These Kind of Knaves
If there’s one thing Henry Báthory wants, it’s to be extraordinary. And when he acquires a book on magic, summoning a demon to give him magical powers seems to be the best way to leave behind a legacy.
All he has to do is complete one task.
From William Shakespeare’s play King Lear, the Duke of Cornwall (a rather mean bastard and son-in-law to King Lear) says:
These kind of knaves I know, which in this plainness
Harbour more craft and more corrupter ends
Than twenty silly-ducking observants
That stretch their duties nicely.