ay man if you look close enough into my stick you’ll see my favorite bible verses. you may not of thought that of the junker but he’s deeply religious. back on the back of my shield i etched my meemaw’s recipe for peach cobbler.
Ya know another thing that most likely contributes to Dammeks extreme paranoia on top of being a wannabe revolutionary leader is the fact that he could get culled for having a Cuspidated Grimalkin as a lusus. When you use the Big Book of Beasts on Deerdad it says:
“Proud and respelant, Cuspidated Grimalkin prefer to bond with with bronzeblood wrigglers in whom they sense a strong aptitude for leadership. Such aspirations in lowbloods are grounds for culling, of course. and the primary cause of death for Cuspidated Grimalkin is in the defense of their treasonous wards.”
“Anecdotal accounts suggest that those Cuspidated Grimalkin who manage to survive the death of their wards will typically seek out a similarly-orphaned troll and attempt to bond with them, although the selection process is, naturally, rather mysterious due to its staggering illegality.”
It goes on to say if the lusus survives an attempt at being culled it will try to bond with another bronzeblood wriggler. The bonding process is shrouded in mystery however because said bonding process is considered pretty goddamn illegal. (i didnt feel like writing down the exact words…. got lazy haha).
So like… his very existence as a bronzeblood AND having an Cuspidated Grimalkin for a lusus paints an even bigger target on his back than most lowblood trolls.
Damn man, how the hell did this kid survive long enough to turn 14? No wonder he’s so freakin paranoid all the time.
Edit: Fixed some typos, added/changed a few things.