[LMB] Demon training

baur baur baur at chello.at
Mon Jul 19 18:23:23 BST 2021


hmm .. 

i am pretty sure that i could rig up a simple mechanism - either remote vcpontrol or time controll - that would kill the ferret when the human is far away .. and do so with the tech level displayed in the books 

servus

markus 


> Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> hat am 19.07.2021 18:36 geschrieben:
> 
>  
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 6:04 AM Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> >  >If I were in charge... I'd put those early demons into dogs next. Look
> > > at Dubro - his demon was in his dog, and it's trained and responsive.
> > > Dogs - the right sort of dogs - have a good attitude towards being
> > > trained, they're eager to please, and they LIKE people. Put your ferret-
> > > demon into a nice well-trained adult dog next. The prospective
> > > sorcerers could train puppies, bond with their dog, keep on with the
> > > training while the demon grows and learns, and then they get a demon
> > > that's much easier to work with.
> > >
> > > Now all I need is a demon, and a dog.....
> >
> > Doesn't that mean that they would have to bond with a dog and then KILL it?
> >
> > Ewwwww on the second part of that plan.
> >
> 
> Not necessarily. Dogs have a shorter lifespan than humans, so you just have
> to wait for it to die naturally (or unnaturally--another drawback to this
> plan is that demons are carcinogenic, especially new, untrained ones).
> 
> However, in order to make sure the demon in the ferret (or whatever) goes
> into the *dog* and not *you,* you'd have to do something like command the
> dog to kill the ferret while you were out of range ... since as a human
> you'd be a more attractive host for the demon than the dog would. And
> that's a bit icky, too.
> 
> 
> --Margaret Dean
>   <margdean56 at gmail.com>
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