The Dragon War was the most chaotic and violent time in recorded history. Beacause of this, the weapons of the age were the most destrucive devices concieved before or since. Chief among these horrible weapons were those bound to demons. The weapons created by this processs are numerous, and I will leave their descriptions to other scholars. It is the binding process I will discuss. The process itself has been obscured through the ages, and much of it is left to the debate of scholars. This is what I believe is the most accurate.
The process began with the calling and binding of a demon. Many died as a result of this step. I was not uncommon for a summoned demon to destroy the summoning party. The demon's essence was bound in a crystal in much the same way an Amethyst binds a dragon's. The exact process involved has been struck from written history. It is rumored that the diabolists still retain the knowledge, but it is no longer for sale.
Once the demon was contained, a vessel, usually a siege weapon, was carved of Horntangle wood and marked with magical runes. These runes had to be carved in such exact precision that only a Diabolist could perform this task. These runes were always inscribed with blood, dragon preferably. When the weapon was complete, the demon was released into it. If the weapon was not constructed or enscribed perfectly, the demon could leave it and do as it willed.
The last demon-bound weapons reside in Rystil, the commune of the 1st Order Diabolists. None living today have seen them used.
See Also: Amethyst, Diabolist, Horntangle Wood, Rystil
- Penned by Arthus Morang, Diabolist of the 9th Order
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