I noticed a few things from the stat / demo screen.
The Killer of Innocents has been doing a fairly decent job of paying his debts. With no siblings, he would have started Guns 12000 in debt, so with the interest after his father’s death added on, he’s paid more than 40% of the total debt.
Since Campos is Colour Sergeant, Villanueva must have been killed at Januszkovil (along with Marion, at least half the squadron, and perhaps Blaylock and Sandoral). From the earlier description, I guessed that the Killer of Innocents had ordered his men to kill Lady Aleksandra, but it looks like he tried to capture her (for profit?), and ended up killing her after the Church Hussar charge (although he could have captured her by force). In this case, Garret would be blackmailing him: as Garret sees it, Miradirez sacrificed his men in an attempt to get rich. Not being rich but being blackmailed anyway seems like a relatively bad position from which to start Lords…
I was thinking about how Lefebvre would feel about an MC like this (since he likes killing Lady Aleksandra, but doesn’t like the MC’s men being slaughtered), and I came across this passage from Guns, where Lefebvre’s reaction seems to whiplash from positive (even reconciling with an MC who reported him to Hunter) to negative:
Your dragoons are not the only ones picking through the dead. Colonel Lefebvre and Lady Katarina sift through the butcher’s yard, as well. A few dozen paces from the gate, they stop. The grenadier points, and the intelligence agent nods.
You have no doubt as to whom they have just discovered.
“I must congratulate you, sir,” the young Royal Intelligence agent says as she looks down upon the fallen form of a girl not too much younger than herself. “A messy business, but one I would consider well worth the cost; with any luck, we have ended the House of Khorobirit right here.”
Lefebvre nods approvingly. “If that is so, then we may have ensured the destruction of one of Tierra’s worst enemies today.” The Grenadier officer turns to you. “Perhaps I have misjudged you, sir, or perhaps you have learned better in the years since I saw you last,” he says, his countenance graced with the hard slash of a grin.
“The fact that you were responsible for Lady Aleksandra’s death will, of course, remain a state secret,” Lady Katarina adds. “Despite everything, one would not think that Grenadier Square or the more…inflexible of your colleagues would be much pleased by your actions today. We shall have your subordinates sworn to secrecy, and officially, her death shall be ruled an accident of war.” She smiles then, her expression earnest and full of gratitude. “No official blame shall ever come to you for this, I swear it.”
“I had no choice; it was the only chance to save my men.”
“Which only seems to beg an explanation as to why your men had been placed in such a situation in the first place,” Lefebvre demands.
“They were about to effect an escape,” you reply. “I sought to stop them—”
“By throwing a squadron of dismounted cavalry before a massed charge of Church Hussars?” Lefebvre replies incredulously. "Do you think, sir, that the losses you have taken, the men that you have ordered to their deaths might be excused, simply due to the fact that you were able to extricate the remainder?"
You open your mouth to reply, but Lady Katarina is yet quicker with an answer. “No, Colonel, they might be excused by the fact that their sacrifice has allowed us to break the power of the House of Khorobirit, perhaps forever.”
The grenadier officer’s eyes narrow in frustration, but he says nothing.
I noticed that Lady Katarina was not listed as either an enemy or a friend or associate of the Killer of Innocents, despite the boost in relationship that would have come from killing Lady Aleksandra. I expect they have a fairly neutral (or perhaps slightly negative) relationship, which is why she’s not listed. Enemy is a pretty strong word, so I expect that someone with a relationship of 40 wouldn’t qualify as an enemy.
Speaking of enemies, it’s a bit weird to have Lord Renard listed as a known enemy when a disgraced playthrough of Guns never meets Renard. It might make sense for the premade characters, in terms of setting the stage for Lords. I’m inclined to think that it’s better not to mention Renard on the demo screen for a disgraced import, though. If a player has only played the disgraced path and then continues to Lords, they might reasonably ask “Why is this guy I’ve never heard of before now my known enemy?” (Incidentally, I imagine that Lord Renard has no special source of information into what happened at Januszkovil, and thus would only be the enemy of a disgraced MC if that MC were on bad terms with Cunaris/had a very low reputation.)
Hartigan is also listed as a known enemy. I wonder how much that depends on the MC’s relationship with Elson (it’s possible for a disgrace who abandons Cazarosta during the battle to have a high relationship stat with Elson), and how much that depends on the MC’s reaction after Hartigan’s apology. In the moment, Hartigan does not seem to bear much ill will towards an MC who rejects his apology:
The infantry officer nods, accepting your rebuke with the grace of high nobility. “Considering the way which I have heaped scorn upon you, sir, I cannot expect anything more than the same in return,” he says slowly, as if the very words caused him pain. “I shall not trouble you with the matter further, though I hope that one day, you might see fit to change your mind.”