So I just got to the coup section and holy shit that livened things up. Wasn't expecting that at all. I wasn't able to catch the commander. Killed all of his lackeys, I think. Without recaps in the journal, it's hard to keep track of plot threads. I chose to save Hikmet. Pretty impressed so far with the choice and consequence. You definitely don't see all the different outcomes or even know which ones are available. Too bad the rest of the gameplay isn't good enough that I'll replay it. Maybe I will, I dunno. It's got really solid mechanics underlying a fairly messy implementation. I'm going with guns, blades and alchemy.