... in reality because of the whole robbing a bank thing, or lore-wise because savage killer child?
In reality it began to dawn on me that painting my watergun black wasn't going to fool anyone and trying to fill it with acid was probably going to hurt me more than it hurt anyone else.
Lore-wise? Savage killer is par for the course. The white wyrmling and baby bog bat are similarly likely to rip someone's throat out in their sleep (if they wait that long) and fear of a lingering personal threat hadn't kept my Watcher from holding on to Concelhaut's animated skull, which retains enough of the formerly murderous archmage's essence to become him for a limited period of time every day.
It was more a matter of considering party morale and keeping faction relations smooth: they (party members and faction-based allies alike) had been remarkably understanding about some of the hazardous critters I'd been collecting, but keeping a quasi undead man-eating child shaped horror as a pet is arguably more distressing than wearing robes stitched together from animated, still-bleeding human skin (for example). Both look and smell horrible, and both raise disturbing questions about how the Watcher came across them and why he keeps them in the first place, but the wicht compounds that even further by causing one to wonder how the Watcher keeps it fed and "happy" enough to follow him around and not nip at his heels or worse while doing so. Especially for party members, who aren't guaranteed to face a continual supply of xuarips and bandits with which to tide the fanged tyke over in their place, it occurred to me that these aren't questions that I want them to be asking.
Edited by blotter, 04 May 2017 - 02:36 PM.