[LMB] Assassination via demon

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Jul 27 19:09:23 BST 2021


On Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:50:32 -0400, Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>> Am 18.07.2021 um 20:13 schrieb Eric Oppen:
>>> 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!"
>
>> On Jul 18, 2021, at 14:29, Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
>> which makes me wonder why this has not been before ..
>>
>> the bastard's order should have encountered such a thing in the past ..
>
>The demon wouldn’t want to do it, and the temples presumably want to train all demon-having people. Or with an older sorcerer and a young demon the sorcerer is willing to give up, see the fight between Pen and the temple sorcerer from Nikys and Adelis’ home country.
>
>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.


What's to say it *hadn't* been done before, without being detected?
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