"Perhaps you can find a way to bargain with Vetra-Kali to gain immunity to it for yourselves. Before you do, know this: demon lords are notorious for twisting deals, and are also slow to offer favors unless you have something that they want. If you only get one boon from Vetra-Kali it is to be for the Tears, and nothing else. If you get more than one, it would be wise to use that extra boon to cast the creature back to the Abyss from which it came.DalamarD wrote: ↑Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:37 amAfter Thorn's speech/directive, Valak will ask him the following:
"If this plague is so potentially virulent and deadly, how will you control it and assure that it only targets the lake states? Not that I mind collateral damage, but I would hate to fall victim to it as well.
"Besides, is your faith in our Queen so small? Your status as a knight, Her Bastion of Thorns even, grants you immunity to such things, does it not? Or have you fallen again?" Thorn gives you a slightly sideways look of mock concern, breaking out in a grin.
"The so-called Lord of Pestilence is a mindless demonic aberration on friendly terms with only other mindless demonic aberrations. Karamaka has no dealings with it directly.Also, do you have any information on Vetra-Kali? Anything that may dispose him towards us favorably or enable us to secure his assistance? What about the Lord of Pestilence that he serves? Is he on friendly terms with Karamaka?
"As for Vetra-Kali and all of the other demons of his rank and power: remember that though they are chaotic in their very natures, there are Laws that bind them as they do all things. If you honor your part of a deal, Vetra-Kali must honor his part. Choose the words of your dealings very carefully. Give him no room to distort meanings and intent.
"Simply breaking the seal allowing him to return to Arre will not place him into your service. He will have been unable to enter a bargain with you before then, so he will be under no obligation to help you even though you made it possible for him to return. I rather expect that he will want to kill something upon his arrival. Demon lords like him relish bathing in the blood of mortals.
"You will need to find something that he wants, then be prepared to deal with him."