Lilwik wrote:So then let's look at what people in Erfworld consider to be a crime. The obvious place to look is in the trial of Olive Branch in Book 0, Episode 66. Here's a list of some of Olive's crimes:Mikalyaran wrote:For it to be a murder the social and moral connotations have to be the same.
Wanda: "Her most serious acts include at least ten counts of commander-level fratricide (with others attempted). She also attempted both patricide and hericide. Beginning with Blair, she arranged or accomplished the croaking of eleven enemy rulers and at least two hundred warlords under false terms of parley, truce, or alliance, or via other dishonorable and perverse means. Among these were my brother Tommy, and my father Lord Firebaugh."
Ok so the trial then. Which everyone, even the people who think its the greatest idea (Banhammer and the Court) admit that it is an unprecedented event. Furthermore, murder is not listed as a crime. The only reason the deeds are crimes is because they were committed against command units dishonorably. This only proves Bea did nothing wrong by Erfworld standards. You can argue that her disbanding her command units was an "illegal" act and a crime. But it can just as strongly be argued that those units all perished dutifully in service to their said as they should have.
If you want to argue that Royals are the real bad guys of Erfworld go ahead. Personally I think that Erfworld is a more nuanced story than that. Everyone has good and bad in them. Everyone is capable of choosing either at any point during their life. Trying to boil it down to "Royals are evil. Bea is an example of this." is boring.