: He could have at one point for all we know, and
: Soulblighter would have shrewdly prevented this to
: keep him in line and under control, and stop any
: chance of treachery.
: Or you can think of him as a semi-D&D mage. Can do all
: kinds of other stuff but can't do much to defend
Yes but a D&D mage at least has something like magic missile.
: I wouldn't spend my time worrying about defending myself
: when I had a huge army of cutthroats doing everything
: I asked them, swarming constantly around me with huge
: armor monsters protecting me.
Alric is the opposite of this as King. "I can cast Disperal Dreams, kick butt with a sword, what do I need guards for"
: Here's a point. Remember the bound guard that Cruniac
: beat up? I wonder who bound him. Last time I checked
: Soulblighter did not have the ability to bind people.
: And why would he if he could, Wasting his time binding
: 19 year olds and hand them to the Baron? That's
: something totally out of character for Soulblighter,
: even if he could bind people.
: It cannot be Balor's best kept secret. Soulblighter
: learned of it, but didn't learn of the Fetch-summoning
: secret or the other abilities Balor had at his
: disposal. So the stuff that died with Balor were his
: best kept secrets. Not the stuff that was found out,
: like the unlife dream which also happened to be his
: greatest secret.
Well, it's hard to believe that raising the dead, even with a Dream, is really that big a secert.