Creator: Zacharias Holmberg
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Though Seran politics will tolerate a lot of shady dealings and unethical methods of different sorts, there is one absolute that will not be tolerated. Murder. It is perhaps a testament to the character of their culture, that even a history full of family feuds, the bloodshed has been minimal, especially in recent generations.
So what then, is the role of the Seran spy houses that carry our their secret work for those with enough to offer? Any poisoner with any worth with tell you that it is easy to kill someone, but a truly creative mind can change the course of history with something as simple as bat guano.
Why would you need to kill a Senator, when you can simply see to it that his stomach won’t allow him to participate during a day of important votes? Why threaten someone into submission, when you can make him just nauseous enough to become a near-incompetent negotiatior? Why get rid of an important member of an opposing family when you can simply see to it that they become infertile, rendering an arranged marriage null and void?
To a sharp and twisted mind, there is no end to what can be used as a political tool.