Look, we've all done things we're not proud of, hoping that it would open up new conversation options. Don't judge me.
Things were said, mistakes were made, we don't judge....too much...cause ya know we were there once too! :P
I'm not sure which is better...killing things to trigger conversation, or triggering conversation while killing things.
I'm a fan of both, honestly. Variety is apparently the spice of life. I'm pretty sure the spice of my life is cinnamon, though. Love that shit.
The blight probably would have got him anyway, at least this way he died for the cause of advancing small-talk.
Even if it didn't work.