So we can say with a great measure of confidence that they’re now aggressively targeting Aether, unless they magically have another hacker.
Also… it’s scary that even random passersby, like the cop, can be sucked into and affected by their mind wipe. Is it the driver? Someone else? Technology built into the shuttle? The only other option I can think of would be a bribe.
I think Whistler is under about as much pressure as he can tolerate at this point.
We need to come up with… something. Some way to get him out of there. What are our short-term goals working with him? Protect Aether from the immediate threat. Get to Kendrick, who possibly has most, or at least part, of the remaining fragments of Portencia… learn as much as we can about KS and the Chair.
I do not think we can keep feeding Whistler one-liners. He’s going to lose faith, or go crazy, or do something foolish if he does not feel that he has a lifeline on the outside.
Am I alone here? I don’t fully trust him, but if he’s serious and we’re basically using him while allowing him to suffer what must feel like a total mental breakdown… I won’t want to look at myself later.