Diablo

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The Diablos, stylized as Diαblo[1] and previously known as the Flame Demons,[2] are a tribe of Sarkaz.

Overview

Ifrit, who closely represents what a Diablo would have looked like

Diablos have the traits of fiery demons or entities in many legends and fantasy works such as Ifrit in Arabic folklore and Moloch in Canaanite legend, possessing metallic horns and tails, and are famous for their proficiency in pyrokinetic Arts.

The Diablos were one of the Sarkaz subraces that made up the Kazdel Royal Court, belonging to the Punishment/Condemnor Clan,[3] and were among the most powerful of them. As a matter of fact, they were regarded as one of the most loyal followers of the "Farchaser", the first Lord of Fiends. During the two millenia that the "Age of Exile" lasted, the Farchaser used and manipulated the Diablos in his numerous exploits against the Ancients and Elders.[4]

Currently, the Diablos are believed to be extinct, but many Terran factions, including the Columbian military, possess their "shards." These shards however, still retain their original consciousness, and when embedded, they can still communicate with the body owner within their subconsciousness.[5]

Notable

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Addendum
Ifrit is not a true Diablo; she was originally a Savra who was forcibly embedded with a Diablo's body shards through Rhine Lab's genetic engineering experiments, turning her into a Savra-Diablo hybrid.[1]
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  • Balor'sača[note 1]: The monarch of the Diablos in the Royal Court of Kazdel and one of the Kings of Sarkaz; said to be the most powerful Diablo to ever live.[6] Alongside the rest of Diablos, he went missing under mysterious circumstances.

Etymology

Diablo literally means "devil" in Spanish and it derives from the Latin diabolus, which also derives from diábolos (διάβολος) in ancient Greek, meaning "slanderer".[7]

Notes

  1. Balor likely comes from baʿlu (𐎁𐎓𐎍), the Ugaritic pronunciation for Ba'al, which has the meaning of "lord" in various Semitic languages, and the naming derives from a supernatural being in Irish folklore; sača likely comes from s'khakhá (סְכָכָה), "tent; shed" in Hebrew. Hence the name has the meaning of "Lord of the House/Tent."

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