So this is what we’ve come to? Rebellion through exploration of legal loopholes. That’s sure to fire the imagination of the common man.
Even you can surely appreciate what a great discovery this is. This is the key to ending Thrune rule. If we can put this Board together and have them ratify an alternate Lord Mayor, Kintargo could be free in days!
Don’t tell me you truly believe that. Even should all that occur, Barzillai is hardly going to just walk away. He may not be able to call in the Chellish army, but what about his Dottari? The Order of the Rack? Plus whatever other allies he may have. Without getting into any further conversation about fine details of law, I don’t know that we can get rid of them so easily.
I think you’re underestimating the impact this can have. I believe we should make finding the Urvis heir a priority, then work on ways to have the other members make a decision in our favour.
No, we should be focusing on continuing to fight, hurting Thrune while building support. Until we weaken his personal hold on the city this legal stuff is pointless. We should be taking down that ship in the harbour, that’s what we were preparing for.
Are you so desperate for another chance to get us killed?
Nearly get us killed. It was a slight lapse of judgement. Fire has been our issue in the past, I didn’t really think ice would prove too big a problem. Regardless, I had it in hand.
In hand? A few seconds more without healing and we’d have been gone! I could literally feel my essence being pulled out of our body. And who knows what would have happened then? If one dies in Hell, does one’s soul stay there?
Philosophy and religion as well as law. This just gets more exciting by the moment!
Mock all you like, I know what I felt. You most certainly did not have it “in hand”! Even now something doesn’t feel quite right, though I can’t describe it.
Oh, I felt it too. But I also know we wouldn’t have been stuck there. I don’t know if it was because of where we were, but I don’t think it was as simple as our soul being whisked away. There was a moment where it felt like I was about to become something other, and fight or flee I was getting us out of there.
Much as I appreciate your optimism, I can’t share it. I’m fairly certain one can’t escape death by sheer force of will.
I didn’t say I was escaping death, I said I was escaping Hell. And why shouldn’t I be able to do so? I’ve spent my life fighting against the Asmodean devils, Hell won’t claim me.
I’m still not buying it. Hatred for Asmodeans doesn’t give you an out.
If not, then likely only because you hold me back with your own lack of dedication.
What, you think you have a monopoly on hatred? I assure you, my distaste for both Hell and Thrune remains equal to your own.
If that’s the case, then surely you cannot be satisfied with their defeat taking the form of a clause in a legal document!
If you mean it would be more satisfying to put them all to the sword, then you’re right. But I’d rather them defeated and gone as soon as possible. My focus is on the end, yours is on the means. I don’t need the bloodbath if we achieve our goals more quickly without it. So you keep dealing with the immediacy and let me plan strategy, okay?
Fine with me. But avoiding death is immediacy, so stop whingeing and deal with your own stuff. I’m not leaving this fight anytime soon.