April 22nd 2014, 9:05:00 pm
depizan replied to your post:lasercocks replied to your post:depizan replied to…Their methods were pretty damn questionable, though. (Or maybe I’m just channeling my waaaaay too nice for the job Agent there. He comes down on the wrong side of the ends/means argument to be a spy. *sigh*)
oh yes, they were pretty much responsible for starting the war and well I’m sure you can trace p much everything back to the damn Star Cabal if you look hard enough
But like, the old, uncorrupted Star Cabal had some interesting ideas. It was my dream in the game to be able to create a new one more akin to the original cabal. Or infiltrate the current one and change it from within, because evil or not, they had some mad impressive influence over the galaxy. It could be used for good.
Or well Roscoe would’ve joined them in a heartbeat but he wasn’t exactly unbiased and he was also pretty enamoured with the entire “get rid of all the Sith for good” part of it, not to mention their enforcer.
yeah definitely; the true tragedy re: the neutral agent and the Star Cabal isn’t that they couldn’t join it, but that the Cabal that would have actually served their purpose is long gone. It's that their new goal is to have the two sides tear each other into mangled bloody messes and then sweep in to take over after however many billions have died on both sides.
Keeper (and any number of LS agents) would have loved the thought of an Empire free from the Sith, but his goals are still the opposite if the current Cabal’s—he wants to protect the Empire from its own leaders, and would certainly want to protect the Empire against them. Keeper hates the Sith because of their horrible stewardship of Imperial lives and how recklessly they throw them away for meaningless power struggles; the Star Cabal knows what it’s doing and its efforts are anything but meaningless, but the result would be the same bloodbath Keeper wants to avoid.
If he could see past his own personal hatred of the Star Cabal and everything it could possibly stand for because of what it did to him, I’m sure my agent would have felt the same. If their goal had been to maintain a quiet, bloodless truce, he would have been all for it.
if you talk nicely enough to him instead of railing against what he does to you, Hunter goes on about why did you have to be Imperial
But I think at the heart of it for a lot of our agents is why did the Cabal have to become -this-