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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.