Overthinking It

Jul 23

Anonymous said: I'm going to have to butt in here. Summoning demons is just stupid. It NEVER works out. I'm not criticizing evil, but don't summon up something that just wants your soul.




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I feel that a rebuttal is necessary to our anonymous friend here. If demon summoning never worked out it would have gone out of fashion long ago.

The problem is that all you ever hear about our the unsuccessful summoning stories.  The truth is that a successful summoning doesn’t make for good press, but a bad one is full of lurid details and are custom made for cautionary tales.

In most cases a bad summoning is due to the summoner not taking the time to fully research what they are doing, much less set up all the needed precautions. You also have people overreaching on their first summoning. Like anything else it is a skill and needs to be practiced safely before you can really master it. 

See, I’m inherently suspicious of pretty much anyone who argues in favour of demon summoning. You can say that it would have gone out of style, but there’s a very motivated, well connected organization that’s going to spread the idea that demon summoning is a good idea. That would be demons themselves.

Any argument in favour of summoning such beings needs to be carefully examined to ensure that the motives and ideas behind it come from a truly impartial source. In my mind though, elemental creatures are a much safer rout. They may not pack the punch of demons, but the risks are far less.

Precisely. Demons are actively malign. They’re out to screw pretty much everything up, and if they can screw up YOUR shit while staying within their rules, they’re going to do it UNLESS they decide that your plans are going to cause the brand of evil they favor.

Someone who doesn’t care is far better for your purposes… they won’t go above and beyond, but they also won’t actively mess you up.





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