lord geryon said:
I'm a little unsure on the specifics of Dementia Summoners... Can they use normal magic too, or are they limited only to calling on their own nightmares?
Okay, let me explain Dementology 101.
First off, Dementia summoners essentially have an 'inner mindscape' where the horrors their minds created run rampant. A Dementist has the ability to bend his/her mind and focus his magic on it to make those horrors real - thus summoning them in the real world.
NORMAL Dementists (as much of an oxymoron as it is) can only summon Horrors, though. Nightmares are what the Mirari's influence allowed some Dementists (Chainer in primis) to create. You can tell Nightmare Horrors apart from normal Horrors because their bodies often abruptly end into a nonsensical mass of writhing flesh - even a Dementist can't quite picture them fully without having what's left of his mental stability collapse.
Dementists DO have the ability to use magic other than their Horrors' summoning, but in general they prefer to rely on them. Some, like Braids and Chainer, displayed strong black magic and even a smatering of red magic. Braids in particular specializes in breaking other people's minds. :snigger:
On a side note, you REALLY don't want to use Legilimency on a Dementist. The Horrors can attack other people's minds if they attempt to invade the Dementist's own mindscape - and yes, they can reduce you to a vegetable just fine that way. :snigger: Trying to enter a Dementist's mind is one of the stupidest mistakes you could make - and it tends to be the last one, too.
That covers it...