The.Healing.Mage wrote:Is Cubbins a traitor? Shouldn't his Duty have compelled him to look out for Jetsone? Isn't he worth more to the future than a lowly archer?
Possibly. Casters have lower Duty than any Warlord. Yes.
I would be surprised if Cubbins would disobey a direct order from Slately (which is separate from Duty), so I instead suppose that Slately's order was unclear. His words were ambiguous, and I'm supposing that in Slately's mind he assumed Ace and Cubbins would use the mounts personally and didn't even conceive that he would need to order them to do so. Therefore, the intent of his order may have lacked that key element. Then he and Pierce (who could have ordered Cubbins around, as Chief Caster) were too focused on Ossomer (as depicted in the comic page) to notice what Cubbins was doing.
@Radagast: As non-command units, the archers have no Duty. The only Commander they have received orders from is Cubbins, so they followed the orders.
@Kreistor: While Cubbins may or may not be out of juice, most or all of the archers are also out of arrows. I doubt Cubbins was tracking whether there were any exceptions.