"Incubus King" redirects here. For Shardholders in general, see Incubus Kings.
Though the ostensible main villain, the Incubus King seems likely to play a smaller role in the plot. Though he held one of the biggest Soul Shards, he was not necessarily the most powerful person with one (but powerful enough to prevent other from confronting him directly). He was definitely not one of the most competent, since he was dangerously stupid and ruled by impulse.
Story[edit | edit source]
His arrival on Arclent (he fled from Renthnor) completely changed the continent, setting off the war and destroying multiple nations. Since then, he's grown complacent and mostly sits in his lava castle. It seems like he leaves most of the management of his empire to Iris and inspires very little loyalty in anyone not in his direct presence.
So far he's displayed several fetishes that are on the odd side, even for succubi. These include the "crownjob" and something that involved a giant chess set made of feces.
He is incredibly selfish in all that he does, taking relentlessly from those around him. During the Third Arclent War this culminates when he reveals his "secret weapon," succubi that he has fucked until he was able to rip away the sexual parts of their soul, resulting in the Unsuccubi. This was previously thought to be impossible, but it is noted that it would be possible if an Incubus King was purely selfish they would be able to do it.
He insists that he is the only one and demands everyone call him Incubus King. During the first meeting of the Gathering he proclaims himself to be the:
|“||Incubus King of the Entire World and Also the Other Stupid Continents!||”|
The real powers have their own titles and don't mind that much indulging him, to a point of course, but some of the lesser ones are pissed about it.
During the Gathering, Yarra experienced the full scope of his power and only the timely intervention of both Esthera and Estaven allowed her to leave the reunion as a free succubus and not as some kind of sexy zombie.
But in one sense he was exceptional, because he had two amazing subordinates that helped him: Iris - not dedicated to him personally, but to the people of his domains - and Riala - a mage of great power and knowledge, used as his personal errand girl for humiliating tasks. Of course, he didn't appreciate them any more that he does his kitchen's servants. Riala was the first to betray him already by giving Simon his soul shard and as a result he enslaved her (but did not remove her will completely). Iris, on the other hand, was very hesitant about betraying him, fearing his wrath towards her people, should it fail. During the Third Arclent War his rampant mistreatment of all those under his rule had finally come back to bite him, as the creation of Unsuccubi left Iris with no choice. After the reveal of the Unsuccubi the morale of his forces was completely shattered, resulting in mass surrenders. Even though, he was grievously wounded by Ginasta and exhausted (as he did not replenish his mana), Simon had to push his limits in order to kill him.
It would later be implied that near the end of the war in a conversation with Simon, that for all his bluster, the Incubus Emperor was actually well astute and aware of how others perceived him, but the power of his shard made it so that his word was final. It is also implied in the final battle that the Incubus Emperor was actually very insecure about himself and that the shard didn't change his personality nor was he truly the way he acted trough out the first three chapters of the game. As part of his inferiority complex he hated being reminded that he was chased out of Renthnor and that anyone who challenges him. He is also troubled by Simon's more serious nature, claiming that the power they have could make them do whatever they want, also implied that he may have been an adolescent when he received his own shard.
Wiki trivia[edit | edit source]
As coined by Argenten we've begun referring to him on the wiki and forums as: "Arsehole of Arclent" to help distinguish him from all the other Incubus Kings. (Because it fits him pretty well and cuts the confusion about what we're talking about down quite a bit.)
References[edit | edit source]
- The change is caused by Doom King's invasion of Yhilini.