The terrible ritual that brought Aethyr's return also caused a rift between dimensions, allowing ghastly creatures from dark realms to travel through a void and into Mythoss. Thus Arethyr returned, bringing with him a horrific infestation of creatures known as lesser demons. Flying in by the hundreds, these demonic dervishes are like wild whirlwinds armed with gnashing teeth, razor-edged pitchforks, and poisionous barbed tails. The most wretched of these airborne deviles is Malephar, the commander of the swarm. Bringing a modicum of order to his army's unyielding chaos, Malephar deftly sharpens his brethren's meance into a brutal weapon of destruction.