Is it sad that I was thinking about the life-cycle of Dying fish? I mean, if d-fish need pretty much constant eye contact to keep from croaking prematurely in an already short lifespan and that eye contact usually come from their mothers, who is usually staring at the mothers who are a whole lot closer to the end of their own lifespans?
Hmm, the curse/spell that Martin laid on Plover to keep him alive seems to have survived the shutoff of human magic. As did the curse on the lake. Does this mean Martin as the Beast was more akin to a god or magical beast/creature than a human magician, however souped up?