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Dear Bob:

A few of the agents have asked me to come forward and mention some concerns we have.

When we completed the mission in the asylum in 1922 we left the receptacles we’d been inhabiting safe and sound. Considering their impaired mental states, they seemed no worse off than before we arrived.

However, after saving Marcy we left our receptacles facing a gruesome death surrounded by mutant hordes.

We’re fixing Time to save lives, right? This cavalier disregard for the well-being of sentient life-forms troubles us. It smacks of the attitude that “the ends justify the means” which inspires precisely the sort of heinous deeds that our enemies engage in.

Our last mission to the planet Linaïs also saw us abandoning our receptacles to a terrible fate.

We use these innocents and then discard them like trash.

How does this make us better than the Syaans?

How can we ensure that our receptacles aren’t sent into similar suicide missions in the future?

Without morality power inevitably is turned to evil purposes.

Please pass this along to your superiors.

Thanks, Bob.

Flavio V - T.I.M.E agent, 2nd class
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notasockpuppet wrote:
Dear Bob:

A few of the agents have asked me to come forward and mention some concerns we have.

When we completed the mission in the asylum in 1922 we left the receptacles we’d been inhabiting safe and sound. Considering their impaired mental states, they seemed no worse off than before we arrived.

However, after saving Marcy we left our receptacles facing a gruesome death surrounded by mutant hordes.

We’re fixing Time to save lives, right? This cavalier disregard for the well-being of sentient life-forms troubles us. It smacks of the attitude that “the ends justify the means” which inspires precisely the sort of heinous deeds that our enemies engage in.

Our last mission to the planet Linaïs also saw us abandoning our receptacles to a terrible fate.

We use these innocents and then discard them like trash.

How does this make us better than the Syaans?

How can we ensure that our receptacles aren’t sent into similar suicide missions in the future?

Without morality power inevitably is turned to evil purposes.

Please pass this along to your superiors.

Thanks, Bob.

Flavio V - T.I.M.E agent, 2nd class


Well, sometimes you have to sacrifice a few to save many... it's the greater good... there are situations where unfortunate things will happen or else terrible things will happen in their place...

I take unfortunate over terrible everyday... and it's true... not everything is rainbows and shooting stars in life... sometimes shit happens!
 
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Actually, based on some of the dialogue at the end of PoD, that seems to be the primary idealogical difference between the Syaans and TIME agencts.

In PoD, the Syaan king says that the reason they took over was to stop an attack on the planet, and we were foolish to interfere.

TIME agents' job is to stop any TIME paradox by making sure time isn't changed- even if it's for the better. Syaans seem to believe time can be made better through interference from the future.

It's like the 'Killing Hitler' paradox. If someone goes back in time to kill Hitler, there's no WWII. With no WWII, there's no reason for a time traveler to go back and kill Hitler. This creates a paradox, which causes a rift.

Syaans are the ones that go back to kill Hitler. TIME Agents are the ones that know Hitler was bad, but save him because his actions are essential to the timeline.
 
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OH, I JUST GOT THIS MESSAGE FROM THE AGENCY:

Dear agents,

what colleague Kyle posted in a forum of a place called "boardgamegeek", where respectable but also questionable individuals exchange information, is absolutely right. We are glad he portrayed the differences between our races regarding moral questions short and accurate, so no further questions need be discussed.

We are sure you understand that - for the greater good - it is essential to keep the time line unaffected at all costs. Unfortunately, sacrifices have to be made at times.

Some of you might refer to Everett, but we can assure you, fellow comrades, that's utter nonsense. There is only one way to retain our future - our way. And there is no space for doubts or heretic concepts. We are proud of you. Proud that you believe in the agency as we do, dear combatants.

Always yours,

The Consortium of the T.I.M.E Agency


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- just concerns Flavio V, T.I.M.E agent, 2nd class -

Razovsky will take care of the leftovers.
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We should keep our eyes open to be able to unravel the mysteries we don't notice at first glance...
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I thought I recalled seeing a Syaan logo somewhere... maybe in PoD... but looking through the cards I can't find it. Was I just imagining seeing one?
 
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Funny you should mention this moral dilemma. When I was designing my scenario this thought did occur to me. Luckily, at the end of the scenario (Broken Peace) the receptacles are no worse off than before. However, when I started designing my second scenario I realized the receptacles may die at the end. This bothered me for the exact same reasons you mentioned. I started looking for ways to make sure this did not happen. I have not made a final decision because I haven't finished the scenario. I may never finish it based on a few factors but if I do, rest assured, the receptacles will live.
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This is what YOU think... erhh... anybody seen Razovsky?
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