[LMB] Death Demon

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 22 05:48:52 BST 2021


From: Pouncer <pouncer at aol.com>

The whole MacGuffin of _Assassins_ seems to relate
to the invention of the Death Demon described in
_Curse of Chalion_.  There's no discussion in Pen's
training about death magic or "the" exceptional
Death Demon compared to other demons.  One does
wonder.

Gwynne: The Death Demon in Chalion is a specific case, a demon that
moves back and forth between worlds when called. And it leaves the
mundane world when it takes the two souls. Maybe it's not seen as
an offence against the gods because the person using it gives their own
death, they pay the price.

We don't know everything that was covered by Pen's training - he had
years of it, so it must have covered a fair bit, and he had Ruchia and the
rest as well. But he's very aware of the dangers of using magic to kill.
Ohhh how I'd love to see a copy of Ruchia's book, the one that Pen is
translating into every language he knows.



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