Tim: Tammy had read about Gilles de Rais when researching Joan of Arc, and he stuck w/her. In fact, she said that Blayce was her way of “getting Gilles de Rais out of my system” – I’d thought she’d said it publicly, in fact….
Tammy: Tim’s right–I did base Blayce on Gilles de Rais, who *was* also the basis for the old Bluebeard story.
And it wasn’t his servants who killed them; it was him. His servants, including the alchemists he hired to help him make gold from lead, encouraged him in his kid-killing kink so he would keep paying them. Don’t ever read the court transcripts of his trial. They’re truly ugly.