"Even compulsion is not absolute," Tonatius managed to say before Jun-la. "It is a state of mind. Some are better at it than others but even the weakest mind can overcome it."
He could take the insults. He was after all half Avalonian and had inherited the longevity of his people from his mother. Most warriors appeared no older than their twenties and they could be hundreds of years old. he then said, "You may be compelled but there is always a choice."