Soot is guarded very closely. He is under strict instructions NOT TO MOVE AT ALL unless sent to a bad guys’ hideout. He is signalled to halt AND NOT TO MOVE from the rubble until a new hideout is discovered. The story goes that he once went to Hell and was charred completely black before the devil kicked him out for being truthful and accidentally ending too many high-ranking demons.
That’s bound to be an exaggeration fueled by his smelling of sulfur and being so clumsy . . .
*KHc in error.