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Wendigan Demons by NyxenAvenger Wendigan Demons by NyxenAvenger
"Imagine the most bloodthirsty and powerful beast, and times that by a thousand. That's them." -Supreme Overlord Zuhnra, before his death at the hands of the great War Horde.

Wendigan demons are one of the most dangerous demon sub-species in existence, feared for their ruthlessness and unnatural strength. How they came in existence is a mystery, though some demon scholars theorise that they descended from a rouge army millennia ago, and that the strongest warriors bred in the wilderness until they became so much more. They live in small tribes throughout their mountainous lands beyond Sentinel Peak, with the leaders being the strongest. Wendigan have long lifespans as some can live up to a thousand years old.

Wendigan demons do not like intruders and will kill any strangers on sight regardless of race and status. One powerful overlord attempted to subjugate their lands many centuries ago, and their response was to form the tribes into a single horde that decimated the demon world all over. 

Wendigan society is based on strength, which means what the biggest, strongest and smartest one says, goes. Males take on the warrior mantle, fight for their tribe and make weapons of war, while females take on the hunter mantle and help provide for themselves and the tribe as a whole. Leaders have to watch their backs constantly, as challengers can emerge from within as well as outside. A male will always take the strongest female in order to breed more strong warriors/hunters, which means that Isabeth herself would have been considered the top catch for the strongest ones to fight over.

At birth the young are marked with the colour of their tribe so that they don't get beaten up by accident, and determines their roles in the tribe. Wendigan demons possess a unique biological trait, a small gland which acts only when the body suffers a fatal wound, the gland boosts the healing process of the wound to an unnatural degree. So they are able to survive blows that would normally kill a demon and potentially come back from death to kill whomever did the killing.

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Some fluff to explain Isabeth's race, the Wendigan! A race that is just as rough and tough as she is, you don't mess around with these fuckers no siree!

Enjoy!
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Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
So, they're immortal?
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NyxenAvenger Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are hard to kill but immortal they are not.
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Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
So, the gland they have is able to accelerate their healing?
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NyxenAvenger Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup
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Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Cool. Hope to see more.
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SwordSparks Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, they all SWOLE!

They make bodybuilders look like artists.
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NyxenAvenger Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yup, in fact the general build of the Wendigan was based on watching videos of Hafthor Bjornsson, the man is incredible!
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SwordSparks Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, nice.
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TheCafeBlazkowicz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet, so they're Demons and Orcs with a small bit of Wendigo thrown in. I can dig it.
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NyxenAvenger Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most depictions of demons I've seen usually have them looking like humans but there's that hidden primal nature within them that comes out when they get super pissed.

Wendigan are essentially demons who have embraced that hidden primal nature and have thus refined it to a terrifying degree. 

But back to your comment, yeah that pretty much sums them up.
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TheCafeBlazkowicz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm more used to DOOM-esque demons, but I'm not quite a fan of the human like ones. These ones you got here, I like a lot.
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