I think the key sentence here is “You would do the same things, regardless of whose approval you sought.” Surely some of the specifics would be different, but Brother Tom is basically a born serial killer, with everything that that implies.

Although “And there is no return for you” also has a certain haunting beauty.

The first demon enters Byron’s flesh in a foreshadowing of developments yet to come. More will follow.

As user Joe pointed out, between this and the Corruptor Beast, users are probably already griping about the apparent “crossover event” between Kingdoms of Arkerra and Escape from Cyberia.