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Reflecting Upon RTH -- SPOILER THREAD

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Re: Reflecting Upon RTH -- SPOILER THREAD
Post by brnicholas   » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:56 pm

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n7axw wrote:
I would find it highly unlikely that should the commandery find need to do so, that they couldn't change out the commander on the spot. There could well be political consequences, but my wager would be that the authority for doing that would be there.

Don

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Then we agree.

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Re: Reflecting Upon RTH -- SPOILER THREAD
Post by Robert_A_Woodward   » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:05 am

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n7axw wrote:
(SNIP of discussion of removing Gurthak from his position)

I would find it highly unlikely that should the commandery find need to do so, that they couldn't change out the commander on the spot. There could well be political consequences, but my wager would be that the authority for doing that would be there.

Don

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Actually, it looks very simple to me. They need a vacancy somewhere, but they promote somebody to fill that vacancy, move or promote someone else to fill the new vacancy, and so forth until Gurthak is assigned to a more prestigious post. Nobody has valid grounds for complaint.
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Re: Reflecting Upon RTH -- SPOILER THREAD
Post by n7axw   » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:37 pm

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Robert_A_Woodward wrote:
n7axw wrote:
(SNIP of discussion of removing Gurthak from his position)

I would find it highly unlikely that should the commandery find need to do so, that they couldn't change out the commander on the spot. There could well be political consequences, but my wager would be that the authority for doing that would be there.

Don

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Actually, it looks very simple to me. They need a vacancy somewhere, but they promote somebody to fill that vacancy, move or promote someone else to fill the new vacancy, and so forth until Gurthak is assigned to a more prestigious post. Nobody has valid grounds for complaint.



As long as it is done in such a manner as to prevent him from doing additional harm... maybe given a prestigious title to shuffle paper someplace unimportant...

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Re: Reflecting Upon RTH -- SPOILER THREAD
Post by brnicholas   » Sun May 01, 2016 9:45 am

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A couple more political thoughts.

First, whether Zindel survives or not he is going to be unable to make the decisions required to rule Sharona for weeks. So someone else is going to have to do so. Shamir Taje can probably handle the work of continuing to form a Sharonan government. Zindel will have established general policies he can continue to apply in Zindel's name. There are going to be two issues though where new policy needs to be set. First, dealing with the consequences of the assassination attempt and whatever results the investigation produces. Second, setting policy toward Arcana, especially Arcanan prisoners, as more details about Arcanan atrocities emerge. Both jobs might also fall on Shamir Taje but my expectation is that they will fall on Andrin. Her bad experiences with trying to negotiate with Chava around the marriage may make her significantly less inclined toward moderation in both cases then Zindel would have been.

Second, if the AEF gets defeated as badly as it could be (meaning few are no members of it evade death or Sharonan POW camps to get back to Arcana) that will probably be enough bodies to bury all of mul Gurthak crimes. We heard how useless dead men are as prosecution witnesses in RTH. They are equally useless as defendants. Given the politics we saw in Portalis it seems likely to me that if Harshu gets home he becomes (in the public mind) a war criminal and a defeated general. If he doesn't he likely becomes (in the public mind) an honorable man who went down with his ship. The latter seems likely to increase popular support for the war on Arcana and thus make peace less likely.

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