[LMB] How demons work: what happened to the heat energy?

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Aug 4 02:01:42 BST 2016


On Wed, 3 Aug 2016 16:41:27 -0400, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
wrote:

>Does the demon consume or store the energy released?  That would account
>for a lot in how we're presented with their powers.  But I don't think that
>a demon could become all-powerful by absorbing the heat energy of a
>bonfire, or a burning castle.  If the demon directly causes the release of
>energy, perhaps that's when it can be absorbed.  So burning wood wouldn't
>give the demon anything, but if a piece of wood were quickly burned through
>the exertion of the demon, that would 'power it up'.
>
>So Des gained some sort of reservoir of power when she oxidized Rusillin's
>dagger.  Perhaps that reservoir is drawn upon if she works an 'uphill'
>magic, like healing?

The comments about using the power from killing lice etc to work
"uphill" magic suggests such a buffer exists.
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