Accepting the Lance – Chapter 61

Runcible System
Daglyte Seam

In which the Commander of Agents makes a move.

Perfection, huh? That sounds familiar.

I’m pretty confident that Aberthaz Ferry is just playing along in order to cut the Commander out of the crowd, and hasn’t actually gone back over to following the Plan. This is presumably the “prior and personal arrangement” which she mentioned to Bechimo.

I’m … let’s say hopeful… that the Healers haven’t actually been shot. I note that the consequence of the Commander getting suspicious of them is that she’s leaving the Headquarters, which is what the Healers said they were going to persuade her to do, so this might be all part of the plan.

1 thought on “Accepting the Lance – Chapter 61

  1. Ed8r

    Where I did not put 2 and 2 together until this read—in fact I had glossed right over both points—was that in the last chapter (just before they discuss the command sequence to disband the Department) Rys Lin exposits that they have been warned to approach the command console with wariness. And then in this chapter, the narrator tells us “She had then prepared the Command Center and withdrawn to her safe room.” It is not until the next chapter that we see the sum of these two parts.

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