For the sake of accurately expressing my my excitement for this game, I will now use a word that I have before never used in my life: jubilation.
I cannot tell you how many times I've sat down to play a game, claiming to give the player "control" over the majority of decisions, when in reality, either only select choices were left to the player, the choices were completely inconsequential (i.e. whether your character chooses to take a gun or a knife for protection, when your character is disarmed immediately upon entering a combative situation), the choice options were unrealistic and completely polarized, or some infuriating mix of the three.
The fact that the player is not only allowed to ACTUALLY decide fate of their knights and maid, and even more joyously, to do so separately, but also that the punishment options are reasonable and varied, makes me very hopeful and excited for release of this game.
I will be waiting with bated breath.