KnightHawk, jhc36, when I learned of this little scenario, I expected some form of debate to arise. So, you might say that I am not surprised that it did. I am, however, very surprised by how this has been dealt with thus far. Whoever said that Yuuzhan Vong could not be civilised? Thank you for managing to control yourselves with enough will power to repress any desires you may have had to strangle one another. I'd like to offer my thoughts, now, in an effort to resolve this matter in a way I believe will be most beneficial to all parties concerned. Firstly, I'd like to say that under normal circumstances, an assassination of this type would be heavily frowned upon. Generally, I think most of us know that it's simply not credible or desirable for players to have their characters kill in such a manner, though, as with this case, there are exceptions. Such exceptions usually arise when there is involvement by a Game Master (commonly confused with God-Moder Though I can't imagine why ). I ask that you keep this in mind. The role of the GM in any game, from what I understand, is to guide the players, the plot and the game as a whole, along an interesting and evolving story. We expect GMs to challenge and surprise us, for if they did not, the game would quickly become a bore. What we see here is an attempt at that, though perhaps not as cunningly planned a manner as it could have been. It is preferable that plans of this nature are executed with prior IC planning, if for no other reason than to provide a base of evidence from which to refute subsequent claims or accusations of god-moding and other such nasty behaviours. I do believe that what has occurred here is feasible, given the shaky nature of the Yuuzhan Vong and the obviously competitive natures of 'equal' Supreme Commanders. The question here seems to be whether or not such a thing could have happened. Certainly, I think that it could have, though it still strikes me as unfair to see a character killed off (perhaps only potentially) so easily, under these circumstances. What I am prepared to do is this. I ask jhc36 to read my comments, making an effort to see where these thoughts come from. I trust that by now you have had time to consider KnightHawk's own reasoning and claims to credibility. I will hope that you are able to focus from an IC perspective, more so than an OOC one. Do you think this scenario truly is possible. ie. Could fanatical loyalists to Shimrra have been able to place themselves within your command structure, to act as they did now, for what they believed were the Supreme Overlord's wishes? I think it possible myself, though such 'loyalists' might be acting more of their own misguided imagination than Shimrra's express order. I have no doubt that the Supreme Overlord could have arranged something of this nature, though, in this case, he did not. I'd like to think that were I, as Shimrra, out to kill your character myself, it would have been through different means Now, should you feel as I do, know that you are more than free to defend yourself in IC battle. If you feel that you have been delivered a great injustice, however, then I really do hope that you will express as much, perhaps with an explanation or reason why that is so. The_Eighth_Cortex, I would imagine that Yun-Yuuzhan's plans were not entirely pointless, nor worth utterly disragarding. Follow them, if you wish, or ignore them if it pleases you to do so. Know that should he return to this game, however, you may have to answer for your actions in his absence. I hope that is answer enough to your concerns.