Just so you’re aware, nobody actually know we are the main protagonist.
Welles is one of the people I was referring to when I was talking about military buffs. Her job is literally to collect information and write reports on major battles. And she is also a Baneblood, a supporter of the war, and is actually in Antar. Naturally she will be more well-informed than most.
Letters from the family, who naturally kept a close eye on our progress, either out of concern for our well-being or to keep track of their investment.
Do you remember the name and face of everyone you read about in the paper? Now remember that many Tierrans are illiterate, and weren’t huge supporters of the war to begin with, so why would they follow it? Being mentioned in the paper isn’t as special as you make it out to be. Elson was mentioned when he got promoted, and he didn’t even do anything.
I thought it was made abundantly clear that Welles by no means represents the average Tierran in any way, shape, or form.
I’m saying that our contributions to the actual battles aren’t that significant or noticeable in the grand scheme of things. This is proven by the fact that even when we fail or are absent from a particular battle, it still concludes in a victory even without our help.
Does it go without saying? If I’m not up to date with the war and know nothing about the military’s structure or rewards, how would I know what the Gryphon of Rendower is?
Problem is, there are too many heroes. Many of whom have committed far greater deeds than us, who also happen to be of higher birth and station. What makes us stand out to the everyday Tierran, when so many more prominent men are being put on display right beside or even in front of us?
I’m pretty sure if you push to show mercy to Keane when you have a high reputation, the game basically states you are so popular that nobody disputes you. To the point where one of the other judges is even afraid to stand up to you.