I remember this quest.
It was a really ugly one. Once I was there with my solo hero, a beast arrived and summoned an innocent farmer from somewhere (due to the lack that I had no companions with me?!) So I was given the choice between sacrificing this good man and some stats. Uhm, I guess I would have sacrificed some stats, BUT! Last not least the demon is the guilty who is slaying him, and not me (in order by making choices ie. which path to take)
Taking a path alone doesn't kill anybody, it was the demon, and only the demon alone, who would have suspectedly killed him or any other good persons, that's not an effect of which decision I personally make.
demon = demon, always bad.
Maybe one can understand quickly if you do the reverse test:
Demon takes a farmer, and demands from you to kill innocent people, if you refuse he will kill the farmer. Ok, if you don't agree to his demands, then he will slay the farmer again, and if you do accept and kill innocent people, he will release the farmer unharmed.
And what do we learn of that ????
If you are unlucky and somebody demands you to do bad things, and he later turns out to be an illusion, you will still go to prision for your crimes.
And if don't heed the advice (read: demands) of others, they'll soon turn out to be illusions !
Archimedes, the Greek, said 'All Grecians always lie'.
Later in the afternoon he corrected himself and corrected this:
'All Grecians always say the truth'
Where there's a will, there is a way.
And if there is no way, then we're going to hack and shoot it clear!