It also isn't particularly smart: protagonist Mander Zuma just skirts the edge of actually standing for something. As an archivist, he doesn't do a lot of researching. The body count in the first few scenes make it clear that compassion isn't his number one priority either. Admittedly, the very first scene is a lesson against the dangers of drugs and violence: Zuma's Padawan does all of his killing under the influence of the rage-inducing spice that drives most of the novel, but once he's provoked Zuma acts in roughly the same way to catch his Padawan's indirect killer.
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Scourge's story first appeared.