Pretty pretty please with a kobold on top?
Erm... What does it mean?
English isn't my native language, sorry, and somtimes I fail to understand new idioms
Nevertheless I never said Kurassa was good or nice.
He may have his interests, he may be selfish, etc.
I just think he may be not cruel enough to be considered as genuinely evil.
So far I didn't see him to smirk maliciously underhand or go "bwahaha!"
He fights with flies and sometimes looks not very bright... He often seems to be at a loss.
... he treed the Caliph, sent his servant into harm's way against the roc, and apparently keeps her in rags when at home...
let me answer from the end
3. He keeps Fatina in rags when at home... -- we see her doing floors there. Nobody does it in his/her best outfit;
2. He sent his servant into harm's way against the roc... -- she can do it, he can not (perhaps he's too old or clumsy, and she's obviously skilled and nimble...).
1. He treed the Caliph... -- now, that's an argument. A strong one, indeed. It's really an evil deed. But so far it's only our presumption, not a direct proof, we didn't see him doing it.
And with Rich's inventivness and aptiness to twist typical (archetypical) plots we can well expect the culprit is somebody else...