Quote Originally Posted by Boogastreehouse View Post
Since he's the one who positioned her as a figurehead, while he continued to wield the power behind the throne, I don't really think he can commit "treason" against her.

I know, I know, if the locals think that it's treason, they'll call it treason.
I'm pretty sure that as long as she's technically the empress, overthrowing her is technically treason.
Quote Originally Posted by dtilque View Post
1 I do wonder about the last entry in the list of Holy Word effects. Anyone more than 9 levels below the caster's level are "Killed, paralyzed, blinded, deafened". Aren't the last three kind of superfluous? Or do they apply to the spirit of the character in the afterlife?
I figure it's for creatures that can't be killed for some reason. Constructs, for example, can't be killed because they aren't alive; but they can see, so blinding works on them.