Lucius was a secondary villain in Frank Pereti's book, This Present Darkness. He was a demon commander of lower rank that was the self-proclaimed Prince of Ashton, the city he and his demons ruled. He had leathery black skin, with bat-like wings and long fangs. It was until Ba'al Rafar came that Lucius was forced to give up his title and position, marking a hatred between the two demons. Lucius eventually betrayed Rafar and his human pawns in their ultimate plan of world domination, engaging Rafar in battle. Lucius gave Rafar a horrible wound, but was ultimately destroyed by the Ba'al.