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celtcath
2011-06-06 00:17:01 
Yea, go for it your Majesty. Rip the Commander a new one.
C. Mage
2011-06-06 11:34:02 
"Compromised"? The Queen's being un believeably tactful. There's a wall full of names that screams differently.
Hera_Ledro
2011-06-06 05:30:31 
Given the importance of 'faith' as implied in the prologue and post-prologue issues, I think there's more to the 'faith' argument here than Mo (heehee) is letting on. I also feel somewhat bad for CB, but not too much so; he DID compromise the agency. What I feel bad for is that he's being chewed out in front of his subordinates. Having been a boss...I can really feel the pain. Hopefully she won't sack him on the spot, but we'll see next week! Also, why the broken glass backdrop? To emphasize that the framework of RCSI is being chipped away, or otherwise broken? Points to Ruby, though, for trying to stick up for the Commander. Go girl, go!
Hera_Ledro
2011-06-06 05:31:40 
...Apparently my message was so long it was squished together. There should be 3 par.s there: 1 for the Commander, 1 for the broken glass comment, and 1 for Ruby praise.
Matt
2011-06-06 05:48:35 
I'll check into that. It shouldn't squish. :)
The_Wandering_Hero
2011-06-06 12:28:30 
Aw.... I almost want to cry for the poor Commander.
C. Mage
2011-06-07 18:43:44 
Not me. The worst sin you can commit in the spy game is holding out need-to-know intel from those who require it to succeed in the mission. In the words of a merc named Dutch, "So you cooked up a story and dropped us into a meat-grinder. What happened to you? I thought you were someone I could trust." The Commander betrayed his Queen AND the men and women under his command. These people died because the Commander couldn't grow a spine.
The_Wandering_Hero
2011-06-08 10:42:34 
But... but.. it wasn't his fault! He was following the orders of his predecessor... He just got trapped in a mire and couldn't get out.
C. Mage
2011-06-08 11:59:05 
There's another old adage that goes, "Loyalty above all things....save HONOR."
HEX the Dark
2011-06-09 06:45:51 
However, it's part of honour to be loyal. Now it'd be interessting where the sympathies lie. And on whom they swore their oths.
The_Wandering_Hero
2011-06-11 15:22:01 
Honor is a waste of time for me. I mean, if it comes down between me and the other guy, you can bet it's the other guy goin' down.
C. Mage
2011-06-10 11:30:10 
"It's not my fault, I was just following orders." Sorry, but that didn't work for the Nazis, so why should it work here? Because the Brits are the "heroes"? If I was the Queen and I found out that these people were sent to their deaths in my name, I'd seriously consider changing my name.
HEX the Dark
2011-06-10 18:21:35 
You seem to confuse honour and loyalty with duty. It's your duty to follow orders (well, not all, there are exceptions). But doing so does not necessarily honour you.
Hera_Ledro
2011-06-10 15:36:22 
Of course there is the alternative: CB actually believed what he was doing was right, that the mage was so important that the loss of the agents would not be in vain. Let's not forget, that whole wall is -not- all agents that went missing in search of a mage, but is all agents lost in the field. Of these, admittedly, most are from Astoria; however the Astorian-RCSI relations have been tenuous and active since long before Hunter ever got there, and the relations were not exclusively to secure mages for the RCSI ranks. Ergo we cannot assume that CB "couldn't grow a spine"; the fact is that he has a spine, but apparently believed that those lives lost in search of a mage were worth the price. And a spineless git would not be sitting there taking all the heat from Moraine; somebody who "couldn't grow a spine" would be doing their level best to pin it all on somebody else, something CB is clearly not doing.
HEX the Dark
2011-06-10 18:22:26 
Concerning that CB was probably a field agent himself once. I bet it wasn't easy for him.
The Wandering Eccentric
2011-06-24 08:02:15 
He's British, what did you expect?