Strategy and Poison Theory
This is a course at the Assassins' Guild school run by Mr Mericet. Mr Mericet is a master of one of the most terrifying teaching strategies of all, the age-old art of dark sarcasm. Pupils learn to fear not so much the inherent lethality of the subject matter (poisons) as the attitude and demeanour of their teacher. Survivors of dark sarcasm have indeed said afterwards that they would have preferred exposure to the poisons, as at least antidotes exist for most of those.