Admittedly, yes. I should have taken my time with a lot of this. Railfire's resolve and change of heart for example. I love the motivations and reasoning I came up with for why he wanted to see Maximus free. But upon reflection, it happened way too fast. It should have been a slow change.
But what's happened has happened. And unless anyone wants to start over, this is what we have to work with.
But, now that I've run out of preplanned material, I've decided you guys should drive the story. Let the characters do what they will, and have the events change as consequence. All the while building up to the breakout, where I have planned actions for my characters that will happen independently of your actions.