Spoilers: Cultists talking about blackmailing

So, i’ve just finished the Jade Tower, and l have a important question: Why do the Grunts in the cave say they’re going to blackmail the auger into summoning Raquaza, when they should know he’s their leader. Like, l get that the player needed to go there, but that was a very weird thing for the grunts to say, given the later reveal that their boss is the one they’re saying they’re going to blackmail, especially because they thought they were alone.

Also, the Auger was a idiot for giving that big “I’M THE BAD GUY” Speech, instead of “Oh? Thank you for the warning. I’ll handle them, so you be on your way” (Proceeds to summon Raquaza in peace with his biggest threats none the wiser)

In short, l love the game, but that plot point is just silly.

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Jaern wants the player dead though. It’d be stupid to just let them leave when they’re right there.

True, but it could have been handled differently, like have team sky “Attack” and “Team up” with you to beat them, then shank you while you’re distracted. Though that wouldn’t make a very good ending, so l understand why they choose the Evil Speech.

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Name one villain that doesn’t monologue when they’re seconds away from winning.
Either way, Jaern thought he was unstoppable. He was close to summoning Rayquaza, the entire region worshipped him, and the person who posed the greatest threat to him - the player - had walked right up to him. Why sneak attack you when he has the power to simply crush you? Far more satisfying for him that way.

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Fair point. (Though it doesn’t explain his cultists talking to themselves about blackmailing him to do the thing he planned to do.)

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It was implied that many didn’t even know he was the leader, and the one guy who did know only said he could be convincing, probably in order to keep Jaern’s identity secret.

It’s been a while since your post, but I wanted to offer some insight. I totally get what you’re saying! That plot twist was pretty odd, considering the grunts should have known who they were working for. It did feel like a forced way to push the story along. And yeah, the Auger’s speech was definitely over the top. Still, the game is fantastic despite these quirks.

It does seem odd that they’d talk about blackmailing their own leader. It feels like a bit of a plot hole, maybe just to push the player along. And yeah, the Auger giving that speech was a bit over-the-top when he could have played it smart.
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Jaern being the leader of the Sky Cult is supposed to be secret. The grunts aren’t exactly going to go around bragging about who their leader is, are they?