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

markus baur baur at chello.at
Thu Aug 4 07:44:19 BST 2016


Am 04.08.2016 um 03:01 schrieb Marc Wilson:
> 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.

hmm - does this means there is something like the accounting office, as 
per "The Dragon and the George" by Gordon R. Dickson? that does keep 
track of "magical" expenditures ..?

servus

markus




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