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Desire Demon (Dragon Age)
Dragon Age: Origins (formerly Dragon Age) is a computer role-playing game developed by BioWare's Edmonton studio and described by them as an "epic tale of violence, lust, and betrayal." The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2009. The Desire Demon is a class of demon found within the game who has a great deal of Succubus-like qualities and attributes.
Of all the threats from beyond the Veil, few are as insidious and deceptively deadly as the desire demon. These demons are characterized most commonly as peddlers of lust, but in truth they deal with any manner of desire that humans can possess–wealth, power and beauty, to name but a few. Many who serve the whims of a desire demon never realize it. They are manipulated by illusions and deceit; indeed, desire demons seem to take great pleasure in corruption. The greater the deceit, the greater their victory. When roused to violence, however, the desire demon can demonstrate incredible speed and strength in addition to raw magical power. To attract their notice is to invite peril.
- Affiliation: Demon
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Class: Mage
- Appearances: Dragon Age: Origins
- Locations: Great Hall, Fade, Templar Quarters, The Fade: Concerning Connor
- Range: Medium
- Activation: 20.0
- Cooldown (s): 10.0
- Attack Penalty: 10.0
- Defense Penalty: 10.0
- Movement Speed Penalty (%): 20.0
- Duration (s): (20.0 + (4.0 - (Party Size))) * (Target Rank Duration Modifier)
- The caster drains a target of energy, inflicting penalties to attack and defense, as well as reducing its movement speed unless it passes a physical resistance check.
- The duration of Weakness is increased by smaller party size and decreased by the target's rank-based effect duration modifier (if applicable).
- Range: Short
- Activation: 40.0
- Cooldown (s): 20.0
- Requires: 18 Magic
- Duration (s): 10.0
- The caster forces a target to cower in fear, unable to move, unless it passes a mental resistance check. Targets already asleep when the spell is cast cannot resist its effect and take massive spirit damage.
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In Game Locations
See the entries at the DragonAge Wikia below:
- For info about the Desire Demon in Wilhelm's Cellar, see Kitty.
- For info about the Desire Demon in the Circle Tower, see Great Hall.
- For info about the Desire Demon possessing Connor see Arl of Redcliffe quest.
Codex Entry 10: Desire Demon
"In all my studies, I must say that the most intriguing was my interview with the desire demon. That the creature was willing to speak with me was a sign that this was no mere monster, mindlessly driven by its nature, but rather a rational being as interested in me as I was in it. It took a form that I would call female, though I had no doubt that it could appear otherwise. I wondered if it appeared as it did because I wanted it to or because I expected it to. She... and, indeed, I could only think of her as such now... smiled warmly at me and laughed a musical sound that seemed to thrill my old heart.
So frightened was I of this creature's legendary abilities to twist the hearts of men, and so relieved was I when I looked across the table into her dark eyes. This was a fearsome creature of the Fade, but as I spoke with her I slowly came to realize that this demon was merely as misunderstood as we mages are, ourselves."
--From the journal of former Senior Enchanter Maleus, once of the Circle of Rivain, declared apostate in 9:20 Dragon.
Of all the threats from beyond the Veil, few are more insidious and deceptively deadly than the desire demon, In folklore, such demons are characterized as peddlers of lust, luring their prey into a sexual encounter only to be slain at the culmination. While a desire demon can indeed deal in pleasure, in truth they deal with any manner of desire that humans can possess: wealth, power, and beauty, to name a few.
Far more intelligent than the bestial hunger and rage demons, and more ambitious than the demons of sloth, these dark spirits are among the most skilled at tempting mages into possession. Many who serve the whims of a desire demon never realize it. They are manipulated by illusions and deceit if not outright mind control, although these demons are reluctant to resort to such crude measures. Instead, they seem to take great pleasure in corruption. The greater the deceit, the greater their victory.
Only demons of pride prove more fearsome opponents when roused. Their abilities to affect the mind allow them to assume disguises and even alter the environment to their purposes, not to mention the great strength and speed they possess if they should have to resort to more physical means. Most often a desire demon will attempt to bargain its way to freedom if overpowered—many stories exist that depict mages defeating desire demons to the point where a wish can be wrested from them. It should be noted that in such stories the demon almost always gets the upper hand even when the mage thinks his wish has been granted.