Replayed Ch13 recently and I decided to do a more thorough investigation of the labs and rooms in this part of the game. Learned some very interesting story parts concerning daemons and the Niflheim Empire from research notes and through Arydn's trolling and so I'm gonna post them all here. Daemon's were originally humans, but after becoming infected by a parasite/virus, they physically changed into Daemons and lost control of themselves. This can be seen when you look into the cells with the dead daemons. You will see human clothes lying next to them,implying that the Daemon was actually the lab worker.Actually the floor of the entire building is littered with human uniforms. The city of Gralea was completely devoid of all human life by the time the gang arrive on the scene, since all the humans have already turned into Daemons by this point. Documents and reports throughout the labs state that this all started in Western Gralea, where huge numbers of people started to become missing from seemingly out of nowhere. It was around this time that the Daemon threat was first noticed and control units were sent to deal with the situation. Overtime, more and more people went missing, with reports of Daemon numbers rising considerably. It was then that they made the connection that the humans were turning into Daemons, with the Daemons spreading the pathogen around like rats and infecting normal humans (reminds me of Resident Evil a bit lol) Niflheim was experimenting with technology that nullified the Royal Lucis family's magical powers. They started tests by measuring if they could nullify the warping abilities of the Kingsglaive, which proved successful. They later on started using this technology against The Six, where they fought against Shiva and defeated her successfully. It was documented this technology will weaken The Six considerable and is effective against them. MT's are people infused with Daemonic properties, and programmed to be controlled by the Niflheim Empire. Shit's morbid, but they started to "incubate" young humans and imprinted them with a serial code (This be Prompto ladies and gentlemen). Overtime, they stopped using human personnel and workers in Zegnautus and outsourced the work to the MT's. During the time of the Daemonic spread, the unprogrammed MT's went wild and started killing everyone. Noctis says out loud that "There's something not right with these MT's." He is talking about the MT's that were not programmed to be under control on time before the infection began. All of this progress was made possible with the help of Ardyn. He outright says that he finds it funny that Noctis has been killing humans this entire time instead of saving them (bastard was savage here since he laughed about it. All part of his master plan of tormenting Noctis and being a sadist and all) I also have reason to believe that Ardyn has the ability to infect people with the Daemonic pathogen if he so chooses. He did pave the way for the Empire to begin, resume, and advance their research after all and he probably did this by infecting people on purpose. The power of the Empire, if you really think about it, is all because of the their willingness to experiment and use people arstheir pawns by infusing them with Daemonic properties. It's really quite sad, sick and twisted in a way, if not outright morbid and dark (reminds me of FF7, infusing Mako energy into Soldiers) The people of the real world all thought that Daemon's were just animals, but in Ch14, Talcott says that after some research, they found out that Daemon's are actually infected people, so the only merciful thing to do is put them out of their misery quickly. Within the Hammerhead diner, a document states that they found a DNA strand that shows a causal relationship between Daemon's dying (which unleashes a cloud of "smog") and the night becoming endless. As more Daemon's die, they release more of this "smog" and it rises up into the atmosphere and blocks out the Sunlight by absorbing light properties. The density of the "smog" is heavily concentrated in the ozone layer, successfully blocking out any light from reaching the planet's surface.