Yea I knew this idea wasn't as solid as some others which is why I wanted to practice presentation on it. I've been noticing with my other submissions that a good presentation is what was lacking so I wanted to get some practice in with this one before I moved on to another idea. Go to Comment
Backfire might not have been the proper word there. Basically the demon failed his craft check and the item didn't turn out as planned. Think of it as a car manufacturer. Sometimes things just don't always work right. In this case it worked really wrong. Also the item is part of a much bigger thing I'm working on right now called Hell's Caravan. So the item might be a little less corny after you see the rest of the story which I hope to have up in the next couple days. Go to Comment
The magic/not magic thing: The encasement itself isn't magic. Its basically like a cement mixture she spreads over the victims. Magic is sustaining them, however, since you obviously wouldn't live long encased in cement without food or water... or air for that matter. She can use magic, and will to capture them and hold them for a pose but the encasement is entirely natural. It becomes very hard when dry so flexing a couple muscles won't be able to break out of it. Thanks for the comments so far. Go to Comment
The Menagerie Society/ Organizations (Criminal/Espionage)
In this culture it is not wise to talk too much good things about anything - especially children,lest some evil spirit steals it. So it is customary to say it is ugly and weak and will surely not survive. Also:
"The man who boasts of his young woman is a fool,
The man who boasts of his wares will get rich."