This week, we delve into what may be history's first recorded serial killer, Gilles de Rais. This man fights alongside Joan of Arc and also murders many, many children--maybe? He definitely takes his financial advice from sorcerers, as we all should.
Plus! A demon familiar/Nigerian prince, choreographed executions, and our favorite witch hunter returns!
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