[LMB] The Assassins of Thasalon: Chapter 7

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Wed Jul 28 11:47:57 BST 2021

What about the time that Oswald was too late? The people killed a nonsourcerer in a panic. “Get her now! She can only get one of us.”

William A Wenrich
Christian, Husband, Father, Granddaddy, Son, & American. Here I am. I can do no other. God help me!
From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
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Subject: [LMB] The Assassins of Thasalon: Chapter 7

When you think about it, it's probably been quite common for
hedge-sorcerers to use their demon to kill.

Many of them don't even realise what's happened to them, they think
they've gone insane. The people around them do, too. They have zero
training, no idea of the rules - and neither does their animal-demon,
who has no human consciousness yet.

I can easily see situations where people ganged up on the crazy person,
blamed them for some disaster (which they probably have caused), and
came to sort them out - terminally. And the hedge-sorcerer lashes out,
terrified, and uses their new power in a moment of fear. Somebody
drops, the demon is gone.... it's probably not going to go too well after
that. And then there's no ex-sorcerer left to question, everyone just goes
on with their lives, too late for the temple to do anything.

And that might be another reason for the Temple to try to grab sorcerers
as early and fast as possible.
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