Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Cimeris

A full half of the demons I have researched start with the letter A or B.  No joking.  I have never figured that out really, but check out the various demonologies out there.  There are a few left of the other letters though.

For C we have Cimeris. Also known as Kimaris, Cimeies, Cimejes, Cimeries, and Tuvries  he is one of the more popular demons, appearing in the Ars Goetia Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, even in  Aleister Crowley's and Anton LeVey's works.

NAME: Marquis Cimeris
Symbol: See next
Alignment: Chaotic (Evil)
Movement: 120'
Armor Class: 0
Hit Points (Hit Dice): 158 hp (17 HD)
Attacks: Two-handed sword
Damage: 1d10
Save: F17
Hoard Class:
XP: 8,550

Cimeries is a great marquesse and a strong, ruling in the parts of Aphrica [Africa]; he teacheth perfectlie grammar, logicke, and rhetorike, he discovereth treasures and things hidden, he bringeth to passe, that a man shall seeme with expedition to be turned into a soldier, he rideth upon a great blacke horsse, and ruleth twentie legions.
- John Weyer, Pseudomonarchia Daemonum

Cimeries appears as a strong human male astride a large black house.  He wields a huge two-handed sword that he carries into battle, which is often.  He commands 20 legions (each legion of demons is 6,660 demons) that follow him to battle.  He can be summoned by human generals, but his price is the decimation (sacrificing 1/10) of all the General's own troops.  These men must be killed by the summoner himself.
Cimeries may also be summoned by a lone magic-user to learn the secrets of grammar, logic and rhetoric.

Not Cimeris, but close enough.

White Dwarf Wednesday will be posted later today.


Jolie du Pre said...

I really love that artwork.

Nick Wilford said...

Never heard of a demon teaching grammar, logic and rhetoric but I suppose those things would suit them well.

Unknown said...

What a fun, interesting post. I am definitely going to follow you all month long. I can't help but draw similarities to the demon and Joseph Kony, raiding villages in Africa and stealing children to turn them into soldiers...

Al Diaz said...

I had not heard of this demon before but that picture is amazing, even if it is not him.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

intrigued... artwork amazing.

Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

Stelios V. Perdios said...

If you're hard up for names,
A Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels, by Gustav Davidson might be of help.

Pages 352 to 353 list 103 names of fallen angels, A to Z (except for Q and W). This, of course, on top of the hundreds of angels (both good and evil) mentioned in the book itself.

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Following from the A to Z Challenge. Hoping to learn things from your blog that will help me speak my sons' language. :E)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Are all demons chaotic evil? Need to go check my D&D book.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

In old D&D yes. With what I am doing it will vary from demon to demon.

Mike Welham said...

This is great, and I really like the picture you selected to go with it.