Here’s my entry! Ventured wayyy out of my comfort zone and had a blast doing so. Was a ton of fun.
Dr. Alan Sovitz
Research Team Dova
Week 27, 7th Level
In the course of our meticulous investigation, we have discerned the presence of a hitherto unidentified demonic species, tentatively designated “Jester Imps.” The heightened belligerence and inclination towards wanton violence and degradation exhibited by these entities strongly suggests their habitation within the seventh level. While reports from sources of varying reliability suggest sightings across different levels, such assertions remain unverified by our team. The demonic provenance of the Jester Imps has been substantiated, and while their menace to the general populace is not of paramount concern, they pick their targets well. They’re subtle, cunning, and seemingly much more intelligent than the common imps we see littering the skies of the first circle.
Notably, an inclination towards targeting human children has been observed, likely attributable to the relative vulnerability of younger individuals. This in addition to untainted flesh and an effortless fear evocation make them prime targets for the Jester. It is acknowledged that imps, as a subspecies, possess a proclivity for traversing between levels effortlessly; however, the “Jesters” exhibit a notable proficiency even by imp standards. Furthermore, these entities display an exceptional level of intelligence, surpassing that commonly associated with imp species and rivaling certain cognitively advanced beings across the seven levels—an unprecedented characteristic among imps.
A disconcerting behavioral pattern observed among the Jester Imps is their tendency to covet trinkets and baubles from individuals unfortunate enough to encounter them. Analogous to infamous historical serial killers, these entities seem to favor such items as trophies—a novel behavior within the infernal denizens residing across the seven levels.
Our ongoing documentation endeavors will meticulously capture the evolving behavioral patterns of the Jester Imps in the subsequent weeks, recognizing the potential for the Jester situation to escalate to Priority Level 4 or higher.
Here’s a link to a short video of him moving. (I’m a bad animator)
Thanks so much for viewing. And a huge thank you to FlippedNormals for giving us an awesome competition to participate in. It’s cool contests like this that get the word out on both up and coming artists and industry veterans. I hope so much that they’ll do more and I will absolutely be participating in the future!