[LMB] Assassination via demon

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 00:38:23 BST 2021


That was another mistake.  I'd only want someone fanatically loyal to me or
the cause I served to have a demon.

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021, 6:27 PM Rebecca Price <becca7108 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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>
> wrote:
>
> > 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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