The grantris is a demon archetype which originates from the Lorae'tyr valence. There are no known sub-types. It is classified as a minor demon and can be summoned through the use of Minor Summoning (725).
The grantris is a centipede-like creature, slightly smaller than a small dog. They do not have a carapace, instead having a soft skinned body covered by coarse hairs that twitch in response to sound, movement, or touch. The grantris bears hundreds of thousands of legs, which are used not only for movement, but to balance things upon their backs. As with many other insects, the grantris can rub its legs together to create sounds. It possesses an exceptional ability to mimic noises, as well as create its own in complex variations. They are most often found in dull colors, such as brown or grey. Their eyes are often more vibrant, ranging from fiery reds to silvers.
Society and Behavior
The grantris does not seem capable of sentient thought, therefore any complex society seems unlikely. However, given its ability to produce audio with its legs, it likely communicates with others of its own kind, perhaps for courtship or to warn others of threats. The grantris is an extremely nervous being, constantly circling and searching for a place of safety, commonly under objects. When forced out, a grantris will simply circle incessantly until allowed a new hiding spot. When particularly frightened, the hairs on its body will twitch more than usual, and the grantris will circle even faster. It has been recorded that in extreme circumstances, a grantris can become so frightened that a backlash which severs the bond between demon and summoner is caused.
Mechanical Benefits and Flaws
The grantris is capable of holding a total of four items, more than any other demon. It is also a fast finder and scout. Their base mana and skill with tranferring leaves much to be desired, however. The grantris is only capable of delivering messages in Elven based languages, such as elven, sylvan, and dark elven.