Cambion

About: A Cambion is a supernatural creature born of the mating of a human and a demon. Either gender set is capable of producing such a creature but demon male and human female conceptions are most common. Cambions are valued for their  ability easily travel between not only the Demon and Human worlds but all 9 Worlds making them unique among living creatures. They are often employed as assassins or body guards.

Many demon lords arrange demon/human mating to increase the number of Cambion under their spheres of influence. Demon/Human matings are highly unpredictable producing an uncanny variety of deviations even among same parent sets. Such unions often produce a high rate of still born infants, deformity, mental retardation.

However a successful Cambion birth can yield a creature of incredible powers.

Cambion

Life-Force Absorption – Cambion are often gifted with the ability to drain the life-force of other living creatures including demons and in some cases immortals.

Persuasion – The ability to convince the strongest of mortals to do their bidding. It allows the user to control another person by speaking irresistible commands. The victims are unable to disobey; the seemingly cogent commandment is far too compelling.

Stealth/Cloaking – The ability to blend into dark or poorly light places.

Teleportation – the ability to instantly appear in a time/space by accessing dimensional “holes” in reality. A trained Cambion can travel between the 9 realms.

Conjuring – to  create things just by believing in them.

Superhuman Strength – though not all Cambion display superhuman strength it is a very common trait.

Superhuman Speed – They can move faster than the eye can see, able to appear and disappear in an instant.

Superhuman Agility – Cambions possess amazing agility. They can climb up walls and jump off buildings without hurting themselves. They also have greater reflexes than humans.

Superhuman Stamina – They can fight and make love vigorously without tire.

Healing Factor – They fully heal from most wounds, including stabs and gunshots.

Longevity – Cambions have a slower aging process and while they will die eventually, a Cambion can live up to five hundred years.

Habitat/Society: Cambion are often highly unstable creature living most of their lives as outcast due to their unique parentage. Never accepted in human society and only poorly tolerated in the Demon world. Cambion are usually under the direct control of a Greater Demon or , less often, a True Immortal. These relationships are most often roles of servitude with the Cambion operating as assassins, spies or couriers.

Free Cambion tend to live in solitude although more human looking Cambion may live in peace in the world of men.

Encounter: Facing a Cambion can be a difficult task due to the wide and unpredictable nature of the individual abilities.  Its is best to study the target on a one on one basis to determine strengths and weaknesses. In the case of these creatures generalizations may not prove to be useful. However it is important to note that most observed Cambion show weaknesses common among demons include aversion to Earth’s sunlight, silvers and high frequency sounds. They have shown vulnerability to large caliber firearms and common weapons such as swords knives and axes.