"Demon" has different meanings when used in different contexts. As they are currently understood, those meanings are:
- A powerful and dangerous supernatural creature, and potentially malign. This is the sense that appears in Fenarian folktales, and in colloquial usage by those who are unfamiliar with the magical sciences.
- Easterners may refer to Dragaerans this way, presumably from the above sense. We see some evidence of this:
- When used technically by those Dragaerans who have made a thorough study of sorcery and sorcerous theory, "Demon" refers specifically to an entity that, like a God, has learned how to manifest in at least two locations at once, but which can be summoned, bound, and controlled. By this definition, being controlled is the only characteristic which distinguishes a demon from a god; if it were learned that a God at any time was controlled by someone else, it would thenceforth be known as a demon.
Demons encountered thus farEdit
- The Necromancer
- Unnamed demon
- Possibly, Bolk
- See also Speculation:Demons.