Name: Scarlet Imp
Type: Imp (Lesser Demon)
Habitat: Mountainous and rocky regions.
In build and structure they resemble a human girl in their late teens. In comparison to the succubi they look like young waifs, although there is no evidence they are the juvenile form of succubi. This is likely the scarlet imp's mature form and they are a separate species.
Scarlet imps are named for their red skin. They also possess the devil-like features of stubby horns, wings and a tail.
Scarlet imps are lesser demons* and appear to be the common foot soldiers of whatever passes for a military in H-space. While not averse to taunting opponents with obscene sexual suggestions, these displays lack the hypnotising power of more powerful HSIOs. Instead the imps fight with melee weapons—commonly tridents. The points of their weapons are coated with a drug that rapidly induces unconsciousness upon entering the bloodstream. The scarlet imps fight to capture rather than kill and this is reflected in their tactics.
*I know some of you have problems with the use of the d word, that it has no place in science. To this I say it's just an identifier based on their appearance, and already frequently in use amongst the men anyway. The name doesn't have to have the same metaphysical connotations. Although sometimes I wonder...
Scarlet imps fight with conventional, if drugged, melee weapons and appear not to possess any exotic attacks. This doesn't mean they should be taken lightly. They are stronger and more competent fighters than their waif-like appearance might suggest.
They possess regenerative capabilities, but not as powerful as the more advanced HSIOs. Most terminal wounds are just as effective on them as they would be on a human.
Low (but don't be fooled by their appearance, they wield their unorthodox melee weapons with a great deal of skill).
If scarlet imps are foot soldiers, then who or what do they take orders from...