Well, MC had learned a lot in the last couple of years, which gave even him a fair amount to think on. Half-orc berserkers are not known for having a philosophical bent, but some questions are so mind-boggling that they cannot easily be ignored.
OK, so dear old dad, the God of Murder (did we really need a God for this? Don't mortals do this enough on their own?) had premonitions of his own demise. He decided on a weird plan, whereby he would send out bits of his essence that would grow, gather power, and eventually serve as the nucleus he could reconstitute himself from. Sounds pretty far-fetched, but Hey!, when you're a god maybe you can get away with nonsense like that and have a chance of it actually working.
How exactly this worked, however, was the question uppermost on MC's mind. Did these bits of divine
essence travel the astral planes until impacting on the Prime material? Did they then absorb organic matter, like some sort of ethereal amebas, until they were big enough to assume the form of a small humanoid infant? Or, rather more disturbing, did these microscopic bits seek out nubile females from various humanoid races and impregnate them, like godly flying spermatozoa? The females would later give birth "normally", and presumably raise the children as their own, assuming that they survived the process. "Oh, look! He has his Father's eyes!".
For extra credit, where is that quote from?
MC of course had no recollection of this fertilization, being a unicellular organism at the time. Nor did he recall anything of his actual physical birth, or ever know any parent other than Gorion. Which brings up the question of who exactly Gorion was; how did this reclusive mage come to foster not one but TWO of these Bhaalspawn anyway? Did evil fairies leave them under a cabbage leaf in his garden one night? Or perhaps he had a sister who was magically fertilized by Bhaalsperm and subsequently gave birth to twins? There is no clue. Gorion seemed reluctant to explain these matters, and understandably so, since they would have sounded like the insane ramblings of a lunatic.
Lastly, what happened to Cyric? Did he die during the Time of Troubles? If not, he should be out busily tracking down any Bhaalspawn he knows about, and whacking them. I mean, if Bhaal ever DOES come back, Cyric knows damned well who is going to be number one at the top of his hit list.
Ah well, perhaps the answers to these and other questions would be forthcoming later on. MC put the matter aside and concentrated on the business at hand ... which mostly involved staying alive.