Do you know what the heck is going on with Ma dying(cause you know she's Elluka) and yet still surviving to get busy with her son
and I made sure, “Elluka” is definitely Ma in Kayo’s body and yet it’s intact after “Elluka’s” execution
//SPOILERS FOR ENVY (just in case)
my only guess (and it’s a stretch) is that since Kayo is equivalent to a contractor (being the daughter of a human and the Demon of Envy) and contractors can only be killed by other contractors/vessels of sin… Ma having Kayo’s original body would render her functionally immortal to any ordinary means of execution. But I have no idea how that’d work out at her actual execution.
TANGENT: Y’know until now, I always imagined the execution method as guillotine like during Story of Evil but we don’t even know how these witches were being killed? back during the Salem Witch Trials, they were hanged or stoned. But that was the 1600s, Evillious is largely late 1800s - (very) early 1900s by this time, so I’m thinking electric chair, hanging, or maybe firing squad. Either of which probably didn’t kill Ma if my theory is correct.
But there’s also the matter of her being regarded as dead. Was she executed privately? Publicly? Was a deal cut out for her by someone to walk free and was pronounced dead? If it was public, was someone else or a dummy killed in her place? I have a feeling we’ll be playing catch-up with Ma later in the MoN novel…