As the title suggests, I am here to ask one or two questions about the state of the Pact after the current events.
I just finished the main storyline of Path of Fire, and I have to admit that I am a little bit puzzled as to why there are only hordes of scholars of the Durmand Priory out there in the desert, but no other Pact forces like the Vigil or agents of the Order of Whispers. For me it looks like the player character, who was established as the "Pact Commander" in the personal story and also fullfilled this role in Heart of Thornes in absence of Marshall Trahearne, totally forgets about the pact, it's troops and reinforcements it could provide in the battle against Balthasar and instead opts-out to tackle the whole situation all by himself with the help of Dragon's Watch, only to later in the story find out that the God of War is not beaten that easily. Heck, we even fly with Ellen Kiel's personal airship to amnoon all by ourselves. In my eyes that doesn't make much sense for someone who is the defacto commander-in-chief of the mightiest military organization Tyria has to offer. This just continues the theme that I got from LS3 when there was little to no presence of Pact forces during the whole storyline.
I know that our player character effectivly "resigned" from the Pact by turning down the offer of being the new marshall and with Logan Thackerey possibly taking this position, but the pact should still co-operate with the player based on the achivements they made together under our lead and with two elder dragons defeated, even if the focus now shifts to saving or better "containing" the beasts as not to cause any more damage to the magical balance.
So, to conclude this introduction, my question is, what is the state of the Pact now? Has it officially disbanded? Are the three orders of Tyria still working losely together? Have the Vigil and the Order of Whispers no interest in the conflict between the player, Balthasar and Kralkatorrik? Or do they still recover after the disastrous events in the maguuma jungle? Or is there even something I missed while rushing trough the desert focused on the main story?