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Tar demons...colossal blobs or simply puddles

Discussion in 'Fall from Heaven Lore' started by deadliver, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. deadliver

    deadliver Loud Mouth Amateur

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    Tar demons.

    are they colossal demonic constructs of slothful souls?

    OR

    is a tar demon a single slothful soul?
     
  2. KillerClowns

    KillerClowns Emperor

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    This one. They're the lowest of the souls of Hell, existing more do to force of habit than any actual will. They're the souls that have decided not to fight their way down Hell, and have settled with spending eternity eating their own excrement underneath the waters of Mulcarn's Hell. This results in them slowly losing memories, willpower, and eventually identity, until they only technically even exist.
     
  3. WarKirby

    WarKirby Arty person

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  4. KillerClowns

    KillerClowns Emperor

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    You get to see one, presumably to scale, in Gift of Kylorin.
     
  5. cIV_khanh93

    cIV_khanh93 Prince

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    i dont know about size-wise, but the nature of the tar demon seems to qualify it for most of the benfits of monstrous creatures. althouhg i disagree with the +1 movement for any monstrous creature, the tar demon should undoubtably stick with its one movement.
     
  6. WarKirby

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    What would happen to a Tar Demon when crossing water, though?

    Would it break apart or disoerse?
     
  7. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Probably stay together as they are one entity molded out of many. Lore-wise, magic hold the sould together. Reality-wise, if you have ever dropped a big blob of tar into a river, it (relativly) hold its shape. Even liquid tar is incredibly viscous.
     
  8. cIV_khanh93

    cIV_khanh93 Prince

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    well they're made form the souls without the motivation to leave the frozen waters of mulcarns hell aren't they? They should be able to slink across the bottom.
     
  9. jimi12

    jimi12 Half Jedi

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    they wouldnt dissolve. They are made in water. If they were soluble in water they couldnt survive the process of becoming a tar demon

    "They lay beneath the dark freezing rain of the first layer of hell, which is abandoned even by its lord and sustain themselves by consuming their own excrement"
     
  10. Guale

    Guale Warlord

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    Water is a polar substance which means that one end is slightly positively charged and one is slightly negatively charged while tar is a nonpolar substance. Polar fluids will only disolve polar substances and nonpolar fluids will only dissolve nonpolar substances. Therefore tar would not dissolve in water and would likely hold its shape fairly well unless there are a large number of unbalanced forces acting on it. In fact they should probably have water walking.
     
  11. kenken244

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    But how would they steer themselves?
     
  12. deadliver

    deadliver Loud Mouth Amateur

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    Their clumsiness would be taken into account by keeping their move of one. Also I am sure they could form little pseudopods to push themselves through the water, like the cilia on a bacteria.
     

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