Demons are one of the three Unseen species and act as a balance to Fae.
Nature of MagicEdit
While Fae magic allows them to be concerned with the Song, Demons are instead more prone towards the Core, or the separate and unique magical imprint that exists within every living creature, often called living magic. When a creature dies, the magic seems to die along with it, becoming a part of the Song as unbound magic, and becoming unusable.
It is a misconception that the Core is weaker than the Song, which many seem to believe is larger and more plentiful and thus more powerful. Neither is more powerful than the other. The magnitude of power depends upon the wielder.
Much like Humans, the Demon races adhere to differing forms of government according to location and race, and are primarily found in smaller scales in comparison to the governments of the other sentient species of the First Veil. However, like the Fae, many Demons intergrate themselves into human society and thus follow human forms of government. In given relation to governments found in the human species, the Demon hierarchies would be most comparable to the individual tribes or clan systems that were once very common in “primitive” communities. Demon law, however, is run similar to that of the Fae; just as the Fae have the Words of Avo-Cir to unite them, the demons have the Script.
Written at the same time as the Words of Avo-Cir during the Council of the Ancients, the Script is the unifying law of the demon races. While each race has its own forms of hierarchy to govern them, all demons use the Script as their primary basis when dealing with each other or other demon races in various affairs. It also outlines general rules in regard to the other Unseen as well as the Seen.
In the Second Veil, the Demon homeland has a government that consists of the three bodies of government: the Ternary, which consists of three individuals from the current reigning monarchy who act as the heads of state and of government; the High Council, which consists of representatives selected by the rulers of each of the country's realms and acts as a sort of parliament to take care of general country matters; and the Ruling Council, which is a council made up of the said rulers of each realm.