I just want to jump in and say that a particular idea for a demon that I hope to be posting some time in the next few months well predates my having seen this entry.

Other than that I have to say that this is one of the best excuses to carry around a decanter of endless water I have seen... yes, I know it makes matters worse in the short term. But it should convince the beasty to retreat after a few rounds... provided one can keep away from it for that long.