I have some questions, based on a disturbing thought that occurred to me the other day.
In Antar, is it a common practice for banecasters to quite literally bleed their serfs dry when they are in need of baneseals?
And is there are a market for that sort of thing? Are there non-banecasting Antari lords who effectively use their serfs as cattle to produce more baneseals, which they then sell to the banecasters? If there is, do they also export these baneseals to other kingdoms?
Additionally, which is more lucrative? Selling a live serf, or using all of that serf’s blood to produce baneseals? I would imagine it’s more efficient to only take some of that serf’s blood and wait for his body to produce more, but let’s assume an Antari lord needs money now.
Where did Hunter get the blood for his baneseals? I’m assuming from the local animal population, but I’m wondering if the truth might actually be a bit darker.
Do farmers throughout the human kingdoms set aside their animals’ blood so they can sell it?
Is all blood equally effective in a baneseal? Or are some animal/human bloods stronger than others?
Lastly, what laws and regulations does Tierra have regarding the use of human blood in baneseals?