I talked him out of a trip to Hell, and everyone seemed pleased. He left to do more research elsewhere. Now I’ve received a "Past Benefactor" card which makes it seem as though I’ve put him into the pit, sad and regretful and all that. It is unlocked with "Protege of a Mysterious Benefactor 8." Is this a bug?
No, it’s not a bug.
I don’t believe the text indicates which decision you chose, it merely suggests some introspection on your character’s part as to why you advised him as you did. The text is meant to be ambiguous.
I believe the text in question is visible here
edited by Hypersomnus on 6/27/2015
Yes, and it implies I got rid of him. I didn’t.
edited by Von Prabik on 6/29/2015
Well, either decision you chose, you did. You either told him to go back to the church or to go to hell. Either way he’s not visiting upon you any more.