I require you to take this castle for me. I have an important use for it.
Well, you seem like a nice guy so i'll just take your word on it.
My Lord, some of the servants were injured. They need a doctor.
You mean they aren't working?! Off with their heads!
But, without me, my son will have no one. And this farm is the only source of food to the village
You are hereby conscripted into the King's Armies, failure to comply will result in execution
Not my problem, now either join or die.
Um... Miss Carter...
...Is there a moral to this story?
As a matter of fact Myles, There is.
A person who puts all their faith in a leader and not the cause that leader claims to fight for is liable to face the repercussions of that leader abusing their power. To take power, but do nothing to deserve it, is the mark of a tyrant. As it happens, that very king was met with a violent revolution, which is where our story continues...
To Be Continued in Loyalty: Belief vs Charisma II: Belief-Based Leadership