Even before Byron and his aforementioned authority arrived to back her up, Bandit has all the observable variables very much locked down. Nobody questions her competence as field leader at this point, and she is earning that trust. This will be important later.

I guess it makes sense that those wouldn’t all be for Byron in any case, but it probably says something about him that even after Syr’Nj’s warning, he still takes a little prodding to admit he’s the most likely “anybody” in his statement.

The light may make it look that way, but Lectrus’ lamp is not illuminated. As he’ll explain shortly, it only lights up when there’s a lie being told, and there has indeed been a murder.