(evil, extraplanar, kyton, lawful)
|Images of kyton demagogues|
Source: Book of the Damned, pg(s). 120
The powerful kyton rulers called kyton demagogues possess strength hardly fathomable by mortals. They exist within a power structure similar to that of archdevils and have a similar power level: they are demigods. Lesser kytons view these overseers as horrid sovereigns among their kind, and though there are many outlying areas on the Shadow Plane not controlled by demagogues, kytons who find themselves wandering through a demagogue's territory know to show respect for these lords of suffering.
Demagogues are so advanced in their metamorphosis of self-mutilation and augmentation that no two look alike. Some are strangely beautiful, some are horrors beyond sane description. A demagogue's powers are vaster than even many of their kyton brethren dare consider—they construct enormous cities out of the countless bodies of their victims, weaving entire networks of veins and spiritual energy to create breathing, pulsating metropolises. Demagogues seek to control as much of the realm around their organic superstructures as they can, a feat that proves forever challenging in the dark, shifting corners of the Plane of Shadow. Though one rarely finds reason to leave the confines of its home plane, a demagogue's influence is far-reaching, and kytons who value their lives do as they are commanded, lest they incite the awful and calculating rage of a mighty overlord.
Kyton demagogues rarely oppose each other directly, but prefer to act through proxies, in the process evaluating the performance and ambition of their minions.
Known Kyton Demagogues
At least two demagogues are imprisoned in the Shadow Plane; none of the existing ones admit responsibility for their imprisonment.