You know what’d be horrifying, and what’s probably hanging over Percy’s head given what he said last ep?
Imagine if it’s not just that Orthax gets to devour the souls of anyone on a claimant’s List. Imagine if Percy’s fears are right, and worse. Imagine if Orthax lays claim to every soul ever killed by a gun. Any gun. Anywhere in Exandria. All for him, an endless supply now, like the ghosts of the Winchester Mystery House, forever.
It’d make a scary amount of sense as a grand, subtle evil plan: corrupt a genius with a compelling story and the skill to build what you need. Drive him to seek revenge, showing his handiwork off far and wide. The stories spread and others become interested in the weapon’s power. And then Ripley comes along, so willing to speed things up out of spite.
It’d be wickedly clever. No wonder it’s Percy’s worst nightmare.