Like most living things, demons are basically reducible to goo. 5 responses to “Demons” Generic says: October 2, 2017 at 11:21 pm Was wondering what possibly powered those stones. Also, uh, isn’t that barrier stone (sorry if I forgot the proper terminology) Kohjen is looking for a, well, stone?! Last seen with Stonebreaker. Reply walex says: October 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm The barrier stone was last seen with the barrier stone in pages “wait-2” and “remember-3”, in the hands of Koris, just before he jumps into the well of memories. After he jumps into the well of memories the barrier envelopes Noridun and prevents the escape of demons. What was the role of the barrier stone *before* that? There is a scroll in page “stories” that says that ex-VELANID (the stonebreaker) was “trapped” using it, but the scene around the great door to the mouth of the well of memories in page “the_shrine” (top left) shows ex-VELANID beating uselessly on the barrier from outside, not trapped within it. It seems pretty obvious that what really happened between ex-VELANID and Tenid was lost in the mists of history, even to a high-ranking priest like Koris. BTW there are indications that Koris was probably the head priest: * In page “memories-2” he tells another priest that they must not do something very dangerous, and the other priest is trying to persuade Koris. * In page “wait-2” he carries the all-important barrier stone and decides to jump down the well of memories, and I guess nobody but the head priest would be allowed to go near it. Reply walex says: October 3, 2017 at 12:58 pm Additionally: * That the “laser stone” was powered by a bound demon does not mean that all stones are powered by demons. However one page hints that demons have indeed magic powers with which they built Noridun under control by the Noridi, that’s page “signs” in which ATEDAYIS repairs magically the statue of Hadol in front of the library. * That some demons can be created from (the memories of? the souls of?) dead people in the well of memories does not mean that all demons can be so created. Reply MJI says: October 2, 2017 at 11:31 pm Interesting, so one doesn’t have to be dead to generate a demon? Just forgotten? Makes me wonder more about Anya’s brother and how he fits into this “theory”. Seems like that priest and Scrib share that in common; becoming nameless. Reply walex says: October 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm «one doesn’t have to be dead to generate a demon» Uhmmm, looks like that demons can be “bound” into a stone to power it. «Just forgotten?» The rules are Anyalin explains in page “demons-2” that if a demon knows your names they can see your memories, but it needs contact to steal them. And they don’t get copied: when the memories are stolen the original holder loses them (and their name). This is what happened to Scribbler. In page “how-the-story-goes” it is pretty obvious that Anyalin did not save her brother — he was left as a blank like the priest, and Scribbler is a new personality that has developed in the same body. BTW the stolen memories apparently damage the demons too: in page “changes” TORIS points out that CANATOPIS/MOGIS/HALIN/… has been changed by getting some more names/memories, and in page “seeing-things” FERADIN tells TORIS that she feels sorry for those with a thousand names, I guess because their memory will be mixed and very confused. Two more details: * In page “seeing-thing” it is said that demons have lost much; perhaps when they steal memories from a human they lose their own. * In page “human” CANATOPIS/MOGIS/HALIN/… steals TORIS’s name and memories, so demons can do that to other demons, and FERADIN indeed in pagfe “seeing-things” tells TORIS to be careful with saying aloud her name. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.