In classical Roman religion, a genius loci is the protective spirit of a place, and is often depicted in religious iconography as holding attributes such as a cornucopia,[Footnote 3] patera,[Footnote 4] or snake.
Demonreach's own genius loci is a figure about eleven or twelve feet tall, with a billowing black cloak, a limp (caused by the glacier that carved out the lake), and two vividly green eyes. Within the island's boundaries, it shows Intellectus, and is capableto resist the power of Maeve.
In the seriesEdit
- Main article: Turn Coat
- Main article: Cold Days
In Cold Days, it guides Harry Dresden and Bob below the surface of the island, and Dresden discovers that his body passed the previous year in one of the chambers located there. Allowing Dresden an Bob to realize that below the island there is an enormous prison for powerful magical creatures, such as Naagloshii, dark gods and other nameless ones, Demonreach informs them that Dresden is its warden.