Academia Nut wrote:In 3-D dimensions, no a nuke plant doesn't give off much EM radiation, that's what shielding is for, but we're dealing with creatures that live in higher dimensional spaces, even if they are confined to three dimensions as well. Still, EM radiation is capable of interacting with the barriers as we have seen with our ability to use our tech to open portals, so it does not seem unlike that there is the possibility that from that higher D perspective a nuke plant wouldn't be shielded and would give off some sort of signature they could recognize.
Oh puh-lease, don't give me that "extra dimensions, so anything goes" bullshit. We can account for every erg of energy in nuclear reactions, which have been studied to an absurd level of thoroughness. If some of it is radiating into higher dimensions, why the fuck don't we notice its departure from our existence? You'd think people would have noticed a fucking violation of the First Law of Thermodynamics by now.
As for the electromagnetic properties, I would assume it has to do with the way that their own EM fields interact with the valence and conduction bands of materials, because they have repeatedly been able to identify different materials at range.
So? How the fuck would they deduce that there is anything "magical" about uranium from its utterly unremarkable electromagnetic properties? The only thing that makes it unusual is its propensity to leak radiation, which they would interpret as poison.
As plastics are insulators, this would explain why they consider them "dead", and yet they can also immediately know that they are being charged by iron chariots. They don't know what aluminum is, but they know its not like any other metals they have encountered before. I would guess that every material "feels" different to them and they can identify the differences the same way we can differentiate between yellow and green. They wouldn't be able to tell us anything quantitative, but they should be able to give a qualitative "this is not iron or copper or silver or anything else we've seen before". So a fragment of DU would be more than just a poisoned dart, it would be a poison dart made of something that is not like anything they have ever seen before. Plus, it would be incredibly dense and pyrophoric, properties that would make it "magic".
Bullshit. Plenty of materials are pyrophoric: a property which should hardly bowl a denizen of Hell over, especially since half of their fucking domain seems to be full of things on fire. And the density of uranium is not that much different from the density of lead or tungsten; would they interpret them as magic too?
So they have this shard of something they don't what it is, just that it is used by human mages and it "magic" as they see it. By their logic, they must make enchanted weapons out of this stuff. They want to find enchant weapons. Doesn't mean they will, just means that the possibility exists that they have the capacity to stumble upon large concentration of the stuff with whatever search methods they have available. If they search for something like that and are capable of seeing through physical barriers, which is all but a given considering that many portal incidents happen indoors, then a nuke plant has the potential to look like a huge glowing target to them filled with the magic material they were looking for.
You are proving to quite the expert at completely unjustified leaps in logic. There is no way that a primitive person confronted with a poisonous heavy metal would conclude anything other than "this is a poisonous heavy metal". And I don't know where the fuck you learned about nuclear power, but the actual mass of nuclear fuel inside a reactor is miniscule compared to the scale of other industries and the use of other materials. Even its long-term storage facility is a joke compared to the vast amounts of materials we use for other purposes, so many of which are just as exotic and unfamiliar to a demon as uranium would be. This whole deductive chain of yours, where demons find poisonous shards of metal in wounded comrades and somehow deduce the importance of nuclear power plants, is nothing more than wankery. Belial would have to be Newton, Einstein, Kelvin, Bohr, and Oppenheimer rolled into one before he could figure this one out. He would need their technology too.