[LMB] Talking to Demons

B Van Look vanlook19 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 03:55:46 BST 2020

Caz calls it a death demon. But is it really a creature like an actual
demon? Or is it just an intent of the Bastard, rather than a (however
simplistic/chaotic) actual being/energy form?
I'm wondering if Caz calls it a death demon when it really isn't an
elemental as we understand them from Ista and Penric's experiences, because
that's what fits inside his human view of the universe....


On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 5:48 PM Beatrice Otter via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> ---- On Fri, 17 Apr 2020 16:15:11 -0700 Jason Long <sturmvogel66 at gmail.com>
> wrote ----
> The more I think of it, the clearer it becomes to me that there is pretty
> much *no* overlap between what we know of death demons and what we know of
> regular demons.  Either they are completely different, or the difference is
> that regular demons escape into the world of matter by accident and are
> under no one's control (not even their own, until they've been in the world
> long enough to learn some self-control from their hosts) whereas the death
> demons are purposefully sent by the Bastard and called by the one working
> the death miracle, and are completely under the control of those two forces
> and only capable of existing in the world of matter for a brief period
> while those two forces are directly working together.

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