Just playing around with a character story as I often do.
Red Knight AL: LN Domains (For FRC): [Law], Destruction[X], Protection[X], War Portfolio: Strategy, planning, tactics
Character would be a red knight cleric, Lawful Evil, maintains order with an iron fist. I’m unsure how much shadowy methods goes against red knight doctrine. Clever, tactician by means of the most effective method as opposed to the most humane (ex. Take out the orc home settlement as opposed to the orc war camp) isn’t opposed to poison use (domains are war and destruction, which has poison spells as part of domain), but again unsure if that’s looked down upon by the clergy.
I had initially posted some queries in dm q&a but never got a response. What’s folks take on red knight cleric making use of spells like the gasz cloud etc. if it’s too much of a stretch then perhaps she’s not a red knight faithful. Mostly curious, open to thoughts.
The picture I had in my mind for the essence of the character is mirror universe Philippa Georgiou
My take would be that they're fine to use if the situation calls for it. However, the strategic as well as tactical situation should be taken into account; if using poison would alienate your allies or demoralize your troops, then the tactical advantage it offers may not be worth it.
I don't know if FRC has "laws of war" regarding things like poison, treatment of prisoners and noncombatants, and so on; I've seen them used in some tabletop campaigns set in the Realms, but not in others. If they do exist, I think a Red Knight cleric would probably follow them (or at least make sure they're not observed breaking them). They may not come up often in adventuring, but if you're taking on a "home settlement", they might.