[LMB] Another Desdemona question

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 17 16:42:52 BST 2019

Just wondering; what's the upper limit for demons?  Desdemona has
had thirteen riders now. More than two centuries. She seems to be
the oldest demon anyone has seen - certainly one of the oldest, if not
THE oldest, around.

Penric tries to make a Great Worm, but the body can't hold many spirits.
Presumably there's an upper limit for the Great animals, the point when
an experienced shaman (or the animal itself) knows that an animal body
(or mind) can't hold enough any more.

Demons build up, in a somewhat similar way - do they have an upper limit?
People who can see Desdemona (other sorcerers and any shaman in a trance)
see a massively dense spirit. And they can't understand why it's not ascended,
why something so powerful hasn't taken over. Will there come a point where
the demon is simply too dense for a human to hold it?

Is the Bastard grooming Desdemona for a new, perhaps more godly, role?

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