>>111796535>Harrow: Yeah, I'll let half my kingdom die
Well, we don't know if 50k is half of the kingdom, and he was thinking first as a humanitarian, second as a king. "Kneel" was during his last hours, when he believed all the wrong things that happened were Viren's sole fault, while at the same time ignoring the good things the mage did.>Harrow: Yes, Viren, let's the two of us, all alone, go deep deep deep into enemy territory to kill their leader. This act of revenge will surely have no negative repercussions on my kingdom.
It wouldn't, if he had listened to Viren. It could actually prop up humans as actually deserving of, if not respect, fear. Pragmatically speaking, that's how it works in the real world.>>111796595
I said "sensible person" not "sensible king".>repeatedly talked into politically destructive acts by your advisor
Not really, the tactics that Viren used are actually PROVEN correct by our own extensive history, and I don't know if you remember, humans, when the show start, were at their best situation since the fall of Elarion, since they were exiled. Viren's plans were actually working, but the problem is that once you're committed to a type of strategy. Either manipulation through "good acts" or by shows of power, you cannot back down.