Character-thread analysis for a roleplay.
1. Reasons for defense:
The most obvious reason for Vitas to defend himself is to keep the fact that he is a broker a secret from Sonnet, Stan, and therefore the Black Order; in other words, to protect the Earl's cause. However, there is more. Vitas is not that self-interested. He is also defending himself for the sake of the casino. The casino is where he works, where he can be found almost every day of the week. He had developed emotional bonds with the casino. Time is an independent variable. Furthermore, it is his father's casino - and he has emotional bonds with that man as well. For a fight to break out or his own arrest ill lead to the ruining of his reputation, which will in turn lead to the ruining of the casino's reputation; from that, his father will lose business. This will no doubt affect his mother as well - and Vitas, admittedly, prefers his mother over his father. For his mother is the very woman who molded Vitas into the person he is today: her unorthodox, "old-fashioned" tastes; her love for opera; her unlimited collection of so-called "useless" antiques; every unconventional aspect of her has seeped into the air around Vitas, even penetrated him and filled him until he overflowed with unorthodoxy, the very definition of his pride. The very reason why he so eagerly works for the Earl.
2. Arresting Vitas
And I mean successfully arresting (or whatever the Order does to known brokers) Vitas. You can just arrest him, but that does not mean he will comply and surrender like a good prisoner. The worst thing to do is to publicize his being a broker for the entire world (actually, just Macau alone is enough) to see. Why? The answer rests in the first paragraph. Due to emotional bonds, Vitas will resist 'till the death, even plot out his revenge if he can. So how should you prevent this? Easy: simply reveal him in secret and promise not to tell his family about this. He will put up a mild form of resistance, though, if his cell is of an undesirable size. Claustrophia, you see.
Do I want anything like this to happen to Vitas? Preferably not, but if you examine the following Troll Chain:
Logan ("producer"/extreme troll-bait) --> Taiyo (primary "consumer"/troll) --> Vitas (secondary "consumer"/troll)
Shut up. I'm a wannabe ecologist.
Don't know where Stanfield and Sonnet would fit there, though something tells me Stanfield would be the top "consumer"/troll.
It would be nice to troll a troll. Furthermore, being an avid fan of 1984, I would be delighted to dig into jailed!Vitas's mind and let spill his brain.