The Fallible Fiend Author:L. Sprague de Camp COULD ONE RATIONAL DEMON SURVIVE IN AN IRRATIONAL WORLD? — Zdim, demon of the enlightened Twelfth Plane, found it hard to understand his puny Prime Plane masters. First a masterr ordered you to eat any being that came through the doorway while he was away, and then he blamed you for devouring his foolhardy and rather obnoxious assistant, who had ... more »snuck through that fatal doorway, like any common thief.
Since Prime Planers lied, stole from each other, fought wars, and constantly changed thier minds, naturally they couldn't understand why one bewildered demon, who took commands literally, made so many mistakes.
But faced with such confusion, what else could any rational demon do?« less