May 2, 2011
Page 4 Book 5: The War Diaries
For him, this is a light snack.
So, some information on Dalmosh is in order I suppose.
He’s an archdemon, meaning he’s akin to archdevils like Dispater and Levistus in terms of power scale, and holds sway over two different layers of the Abyss (home plane of the demons, having ostensibly 666 layers), in particular a region known as the Flesh Mountains.
He’s known by a lot of names, some of which Lorna used when summoning him earlier, most of them regarding teeth, mouths, feasts, and the like since as you can probably guess he pretty much embodies the very concept of devouring. Not only does he have his huge mouth up top that can swallow almost anything whole, but if something happens to hurt him enough the wound itself becomes a new (temporary) mouth, complete with teeth and a connection to his stomach. Contrary to his currently word-less and simplistic appearance, he is rather intelligent, above the level of your average commoner, though by no means is he a genius of any sort.
He has a son of sorts, by the name of Dahlver-Nar, with whom he is not exactly on speaking terms with (Yes, Dalmosh is capable of speech, specifically abyssal and any language spoken by his summoner or by any creature he has consumed in recent memory), who is also known as (among other things) the Vestige of Teeth. Nar used to be a mortal (of unknown denomination) scholar and cleric, who through unknown means stole several of Dalmosh’s teeth whilst he slept and experimented with the consumptive properties of them (see the above linguistic talents as an example). Suffice it to say Dalmosh would like his teeth back at some point, but only Nar knows where they are.
Dalmosh, at least whilst on Avbaroy, is effectively unkillable. At best, you can beat him into unconsciousness and, using a holy weapon, deliver him back to the Abyss with a killing blow, but he simply returns there and sleeps for up to a year, as he is prone to do after most large meals. Whilst in the Abyss, he’s as mortal as any other demon there, though significantly more powerful, and spends great periods of time literally eating the Flesh Mountains (hence “Sculptor of the Flesh Mountains”).
The form of magic used to summon him (Termed a “Golver-Ket Incantation” for those curious) used to be quite popular in summoning magic circles, but fell out of use due to its impracticality (To summon Dalmosh, you need live sacrifices and, specifically, a large feast, or else he deliberately refuses to appear), as is the case with many more obscure forms of magic. Lorna makes a point to investigate and unearth such magic methods, as opponents are less likely to be aware of them in modern times.