Surviving a Demon Encounter.
In your travels if you come a cross a demon, immediately run from it.
Do not fight. If you are strong enough to be able to win against a demon, you would not need to be reading this guide.
If running is not possible, immediately attempt to converse with a demon. Avoid begging for your life, as this relies on sympathy which the demon does not have.
If you can provide something more valuable than your life, the demon may be interested.
If you have nothing to provide, attempt to entertain the Demon. There have been many tales of adventurers escaping with their lives by simply being more enjoyable to a demon alive than dead.
Be aware that there is a survivor fallacy at work here. A large one.
-The Adventurers Guide to the Continent