Can daemons exists without being created by a Chaos God? That is, can they just 'become' inside the warp?
Atleast aligned demons can.Ok. But when demons are forme, do they HAVE to represent a SPECIFIC emotion/thought/etc.
And can they be (whats the word) ..."elevated" to a high authority, so to speak? Like basically can they become a very powerfull and influencial demon?
And how long can demons exist outside of the warp? Like do they materialize back after a time? (I know I've posted this before but i cant find the post haha)
That must be the reason why they have to be bound into or take over a mortal vessel if they wish to hang around for a while. Daemons are inherently psychic creatures, so if they're cut off from their life force, they can't survive.As for how long a daemon can survive outside of the warp, it is dependent on how much warp energy there is around. They can't survive in the Materium if there is no connection to the warp. So, in a way, a daemon can't survive outside of the warp at all- there must always be warp energy available; this could be via a psyker, a ritual, a warp tear ect.
Codex: Chaos Daemons seems to indirectly contradict itself in this regard. It clearly states that Daemons are created by the Chaos Gods by investing a part of their own essence, and that at any time this essence can be retracted thus utterly destroying the daemon, and that this clear dominance is what ensures the daemon's loyalty.So would it be possible for a demon in the warp to gain enough power to become like a lesser god without the help of the already existing Chaos Gods?
And this occured to me; Can a demon in service forsake its service? It would probably be killed on the spot lol
A daemon may have been formed from the essence of its god, but it's still an independent creature. The gods do not have direct mind links to their daemons unless they're specifically paying attention to them. I don't even know if they can mind read, I've never read about such a link being used that way. Mainly it's a communication channel. In many ways greater daemons and daemon princes have less freedom than their lessers because their patron gods are paying a lot more personal attention to them, and even then the gods are interested in whether they're successful in advancing that god's agenda, not their precise thoughts. I presume a god does in fact withdraw its invested energy the moment a daemon defects to the Forge, but the Forge provides a substitute source of warp energy to sustain them.The question I would ask is why the Chaos Gods would allow any of their servants to willingly abandon them, rather than destroying them the moment their minds turn to treason...