I agree, Eleri. There’s far too much second guessing about the DRC, mainly I think due to the perception that it’s the “in” thing to do. Say what you will about Sharper, he was charismatic and gathered people to him. The effects of what he and the Great Tree did are still affecting how people percieve the DRC.
I’m hoping that this has nothing to do with my investigations. I’ll assume this thought is horribly egotistical of me, but either way, I’ll be focusing my questions on more unique topics.. I encourage others to do so too. Like it or no, the DRC are in charge and are liable for what happens in the cavern. This means they have to make tough decisions that we may not like. Of course they could be hiding something, but to think that all the time and not think logically about this is irresponsible, particularly if you think as I do that we all have a stake in the cavern.
So long as the DRC stays away from threats like Kodama’s “we control the books, we control the barriers, I’d watch how you talk.” I think everything will be fine. Neither side can offord to be too irrational or radical in this and thinking the DRC are always hiding something is using some past events as too much of a template, a window through which you see the DRC, than I like. Yes the DRC has done some bad things, a few bad choices, and some blatant lying in the past. However so did people on all sides. Sharper lied and Yeesha used people to her own ends. In the end, we’re all only human and sometimes make mistakes. We’re also only human and can forgive.