Six of Us
In which there are arrivals and departures.
I don’t like how the narrative keeps reminding us about Anthora’s dagger.
The Master Healer’s statement that it’s easier help someone believe the truth than to make them believe a lie reflects back to the circumstances of the Commander’s departure; the truth that the Healers were conspiring to depose her would have made a solid grounding from which to nudge her response in a useful direction.
Pilot ser’Trishan’s distress over Rys felt a bit excessive to me. What I mean is that it seemed a bit excessive for Pilot ser’Trishan in particular: I didn’t feel like there was anything in previous chapters that laid groundwork for her to be so concerned.
There was another thing that I thought about saying a couple of posts ago, and didn’t because it wasn’t as clever: Claidyne’s promise of an orderly shutdown of the base may not be possible to keep with a fleet of vengeful Old Tech headed their way.
It depends on who precisely the fleet have their sights set on. If, for instance, they’re specifically after the Commander, they might be turned aside by the news that the Commander has decamped. If Claidyne gets a chance to tell them. If they believe her.