[LMB] Assassination via demon

Margaret Dean margdean56 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 02:43:48 BST 2021

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 6:21 PM Rebecca Price <becca7108 at gmail.com> wrote:

> don't forget, when an assassin sorcerer uses a demon to kill a person, I
> believe it kills that person, too.

You mean the act kills the assassin-sorcerer? No, it doesn't; otherwise
Alixtra would have been dead several times over. The sorcerer in Penric's
Mission who targets Penric knows perfectly well he isn't risking his own
life. Presumably he wouldn't be willing to do that, though he's willing to
sacrifice his demon.

What happens is that a human death creates an opening for the gods to reach
through and grab the *demon.*

You may be confusing the act of assassination-by-demon with death magic,
which is a special case -- and which *does* (usually) involve the death of
the caster as well as their target. The Bastard's death demon has two soul
buckets and needs to fill them both.

--Margaret Dean
  <margdean56 at gmail.com>

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