I actually want to know how catastrophic this would be based on what we know, since Kern seems bound and determined, despite his fanbase's protests, to keep Snad alive.
So what if, for example, on Page 256, someone shows up behind Snad, and fires a crossbow bolt right into her face, killing her instantly?
She just drops dead, period, end of sentence. She's not getting back up and faking us out again.
What would happen in both the immediate sense and in terms of the situation in the Drowtales universe?