and coalescing into a cloud again.

In the Presence of a Player Character

  • A cloud of silver fog drifts quickly through XXXX without seeming to notice. The same cannot be said for XXXX, who appears rather shaken.
  • A cloud of silver fog drifts quickly through your body causing an unpleasant tingling sensation. The fog didn't even seem to notice you were in its way.
  • A darkly speckled osprey flies past XXXX without seeming to notice him.
  • A mottled brown buzzard cocks its head for a moment at you. A faint shiver caresses your skin, though you can't be sure why.
  • A cloud of silver fog pulses in a slow, regular pattern that seems directed at . (BUGGY MESSAGING)

In the Presence of an NPC Entity

  • A darkly speckled osprey cocks its head for a moment at a distressed lake spirit

Imp

Idle (Unillusioned)
  • A lean marbled white imp shifts its weight from foot to foot.
  • A gaunt alabaster white imp scratches at the wrinkled skin around one of its elbows.
  • A spindly speckled white imp scratches at the folds of skin around one of its knees.
  • A gaunt bone white imp cocks its head sidelong as if listening for some small sound.
  • A lean cloudy white imp lifts one of its feet and scratches at the bunched skin around its ankle.
  • A spindly speckled white imp's body ripples briefly before reforming again.
  • A featureless greyish white imp sniffs the air briefly.
  • A spindly speckled white imp wrings its hands anxiously.
  • A lean marbled white imp glances left and right, searching nervously for something.
  • Ripples of color flow across a gaunt bone white imp's skin as it glances around.


Idle (Illusioned)
  • A stooped and wizened gnoll lifts its chin slightly and pauses in a listening pose.
  • A stooped and wizened gnoll cocks its head sidelong as if listening for some small sound.
  • A stooped and wizened gnoll glances around.
  • A stooped and wizened gnoll stares at a large raven for a long moment.
  • A stooped and wizened gnoll sniffs the air briefly.
  • An old fork-bearded gnoll lifts one of its feet and scratches at its ankle.
  • A stooped and wizened gnoll scratches at one of its knees.
  • A stooped and wizened gnoll glances left and right, searching nervously for something.
  • A stooped and wizened gnoll wrings its hands anxiously.
  • An ancient bespectacled gnoll kneels down and licks a braid of cracked wheat bread. Smacking its lips quizzically, it stands back up and ponders the bread from a new angle.


Reaction Messaging

Seeing NPC entity

  • A lean marbled white imp whirls and stares at a blind ferryman with an expression of alarm on its pale face. A breeze springs up around the imp and pulses outward in waves. Each wave carries the sound of many unintelligible voices speaking at once in tones of alarm, and the voices rise to a painful cacophony that sends the ferryman backing hurriedly away before the imp calms down.
  • A five-taloned dusky red grik'pwal startles a gaunt bone white imp. As the bone white imp cowers backward, a breeze springs up around it and pulses outward in waves. Each wave carries the sound of many unintelligible voices speaking at once in tones of alarm.
  • A stooped and wizened gnoll stares at a large raven for a long moment.
  • A ghost wolf startles a stooped and wizened gnoll. The wizened gnoll cowers backward in fear.
  • An ancient bespectacled gnoll whirls and stares at a ruffled raven with an expression of alarm on its pale face.

Food Item on the Ground

  • A thin elderly gnoll kneels down and licks a fresh blueberry doughnut. Smacking its lips quizzically, it stands back up and ponders the doughnut from a new angle.

Item on the Ground

  • An ancient bespectacled gnoll jumps over a coral red knapsack.

Seeing a Player Character

  • As a spindly marbled white imp looks at you, the features of the imp's face change until it looks exactly like you, complete with shadowy grey skin and azure eyes. The mimicry lasts only a second before the imp reverts to its normal appearance.

Shien

Idle (Unillusioned)
  • Layers of mist shift and drift slowly around an indistinct dark black darkling.
  • The darkling's head dissipates into the shroud of dark black haze surrounding it. After a moment, a new head forms from the haze.
  • The darkling's left arm dissolves into the shroud of dark black haze surrounding it. After a moment, a new arm forms from the haze.
  • The shadowling's right arm dissolves into the shroud of dusky blue haze surrounding it. After a moment, a new arm forms from the haze.
  • The dark black haze surrounding the darkling swirls suddenly to its right. A second later, the darkling turns in that direction in response to some small sound.
  • Tendrils of dark black mist form along the shroud of haze encasing the darkling. After combing the air for a moment, the tendrils are reabsorbed into the shroud.


Idle (Illusioned)
  • An aging dusty gnoll lifts its chin slightly and pauses in a listening pose.
  • In response to some small sound, an aging dusty gnoll turns to its right.
  • An aging dusty gnoll pauses to examine an enruned thanot trunk.
  • An aging dusty gnoll stretches slowly for a long moment.
  • An aging dusty gnoll shrugs its shoulders.
  • A haggard grey-haired gnoll stretches its right arm.


Reaction Messaging (Seeing a Player Character)
  • For a moment, the dusky blue haze swirling around a shadowling settles into an approximation of Person's features. The effect lasts for a long moment before the haze dissolves back into motion.

Verlok

Idle (Unillusioned)
  • The verlok'cina flies low, parallel to the ground, grabbing a tiny object in its maw which it mouths a few times as it rises before spitting it out again.
  • The verlok'cina banks suddenly, splaying its wing feathers to reverse its momentum and flies off in the opposite direction.
  • As the verlok'cina stretches slowly, fully extending its wings, while the glowing feathers rise slightly from its metal frame in an expanding wave from its shoulders to its tail.
  • As the verlok'cina executes a tight midair spiral, the frame of its body creaks from the strain.
  • The feathers on the verlok'cina's wingtips splay and twist as it soars, nearly stationary, on a mere breath of air.
  • The verlok'cina spots something of interest on the ground and swoops low to inspect it more closely.
  • The pale glow of the verlok'cina's feathers glints off a facet of its eye, shining forth in a momentary flash.
  • The verlok'cina stares intently at something with one faceted eye then the other as it wheels sharply to take a closer look.


Idle (Illusioned)
  • The raven circles lazily overhead as its eyes scan the vicinity.
  • The raven flies low, parallel to the ground, grabbing a tiny object in its maw which it mouths a few times as it rises before spitting it out again.
  • The greasy glisten shines off the parrot's feathers.
  • The parrot stares intently at something with one eye then the other as it turns sharply to take a closer look
  • A large glossy raven stretches slowly, fully extending its wings, as it ruffles its feathers.
  • The raven spots something of interest on the ground and swoops low to inspect it more closely.
  • The parrot tucks its wings close to its body and plummets downward then catches itself with two powerful downbeats of its wings and glides just above the ground.
  • The raven banks suddenly, splaying its wing feathers to reverse its momentum and flies off in the opposite direction.
  • The raven stares intently at something with one eye then the other as it turns sharply to take a closer look.
  • The stork banks suddenly, splaying its wing feathers to reverse its momentum and flies off in the opposite direction.

Listen Messaging

  • Abyran - You have your smoky blue abyran'a relay its message to you. It sibilantly informs you that, "This is a test."
  • Arashan - You have your shadowy black arashan relay its message to you. Its tentacles dance as it speaks in a hollow, deep raspy voice, "Of the emergency broadcasting system."
  • Grantris - A grey grey-eyed grantris uses the rubbing of its legs and clicking from its mouth to create a combination of melodic notes that sounds vaguely like garbled elven, "In the event of an emergency."
  • Grik - You have your reddish-orange grik'pwal relay its message to you. It slurs the message but you manage to make out, "Please remain calm."
  • Imp - You have your marbled white imp relay its message to you. A cacophony of a thousand voices surrounds you, with one rising clearly above the rest, "And await further instruction."
  • Shien - An indistinct dark black darkling relays its message to you by wreathing you in a plume of shadowy smoke. A message begins to echo to you through the smoke, "Please remember."
  • Verlok - You have your imflass verlok'cina relay its message to you. It cawishly imitates the voice of the message's originator, managing to sound out "This is only a test."

EAT Messaging

  • Abyran - A large-fanged smoky blue abyran'a snatches up a tumbler of smastan berry punch and swallows it whole.
  • Aishan - A husky black aishan picks up a loaf of dark crusty ale bread using its maw and begins devouring it.
  • Arashan - A jittery coppery brown arashan leans its head down towards a crispy fried crab leg and clutches it with its three tentacles which undulate, leading the leg into the arashan's mouth.
  • Grantris - A twilight grey pink-eyed grantris munches down on a jellied kappa eye.
  • Grik - A short red grik'tval snatches up a tincture of wolifrew and begins slowly chewing on it.
  • Igaesha - A cloud of light blue smoke coalesces around a crispy fried crab leg, causing it to disappear within with a hiss.
  • Imp - A featureless greyish white imp snatches up a moldy bone and crunches down on it quickly.
  • Shien - A nebulous dusky blue shadowling obscures an ayanad crystal using the dark haze that shrouds its body. When the haze clears the crystal is gone.
  • Verlok - A clicking gornar verlok'ar snatches up an ayanad crystal in its mechanical beak, crushes it into little pieces, and swallows some of the remnants.

GUARD Messaging

  • Abyran - This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
  • Aishan - This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
Arashan
A jittery coppery brown arashan notices Person reach suspiciously close to your pockets, and it responds by setting 
its facial tentacles to work, speedily weaving together a mass of sticky black thread which it spits at her hand.
... 20 points of damage!
Left hand slammed.  Finger broken!
She is stunned!
The chaotic black webbing splashes up Person's arm and nearly covers her entire body!
  • Grantris - This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
  • Grik - This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
  • Igaesha - This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
  • Imp - This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
  • Shien - This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
Verlok
A clicking gornar verlok'ar notices Person reach suspiciously close to your pockets, and it responds by 
pecking at her hand with its beak.
... 15 points of damage!
Shot to the hand slices a finger to the bone!
The gornar verlok'ar's beak flares with elemental energy...
... 5 points of damage!
Stubs right hand finger.

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