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Crexeky here, and welcome back to Question of the Week!
This week centers around JUSTICE.

What would your character do if they witness a crime, and a bystander - someone they don't know - was wrongly accused? What if it was someone whom they did know? Would their reaction be any different?

As always, respond below in the replies! I look forward to seeing your responses, and stay tuned for next week!
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Posted Jan 8, 19 · OP
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Torvim is a pretty honest person and would definitely step in if someone was wrongly accused. He'd use his time and knowledge in the military to talk shop with the arresting guard to try to convince them that they have the wrong person. The question indicates that he witnessed the crime, so he would also provide a description of the actual perpetrator.

Asakage is honest as well, but would have to stake his reputation on the fact that the guards have the wrong man.

Colryn wouldn't care unless the person was her client. In fact, she may have intentionally set the crime in motion... ("Want this curse cured? Then my payment will be a lock of hair cut from a woman falsely accused of a crime you have seen committed. Or your sense of taste for a year. Or you could give me the memory of your childhood home." )
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Lesands: Circumstances. Circumstances. Circumstances. Being a "sorta" upholder of the Law, one would assume he'd make the correction then and there. But, "sort of" holds a lot of grey area. Wrongfully accused can be an alibi he's crafted for them, or a means to get leverage on a witness, or maybe he doesn't care and is happy that Al Capone finally got nabbed, even if it was only for a measly sentencing on tax evasion. Maybe he's undercover and can't break out to get some joker's name cleared of stealing an apple when he's got bigger fish to fry. Are they gunna hang? Get slapped on the wrist? Thrown in debtor's prison? Everything has consequences, even doing the right thing.


Olaide: While perhaps the most moral of the bunch, her gumption for speaking up and clearing someone's name is entirely contingent on her level of fear of retribution. Is someone shady hushing her to be quiet? Yes? Then you betcha she would be! But then she'll sob little doe-tears later out of guilt.


Ylwren: Again, circumstances comes into play here, but she's the most outspoken of the bunch and would probably throw caution to the wind--especially since she's so often surrounded by burly big fellas willing to curb-stomp someone for her if things go sideways. Besides, doesn't doing something moral and upright earn her brownie points in most cultural settings? She'd like an extra helping of that tasty dessert, please!
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Tankietka would confidently sort out with the accuser that they had the wrong person. Whether friend or foe, she'd be invested in carrying out justice, as Valkyries do. If she didn't know the accused, she'd see setting this right for them as an opportunity to gain a friend. But if the true perpetrator was a friend, she'd try to hear their side first and speak on their behalf to mitigate punishment.

Sela, from losing years of her life in prison, would not want to see someone be wrongly convicted. So under most circumstances she'd speak up. However depending on the crime, if the falsely accused had done some other harm, she might see this as the universe's form of justice and let the accusation stand.

Kukolka would feel nervous about speaking to authority, but with conviction that it must be made right. She would let the accuser know what she had seen happen and why it couldn't be the person they accused. Whether the falsely accused were known or a stranger would make no difference in her response, as no one must be made to suffer needlessly. If she knew the person who really committed the crime, she would fear retribution, so might try to clear the accused without naming the culprit. If there were time enough (i.e., those taking custody are known to be fair and await a proper trial) she may tell someone trusted in the Church, to get their support in testifying. But if neither were possible, she would tell the truth and pray to Elion that all would be right.
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For Davorr, with a fancy red name, if he witnessed someone being wrongly accused that he didn't know... who cares? If it's entertaining, he'd watch, and if he could get something out of it, he'd help. He's a big guy, and he's talked to guards before. If it was someone he knew, and he liked the person, he most assuredly would assist; Davorr is not against lying to lawmen to help out his buddies. Failing other options, violence is always a method.

For Kembridz, he'd help! Oh golly gosh, you bet he'd help! Maybe he'd expect some help or a favor in return, but he's such a charmer, that boy. And especially if it was someone he knew! There would always be something to distract or convince the guard. Always, of course; how convenient that would be.
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