oh, I really want/need to

oh, I really want/need to work out the backstory plot. what are the details of the treaty between Alac and Haret? what is the “normal” protocol for the Unitad/Imperium in these cases – and why is that thrown aside in this instance? why are is the Imperium aligned with Noren’s overthrow of Alad? (what do they get out of it and how are they helping?) how well known is Imperium/Unitad involvement among the ordinary population out there?

hrm. in the meantime, I’m gonna listen to “wait wait don’t tell me” on KUOW. that, and make some curry.