[LMB] Another Desdemona question

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sat Jul 20 23:51:51 BST 2019

On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 10:13:52PM +0000, Joel Polowin wrote:
> Beatrice Otter <beatrice_otter at zoho.com> wrote:
> > I don't know that "powerful" is really what happens as demons age,
> > though.  It's not that they have more raw ability, it's that they
> > have more understanding.  More ability to do subtle things.
> Again, from _Paladin of Souls_, we have: "The creature was very dense,
> and ugly.  And large.  And old, centuries old, rotten with time."
> We don't know for sure what "dense" and "large" mean here, of a being
> of only spirit.  But they do suggest that with age, the demon grew
> in some sense.  ISTR that the so-called elementals were described on
> several occasions as "small" as well as "formless".
> Do we have any mention of why Desdemona is running out of steam -- what
> exactly she's running out of?  It can't be merely that she's been doing

I dunno, is she running out of steam? 

> too much directed stuff with no chance to vent chaos, in most cases,
> since there's almost always *something* around that can be blown up;
> the only exceptions that I can think of are when she and Penric are
> needing to keep a low profile.

Well, Des and Pen say she's the oldest demon they know of, which
of course doesn't mean they know of all demonic history.

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