Please explain your reasoning . So far the responses have been really interesting.
I think eliminitating anyone would be useless. If you eliminate the village, the slaughtering group would go and slaughter another village. If you eliminate the slaughtering group, they won't learn anything from it. If you let them change their minds, they might have learned something.
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I like to add that the reason i leave one person alive(of the group which i slaughtered) is because he can go back and recite what happened to wherever this murdering band came from. This would serve as a warning against similar raids.
cast heightened and extended hold person, mass on the slaughtering party, and dimensional anchor on the higher entity. With the higher entity stuck on another plane of existence, and his power over my decisions separated by the planar distances, I'll proceed to cast permanency on the slaughtering party, effectively forever turning them into motionless coat racks the whole village can use.
I actually don't really know how to imagine myself in this type of situation. It's difficult to know what I'd do with powers I do not have in real life and in such an intense situation.
Would I be able to kill someone to prevent them from harming someone innocent? I do not know... I have never been faced with such a decision in real time. I think if I actually witnessed the slaughtering party and had the option to go back in time to prevent it from happening, I'd be hard pressed not to do so.
So I would probably go with this, which seems to be the most-sure fire way to prevent it from happening in the future, even if I had managed to convince them not to do it THIS TIME or something:
Originally Posted by Little_Sticks
3. Eliminate the slaughtering party.
I just do not know, though. Like I said, I cannot imagine it very well at all...
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