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“How would you deal with a traitor?”

That’s a harsh question. But not unfair for a potential councillor, you suppose.

“Well, I guess it depends on what they did and why. If they sold us out for money, say, I’d be all for just tossing them out into the swamp to fend for themselves. But if they thought we were making a big mistake, I think I’d treat that more as insubordination. Depending on what exactly they did, of course. Say, if they killed one of us, I couldn’t forgive that no matter the reason.”

“So you’re saying that you’d give the traitor a hearing, and then decide their fate?”

“Well, yeah. I guess I am. Isn’t that how it’s normally done anyhow?”

“That is what we do out here, yes,” Razor says. “But I didn’t ask the question to test your knowledge of the process.”

“Then what did you ask it for…”

You realize the answer before you finish your question.

Razor suspects there’s a traitor on-base.

And the way he’s going about this, he probably wants your thoughts on who it might be. Or maybe he thinks it’s you, it’s hard to tell what he’s thinking.

How do you even respond to this?

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…are you thinking Mudviper?

 

Oh wow. This explains, a lot about Razor’s actions lately. His closeted attitude, his aggression towards other council members, his keeping of a small group of trusted marshguards…If he suspects someone it’s been for a while. You’ve been really focused on your group…or being wasted so you haven’t noticed anything outright…have you? What has Razor seen?