>It is worth thinking that Malia doesn't really want to cause death.
>She wants to cause suffering - prolonged, slow, agonising, avoidance
Hence my suggestion that her acquisition of death represents a *failure* on her part. She was tricked, or defeated, or something, and acquired the power of death without meaning to. Like Yelmalions at the Hill of Gold, this is a heroquest that Malian heroes must "lose" in order to succeed at. Given Greg's earlier words, I suspect all the Unholy Trio's major quests will actually be like this.
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