- For other uses of the term "Infernal", see inferno.
Akuma and Green Sun PrincesEdit
The most common Infernals are the akuma, who were living Exalts until they were devoured and regurgitated by a Demon or Yozi, resulting in a creature with the power of the Exalted and now devoted to the creatures that the Exalted were created to slay. The Green Sun Princes are the rarer and more prestigious Infernals: they were Exalted directly by the Yozis, and act as their masters' direct agents. Player characters who are created as Infernals (as seen in Manual of Exalted Power: Infernals) are by default assumed to be Green Sun Princes, although akuma player characters are also possible.
In the First Edition of Exalted, almost nothing substantive was known about the Infernal Exalted (there was one example, Dukantha, given in Blood and Salt). However, it is known that they become an attendant soul to the demon that devoured them, giving them power equivalent to a soul of the corresponding circle. So an Infernal created by a Yozi would be a Third Circle Demon, while one created by a fetich would be Second Circle.
There are various ways to create an Infernal Exalted, although they are so incredibly rare that any method can be considered unique. The as-yet-unwritten Broken-Winged Crane is a common approach; other methods involve tainting existing Sparks, as the Yozis are likely doing with Sparks acquired from the Malfeans.