(22)

No matter how tempted I am with the prospect of unlimited power, I will not consume any energy field bigger than my head....

(20)

Despite its proven stress-relieving effect, I will not indulge in maniacal laughter. When so occupied, it's too easy to miss unexpected...

(18)&(19)

(18) I will not have a son. Although his laughably under-planned attempt to usurp power would easily fail, it would provide a fatal...

(13)

All slain enemies will be cremated, or at least have several rounds of ammunition emptied into them, not left for dead at the bottom of...

(12)

One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before...

What happened after (10)

________________________________________ Vess and Luir hid in the trees behind the mayor's house. It had been easy enough to find once...

(10)

I will not interrogate my enemies in the inner sanctum -- a small hotel well outside my borders will work just as well....

(9)

I will not include a self-destruct mechanism unless absolutely necessary. If it is necessary, it will not be a large red button labelled...

(8)

(8) After I kidnap the beautiful princess, we will be married immediately in a quiet civil ceremony, not a lavish spectacle in three...

(7)

When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll say,...