Prince's Journal, Entry #1.
Tonight I will get a headstart over my brothers and sisters, and set forth on my quest while they lay asleep.
From what I understand, the verb after while should be used in its present tense because previously the prince used Future Simple tense. The usage of Future Simple and then Past Simple would be perplexing to say the least.
I see two reasons why lay was used there:
- Prince made a typo.
- The archaic present tense of lie was lay, or some other flavor of [REDACTED].
So please tell me, why was lay used here? Did I miss something?
EDIT: I'm well aware of the difference between lay and lie, it's just that I didn't expect to see such a mistake in a widely acclaimed game.