[LMB] Assassination via demon

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 19 09:35:02 BST 2021


From: Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com>

As to hedge sorcerers, perhaps some had tried, saw that their demon would be taken back up, and so stopped doing it anymore. Not that many temple sorcerers are that ruthless?
little Alex

Gwynne: Hedge sorcerers are people who caught (or were caught
by) a demon accidently - most of them probably rural people, since
the demons seem to mostly be found first in animals in the wild (and
there's some interesting speculations there, too.)

So hedge sorcerers are hunters, or farmers, who accidently killed an
animal and found they had a passenger in their head. If they did use
 the demon to kill, and so lost it, it's unlikely that they'd get another
 chance - despite what we see, demons are fairly rare. Iroki's been a
 saint for a few years and he's only removed a handful. Tronio is stealing
 demons from the Temple, and that's the central temple for the whole
empire, so he has access to more. But most hedge sorcerers wouldn't
get a second turn. And they'd be uneducated and without knowledge,
so using demon magic to kill would be done out of ignorance; not an
insult to the gods. Tronio is doing it on purpose, and he knows better.


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