K A T T A L K A, Miles Daemonii
Race: Lesser Demon
Other names: Skavo, Transi, demon-soldier, demon-skeleton, tormented, damned, Cascomi
Allegiance: Dark Legion of Demons
Kattalka are a lesser demon, created by the Bazrrod -the demon lords- to serve them by using one of their soul shards in a creation.
They are what the demons call a Kattalka or Cascomi: demon soldiers, created by their masters with this only purpose.
a Kattalka is a demon soldier, with a minor soul shard. They don't have a personality, they don't eat or drink, and are pretty much mindless outside of the specific task they were created to fulfill. A Cascomi is any type of Kattalka, with a superior Soul Shard, which provides them with more intelligence -and so, a personality-, often to command Kattalkas.
The Kattalka were a vital piece of the early Dark Legion of Demons, as they composed the core of their armies.
However, the lesser demons, created by the process of splitting the demon lord soul in soul shards to animate their minions, had a great drawback: with each shard used, the demon lord became weaker and weaker.
And in the early wars, against the Dumian Empire and the Vakkusta Empire, the loss of such minions were irreparable, and many of the weakened demon lords fell, defeated by their enemies (or by the other demon lords).
This was one of the reasons why the early Dark Legion needed to recruit in their service allies, mercenaries and vassals -who proved to be much less loyal: that's why later the demons tried to replace them for their own created and bred servants.
Later Use by the Demonic Dark LegionEdit
After losing their role as infantry of the dark legions, however, the diverse classes of Kattalka didn't disappear, because of their loyalty, they were used as selected infantry units, and the Cascomi, as officers and officials.
Continued Value of KattalkaEdit
In general, demons are ambitious (and as some observers can notice, conspiracies and backstabbing isn't unknown among them). However, the demons created by the process of splitting a demon lord soul in shards, share the soul shard, and the fate: and even if the "shards" of the demon lord can have their own personality and ambitions, the death of the demon Lord means the end as well of the shards, who slowly fade away. Because of this, the "Shards" are one of the few ways for a demon lord to get completely loyal demon minions.