[LMB] Assassination via demon

Rebecca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 22:45:58 BST 2021

Not to mention that if she got too good at working with her demon, she
might turn it against them, and use the demon to rescue her son.

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 5:43 PM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>

> From: Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
> E - It probably says a lot about me (and I'm sure that none of it reflects
> well
> on me) that my immediate reaction to finding out how this assassination was
> supposed to be carried out wasn't shock or horror, but "How ingenious!"
> ....
> Gwynne: A touch of bloodlust isn't necessarily a BAD thing...
> E - However, I'd have taken a different approach.  Instead of using the
> demon
> to directly kill my target, I'd have done something like weaken a ladder he
> was on just at the worst possible time, or something like that.  AIUI, that
> doesn't destroy the demon---and a demon strikes me as a very useful thing
> to have.
> Gwynne: That would have taken a lot more training, to fine-tune the
> power. Alixtra was given the least training possible, she doesn't know
> the most basic demon-working lore. It was in their interests to keep
> her as ignorant as possible. Fine-tuning to carefully weaken a ladder
> would take much more training, which means she'd be around more,
> with demon on board - sooner or later someone would wonder why
> a hedge-sorcerer was close to Methani and Tronio. Tronio was stealing
> small demons from the temple, someone might get suspicious and
> put two and two together.
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