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Re: Malcolm's murder
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2019, 10:28:49 PM »
The spell was completed by stabbing a living rabbit in the heart (and probably scooping out the heart).
Given it was a sharpened spoon, probably. Textbook voodoo doll stuff.

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In theory the wizard could have done something else to cause a person to die that would resemble an aneurysm...  I don't know what it is but who knows.
Certainly -- and it would be a different spell.

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An icepick stabbing into the animals brain?  A puncture mark should show up, but the heart exploding spell made it look like the explosion happened from the inside, and not that something had stabbed into the chest, and ripped the heart out, so maybe the damage to the brain could be done without showing the puncture mark.
I think the whole chest exploding does more to hide any potential puncture marks than anything else.

That said, that's why I like the entropy curse for this -- it doesn't seem to require the voodoo aspect, it just nudges probability until you die in whatever way is situationally appropriate.
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Re: Malcolm's murder
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2019, 05:31:37 PM »
That said, that's why I like the entropy curse for this -- it doesn't seem to require the voodoo aspect, it just nudges probability until you die in whatever way is situationally appropriate.

That's true, and if correct it means that Lord Raith (or if someone else murdered Maggie) is responsible for Malcolm's death.
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Re: Malcolm's murder
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 06:17:05 PM »
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That's true, and if correct it means that Lord Raith (or if someone else murdered Maggie) is responsible for Malcolm's death.

Not necessarily. Other people can use entropy curses.

My personal theory is that it was Nicodemus. He knew Margaret, and knew about both her children, so he might have had reason to arrange something (especially if he had plans for a starborn--he almost certainly finds it easier to manipulate people into working for him if they didn't have happy and loving childhoods).

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Re: Malcolm's murder
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2019, 11:35:53 PM »
Not necessarily. Other people can use entropy curses.
Yup. Consider that Lord Raith's entropy curse came from He Who Walks Behind.

And we know that Justin also associated with HWWB.
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Re: Malcolm's murder
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2019, 06:23:06 PM »
Yup. Consider that Lord Raith's entropy curse came from He Who Walks Behind.

And we know that Justin also associated with HWWB.

It would be interesting if Justin offed Malcolm to get his hands on a Starborn. Yet I wonder why Justin waited so long to adopt Harry afterward; there's like a six or seven year gap where Harry's living in an orphanage.

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Re: Malcolm's murder
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2019, 06:27:43 PM »
It would be interesting if Justin offed Malcolm to get his hands on a Starborn. Yet I wonder why Justin waited so long to adopt Harry afterward; there's like a six or seven year gap where Harry's living in an orphanage.
I have a theory on that that's two-fold.

1. Justin might have suspected, but couldn't have known, that Harry had inherited Maggie's magical talent. It'd make sense to wait until it manifests before making the commitment to grabbing him.

2. Leaving Harry in The System for several years means that Harry is starved for familial and paternal figures. Look at the way Young Harry's memories gush over the slightest bit of praise that Justin gives him.

So waiting serves two purposes, first in making sure that Justin is actually getting a magically-able Harry, and second, in priming Harry to be that much more receptive to Justin's "rescuing."
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Re: Malcolm's murder
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2019, 06:31:11 PM »
Okay, I can buy that.