Comic 628 - Peace Collar

15th Oct 2021, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
628 - Peace Collar
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
rufiangel 15th Oct 2021, 6:00 PM edit delete
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sigpig 15th Oct 2021, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
But, what if Nemi's actually lying while repeating the oath?
rufiangel 22nd Oct 2021, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
Then... Nemi would be a liar! :P
megados 15th Oct 2021, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Sheesh! Could this hearing be any more draconian?
Gilrandir 15th Oct 2021, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
They could bring in an actual dragon. ^_^

In fact, since we don’t yet know the nature of the cache Nemi visited, that could happen. ^_^
megados 16th Oct 2021, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
I can't really rule anything out at this point!
Gilrandir 16th Oct 2021, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
I am prepared to rule out Inquisitor Shera sending Nemi a Yule card this year -- though that may be going out on a limb. ^_^
rufiangel 22nd Oct 2021, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
@Gil: A pretty fair guess, I'd say XD no limbs likely to be lost in that assumption!
rufiangel 22nd Oct 2021, 5:26 PM edit delete reply
@megados: When some rules or standards or old enough, it can be easy to maintain them without actually remembering why they existed in the first place, ne? :')
DLKmusic 15th Oct 2021, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
The Egalitarian inside of me is starting to like Kajini culture less and less.
and I'm a Cat person!!!

Just to point out the obvious, please note that Shera is not under the same draconian measure, and has the ability to sling any wild speculative accusation at Nemi at will.
Gilrandir 16th Oct 2021, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
Assuming a sufficient tendency towards Feline behavior, I can understand if Fels has gravitated towards a Napoleonic Code of "Guilty until proven innocent."
DLKmusic 22nd Oct 2021, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
"Innocent until proven guilty" is actually the exception, not the rule.
rufiangel 22nd Oct 2021, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
@DLK: What it means to keep the "peace" certainly seems to be open to interpretation... :')
melaredblu 16th Oct 2021, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Interesting that the peace collar prevents her from "speaking out of turn," yet doesn't explicitly compel her to only speak the truth.

I mean, perhaps it does, but what we've seen so far is only that she herself vowed to speak the truth, not that she's been magically barred from doing otherwise. For all we know, the collar is the furthest thing from a lie detector. The fact that the person instructing her didn't specify as such at least suggests that waiting until it's her turn to talk is more of a priority than not lying in court.

I could be reaching, but still, considering how the meeting elsewhere is going and how rigid the moderator is, I feel like this detail is probably intentional.
rufiangel 22nd Oct 2021, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
Fufufu... ^-^* Observations like yours make me very happy melaredblu! <3
sigpig 22nd Oct 2021, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
That was my thinking in my comment above, but you put it much more succinctly than I could have.

Of course, telling the "truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth" could be rather...inconvenient...for the court... lol
mjkj 16th Oct 2021, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
Poor Nemi *hugs her*

Well, they should put the others under similar oaths...

I really hope that the inquisitor messes up in such way she comes into the receiving end of that oath, too...
rufiangel 22nd Oct 2021, 5:30 PM edit delete reply
Ohhh yeah, stock up on them hugs. Nemi's going to need a bunch by the end of this... :'D

Inquisitor Shera can do no wrong, surely. She is on the side of justice! Unlike that nasty half-breed standing over there...
KAM 16th Oct 2021, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth... and don't worry about the 50,000 volts that'll hit you if you don't. ;-)
rufiangel 22nd Oct 2021, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
Might spark some inspiration to tell a whole new truth ;P
Robert 18th Oct 2021, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
"Peace" collar. For the 'peace' of the court, you are restricted from doing anything not at the liking of the court. That is what I get from this as a 'purpose' to the entire thing... not truth, but convenience for those in power.
rufiangel 22nd Oct 2021, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Fufufu... ^-^*
Archangel Daniel 19th Oct 2021, 9:02 AM edit delete reply
Archangel Daniel
Holy carp on a stick, why are you making me worry about Nemi so much?
rufiangel 22nd Oct 2021, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Mwahahahahaha >:D