[LMB] Assassination via demon

Rebecca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 15:40:32 BST 2021

You're right , Margaret. It's been awhile since I read this.

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 11:03 PM Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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