I think VD said there are like four non-human NPCs in the game total, and that you can talk to all of them (IRC, one of them was some kind of rock that install kills you).
It was a "stone demon" (silicon-based creature). It doesn't "install kill" you, whatever that means.
Overall, we have 4 non-human characters in the game. We don't have rats, skeletons, ogres, dragons, and other traditional foes.
I don't want to spoil other non-human characters, so I'll repost what's been posted before:
There is a stone statue of a demon reading a book. The demon is carved with great precision, and his pose reflects deep thoughts and tranquility. As you approach, the statue closes the book in one fluid motion and looks at you with amusement:
"I do believe we have a visitor. Unfortunately, it appears that we are closed at the moment, and I've been instructed to dispose of all visitors. Therefore, we have a dilemma."
"Kill. Destroy. Murder. Do you have any preferences in the matter? If there is some sort of death you would enjoy more, feel free to share that with me. Being an expert in killing, I'm sure that I'm familiar with most methods and would be more than happy to accommodate your request."
"An expert in killing?"
"Not very bright, are you?" The guardian draws two blades out of nowhere with an alarming speed.
1. * trying hard to ignore the blades * You mentioned a dilemma...
2. * draw a weapon * For an expert in killing, you sure like to talk a lot.
3. * run
4. What are you?
Very observant of you. Yes, a dilemma. You see, there is something you can do for me, and in return I'll let you go free. Even better, I'll allow you to explore this place and give you a great treasure that was given to me for safekeeping. How does that sound to you?
1. Sounds much better than choosing a way to die. So, what can I do for you?
2. [streetwise] That bit about the treasure was way overdone, don't you think?
Hmm, not so stupid after all. Alright, here is a deal. Try to leave and I'll kill you, stay and argue with me and I'll kill you, do what I tell you and maybe you will live to see the daylight again. So, what's it going to be?
Also, this encounter didn't make it into the game, but it may entertain you:
You stand in front of a large sarcophagus. There are no decorations; every available surface is covered with symbols chiseled deep into the stone. Their placement is too chaotic to be a life story of the one locked inside. You feel a burning sensation when you move your hand closer to the symbols.
1. Open the sarcophagus.
2. Leave it alone.
Declaring a victory over common sense, you open the sarcophagus. There is an old and dusty skeleton inside. It doesn't appear that he took anything with him into the afterlife, except for five golden nails attaching him to the sarcophagus. Four nails secure the skeleton's arms and legs, the last one shines in the middle of the skull.
1. Take the nails - gold is gold.
2. Remove the nail from the skull.
3. Leave it alone.
If 1: You remove a nail from one of the arms. The dead fingers move. They move slowly at first and then start to weave some kind of pattern. Suddenly a lightning bolt strikes at the sarcophagus, narrowly missing you and wiping out a score of now glowing symbols.
1. Run. As fast as you can.
2. Cut the arm off.
The sarcophagus has been obliterated. Cracked pieces of stone plates with burning marks lie everywhere. There are no signs of the former occupant.
If 2. You strike quickly, severing the arm at the elbow. The fingers move for a few more seconds, slow down, then finally freeze.
1. Remove the nail from the skull.
2. Leave it alone.
You remove the nail from the skull. Almost immediately fire lights up in the empty eye sockets, forming two balls of liquid fire. The jaws move soundlessly. The fire burns brighter for a second, and the jaws move again. This time the sound is clear and a rage filled "Son of a bitch!" scream echoes in the cavern.
Who are you?
WHAT?! *The skeleton seems to be insulted by the question* I'm Nazzer, the High Magus. I need a new body. Take me to the Council of Magi and you will get your weight in gold.