Feb 19 2010

A Demoness drawing concept artwork…

Art designers come up with the most interesting ideas for Succubi and Demonesses…

This is one of them that caught my eye this week…

Please do click on the image for it in a larger size. This is the work of an artist named Helen Zhang. You can find her blog here.

She is a graphic arts designer who works in the world of video games. She has other interests as well, which are reflected in some of her other artwork, sculpture and thoughts that she posts on her blog.

You can find the original posting of this design in progress here.

I think that the overall design is fascinating, though as always I would have loved a tail in this design. The hooves… I just don’t know, I understand that it is supposed to make her look otherworldly, but I’m not sure that they are needed with the rest of her look…

Something I wonder about is that perhaps instead of hair in that pushed up look, that might be better as flames or fire? That would nicely fit into a demoness theme and would I think push her more into the otherworld look that this artist is looking for.

The clothing is really interesting, though a bit on the gothic side for my tastes…

Really hope that someday she continues this idea and reveals the finished design…


Feb 18 2010

Succubi Image of the Week 113

I haven’t posted a World of Warcraft Succubus in some time here on the Tale…

It’s time for one to appear again…

This 3D work is called Succubus and is made by the artist Sartori Tangier. You can find their Deviantart site here.

This is their version of the World of Warcraft Succubus we all know and love. You can find the original posting here.

According to the artist:

She was originally supposed to be just an extra in a much more ambitious piece that I’ve been working on since the hills were young. But I liked how she turned out, and that other piece may or may not ever see the light of day, so I decided she deserved her own photo shoot. Hope you enjoy.

They used Poser 7, Vue 6, PSP XI in the creation of this work, and really it is most likely the best WoW succubus I have seen in quite some time… The details in her clothing and especially her tail I find just amazing, really almost life-like, and everything in the image just fits so perfectly together!

Please do visit their pages on Deviantart and enjoy their talents!


Feb 17 2010

The Devil needs a new Temptress I think…

And now, this week’s Succubus Costume mistake… And it’s just huge…

Sometimes I wonder whether it’s written somewhere that all devilish costumes have to be a) tacky and b) ugly.

This one is less ugly maybe, but the tacky sticks out like a sore thumb.

The costume includes the vinyl dress, the armlets and the tail, all of which are of the same material. What bothers me s that they show those wings, but do not include them in the package. The shoes as well are not included and horns are not either.

I take this to have more of a Asian theme to it, both in the design and the small marks and motif of the dress. I have to ask the designer of this work a question…

If you were going to include armlets with this, why wouldn’t you put opera gloves with this instead?

The way it looks now just isn’t right really. They seem unfinished and a bit on the messy side, mostly from the lacing used to hold them in place. If you would have used the gloves, the contrast with the rest of this work would be better and look cleaner I think.

You can find this costume on the web for $68 USD.

I’ll give it two pitchforks out of five, but only with the removal of the armlets…

Still seeking something better…


Feb 16 2010

Temptations XLVIII – The Grotto – Part XVI

This week the players in the Grotto gather together with the Queen of the Succubi… But where do they go now?


Temptations XLVIII – The Grotto XVI

By TeraS, Darkwalkers, Thamior, Cyprusmage, and Darkside

Tera smiled at him and said, “Welcome my dear…. I’d like you to meet Darkness, that’s Tristan and the silly man that I am helping to stand up is John…” She then said, “Everyone… This is Shade….”


And there, regrettably, the story came to an end.

Someday maybe I can write a proper ending to this tale and reveal what might have happened, but for now this will be all that the Grotto had to share…

Next time, things become a bit strained for the Queen of the Succubi…


Feb 15 2010

Storm Clouds XLI – An ongoing Succubi Story

This is the continuing story of the Succubi called Storm Clouds…

If you want to read previous chapters, please click the link in the Tale header at the top of the page marked Storm Clouds or click here...

Chapter Ten continues this week…

Tom really should be careful what he asks about…


Storm Clouds XLI

Storm Clouds

Chapter 10

By TeraS

Tom leaned against a tree watching as Brent played with his children next to a small fountain with a soaring angel in the center. He was puzzled by what the fountain was supposed to mean, and that showed on his face. After all, who would expect an angel motif in a place that didn’t seem to have a lot of angellooking beings in it?

Camilla came around from behind the fountain, carrying a small box in her hands. When she came close to Tom, she asked if he had eaten anything. When he didn’t answer, she simply put a wrapped sandwich in his hands and, with a nod of her head, directed him to have a seat at a picnic table nearby.

After getting settled, Tom watched as she began to pick at a salad. As he unwrapped the sandwich, he asked, “Something bothering you?”

She paused and then began, “What bothers me, Thomas, is that I have lost a Sister. I suffer for that. But that’s nothing compared to Brent and his children.”

Tom picked out a slice of tomato, “How bad is it for Brent?”

She poked the fork into the salad with some force, “If he didn’t have the children, I am sure that he would be no more.”

Tom considered that as he took a bite, “He’s still here. So are the kids. And you. He doesn’t strike me as the type to put a bullet to his head and end it all. Sorry, Camilla, I’m not going to dwell on that.”

“Heartless, aren’t you?”

Tom reached into a pocket of his jacket and tossed a small notebook onto the table between them: “Haven’t the time. Brent gave me a list of people that had something against him. I can look into the ones who are people. You game to grill the ones who aren’t?”

She turned the notebook around and opened the cover. After a moment she whistled: “I would not have guessed at any of these.”

Tom wiped his lips with a napkin, “How bad are the names you recognize? The ones I do are lousy, but I can take most of them from the list. I’m looking for a killer, and most of them are playboys, playtoys and thrill seekers. They don’t qualify.”

Another bite. “Three of them I’ll have to grill.”

She considered him, “At least your list is a short one. From this side I can see ten times that many creatures and things who would have loved to be the one to have done this…”

Tom shook his head, “Not love, Camilla. Need.”

She started back at the beginning of the list again, her fingers tracing down the names. Then she said, “Two that we can get to; one that I would not touch with a ten foot pole and an army of hellhounds behind me.”

Arching an eyebrow, he asked, “That bad?”

She shrugged, “Worse. We’ll need help to see that one.”

Tom considered his sandwich, “You know something? I am more inclined to believe that whoever did this is on your turf rather than mine.”

Raising her fork, she explained, “It can be that someone, as you say, on our turf started this, but you don’t understand how things work in your world. You see, Thomas, while some creatures like us can exist there and interact with your people, there are so many more that need an anchor, something or someone to believe in them and give them purchase in your world. Without that they can’t do anything physical.”

Confused, Tom just nodded for her to continue.

“Magic is thin in your world now. Creatures that once thrived in your world now can’t exist there. Oh they can look in, try to whisper thoughts and ideas into people’s minds and see what happens, but, without someone who believes, like a wizard, mage, or witch… they can’t actually do anything there.”

“Then how do you all manage to be there?”

She smiled, “Sex is a powerful thing. Love more so. If you are intimately connected with both of those, then crossing over isn’t a hard thing to do.”

He nodded slowly, “Base desires and overwhelming needs are the gateway to the soul or something?”

“Or something.”

They were quiet for a time until Tom said, “I need to get back, get on and see those names. Can you check your list and … ?

She shook her head, “No. You are stuck with me for the moment, Thomas. You can do your investigating there and then we’ll both see what happens.”

He frowned, “Are you telling me that I am going to have to go with you to see what you are afraid of seeing?”

“Afraid doesn’t mean I will not go there. But here’s the thing: you are a detective. You know how to ask questions and, moreover, you see more than I do. I think that you asking the questions of them will get us further than I can alone. Besides which, you have one power over them that I don’t.”

Tom looked shocked: “Power? I got nothing.”

Camilla gave a small shake of her head, “You have free will. You have the ability to choose. Most of the creatures we will have to see do not have that luxury. They are connected to other beings in ways that make them what they are. You however you don’t have that flaw.”

He sighed, “No. I have the flaw that makes me always do the right thing.”

She munched on her salad, “That’s not a flaw. It’s a gift.”

A small smile, “Some gift.”

She just prodded her salad, “Better than most. Count your blessings Thomas.”

Tom chewed on that, and his sandwich before asking, “Tell me something. Why is it that you always speak to me so formally? It’s always Thomas, not Tom. Come to think of it, I haven’t heard any of you use nicknames or shortened ones for that matter.”

“Manners count Thomas.”

He gave her a look, “Well I can understand that, Mom always said that having a civil tongue was timportant but…”

She shook her head, “No buts in it. You can get further with a kind word than with a foul one.”

Tom’s smile was just this side of wicked, “You can get further still with a kind word and a two-by-four.”

“Oh so you have met Tera before then?”


A similar smile appeared, “You sound a lot like her when she’s in a mood you know.”

Tom stuck the last of the sandwich in his mouth and mumbled, “Probably why she liked me.”

Taking the list back from Camilla, Tom reviewed it again trying to decide who he would try to see first. Running his finger down the list he tapped one name, “Okay. I think I want to start to get on the bad side of the big names in the city.”

Camilla put her fork down and opened her purse. Taking out a small business card, she handed it to him, “Take this. Some places your badge won’t get you far. This will open those doors for you.”

Tom considered the card. It wasn’t made of paper. It was a solid piece of silver made into a business card. Written on it was a short line of gold text: He’s doing me a favour. And then a single handwritten letter T.

“You can’t be serious.”

Camilla finished the last of her salad with the reply, “Try it. But only as a last resort okay?”

Deciding that this wasn’t a card to be thrust into a pocket to be crushed, he took out the billfold that held his badge and placed the card into the pocket on the other side of it. Snapping it shut he replied, “Well, it might as well be next to that piece of tin to keep it company.”

Camilla picked up what was left of the meal they had shared and tossed it into a bin nearby. Motioning to Tom, she led him to Brent and the children where she said her goodbyes to them. She spoke with Brent quietly for a moment before turning to the kids and giving them a long loving hug.

Thomas knelt down to look into the kids eyes and said, “Look after your Dad okay kids?” The answer was just a shy nod from them both before they ran over to their father and hid behind him. Tom stood up and offered his hand to Brent, “Do her proud right?”

Brent shook the offered hand with a firm grip, “I will. Watch your back out there Thomas. Not all things are exactly what they seem.”

Releasing his grip Thomas said, “Rarely is. But sometimes you see exactly what is there Brent.”

He then turned away and walked to Camilla, “Let’s go. Time’s a-wastin.”

It was a short walk until they were out of sight of Brent and the children. Then Camilla’s horns and tail reappeared as she drew a pattern in the air. Moments later and a portal appeared.

“I don’t think I will ever get used to that.”

She laughed, “Be happy you don’t have to deal with a Tail.”

“Seriously, what exactly does that mean?”

Camilla just smiled as they passed through the portal and it closed after them leaving a small whirlwind of dust in their wake.

Feb 14 2010

A short Succubi Valentine’s Day Poem…

Every so often I manage to write something or other… As it is Valentine’s Day, I thought that a little Succubi playing in the Valentine’s Day mythos would be interesting…


Valentine’s is for Succubi

By TeraS

Some tails are red

Their love so strong

Some tails are pink

Full of giggles and fun

Other tails are black

Devoted to their mates

White tails know

all of the places to look

Tails of blue

are devoted it is sure

Silver tails

Their glamour shines through

A tail of green

brings lust and pleasures anew

Yellow ones

Their cheerfulness is true

All of the Tails seen in the Realm

know of that one special day to be found

On that day, the Queen’s tail speaks

Telling of love, devotion, pleasures and truths

The Realm celebrates Valentine’s Day

Of that you can be sure

For nothing matters more

Than saying to your Eternal

I Love You

Feb 13 2010

Another Morrigan Aensland Video Tribute…

Last week, there was a tribute video posted on YouTube that is a slideshow of images of most everyone’s favourite Succubus, Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers…

I’m showing this one because I really like the music used for this video, and the images that were chosen are some of the better ones on the unternet of her…

And in case the embedding doesn’t work:


It still bothers me a bit that Lilith Aensland doesn’t get the same amount of love, but I think I know why that is…

In any case, maybe someday there will be more things for Morrigan and Lilith appearing again…

Would be nice really if it would…